Posts Tagged ‘Utilities’

Merging folders on a Mac

August 2nd, 2013

Tried to find a nice GUI way to merge folders on my Mac. After searching, I discovered that I wasn’t missing something – the Finder doesn’t support merging folder contents. I didn’t want to buy one of the many available Finder extensions (since I’m naturally cheap). And I didn’t want to go through setting up Unison (which I have used for more heavy-lifting, including remote backups/copies — it does work well) for a potentially one-off solution. So I found a few command-line options described (with examples) at 456bereastreet.com.

I also found a US$2 GUI for ditto by iLike, which I bought. (If I weren’t really lazy, I would code it up in Mac to try out what I’ve learned reading through MacRuby in Action by Manning, but…)

Favorite iPhone app list

December 30th, 2008

I’ve posted a list of my favorite iPhone apps — http://blog.balinsbooks.com/favorite-iphone-apps/. Hope you find it useful!

Two great encryption tools

November 17th, 2008

If you’re serious about protecting your data, whether your passwords or whole folders (or even drives), you can’t go wrong with two Windows-based utilities: TrueCrypt and KeePass.

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