Finding files, using Spotlight power, with HoudahSpot 6.0

HoudahSpot 6.0 adopts the new Big Sur user interface with a fine-tuned new look, new icon, and a redesigned toolbar. The app adds support for Macs with Apple Silicon processors. That’s not all, though. HoudahSpot 6.0 comes packed with features and enhancements that will improve your productivity.… Read More Finding files, using Spotlight power, with HoudahSpot 6.0

Why filmmakers should consider OWC’s new Mercury Pro 6G SSD

OWC’s flagship SATA-based SSD, the Mercury Pro 6G range, has been updated to new technology inside and a new stylish black enclosure. Although SATA has a hard-wired theoretical speed limit that hovers around 700MB/sec, OWC has succeeded to make the Mercury Pro 6G even more appealing than it used to be by optimising the throughput itself.… Read More Why filmmakers should consider OWC’s new Mercury Pro 6G SSD

Document scanning with the Doxie Q

Document scanners are usually bulky, heavy and pricey and if they’re mobile, they often under-perform and/or are easily broken. Doxie is a scanner company whose objective is to deliver portable scanners that are inexpensive, as robust as possible and feature-rich. The top model is the Doxie Q. It has multi-page capabilities and scans without a computer or the cloud. It scans letters, receipts, ID-cards, photos and anything else that you can put through its automatic document feeder or specialty paper slot.… Read More Document scanning with the Doxie Q

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