Category: Downloads

Notify – Cool Gmail Notifier

Yesterday a friend pointed me in the direction of Vibealicious’ Notify, a really neat clean alternative to Googles own Notifier. The application Notifyis for Mac users only, and all you need is a Gmail account.

Notify works in a very similar way to the official Google Notifier, but has some added touches that sets it apart for me. It has Growl notifications built in, along with support for multiple accounts via a tab interface, and an overall better user experience for quickly getting a glance at whats in your inbox. You can set the the app to check for new mail at a number of set intervals, and I have mine set to check every minute.

Of course a lot of Mac users will opt to use the Apple app ‘Mail’, but for those that just can’t break the habit of using Gmail on the web then Notify is a slick solution to knowing when you’ve got mail. If you give it a go, be sure to let me know your thoughts.

Google Chrome

Yesterday Google announced they will finally be entering the browser market, and I can only hope Internet Explorer and Firefox are ready.

Google Chrome Comic

The Google browser will be known as ‘Google Chrome’ and hopes to be a better browser that adapts more suitably to the web of today. A lot more detail on the browser can be seen in this comic (38 pages) that Google have released, it goes in to good detail as to what to expect and how the browser handles certain tasks, for example resource management, javascript, and security.

The browser promises stability, security and speed, and I have no doubt that the team at Google will deliver. The browser will apparantly be availble for beta sometime today, so keep an eye out on the official Google blog.

Share Screenshots Easily With GrabUp

Sure there are plenty of of image hosting sites out there, but it can often be a pain to take a screen, upload it, get the link and so on. Especially say if your trying to explain something to someone quickly, visual cues sure can help.

Grab Up Logo

GrabUp is a new application exclusively for the Mac which makes sharing screenshots a complete breeze. It’s as simple as taking the screenshot, waiting a second, then hitting Apple + V. No website involved, no clicks, no browser needed. It’s surprisingly fast, and hopefully stays that way over time.

If you want a really, really simple way to upload screenshots, then I can’t recommend GrabUp enough. Congratulations to Jon from j0n.org on such a neat time saving app.

How To Be A Rockstar Freelancer

FreelanceSwitch is a blog I have been reading for quite some time, not only does it have some superb well written advice for freelancer’s it also has many an article written by one of my favorite bloggers, Skellie.

FreelanceSwitch have a book published, both in e-book and paperback format which covers how to get going as a freelancer and eventually getting paid. The book, ‘How To Be A Rockstar Freelancer‘ is ideal for me, the younger less experienced blogger who is just starting running a handful of websites. Plenty of handy new tips.

I recommend checking it out, as its definitely an e-book worth your pennies. Failing that be sure to add FreelanceSwitch to your bookmarks, a superb site all round.

Rockstar Freelance

Polar Clock

I have added a download section to the blog today, which obviously enough will feature recommended downloads. So without further a due here is my first recommendation.

Polar Clock is a neat little screensaver from pixelbreaker, it’s currently available for both Mac and PC (and as mac dashboard widget). Essentially it’s just a clock but it has a unique elegant visual style which really appealed to me.

Be sure to check it out (the site has a flash version to preview), worth a download if you are after a new screensaver.

Polar Clock at pixelbreaker