We’re big fans of CleanMyMac here at SoftwareHow. It can keep your Mac clean, lean, and running like new. We have given it two favorable reviews (the latest CleanMyMac X and an older version CleanMyMac 3), and after reviewing eight competing apps, named it the Best Mac Cleaner Software. And with the introduction of a powerful new feature, CleanMyMac X is about to get even better. Space Lens is a feature that will help answer the question, “Why is my drive full?”
Panic strikes. You deleted the wrong file. You formatted the wrong drive. That important file that was there last week now isn’t. Your Mac computer died at the worst possible time…
If you relate, then this software roundup is for you. Let me introduce you to a genre of Mac data recovery apps that promises to rescue you and get your data back. We explore which recovers your data most effectively in 2019.
Throughout history, writers have found many ways to get their words down for posterity: typewriters, pen and paper, styluses on clay tablets… Computers now give us the ability to easily edit and rearrange content, opening up whole new workflows. Modern pro writing apps aim to make the writing experience as friction-free as possible, and offer useful tools when needed.
Two powerful and popular apps for writers are the smoothly modern Ulysses, and the feature-rich Scrivener. They are favored by...
Ulysses claims to be "the ultimate writing app for Mac, iPad and iPhone". Is it really the best in class? It's an app designed to help writers do their job without distraction, with all the tools and features they need to take their project from concept to published work, whether it's a blog post, training manual, or book. It's not a word processor with a host of unnecessary features, nor a simple text editor. Ulysses is a complete writing environment.
Scrivener is not a word processor. It’s a tool for writers and is focussed on supporting the task of writing long-form pieces by providing a number of unique features. It functions like a typewriter, ring-binder, and scrapbook—all at the same time. This depth can make the app a little difficult to learn.
Computers are meant to make our work more productive, saving us time and effort. Unfortunately, we don't always get the most of them — they can be frustrating, distracting, and even create additional work. But it doesn't have to be that way! The best path to productivity is to put together a suite of apps that meet your needs, work together, and fit you like a glove.
Life is busy. We have commitments to juggle, meetings to attend, and tasks to complete. Keeping track of everything can leave you feeling like your brain is about to explode. So write it all down! Or better still, install an app.
According to the official website, Cultured Code describes Things is a "task manager that helps you achieve your goals." It's a Mac app that allows you to list and manage the things you have to do, moving them towards completion.
Mind maps are like outlines that engage the creative right brain. By spreading ideas over the page rather than in a straight line, new relationships become apparent, aiding understanding. XMind has been developing cross-platform mind mapping software for over a decade, and ZEN is a new, modern version with a more powerful graphics engine. It is designed to make the task of creating mind maps easier, so you can focus on your ideas rather than how to use the software.
You need a website. You have a clear idea of what you want, and have carefully considered the type of hosting you need. Now, with credit card in hand, it’s time to decide which company to sign up with.
Choosing a hosting provider is one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make. The future of your website depends on it.
Backup is important. Your documents, photos and media files are valuable, and the last thing you want is to lose them forever when disaster strikes. So you need a plan, and offsite backup should be part of your strategy. An online cloud solution is the easiest way to make that happen.
Airmail 3 is “designed with performance and intuitive interaction in mind”. Does it succeed? Is it the fastest and easiest email client for Mac? Or does its extensive feature set make it Airmail is certainly fast and responsive, even on my almost-ten-year-old iMac, and it looks great too. The app looks modern and attractive, and I enjoy its new dark mode designed for macOS Mojave.
A computer backup routine should be part of every person’s life. We keep a lot of valuable information on our computers: irreplaceable photos, videos of our children’s first steps, important documents we slaved over for hours, and maybe the beginnings of your first novel. Trouble is, computers can fail. Always unexpectedly, and sometimes spectacularly. Your valuable files can vanish in an instant. That’s why you need back-up copies of everything.