Archiving images, video footage and audio on a Mac: best practices (long read)

There is a difference between a data archive and a backup. Backing up data is a safety measure. You ideally do it every day to safeguard against data loss due to power outages, stupid mistakes, etc. In contrast, archiving is storing your data on external media to save it for history. You can archive for legal reasons, to free up space on your workstation or to make sure you will still be able to recall and reuse what you created/saved today ten or 20 years from now.… Read More Archiving images, video footage and audio on a Mac: best practices (long read)

Review of the Honeywell Voyager XP 1472g barcode scanner — great for scanning passwords and managing archives

You can use a barcode scanner for anything from managing book collections and movies on Blu-Ray discs, to consumer products. You can also use barcodes and a scanner to know what’s on your driver’s licence, tax receipt, passport and more.… Read More Review of the Honeywell Voyager XP 1472g barcode scanner — great for scanning passwords and managing archives

The complete solution for designing barcodes: Barcode Studio

I don’t know if the world knows of a graphic or layout designer who hasn’t had to — at the very least — paste a barcode into their design. Barcodes are everywhere and they can help with tasks as complex as tracking hospital patients or as simple as you, desktop Mac or PC user, tracking your images, videoclips and other files across backups, NAS servers, local media, and the cloud.… Read More The complete solution for designing barcodes: Barcode Studio

MindManager for Mac 13; great for managing projects

Corel acquired Mindjet a good while ago and it has done what the old MindManager team never bothered to do: it puts a lot of power into the hands of Mac users. MindManager for Mac version 13 is a true project management tool. If you ever wondered why you should use MindManager instead of some other Mac-based mind mapping tool, this new version will give you a clear answer.… Read More MindManager for Mac 13; great for managing projects

Plugable USB 3.1 Gen.2 NVMe SSD enclosure & Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD

NVMe SSDs are meant to be built-in into a computer as a high-speed hard disk replacement or in an external device that usually sells as a black box, i.e. you can’t open it, add or remove SSDs from it. That definition is quickly becoming obsolete, though, as a growing number of vendors such as Plugable and OWC are offering enclosures that allow you to quickly switch between different NVMe SSDs.… Read More Plugable USB 3.1 Gen.2 NVMe SSD enclosure & Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD

Better than a task manager or a calendar: Fantastical 3 Premium

I’ve been wondering how you can set up a scheduling system with a calendar app since I reviewed Sorted 3 a couple of weeks ago. I have Fantastical on my system from its early days, but although the upgrade to the latest version — which was free — enabled some of its Premium subscription features, not all were included and to use Fantastical as an automatic scheduling system you do need a few Premium features such as the proposed meeting time feature and custom colours. However, Premium comes with more good stuff.… Read More Better than a task manager or a calendar: Fantastical 3 Premium

NeoFinder 7 is a full-scale macOS Digital Asset Management app

NeoFinder 7 is a cataloguing app for photos and everything else. It finds items incredibly fast and has no trouble creating catalogues containing thousands of files. It has exellent support for EXIF and XMP/IPTC metadata. With a Business User licence, you can actually store your database on a server and access it from multiple Macs that run NeoFinder.… Read More NeoFinder 7 is a full-scale macOS Digital Asset Management app