MacMost: Mac Software

MacMost Now 499: Fixing Problems On Your Mac
If you are not a computer expert fixing problems can be difficult. Here are some basic things you can do to troubleshoot issues. But persistent problems can usually only be fixed with first-hand help.
MacMost Now 495: Typing Shortcuts with Text Expander
You can use the application Text Expander and other programs like it. You assign shortcuts to longer pieces of text, so that when you type a few characters, those characters are replaced with the longer piece of text. It works in any Mac program. ;
MacMost Now 461: Alarm Clock Pro

Alarm Clock Pro is a good alternative to filling your calendar with alarms and events. You can easily set alarms for specific times or intervals. These alarms can trigger scripts, sounds, alerts and actions for a variety of purposes.

MacMost Now 457: Screen Recording With Snapz Pro
One option for screen captures and recording is Snapz Pro. It offers more options than the standard capture ability in Mac OS X, such as being able to follow the cursor around and record anything on the screen. It comes with a high price tag, however.
MacMost Now 455: Reinstalling Lost Mac Applications
If you have accidentally deleted an essential Mac application, like TextEdit, Preview, iCal, Address Book or the QuickTime Player, you can get it back without reinstalling your entire system. The packages for these files are on your Mac OS X installation disks. It is just a matter of knowing where to find them and how to get at some of the ones that are somewhat hidden.
MacMost Now 443: Printing Options
When you print a document you are faced with many options. You might not realize, however, that these options vary depending on which printer you use and which application you are printing from.
MacMost Now 437: 10 Ways to Quit an Application in Mac OS X
You can quit an application using the Finder, Dock, keyboard, Terminal and even your voice. Also learn how to force quit applications. See how many of these you knew about.
MacMost Now 436: 17 Ways to Launch an Application in Mac OS X
You can launch an application using the Finder, Dock, keyboard, Terminal and even your voice. See how many of these you knew about.
MacMost Now 435: Printing From Address Book
You can print envelopes, mailing labels and two kinds of lists from Address Book. You can also print to a PDF file to put a list on another device or send in an email.
MacMost Now 422: Mastering Mac OS X File Dialogs
Many take the file open and save dialogs for granted, but there are a lot of power user actions and keyboard shortcuts that can make these tools easier to use. You can navigate around your drive space with drag and drop, the keyboard, sidebar, the media browser and more.
MacMost Now 418: Using Software Update
While it is easy to take Software Update for granted, there are actually a few options you can choose and methods of delaying, ignoring or finding out more about the updates. You can also manually download most Apple updates.
MacMost Now 405: Stationery Pads
Mac OS X allows you to declare a file as a Stationery Pad. When you double click a Stationery Pad, instead of editing this file, you will instantly create a new copy. This is handy for making simple document templates.
MacMost Now 397: Mac Window Basics
Learn interface window basics like resizing, closing and opening new windows. Learn how the red, yellow and green buttons at the upper left of most windows work.
MacMost Now 390: Understanding Memory Use with Activity Monitor
You can use Activity Monitor to see how your Mac is using memory. But what do free, active, inactive and wired mean? How about page ins and page outs? Plus, learn to use them to figure out if you need more memory.
MacMost Now 386: Mac Keyboard Shortcuts
Learn about some handy Mac keyboard shortcuts and how you can get a free printable page of common shortcuts at
MacMost Now 379: Using TextEdit For Casual Word Processing
Before you buy a professional word processor consider using TextEdit, a program that comes with your Mac and can handle most non-professional word processing needs. You can format and style text, add images, lists and tables, and even open Word docs.
MacMost Now 375: Merging PDF Documents in Preview
You can use Preview in Snow Leopard to merge documents and pages within documents. It works a little differently than it did in Leopard because you can have multiple documents in the sidebar which can confuse things.
MacMost Now 370: Using Growl to Get Notifications
The free Mac OS X extension Growl allows some of your applications to send you screen and audible notifications when events occur, like incoming email or completed downloads. You can even pass these notifications on to your iPhone. Check it out to see if it is something you can use.
MacMost Now 369: Saving Paper with Print Layout
When you print documents from your Mac just to read them away from your desk, you can choose Layout in the print dialog to save paper. You can put 2, 4 or more pages onto one sheet of paper this way. It is handy for long documents and multi-page receipts.
MacMost Now 363: Learning to Program with Scratch
The free program Scratch from MIT allows you to learn how to program using a simple drag-and-drop interface. You can make and share your own games. You can even view examples made by others. This is great for children and adults who want to learn basic programming.