Past Meetings

June 16, 2008

Attending: Don H, Bill N, Jack H, Tom B.

Topic: Organization (how to keep track of stuff on your Mac)

Find any lost file on your hard drive by clicking on the Spotlight icon in upper right corner of the display. Then type in a word or two of any part of the file name. In Mail, you can search all your e-mails by typing a word in the Mail search box.

DOCK possibilities - add more, delete some, reorder position of any of these shortcuts (except Finder and Trash).

Control-Click on any selected in a document or website = dictionary definition and other options

Folder Options -Use as a View Option to find or group similar files in folder.

Make a quick alias (shortcut) : Command+Option (click/drag off original file icon)

Grand Perspective - freeware 304k download - see a quilt-like display of relative sizes and kinds of all files on your HD or specific folder. See more Screenshots.

Notebook Organizer ($49) -Demo of this incredible tool. There are endless layers of nifty things you can do with this application. Circus Ponies NoteBook is related to the award-winning application Millennium Software Labs NoteBook product that ran on the NeXTSTEP operating system in the 1990s. It is designed exclusively for Mac OS X and not available for Windows. Test drive NoteBook for a free 30-day trial. Watch short QuickTime tutorials for NoteBook.

Some of the Starting Points for possible uses of NoteBook.


Other points of discussion during the meeting:

PixelNhance - free software w/ split view to edit photos on your Mac

Picnik - edit your photos for free on-line in your browser
• Fix your photos in just one click
• Use advanced controls to fine-tune your results
• Crop, resize, and rotate in real-time
• Tons of special effects, from artsy to fun
• Astoundingly fast, right in your browser
• Awesome fonts and top-quality type tool
• Basketfuls of shapes from hand-picked designers
• Works on Mac, Windows, and Linux
• No download required, nothing to install

Alternative 802.11b Airport WiFi Cards - $35 (faster than the original Apple card) - works in iBooks, PowerBooks, etc. Great deal on eBay!

FM/MP3 player for car radio $11.99 (no tax and free shipping) - this thing works great with any USB stick full of mp3s. It plays through your car radio and speakers.


Next meeting: Monday, July 21 Topic: Color Slides - how to digitize & copy them into your Mac.

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