We love the Mac and the Mac user community. Quality freeware is one of our ways to say thank you for your long-standing support! Today we have updated the find-file utility EasyFind (check out Cliff Ghrigsby’s video about it), our image converter and thumbnail generator ThumbsUp, as well as the customizable menulet XMenu with new localizations, adjustments for Mavericks, and bug fixes. Visit the Download page or use the apps’ built-in Check for Updates if available.
Recently we had to pull the freeware application Grid from the App Store. Grid allows you to position windows using your keyboard and an on-screen grid. Unfortunately Apple’s strict sandboxing rules no longer allow third-party apps access to e.g. the Accessibility kit which Grid needs to move the windows. Grid’s author, Rob Rix, has now made the app open-source and published it to GitHub. Feel free to download the source code and participate in its development.
Today we have updated EasyFind to version 4.7.2 and XMenu to 1.9.3. We have added minor new functions, e.g. the possibility to drag search results with modifier keys pressed to the Finder to move, copy, or alias them. EasyFind also copes better with encodings and shows its name in Services menu entries. XMenu can be added to the startup items from its preferences, now, too. Click here to download the new versions.
Our freeware offerings have always been our way to say ‘thank you!’ to the greatest user community of all: you, the Mac users. And so we will continue to maintain and further improve EasyFind & Co. and offer them for free to all Mac users. Like today. After all the updates for DEVONthink, DEVONnote, and soon DEVONthink To Go we have today published a number of updates for all our freeware applications and services that have been in the pipeline...
The Services menu is one of the most underestimated features of Mac OS X. It provides useful commands that work from within almost any application on the Mac without hacking them (unlike, say, contextual menu items which run inside another application’s memory space and so can crash it). Both DEVONthink and DEVONagent provide useful commands which allow, e.g., to quickly clip selected text to your database, summarize text, or run a web search. In addition we provide useful Services menu...
EasyFind 4.5 as released yesterday had problems running on Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger”. We fixed the problem by removing the new toolbar when EasyFind is started on Mac OS X 10.4. If you have this problem, please simply re-download EasyFind from our Download page and replace your copy with the silently updated one.
Just a quick note that we have just updated our freeware apps EasyFind and XMenu. Personally I like especially XMenu’s new Snippets menu that allows me to store text snippets and URLs and quickly insert them into a new email message or any other text I am writing. Read more about the updates on our News page.
To delete PhotoStickies favorites or states, select them with the Option key held. This immediately removes them without you having to open them first.