Windows Alternatives To The Macheist Bundle March 18, 2010Posted by lesliesrussell in Software.
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MacJournal is a pretty cool (as with all Mac software, emphasis on pretty) application. Keep a journal, do research, write a book, and pay around $40 for the software.
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RedNotebook is an equally cool application for: Windows, Linux, and OSX. You can do all of the above, and keep your damned money. It has tons of features that make it the right tool for the job.
A prettier alternative, but still powerful alternative is InCollector.
RipIt is a cute little app that rips DVDs to your hard drive.
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Pretty much exactly what HandBreak does, but you don’t have to spend a dime. Yay! More DVDs!
Clips is the neatest of the bunch and the only one I covet. There are hundreds of clipboard managers, and extenders for Windows, alas none as beautiful as Clips. However, as far as power goes Windows clipboard managers can hold their own.
My favorite is Ditto.
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Or better yet, use Songbird. It keeps getting better. Holy hell I can’t believe people are spending $40 on that piece of crap.
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RapidWeaver is the fusking shiznit. Sadly, there just is no free alternative for it on Windows. Oh you can try
But if you want real power, in this case you have to pay for it. My favorite alternative to RapidWeaver is CoffeeCup Visual Site Designer.
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Oh yeah, there is some kinda game or something included in the Macheist bundle…whatever.
TextMate for Windows? Take Your Pick. May 11, 2009Posted by lesliesrussell in Mac OS X, Software.
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One really cool application for Mac OSX that has always caused me to turn green with envy is TextMate. TextMate is a programmer’s editor, and while there are millions of such applications for Windows and Linux, OSX has just the one (to hear the application’s developer and fans tell it). The developer seems to have a rather severe form of a condition common among OSX fanboys—OS bigotry. That silliness aside, TextMate is an enviable piece of well written software. However, based upon what the developer considers TextMate’s most noteworthy features, I found several very useable equivalents, and a few that surpassed the stated feature set.
What I looked at
Only the features listed on the TextMate home page.
What I did not look at
Features that other editors, namely Cream and XEmacs, have that are over and above those listed for TextMate.
Microsoft steps up with Live Writer August 14, 2006Posted by lesliesrussell in Software.
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I normally hate Microsloth products, and it is a little too early to say for sure if I hate Live Writer or not, but so far so good.
What I like about it so far is that you can drag and drop images (like the one here) into the editor and have it position in a logical way. Another thing is that links are easy and logical; in almost all other Microsloth products, pressing CTRL+K will turn highlighted text into a link–same here. In fact most other CTRL hotkeys give logical results. CTRL+I = italics, CTRL+B = bold, etc.
I am sure I will find flaws, but it is still in beta and they are to be expected. I only wish that all Microsloth products were this good out of the gate.