Tag Archives: mac

HTTP Tunnel Solution for Mac OS X

Mac OS X shipped with a pre-installed version of OpenSSH so you don’t have to look for a http tunnel utility.

In order to create a http tunnel, simply open your Terminal app and issue the command below:

ssh -D port-number username@server-ip-address

in which port-number is the port number of your PC that you want to bind.  Domain name can be used instead of server IP address.

To fake IP, simply use that you specified in the command above.

How to Cut/Paste in Finder

Hold Command button while drag and drop your files/folders between different partitions to perform Cut and Paste. This will remove the sources files after copying is done.

Change default window size of Finder

Go to Finder, select a new folder window from the File menu. Hold down Option key as you drag to resize.

Top Paid Apps for Mac OS X Users

I’ve compiled the list of top paid apps out there for Mac users. Most of the apps are Tiger and Leopard compatible. I tried my best to list out ‘all the best apps’ but couldn’t avoid missing some. So feel free to list ’em in the comment section below.
For those who looking for great, free Mac apps, be sure to take a look at OpenSourceMac
Last updated: May 30th 2010. LaunchBar, TimeBoxed, Fontcase, Little Snitch, BusyCal added to the list.


things for mac


A beautiful task manager from Cultured Code. Let you organize your to-dos with tag, recurring supported within Projects and custom Areas of Responsibility. Also has an iPhone app with syncing. Syncing in the cloud is on the way.



An awesome product from OmniGroup, OmniFocus is designed to quickly capture your thoughts and allow you to store, manage, and process them into actionable to-do items. In comparison with Things, I can’t say which one is superior.

the hit list for mac

The Hit List

Forget what you need to do with confidence. The Hit List is a simple, yet sophisticated application to manage the daily chaos of your modern life. Based on the simple concept of making lists, The Hit List lets you plan, forget, then act when the time is right.

1password for mac


1Password can create strong, unique passwords for you, remember them, and restore them, all directly in your web browser.

timeboxed for mac


TimeBoxed is a timer application, for Mac OS X with Growl supported. The first timer that helps you focus on what matters to you

launchbar for mac


LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts and calendars, bookmarks and history, to your iTunes and iPhoto library, to search engines and so much more – just by typing short abbreviations.
Alternative open-source app: Quicksilver

Email Clients

postbox email client


Powered by an ultra-fast email engine and a sharp-looking, intuitive interface, Postbox will help you focus, save time, and get more done. You can save $10 when buying via my referral link.

Mailplane email client


Get Gmail out of the browser tab and start saving time. Mailplane supports many features such as drag and drop attachments, multiple Gmail accounts, link Gmail conversation with Mac documents, etc…


busycal app


BusyCal is a desktop calendar that provides seamless calendar sharing and enhanced productivity tools for workgroups and individuals.

Twitter Clients

tweetie for mac


“Tweetie’s interface is so clean you would think it came straight out of Apple headquarters.” via Wired.
Free app is available with ad-supported..

twitterific for mac


A Twitter client from Potion Factory with slick interface.
Free app is available with ad-supported.

Office Suite

numbers for mac

Apple iWork

Documents, Speedsheets, Presentations. The Mac way. Compatible with Microsoft Office documents.

ms office for mac

Microsoft Office for Mac

Bring the most popular office suite in the world to Mac.

Desktop Blog Editors

blogo for mac


With a simple, intuitive interface and support for WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, Typo, Drupal, Joomla, and Expression Engine, Blogo is the best way to maintain your blog and spread the word with Twitter, Ping.fm and other supported services. Its UI is remarkable. Blogo is my blog editor of choice.

marsedit for mac


Compatible with many different blogging systems, WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, for example. One of the best blog editor out there.

