Category: Mac

Furnish your Mac with Better Scrollbars

[tweetmeme]While we’re on the topic of customisation, how about you get rid of those blue pill scrollbars, thereby annihilating the major portion of Aqua on your Mac. You don’t have to do any crazy hacks, your Finder doesn’t crash, and you can always go back to using your previous files. For starters, the iTunes like flat grey scrollbars work well on a leopard desktop without having any adverse effects on your workflow. It’s familiar, feels native to almost all windows,...

The BlackPearl Mod: Redecorating VLC

While the VLC team broods about the hows and whens of reinventing the VLC experience on the Mac, Hirogen has gone ahead with his own version of what VLC should look like. In fact, he doesn’t stop at VLC, instead creating an entirely new user interface style, which he calls BlackPearl. It’s not only gorgeous matte UI, it also fits just perfectly on a Snow Leopard desktop. Installing the BlackPearl mod for VLC involves downloading the disk image and moving...

Mono: Beauty to your Growl notifications

Growl, the de facto notification system on the Mac, is loved by many a Mac user. Whether you like to be notified about little things going on with your Mac is a different matter. We’re here to pretty it up. Growl ships with a bunch of built in themes, most of which are well suited to the purpose. As it turns out however, there isn’t that big a skinning market when it comes to Growl themes. It’s there, but not...

Localhostr – File Hosting in a Tasty Widget

[tweetmeme]We’ve mentioned Upload Robots in the past, but what if you want something closer to home? Localhostr is a web based file hosting service, which has clients for the Mac and PC. When it comes to the Mac version, all you have to do is grab hold of the any file, invoke the dashboard, and let it go into the widget. After a quick upload, you’ll get a shorturl copied to your clipboard ready for sharing. If you have access...

10 Wallpapers worthy of replacing Snow Leopard’s Aurora

[tweetmeme] It’s wallpaper time! What better way to change your desktop than to magically replace the majority of its pixels. The Mac has so far shipped with some really good wallpapers, and Snow Leopard’s Aurora is just a timeless work of art that you can never tire of. Well, tire of in the long run, but you do need some change in between. While some prefer to have a picture of a city, or some loved ones, I can’t resist...

Minutes widget: Good things come in small packages

The App Store has proven that to have something powerful, feature rich, and beautiful, doesn’t require the largest of landscapes. And this OS X Dashboard widget has been out to prove just that since March 2007. Minutes, by designer Kei Sasaki, is the smallest widget on my Dashboard. It’s so small, it makes the default clock look like it’s squandering pixels. It’s also one of the most feature rich widgets on my Dashboard. Minutes is a countdown timer that allows...