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All things macOS that make creatives’ lives easier and more efficient, i.e. backup hardware, storage media, productivity software and more.

Delock USB 3.0 to SATA adapter works better than Angelbird’s twice as expensive USB-C to SATA converter

The Delock SATA to USB 3.0 adapter is built around the most reliable chipset, the Asmedia one. The €24.00 Delock “Adapter USB 3.0 > SATA 6 Gb/s” is a three-part adapter. The box contains the actual SATA to USB adapter with a DC input and USB 3.0 type micro-B female connector, a corresponding USB 3.0 cable and a power adapter.

Affinity Publisher is an InDesign killer

Serif, the developers of Affinity Photo and Designer, last week released their much-anticipated publishing app, Affinity Publisher. The new layout design app comes with a good deal of unique and very clever features, including “StudioLink”, an integration system – that re-defines the adjective “seamless” – between Publisher and their Designer and Photo apps.

Review: Typinator 8, the text expander which has the user in mind

My favourite text expander Typinator has reached version 8 and except for its Regex capabilities, its assistant for creating forms to enter variable data in an expansion, its calculation features and its ability to set your cursor where you need it after an expansion, Typinator 8 now also offers usage statistics, literal support for inclusion of the Mac’s modifier keys in abbreviations, and time zone support.

DEVONthink Pro 3 vs Bear app for capturing web pages

DEVONthink Pro 3 comes with a re-designed system-wide extension that lets you grab entire web pages in various formats from any web browser. When you combine it with DEVONthink’s content capabilities you’ll have an extremely powerful research annex information collection tool at your fingertips – much better than Bear app, which I am using now.

The Timeular time tracking system for macOS users, a review

What is better? An external desk accessory that communicates with your Mac to track the time you spend on tasks and pleasure? Or an app that requires you to start and stop timers, or even an app that captures your activities, catalogues them per your instructions and – when everything’s been set up to your satisfaction — does away with having to start/stop anything yourself?

HoudahSpot 5 Review

Mac users who thought the Spotlight search features that are readily available in the Finder are all there is to it, are wrong. HoudahSpot is a file search utility that builds upon the existing Spotlight engine but allows for vastly more options to search through your files.