Hands-On By William Gallagher Monday, September 24, 2018, 12:55 pm PT (03:55 pm ET) The hugely powerful To Do app revamps its visual design and expands its features with tags and a greatly updated repeating dates function. AppleInsider adores nearly every inch of it. Brace yourself. This is going to be a nearly completely biased review of the To Do app —for the only good reason there ever can be to have a bias. It's not that the makers have bribed us, and we twitch at even joking about that, nor are we related to their parents. What we are is happy: we're very long-time users for whom OmniFocus 3 for Mac is just what we've waited for. OmniFocus 3 for Mac has revamped how it looks and feels in order to make it quicker for you to see more tasks. It's added a new tagging system and if every app is now doing tags, this time it's personal. Tags transform OmniFocus and for the better. Then it's also revamped how you can set repeating tasks such as ones that take place on the … [Read more...] about Hands on: Much-awaited OmniFocus 3 for Mac brings tags to To Do tasks
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By Stephen Silver Monday, September 24, 2018, 11:49 am PT (02:49 pm ET) At its Ignite event in Orlando, Microsoft announced the availability of Office 2019 for Windows and Mac, alongside a test version of Files on Demand which allows users to see all their OneDrive files on the Mac desktop, and only download what needs to be used. According to a blog post on Microsoft's website, the Office release features numerous features that have been added to Office 365 ProPlus, its cloud-connected version, over the course of the last three years. Commercial volume licensing customers can access Office 2019 immediately, while it will become available all customers in the coming weeks, Microsoft said. It's described as a "one-time release" that "won't receive future feature updates." "For customers who aren't ready for the cloud, Office 2019 provides new features and updates to the on-premises apps for both users and IT professionals," Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Office and … [Read more...] about Microsoft debuts Office 2019 for Mac, OneDrive Files on Demand for Mojave
Path Finder is similar to the Finder, but it also puts an Aqua user interface on many powerful Unix tools for operating on files. Path Finder also has a well-designed user interface for viewing and navigating your hard disks. Features: Access frequently-used folders and files: The Shelf gives you quick and easy access to applications, files, and folders. New! Fast File Search: Utilizing new Mac OS X searching technology, Path Finder 3 helps you find your files faster and more effectively than before. New! Simple File Sharing and Networking: Path Finder 3.2.1 now has a completely brand new and improved Connect to Server feature, which makes connecting to remote servers and computers a snap. “Pause” drag-and-drop operations: Drag some files or folders to the Drop Stack, and drag them out when you need them. Action Menu button: access contextual menus from the menu bar Document menu button: Superfast access to folders inside of your Documents folder from the menu bar Process … [Read more...] about Path Finder for Mac
Apple's photo management software for the Mac, Photos, has grown to be a fairly competent all-purpose storage locker. But as your photo and video library grows — and especially if you've taken advantage of iCloud Photo Library — you may find that your Photos library strains to fit on your Mac's hard drive. While there are options to keep your Mac from running out of space, like optimizing your photo storage if you use iCloud Photo Library, it comes at a cost: Without a fully-stored Photos library, you won't be able to create secondary backups of your images and video. (And as good as iCloud has become, your photos and video are precious enough that they're worth keeping backed up in multiple places.) There is an alternative: Moving your Photos library to an external drive (or creating an entirely separate library and syncing it with iCloud). Here's how to do it, and some reasons why you should — and shouldn't! — consider it for your needs. … [Read more...] about How to use Photos for Mac with an external hard drive
If you want to run Windows 10 on a Mac there are really only two options worth considering: a native install using Boot Camp or virtualisation through Parallels. Each is excellent in its own right, but which one best meets your needs?Trying to answer that question can prove to be a daunting task for many Mac users, based on my experience. The conundrum: Boot Camp is easy to use and readily available in OS X, while Parallels is the most versatile software of its kind for OS X. It's not easy. Fortunately, this article will help you understand which one is right for you.Fundamental DifferencesTo start, let's talk about what sets Boot Camp and Parallels apart.Apple has created Boot Camp with the goal of making it easy for Mac users to natively install Windows on their device, alongside OS X. The tool, which officially supports Windows 10, will create a bootable USB installation media of the operating system, adding the necessary drivers for your Mac in the process.It also helps you … [Read more...] about Boot Camp vs Parallels: The battle of Windows 10 for Macs?