Tag Archives: Mac app

Edit Photos in Preview

Many Mac users see the Preview app as a very nice PDF reader. That’s just one of the many things Preview can do. It also serves as a very nice photo editor too. No, it will never replace Photoshop or Pixelmator, but it can handle most of your basic editing functions like resizing, cropping, adding […]

family history journal in Day One

Day One for Family History

I am a big fan of the Day One journal app [Mac – $39.99 & iOS – $4.99]. It’s great for capturing both the special moments and the common ones. It’s also a great place to capture your family history. The latest version (desktop and mobile) supports multiple journals. In addition to my personal journal, I […]

Pixelmator Does It Again

All of this photo-editing goodness for $30! Pixelmator is amazing and the editing extensions in Photos will blow you away. Here’s how to set up Photos to use them.  

Ulysses Update With iPhone Support

Ulysses has just released version 2.5 for Mac and iOS. Some of the many new features include: Fully adapted to iPhone Fully adapted to iOS 9’s Split Screen Fully adapted to iPad Pro Added Medium export Added Share Extension Added 3D Touch actions on supported devices Added Spotlight indexing/opening via Springboard Added DOCX import Added […]

PDF Converter With OCR

I have a genealogy of my Link family that was written on a typewriter and published at a copy center. To keep the page count as low as possible, they squished things together as much as possible. An amazing amount of research went into this document. Unfortunately their layout and photo-management skills were a bit lacking. […]

Adobe Alternatives

Mac users now have some very impressive – and affordable – alternatives to Adobe’s creative software thanks to Serif Labs. Their Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo apps provide professional quality software at a price we all can afford. The regular price for these apps are $49.99 but right now they are on sale for $39.99 each until […]

Ulysses Update Coming

Ulysses v. 2.1 is expected in the App Store any day now with a couple of very handy features: DOCX export to MS Word and the ability to expand/collapse groups in the sidebar.

The Day One Scrapbook

Is Day One included in the Share menu on your Mac and iOS devices? It’s a great way to grab news items and other ephemera to add to your journal.

TextExpander for Mac on Sale

TextExpander 4 for Mac is on sale for $16.99 – half its normal price – thru September 13th.

Found Ephemera

I’ve been experimenting with some of the growing number of photo art apps and have found they can do wonders for those not-so-perfect photographs. This guide shows how you can use them to create your own ephemera for your digital storytelling projects.