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Task-orientated email

I just don’t get it. I mean, I get it, but I don’t get it. I’m old school email. This article recommends the mail client Mailbox. Note it’s only criteria for not using Mailbox is if you have an email address that’s not Gmail or iCloud, not that you don’t like task-orientated email interfaces. I’ve […]

Software review: TeXnicle LaTeX editor

TeXnicle is a relatively new free Mac OS X TeX editor. I just had a go at it (for about an hour) to wheedle out some of its basic features and possible flaws. It is of course (i.e. conforms to current trend in LaTeX editors) one of that “all the things in a big window” […]

Adobe software is useless and must be uninstalled everywhere, now

I had cause to use ‘Adobe Digital Editions’ today because of an epub file that would not be added into iTunes (DRM? who knows?). So I open up the Adobe Epub reader which is somehow installed on my Mac to read it. But, it won’t run. It insists I have to install the “latest version” […]

Mail.app alternatives – Mailplane FTW!

Based on the post from the other day about Mozilla Thunderbird as an alternative to Apple’s Mail.app, I got a recommendation on the straight-talking java mailing from Joey Gibson to check out the commercial application Mailplane. After a day playing with it, I’ve now bought a license. Now Mailplane isn’t your average mail program – […]

Mozilla Thunderbird as alternative to Mac Mail.app

This morning my Mac’s Mail.app actually ate two emails I wrote and didn’t send them or save them in my ‘Drafts’ folder. Data loss is unacceptable, so I searched for an alternative. It seems the best alternative on offer is Thunderbird, which I used to use in my Windows and Linux days. Thunderbird 2 doesn’t […]