Here’s a quick video demonstration of how to set or change your scratch disk in Photoshop CS5 or Photoshop Elements for OS X. If lack of RAM or available disk space is causing crashes, this could be the fix you’re looking for.
Want to see how the new Mac App Store works but you can’t because you’re at work, using an older version of OS X, or (gasp) a Windows user? Here’s a screencast with a complete rundown of how it looks and works on your Mac.
The news that Yahoo is planning on shutting its popular social bookmarking service Delicious is concerning, particularly if you’ve used it to store a large number of bookmarks. Fortunately, Delicious makes it really easy to make a backup of your bookmarks as an HTML file:
Boarrd is an app that enables users to create dashboard consisting of “widgets” that pull information from various sources on the web. It could be useful for creating dashboards to keep abreast of project information and updates, or to create a monitoring dashboard, for example.
The Web Atom’s System Ninja is a useful free Windows tool for cleaning out the junk that accumulates on your hard drive over time, taking up valuable space and slowing your system down. I made a short screencast to show you how it works:
Yesterday, Microsoft (s msft) announced that it had added the ability to embed PowerPoint and Excel documents from Office Web Apps into other websites. It’s a really neat feature and easy to use, so I thought I’d make a quick screencast showing you how it works:
PrintWhatYouLike is a free bookmarklet that lets you select regions of any web page and format them to make them suitable for printing. By removing the content you’re not interested in before hitting the print button, you’ll save paper, ink and time.
280 Slides is a free presentation web app that’s a bit like having a a version of PowerPoint right inside your browser. It makes it super-easy to create and share presentations online. You can also import and export PowerPoint (s msft) files from within the app. It’s powerful and simple to use, and as it’s based on the Cappuccino web framework, it doesn’t require any browser plug-ins to work.
I am very impressed with it, and have made a quick screencast showing how it works:
If you need to create a presentation, it’s well worth giving 280 Slides a try.
Have you tried using 280 Slides to create a presentation?
With the new beta of Firefox 3.6, new tab previewing functionality has been made available in Firefox — you can preview tabs using the “List all tabs” button, and you can see a preview when using Ctrl-Tab to switch between tabs.
These two new features are not enabled by default, so you’ll need to go to the about:config page and toggle “browser.allTabs.previews” and “browser.ctrlTab.previews” to “true” (either right-click on the entry and hit “Toggle”, or just double-click the entry).
I made a quick screencast showing how to enable tab previews and how it works:
Toobla is a new social bookmarking service that lets you collect groups of sites together into neat visual folders that you can then easily share with others via a shortened URL or embeddable widget. While it seems to be largely aimed at the consumer market, for web workers, I think it could be useful for sharing collections of inspirational sites during a design project, for example, or resources during a research project. I recorded a screencast showing how it works:
Let us know your thoughts on Toobla in the comments. Do you think it offers advantages over, say, Delicious?