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

Hazel 5 automates file management with lists and tables

Hazel 5 is the newest version of Noodlesoft’s file and folder automation tool for the Mac. It, of course, is now compatible with Big Sur, but there’s a lot more to enjoy in this upgrade. It’s become a standalone app with a detachable rule editor so you can see two or more rules at once. Two new features are making Hazel even more powerful as it was: custom list and custom table attributes. With those, Hazel can do things to your files automatically which you could only dream of before.… Read More Hazel 5 automates file management with lists and tables

A Better Finder Attributes Review

A few days ago I encountered an odd problem. I offloaded footage shot that day from a GoPro Hero 7 and when I wanted to open it in Final Cut Pro X the creation date was reported to be sometime in 1976. I checked the actual file and that was indeed the creation and modification date. Later that day I found this sometimes happens with other cameras too. Well, I got a solution for that problem and it’s not going to require you to tamper with macOS Catalina’s Terminal. Let me introduce you to A Better Finder Attributes.… Read More A Better Finder Attributes Review

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

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

Path Finder 9 review

With Path Finder 9, Cocoatech brings back the collapsible module shelves from version 7. The new version is also fully Catalina compatible and still is the best replacement for the Finder. Even if you keep on using the Finder, it offers superior functionality in areas such as compression, file renaming, folder comparison, etc.… Read More Path Finder 9 review