Productivity with OmniFocus and DEVONthink Pro 2

I've just spent the weekend tweaking my workflow to deal with the over abundance of information that my job generates. OmniFocus is my key app since that's where I keep all my tasks. To complete the picture, I started comparing all of my information managers - Yojimbo, Evernote, DevonThink Pro and even the good old … Continue reading Productivity with OmniFocus and DEVONthink Pro 2

Replacing Exchange Public Folder Functionality with Google Apps

One of the problems with ditching Exchange and moving to Google Apps has been the lack of public folder functionality. Public folders are those folders that your Exchange admin would set up where they could give multiple users the right to view content and other users the rights to add and edit content. They are … Continue reading Replacing Exchange Public Folder Functionality with Google Apps

Put GMail on Your Desktop with GeekTool

Recently the folks over at Panic announced a cool new way to display critical stats on your desktop - Statoo. Like GeekTool, Statoo can put the weather, date, time, disk space, current song, and so on on your desktop. Unlike GeekTool, they do it all in a few clicks. Even more interesting was the ability … Continue reading Put GMail on Your Desktop with GeekTool

Journaling Disks using Drive Genius 2

I snagged a copy of Drive Genius 2 in the recent MacUpdate Promo bundle. If you have never bought into one of the promos, I recommend that you check it out the next time it comes around. You get a lot of great software at a significant discount. Drive Genius alone was worth the price … Continue reading Journaling Disks using Drive Genius 2

iCal, Exchange, GCal Sync Update

Well, its that time of the year again when I revisit the state of iCal syncing. This time there is a lot of progress to report. First up - who could miss the announcement that Google Calendar now officially supports CalDav - the same open calendar standard that iCal speaks. This means that your Google … Continue reading iCal, Exchange, GCal Sync Update

Mail.app – Using Advanced Search Logic in Smart Mailboxes

Today I was looking for a way to execute complex queries in Apple's Mail to create a "smart mailbox".  You may already know that Mail has some of the power of Spotlight's search syntax. You can read about some of the details of searching in Mail at the excellent Hawkwings blog. Basically you create a query … Continue reading Mail.app – Using Advanced Search Logic in Smart Mailboxes