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Recently, I needed to find an application that was “similar” to one I use on Windows, which was Microsoft Visio. After asking around on Twitter, there was only one response from a bunch of people…..OmniGraffle. Wow, how did I not run across this before? Needless to say this was an app I had to grab, as just looking briefly at the screenshots on their website, I knew this would work for me.
Just to get you up to speed, OmniGraffle is an application to create diagrams, charts, layouts, mockups, and everything else in between. My need at the time was to create a detailed network chart of devices, computers, wireless access points, etc. I was anxious to jump in to Omnigraffle and see what it could do.
I have long been a fan of Bento, which is a personal database application for the Mac. I have used it since version 1, and have had the pleasure of reviewing it several times since. Bento fills a gap for people who need a database solution, but do not need an application like FileMaker, which [...]
The iPhone is one of the most locked-down devices available today, yet, one software product is opening it up. PhoneView, from Ecamm, is built to give you access to the file system, your media, and more on your iPhone or iPod touch. First off, PhoneView can serve as a ‘Finder’ for your iPhone. It gives [...]
The iPhone may be capable of doing some pretty powerful and impressive things, but sometimes you only need it for simple tasks. One of these instances is seeing in the dark, which is where Flashlight comes in. While there are no shortage of flashlight emulators available in the app store, I’m using the free one [...]
Web development tools for the mac are vast and plenty, yet Espresso is the newcomer to the game, from software veteran MacRabbit software. Within Espresso, websites are stored as ‘projects’, which include a folder hierarchy and Espresso project file. Existing websites can be transformed into Espresso projects by importing a folder. The interface to Espresso [...]
Growl is one of the most popular, and widely used, Mac OS X utilities for displaying system-wide notifications. Prowl will now transmit your computer’s Growl notifications to your iPhone or iPod touch. The app takes advantage of the 3.0 software to send Push Notifications to you. Setting up the computer-to-iPhone connection is simple, you simply [...]