Every once in a while, I’ll search for something on Google and when I click through, I get a specific section of highlighted text that addresses the question I was asking. But it’s only every once in a while. The vast majority of the time, I either have to scan the page for the content or try to use the Find function.Read More
Cloudability founder Mat Ellis superpowers your MacOS screenshots
I don’t know about you, but I take a lot of screenshots. A lot. On my phone. On my desktop. Tweets. Parts of the screen. A lot. So I found this recent advice from Cloudability founder Mat Ellis super helpful. I thought you might as well. Plus — in this time of short social updates — I always love to see folks creating longer form content. So I wanted to encourage that.Read More
The wait is over: Panic’s newest effort, Nova, is now available for download
Sure. Not everyone is tracking on the teasers for new code editors on Mac. But when one of the most revered Mac developer tools companies in the world happens to live in your town, you pay attention to that sort of thing. So I’ve been eagerly awaiting this latest release from Panic. And now it’s available. Meet Nova, a total rethinking of a code editor.Read More
Share and share alike: Droplr releases new Mac OS X version of its ridiculously simple and elegant file sharing software
For an overly connected, always-online society, sharing files can often be way more complicated than it needs to be. It’s no secret. Quite a few people have noticed. And any number of them are trying to solve the problem. (In fact, I’ve got another local company doing something awesome in that regard to reveal later.) But no one does file sharing between people quite as elegantly and simply as Bend-based Droplr. Read More
Knock, knock! Who's there? Your Mac password via your iPhone
In a world of ever increasing password complexity and growing concern over privacy, managing highly secure passwords can be both a necessity and hassle. Which is why using additional devices or two-factor authentication are growing in popularity. And a Portland company just hit upon a unique way to unlock your Mac. With your iPhone. Introducing Knock. Read More
Indie Relief: Use your app buying addiction to help Haiti (TODAY ONLY!)
The concept is simple: buy any of these iPhone apps or Mac apps on January 20 and all proceeds will be donated to relief in Haiti.
There are any number of programs currently underway to help the folks in Haiti. But there’s one little project that features some Portland types that really caught my eye: Indie Relief. Probably because there are some awesome Portland startups participating in it.
The concept is simple: buy any of these iPhone apps or Mac apps on January 20 and all proceeds will be donated to relief in Haiti. Read More
Need a geeky activity this weekend? MacForce Summer Blast could be for you
Now, we all like to delve into the geeky stuff throughout the week. No doubt. But sometimes, we need even more geekiness over the weekend. You know, like camps, codesprints, coders socials, side project hacking, and the like. But what if you’re looking for some platform specific geekiness?
Well, you may be in luck my friend. The sixth annual MacForce Summer Blast is this Saturday. Read More
New Iterasi release (now with Mac support) garners coverage and kudos from TechCrunch
Iterasi, the currently Vancouver-based but soon to be Portland-based company that allows you to create your own personal Web archive, has released the latest version of its service. And some people are taking notice. [Full disclosure: Iterasi is a client of mine.]
Who? Well, there’s a little blog called TechCrunch that deems the new release—with the addition of a scheduling feature—“a must have research tool. ”
Michael Arrington writes:
Overall Iterasi is an excellent service, and the schedule feature makes it a must have research tool.
So what does the new Scheduler offer?
Use the iterasi Scheduler to automatically Notarize pages when you tell it to, without having to be there to push the button. Set up the Scheduler to Notarize a page every day, week or month at a time that you choose. Great for tracking blogs, reviews, retail sites, and just about anything you can think of. Use the Scheduler to build your own history of any website!
But the biggest news (in my opinion)? They now have native Mac support for Firefox 2 and 3!
No more switching over to my Windows machine to save pages. With the latest release, I can do it right from my Mac. Simple.
Now, granted, I’m a little biased since Iterasi is a client, but I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see another Silicon Forest based company—joining the ranks of Vidoop and others—getting recognition on such an international stage.
Good for Iterasi. And good for Portland.
For more information, visit Iterasi. Or to download the the browser-based tools, register for an account.
To view my saved pages, visit the Silicon Florist public Iterasi page.