Barcode Studio 16 is an important upgrade

Barcode Studio 16 has now been released and guess what? It’s been fully upscaled to Retina resolution and that’s not all. Barcode Studio 16 also supports macOS dark mode. It’s a paid upgrade so you can imagine there are improvements to the actual barcode creation functionality as well.… Read More Barcode Studio 16 is an important upgrade

SoundSource 5, total sound control for Macs

Rogue Amoeba’s SoundSource is total sound control for Macs. It offers three distinct functions, i.e. the ability to control audio coming from individual applications, sound improvement or alteration using audio effects and instant access to all of the Mac’s connected audio devices. … Read More SoundSource 5, total sound control for Macs

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)

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

The fastest external NVMe SSD drive: OWC ThunderBlade

With a price of $1379 for my test unit, I don’t need to be clairvoyant to assume you’ll be one of the not so many who process large files on a high-end workstation like the iMac Pro or Mac Pro. Such an assumption could be wrong, though, because the throughput figures — as impressive as they are — don’t tell the whole story.… Read More The fastest external NVMe SSD drive: OWC ThunderBlade