Here are several really useful free Mac apps that I've come across recently: Macfusion (free). Lets you mount remote filesystems over SSH or FTP, and access them through Finder. Far nicer than using the ssh command in Terminal, or a third-party FTP client. Depends on OSXFUSE. Notes: Finder does already provide FTP access (via "Connect to… Continue reading Some useful and free Mac apps
I found it a little long-winded to import PDFs from the web into my BibDesk library. My old workflow was as follows: Open the PDF in my browser. Choose "Save Page as..." from the menu bar, and save the PDF to my desktop. Open BibDesk. Drag the PDF from my desktop into my BibDesk library.… Continue reading Adding PDFs to BibDesk
Here's what Terminal might look like with Chrome-style tabs: Compare this with the original tabs, shown below. Firstly, the tapered edges of the Chrome-style tabs make the front-most tab naturally prominent, without having to darken the other tabs. Secondly, pushing the tabs into the title area saves a bit of vertical space, and more importantly,… Continue reading Chrome-style tabs for…
For use with Keynote, etc. This tip worked for me.
I made a keyboard layout containing lots of maths symbols that I commonly use in LaTeX. To try it yourself: Copy the MathUnicode.keylayout file into your ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts directory. Log out and back in again. In the Language & Text pane of System Preferences, select the Input Sources tab, and then the MathUnicode keyboard. To… Continue reading MathUnicode keyboard layout