Tag Archive: Applications

How to List All Applications on a Mac

Need to know what applications are on any Mac? OS X offers a variety of ways to list apps that are installed on a Mac, and we’ll cover three different approaches to this: a basic listing of installed Mac apps which is sufficient for most user needs, an intermediate and more thorough listing of apps … Read More

Give yourself the tools to build amazing iOS 8 applications [Deals]

More than ever before, our connected world is a mobile one. What good is having a strong web presence if it isn’t optimized for use with mobile devices? That’s where having your own app comes into play. It allows your…Read more ›

Easily Build Web Applications With The Ruby On Rails Crash Course For Beginners [Deals]

Ruby programing is no joke and can get pretty complicated. The course being featured on Cult of Mac Deals this time around starts with the basics of the Ruby language so you can get up to speed and ready to…Read more ›    

Find Your Stuff – Arrange Applications By Type In The Finder [OS X Tips]

Application Type Arrange In FinderThe Finder in Mac OS X is specifically designed to help you find stuff. In any Finder Window, you can arrange the icons or lists of files alphabetically by Name, by Kind of file, by the Application that opens that file, by Date Last Opened, Added, Modified, or Created, and also by Size and by […]

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Quit All Open Applications Instantly from the OS X Dock with a Simple Mac App

If you’ve ever needed to quickly quit out of all open applications in Mac OS X, you’ve probably just resorted to flipping through every open application in the Dock, then hitting Command+Q, then repeating until everything is closed. But there’s a better way, and with an extraordinarily simple Automator app you can create a function that will instantly quit all apps, leaving you with nothing open. Toss that little crafted app into the Dock and you’ll instantly be able to  [Read More…]

Launch Files & Applications on a Scheduled Date with Calendar for Mac OS X

Calendar app icon If you’ve ever wished you could schedule the opening of a specific file, or set an application to launch on a specific date, either on a one off basis or on a recurring scheduled event, you can actually do both right in Mac OS X with the help of none other than the default Calendar app. This is an astonishingly useful feature that is largely unknown, but it’s  [Read More…]

Rename a File from an Applications Title Bar in OS X Mountain Lion

Rename a file in Mac OS X from the title bar

OS X Mountain Lion now lets you rename a file directly from the application it’s opened within. This feature is supported in most bundled Apple applications, including TextEdit, Pages, Preview, and others.

Hover over the files name in the title bar until the arrow appears Click the arrow to pull down a menu, select “Rename”, enter the new name and hit  [Read More…]

6 Ways to Force Quit Mac Applications

Force Quit on a Mac Is your Mac seeing the infamously dreaded spinning beachball of death? Is an app failing to respond? Maybe you have an errant process or two? Here are six ways for apps to be force quit on a Mac, remember a few keyboard shortcuts or sequences now and save yourself a hassle later. 1) Force Quit Currently Active Mac App with the Keyboard Hold down Command+Option+Shift+Escape for  [Read More…]

How to Completely Delete Applications from Mac OS X with AppCleaner

AppCleaner We have shown you how to uninstall Mac apps before, but some applications can leave residual elements around in the form of preferences, plist files, caches, logs, and even the origin DMG or PKG installer. If you want to thoroughly remove all traces of an application but dont want to dig around in various directories to find and delete those extra files yourself, you should download AppCleaner for Mac OS  [Read More…]

New Top-Level Domain Name Applications Will Create a World Wide Web Full of .anythings

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is continuing with plans to allow generic top-level domains, and has even started accepting applications. The internet is about to get a whole lot more confusing. By opening up the floodgates to generic top-level domains, the already dizzying array of 22 .coms, .orgs, and .govs, can potentially be .anythings. This means political campaigns will be able to have websites atwww.mitt.romneyor a corporation like Nike could make sites  [Read More…]