Here at CLS we use skype like the plague... err... bad analogy, but we use skype a LOT! I'm also a fan of the app-launcher, Alfred. Alfred (somewhat) recently came out with the ability to create and add extensions. There has already been a flurry of Alfred extensions. So, I decided to wing it and create an Alfred extension for Skype—especially since Skype on Mac's new user interface is not super easy to find the people to want to skype quickly. The Setup 1. You have to buy the Alfred PowerPack to upload or create any extensions. (If £12 is too much for you, you can use a much more complicated—but free—trick to Skype with Quicksilver.) 2. Download the Skype Chat with Alfred extension. 3. Add Skype usernames to your address book contacts. Click edit, add phone number, make a custom...
Posted on September 23, 2011
Posted under Productivity by Kevin Kirchner
I have come up with a system of managing my emails in Mail (OS X only) that has helped me tremendously in managing the dozens of emails I receive each day. Before this system, I used to mark emails as unread that I needed to take action on. This became very unwieldy as I would lose track of what I had read vs what I just needed to take action on at a later point. I had many emails fall through the cracks, and urgent emails didn't get regarded as promptly as they should have. To solve this problem, I spent time experimenting with Mail's Smart Mailboxes. I wanted a Smart Mailbox that showed me only unread + flagged messages. This would allow me to read a message, and if I needed to regard it at a later point, I could just flag it (Cmd + Shift + L) and know that my mailbox would force...
Posted on April 19, 2011
Posted under Productivity by Erik Hansen