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Our Mac application library

MacMaven Consulting has over 400 Mac applications in our software library. We keep a library this large for several reasons: We can often solve novel problems quickly, rather than reinvent the wheel We can recommend applications that will help your workflow We can provide better support when we run the same software you do We…

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Mac apps I like by independent developers

Most of my clients use the stock functionality built into macOS and applications written by major publishers, such as Adobe. That’s all well and good, but independent developers have written fantastic apps to help with your day-to-day productivity. Here are some apps that I use daily. Many of these apps show up in software bundles,…

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Bundlehunt Holiday Bundle

Bundlehunt is offering a wide variety of discounted Mac applications in its holiday bundle. It costs $5 to “unlock” the bundle and the applications range in price from $1 to $7. Note that these apps vary in quality. Some are bargains, others are not. If you’re a MacMaven client, feel free to contact me if…

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Applications macOS

One week with Mojave

  I’ve been using Mojave for a week and I’m still impressed. It’s a very stable operating system. While the core OS has been working well, I’ve encountered third-party compatibility issues. The most serious issue is that QuickBooks for Mac 2019, which is supposed to be compatible with Mojave, crashes consistently when the customer payments…

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Applications macOS Server

Mac calendar share vs. delegate

If you’re using the Mac’s native calendar application with certain CalDAV servers (such as the service that comes with MacOS Server), end users can share and delegate their calendars. Here are the differences between these options: Sharing a calendar allows you to give users either read or read/write access to your calendar. A calendar can…

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Quicken for Mac 2016 Review

  Intuit recently added online bill pay to Quicken for the Mac. Finally! I bought Quicken for the Mac 2016 without hesitation, as I can now avoid the daily chore of running Quicken for Windows in a virtual machine. There are several detailed reviews of the Mac 2016 product on the web, so I’ll just give you…

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Workaround for Outlook.com IMAP double sent messages

Ever since Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) has offered IMAP, it has had an annoying bug when used with the Mac Mail application. Two copies of each message are stored in the Sent folder. The Outlook.com program manager acknowledged that this was due to Outlook.com’s SMTP server saving a copy of a message. He wrote that he’s…

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Google Apps for Business

  Google Apps for Business is a cost-effective solution for email, calendar, contacts, and productivity applications. All of the Google Apps are cloud-based, so you’re always using the latest version. While iCloud offers email, calendar, and contacts in the cloud, iCloud is not suited as a business solution. The Google Apps infrastructure is extremely reliable, and offers business-friendly collaboration…

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Applications iCloud

iTunes streaming from iCloud

Media files take up gigabytes of space on your hard drive. If you’re running out of space on your drive due to iTunes purchases, there’s a little known option to stream your media from iCloud. With streaming enabled, you can delete the downloaded movie, TV show, and music files from your Mac’s hard drive. When…

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Photos in the Cloud

  iCloud is a great way to push your photos to all your Apple devices and share photos with friends.  However, iCloud is not intended for backup or archival storage of your photos. iCloud will store 1000 photos for 30 days. This gives you plenty of time to import your photos into iPhoto on your Mac.…