Apps Are GO!
Mac users demand a lot of performance from their computers, and nothing allows a user to perform faster than using key equivalents for everything under the sun. Why use a mouse to open the Applications folder, look for the app you want to launch, and then double–click it, when you can launch it from anywhere with a global key equiv? Apps Are Go is a launcher that lets you create as many tabbed docked windows as you want, fill them with apps, files, folder, or scripts, then either launch them the slow way (with the mouse) or the quick way (by assigning key equivs to them).
I know there are tons of launchers out there, but none of them worked as well or offered as many features as that good ol’ Mac utility DragThing by James Thomson, which I’d been using since its first year. Sadly, he stopped development on it, and that’s why I wrote Apps Are Go. If you loved DragThing, you’ll probably find that Apps Are Go is a worthy modern replacement. There are even a bunch of liveries (like DragThing’s themes), and you can easily create your own with a built–in Livery Editor!
Box of Fun
If you read digital versions of comic books (or even magazines), this is the app for you. It’s a pleasure to use and offers many ways to customize your viewing experience.
Some basic documentation can be downloaded if you can’t figure out how to get comics into Box of Fun.
This is a little menubar app for controlling iTunes/Music. You can choose from different styles and assign global key equivalents to the various actions.
Folder Crazy 1.0.1
Love having your photos appear in the screensaver, but wish you had a lot more control over them? This is the screensaver you’re looking for.
⚠️ Note that Apple broke 3rd party screensavers in 10.15, so there is currently no way for you, the user of your own computer, to choose folders for Folder Crazy. Hopefully they’ll fix their stuff soon. 🤬
Folder Crazy Desktop
Remember how great the Desktop image feature in macOS was before they removed the Tile option? Just like Folder Crazy vastly improves the screensaver experience, Folder Crazy Desktop vastly improves your desktop image experience. It is a total replacement for the Desktop system pref.
If you love to collect images or movies, but hate to organize them, Image Chest might be the answer. Tagging images with keywords is the key to good organization, and Image Chest makes that task easy and quick using the Set Keywords dialog. Adding new ones or assigning existing keywords is as simple as typing and hitting return.
After you’ve built up a nice set of keywords for a catalog, assign them to new images can be even faster by assigning key equivalents to your keywords. “Summer” could be control-s. “Halloween” could be F10. “Pumpkin” could be shift-F10. As long as the key equivalent is not already used by Image Chest of the OS, you can assign it to a keyword.
Image Chest also offers multiple view modes and sorting options, so you can concentrate on finding the right file. Powerful searches are also handled with ease, from simple file name searches to complex boolean expressions involving names, dates, sizes, types, keywords, notes, and whether or not a file is missing. And those complex search patterns can be saved in each document so you don’t waste time building them each time.
Files can also be moved, copied, aliased, renamed, trashed, and QuickLooked right from within Image Chest, so you can spend your time using one application instead of many.
Some basic documentation can be downloaded to help with any questions.
Have you ever downloaded an image only to find out later that you already had it? Or have you ever wanted to find all of the photos from your vacation that include your dad in his lime green Hawaiian shirt? Image Snooper can help.
Using fast and simple comparison algorithms, Image Snooper can easily find all images in a folder (and its subfolders) that resemble the search image. It can also quickly gather images that contain a certain color—useful for finding images of a certain brand logo or that compliment a color theme.
The search image and search folder are easily set by simply dragging & dropping a file or folder to Image Snooper’s icon, so you can spend less time digging through the Open dialog. You can also save commonly used search folders as favorites.
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If you've ever wanted to learn Morse Code, this app can help. Or if you already know it and want to hone your keying skills, a Morse Code keyboard can be installed so you can type your next novel using Morse Code if you have a hankerin' to. Morsing Around offers a full list of features: