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#211 PyX

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:22

I'm afraid of messing something up with Onyx. Is it pretty easy to goof up my OSX install with it?


My take is if Apple doesn’t include these tools in OS X, it’s because it doesn’t need them.

I tried it 2-3 years ago and it didn’t really change a thing.


#212 .Neo

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 18:00

My take is if Apple doesn’t include these tools in OS X, it’s because it doesn’t need them.

Except when your cache or Spotlight index goes corrupt. Yes, you can fix that through Terminal as well. Hitting a button however is more convenient for people that lack UNIX experience.

I'm afraid of messing something up with Onyx. Is it pretty easy to goof up my OSX install with it?

If you don't know what you're doing it can be potentially harmful.

#213 ynnoj

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 18:37

NoteTote is incredibly useful.

#214 PyX

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 07:04

Except when your cache or Spotlight index goes corrupt. Yes, you can fix that through Terminal as well. Hitting a button however is more convenient for people that lack UNIX experience.

I believe if you manage to find a way to corrupt your cache or Spotlight index, you’re advanced enough to use Google to know what to type in Terminal? :laugh:

#215 .Neo

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 16:03

I believe if you manage to find a way to corrupt your cache or Spotlight index, you’re advanced enough to use Google to know what to type in Terminal? :laugh:

Corrupt cache or Spotlight index can be caused by something as simple as installing a system update, large software suite, crash or whatever. It doesn't require you to have any special skills, so what you're saying here doesn't make much sense.

#216 PyX

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:34

It doesn't require you to have any special skills, so what you're saying here doesn't make much sense.

One can also wonder why you take everything so seriously :laugh:

#217 Ubermind

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:47

One can also wonder why you take everything so seriously :laugh:


Because Apple is a very serious fruit.

#218 Lunfai

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:49

To fix the Spotlight issue, just rebuild it by:

1. Going into System Preferences > Privacy
2. Add your "Macintosh HD" drive to the list
3. After 5 seconds, remove the Macintosh HD drive
4. Within 10 seconds, it should start rebuilding your Spotlight index! :)

#219 Ionium

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:29

Anyone know of a program similar to instinctiv? I need a lightweight audio player that can do streaming radio internet as well as regular mp3's... instinctiv doesn't seem to know what to do with streaming internet radio.

#220 Dinggus

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 20:58

I'm looking for a good duplicate finding program, so I can clean up my HD's, and also what is a good file renamer? I use to use Tag&Rename on Windows and looking for something that is just as good as that one.

#221 .Neo

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 14:36

I'm looking for a good duplicate finding program, so I can clean up my HD's, and also what is a good file renamer? I use to use Tag&Rename on Windows and looking for something that is just as good as that one.

You can use Automator to batch rename files.

#222 instant.human

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 15:04

I'm looking for a good duplicate finding program, so I can clean up my HD's, and also what is a good file renamer? I use to use Tag&Rename on Windows and looking for something that is just as good as that one.

Just read about DupeZip a few days ago, don't know if it's any good.

http://itunes.apple....428501914?mt=12

#223 Dinggus

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 16:14

You can use Automator to batch rename files.


Is that good for renaming and tagging mp3s?

Just read about DupeZip a few days ago, don't know if it's any good.

http://itunes.apple....428501914?mt=12


Thanks, but there's no free version in the US app store.

#224 Elliott

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:47

An app called Fantastical (MAS link) was just released, and it's one of the best augments I've ever seen to iCal/Outlook/Entourage.

I know iCal will have some natural language parsing in Lion, but the natural language parsing engine in Fantastical is absolutely incredible (e.g. it perfectly parses something like "Lunch at 1pm with Bob at Panera", even allowing you to invite Bob to the event). It also comes with Services and AppleScript support for good measure, and plays nicely with my new app-launcher of choice, Alfred (by using Alfred's shell script abilities).

Oh, and it looks great too. :p

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#225 ynnoj

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 10:49

Does Fantastical support MobileMe accounts? When they add that then I'm sold.