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macOS

1Password, Lastpass or Dashlane ?

With my 1Password account almost expired, I decided to look for a free alternative. I checked out Roboform, Lastpass and Dashlane, or storing my passwords in an encrypted DEVONthink Pro 3 database.

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macOS

ioSafe Solo Hawk, the indestructible external drive review

The Solo Hawk is an external SSD that is a bit more rugged, a bit bigger and heavier than most of the competition’s products. It’s crushproof, waterproof, chemicals proof and more.

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macOS

Keep It review

Do you need a database to collect and manage information and content snippets or is a notes app that uses a database and is entirely based on Markdown perhaps better? Or do you perhaps need something that doesn’t use a database at all? Reinvented Software seems to think the latter and offers a solution that fits the description: Keep It

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macOS

TG Pro protects your Mac against heat-induced wear and tear

TG Pro doesn’t just give you an easy read-out of temperature sensors and a brutal manual speed-up of the Mac’s fan(s). It lets you set a maximum temperature for all of the monitored components inside

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Editor's Choice 2019 macOS

BBEdit turns 13 and makes Grep a whole lot easier

In human years, BBEdit turns well over 30 and with that age comes wisdom. Lots of it. Besides having become better at following Apple’s luminance schemes, the venerable text editor now offers a vastly simpler way to create Grep patterns, a Grep cheat sheet and the ability to create rectangular selections in documents with Soft Wrap Text set to active.

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Editor's Choice 2019 macOS

CalDigit Tuff Nano, the smallest, toughest mobile NVMe SSD on the market

CalDigit released what must be the smallest mobile NVMe SSD currently available. The 74 grammes CalDigit Tuff Nano has a capacity of 512GB (soon also available in a 1TB version). The Tuff Nano is slightly bigger than two CompactFlash cards laid next to each other and slightly thicker than two of them stapled on top of each other. It comes with two cables in a sturdy plastic storage box.

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macOS

Run DriveDx and find out how healthy your hard drive or SSD is

From the day I owned a computer, I’ve always wanted to check my disk drives’ health on a regular basis and a few decades ago that became possible thanks to S.M.A.R.T., a self-monitoring system built into all hard disks and SSDs that is supposed to enable an app like Disk Utility on a Mac to warn you when a drive is near-dead. That’s where Drive Dx comes in.

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macOS

Protecting / encrypting your Agenda notes: a workaround

The popular Agenda app for macOS and iOS devices lacks a privacy protection system. Browsing through Agenda’s user forum, I found quite a large number of people who want to use the app but refrain from doing so because of the lack of protection.

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iOS macOS

Bear app’s encryption best, strongest, most user-friendly

A slim note taker with markdown capabilities at its core, Bear by Shiny Frog has gained a considerable advantage over its competitors. Mac and iOS app Bear is well known for its bare (sounds like bear but no pun intended) interface that stays out of the way as you gather your thoughts, web pages, recipes, checklists and anything else you can jot down in wordy format — with or without images. The newest version has full encryption capabilities.

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macOS

Klokki time tracker Review

Klokki is the third time tracker for the Mac that I review this year and it’s one of the best. It promises rule-based automatic tracking and it delivers on that promise. Klokki lives in your menubar and after you have set it up for a specific app or job category, it will work on its own. Unlike Timing, Klokki is meant to focus on work, not necessarily on how you spend your day, as Timing is. And unlike Timeular, it isn’t subscription-based and works always. Klokki doesn’t auto-track time that you don’t spend working on your Mac, though.