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Termtile Moves OS X Terminal Windows Around With Simple Commands

Mac: If you’re working in Terminal it means you’re working with your keyboard and not a mouse. Termtile is a program that allows you to move around your Terminal windows without ever laying a hand on your mouse or trackpad.


Commander One Adds Dual-Pane Browsing To OS X's Finder

Mac: Apple introduced tabs to Finder back with Mavericks, but if that’s not enough for you, Commander One adds dual pane browsing, alongside a few other tweaks and options.


Suspicious Package Inspects PKG Files On Mac Before You Install Them

Mac: All types of hardware, codecs, and other under-the-hood apps for Mac require that you install a PKG file instead of a standard installation file. This can be a bit scary to do, but Suspicious Package lets you peek inside those files before you install them.


Use Copy And Paste Adjustments In OS X Photos For Quick Editing

Whether it’s macros or whatever else, most photo editing suites have all kinds of tricks for quickly editing photos. Apple Photos doesn’t have those tricks, but Macworld shows that it does have a handy copy and paste function that’s easy to miss.


Pwd.sh Is A Command-Line Only, GPG-Encrypted Password Manager

If your work keeps you at the command line, or you just prefer terminal windows to heavier apps, pwd.sh gives you a way to manage your passwords in a secure, encrypted local container. Of course, it’s only accessible via the command line.


Hackintosh II

Adam’s Hack Attack feature which explained how to Build a Hackintosh Mac for under $800 inspired the Uneasy Silence blog to Load OSX 10.5 Leopard onto ASUS’ mini-laptop, the eeePC. [via Gizmodo AU]


Batch Process Photos with Phatch

All platforms: Add drop shadows, round corners, resize and do much more to multiple photos at once with Phatch, a free batch image processing program. Phatch guides a user through creating customised, reusable “action lists.” Once a list is set up, it can be used to, for instance, size a folder of images down to 1024 pixels wide, round the top two corners with a five percent radius and convert them all to PNG files. Hit the “via” link below for a basic walk-through of Phatch’s features.

Phatch is a free download for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, although each platform requires setting up the Python environment and a few other packages, which is a bit easier to do in Linux. Windows users who don’t want to dive in can check out FastStone Photo Resizer, and Mac owners can try Photo Drop.

Phatch [via Phorolinux]

Make the Most of Your Dual Monitors

Now that you’ve added another monitor to your computer setup, you’ve got double the screen real estate to get things done—but are you putting all that space to good use? Whether you want to stretch your desktop wallpaper or taskbar across two monitors or perfectly snap all your windows into place every time, there are a few utilities that can help you make the most of every last pixel of your dual monitors. Let’s take a look.


What Didn't You Have to Install with Leopard?

Mac OS X only: When 300 new features get added to a new operating system revision, chances are it’s built in functionality that was only available in third party applications before. When it came to building a fresh Mac with Leopard, we left out quite a few installations in favour of the built-in enhanced versions, like iTerm (Terminal), SilverKeeper (Time Machine), VirtueDesktops (Spaces) and SharePoints (System Preferences’ Sharing panel). Macworld revisits their catalog of “Mac gems” software and lists the ones Leopard includes features from, too. What favourite Mac app of yours does Leopard make obsolete? Let us know in the comments.

Leopard’s Gems replacements, Part 1 [Macworld] Leopard’s Gems replacements, Part 2 [Macworld]

Solidify Leopard's Menu Bar with OpaqueMenuBar

Mac OS X Leopard only: A week into using Leopard and the translucent menu bar driving you batty? Speaking of tiger-izing Leopard, tiny utility OpaqueMenuBar brings solidity back to your menu bar, trading the see-through look for opacity. OpaqueMenuBar is a free download for Leopard only. OpaqueMenuBar [viv LifeClever]


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