Development Tools

coda for mac


The one-window web development tool from Panic. Featuring built-in text editor, file transfer, svn, CSS, terminal, etc…

cssedit for mac


Winner of Apple Design Award 2007 for Best Developer Tool. Best CSS editor out there.

textmate for mac


The missing editor for Mac OS X. A must-have app for developers. Alternative: TextWrangler (open-source)

espresso for mac


Another awesome app from MacRabbit – the creator of CSSEdit. A all-in-one app to create, preview and publish your website.

FTP Client

transmit for mac


The best FTP client around. Featuring everything you expect from a FTP Client: FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, synchronization and more. You can also try the open-source FTP client Cyberduck, which is comparable to Transmit.


little snapper for mac

Little Snapper

A great tool to capture your desktop, webpages with built-in vector-based annotation tools for editing. You can easily share your snaps with friends via Flickr, FTP, SFTP.

textexpander for mac


TextExpander saves you countless keystrokes with customized abbreviations for your frequently-used text strings and images.

speed download for mac

Speed Download

An ultimate download manager + accelerator for Mac OS X. Speed Download is great alternative for those who miss Internet Download Manager on Windows

istat menus for mac

iStat Menus

iStat Menus puts a collection of live-updated status icons in your menubar that help you keep track of what your system is up to and how its resources are being allocated.

candybar for mac


A great app for changing system icons as well as managing your icons, with a smooth, unified interface.

fontcase for mac


Fontcase is a font management application that provides an elegant and powerful workflow to help you organize the fonts you have installed on your system.

Security Tools

little snitch for mac

Little Snitch

A firewall protects your computer against unwanted guests from the Internet. But who protects your private data from being sent out? Little Snitch does!!

All PopCap Mac Games for only $50

13 games from PopCap for just $50? No kidding?

PopCap is currently offering a “complete pack” of games for Mac for a limited time for just $49.95. This promotion pack comprised of 13 games: beside two great hits Bejeweled 2, Plants Vs. Zombies, there are Chuzzle, Mystery P.I.: Lost in L.A., Zuma, Amazing Adventures: The Caribbean Secret, Zuma’s Revenge, Iggle Pop, Peggle, Escape Rosecliff Island, Peggle Nights, Feeding Frenzy, and Bookworm.

These games normally cost $19.95 to $29.95 so $50 for 13 games is a great deal. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead to PopCap Store and grab it as it is still available.

The Complete Pack Games for Mac

A Complete Guide To Customize Gnome Panel

1. Basic customizations

– Make it transparent: Right click on Gnome panel and go to Properties. On tab Background, select Solid color and move the slider to choose your desire transparent level.

– Choose custom background image: on the same dialog, you can also choose the background image. For the background, you can search on Gnome-look with the keyword “gnome panel”. The screenshot below was taken with cKPanels.

2. Customize the menu bar

I’m talking about the custom menu bar with “Applications, Places and System”. You can edit those text with a little tweak.

– First, create a file with the content same as in here and save it as “messages.so” for example.
– Edit the file with your preferred text. I myself chose “Apps, Goto and System”.
– Issue the command below in the terminal. If you save the file as “messages.so” so the command would be “msgfmt messages.so”. If you got an error of missing ‘gettext‘ package, you can get it from the synaptic or from here.

sudo mv messages.mo /usr/share/locale-langpack/en_US/LC_MESSAGES/gnome-panel-2.0.mo

– And restart gnome-panel at last to take effect.

pkill gnome-panel

3. Mac-like menu bar

If you are a Apple maniac, you would definitely love gnome-globalmenu. For Karmic Koaloa, add the PPA here to your source, update and install gnome-globalmenu. Other Ubuntu distro, you can grab gnome-globalmenu on its homepage.

There’s more? Share it with me and others : )

It’s F*cking Too Late I Got a Mac!

Bought some Ebooks and Screencasts From Pragprog dot com

– Plan to **seriously** learn iPhone Programming after the final exams period.

– Also, i bought a TextMate Ebook – The Missing Editor for Mac OS X. $59 for a text editor isn’t expensive for a text editor like TextMate. And I think it’s best to purchase a recommended Ebook from TextMate and learn how to get more out of it.