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 [...]

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 [...]

Walking Desks!

If you aren't aware of the new fad  called "Sitting Disease", you may want to check it out. I haven't read much about it, because I haven't felt the need [...]

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 [...]

GradeCam: intelligent multiple choice! (JIS-specific setup guide)

Setting up GradeCam should take you about 10 minutes.  Below the summary, there are screenshots and more indepth instructions.  In summary: Follow the link that was sent to you in [...]

No more eager-beaver emails: Boomerang

I'll admit it:  I check my email too often.  Too late, too early, too frequently.  Apparently I can't resist the microscopic hit of dopamine received by dealing with emails (even really non-urgent ones) swiftly upon [...]

Window management and customized swipes! BetterTouchTool

Once in a while you find an application that is so simple, so perfect, so obviously necessary that you can't help but wonder:  Why doesn't OS include this feature?  BetterTouchTool [...]