Customize (declutter!) Your Apps Grid

I can't think of the last time I needed quick access to Google Plus,  Google Groups, or My Account settings (among many others). So, it sure felt nice when I [...]

Seeing your Calendar Within Your Email Screen

Most people find this feature extremely useful, but for some reason it continues to languish in the cold dark corners of Gmail's "labs". The Calendar Gadget will add the ability [...]

No more Calendar Notifications interrupting you!

Sometimes I think that the smaller an annoyance is, the more passionate I feel about eliminating it.  Often, the moment 30 minutes before a class starts is one of the [...]

Alfred: Spotlight on Steroids

Spotlight, and all of the subtle ways it can be controlled,  has to be the single most useful feature of the Mac operating system.   Once you begin using the [...]

Skitch: A simple and flexible image creation/editing tool (that syncs with Evernote!)

I discovered Skitch several months ago, and it pretty neat, but I wasn't finding that I used it very much.  Then I set it to be the default program that opens [...]

Opening PowerSchool Gradebook in under 3.5 seconds

Once in a while I have the great 'pleasure' of watching someone open PowerSchool's Gradebook the old way.  Depending on their tech-fluency, it can take between 3 and 10 clicks, [...]