View ImageI’m a long time MacUser going back to Wednesday December 11th 1991 @ 10:18pm. Yeah, I know the date and time because I saved the very first document I ever created and still have it today. (Just a note, the ‘Pete’ in that little pict referred to my brother Peter and not our beloved Pete Draganic!)
Well anyway I’m trying to collect and build profiles of MacUsers and what kinds of software they are using to get things done for a blog I have going called Mac4Construction.com so there would be a good reference on the web for Macintosh Contractors to get ideas on what they can use to meet their needs and requirements coming from other Macintosh contractors.
While I’m obviously interested in hear about what you are using in the way of software for the big things like Estimating, Accounting, Contact Management, and Project Management I’m also really interested in hearing about the little tips and tricks and utility programs you use to improve your productivty and see what kinds of things make up the Macintosh experience for you.
For example to get the ball rolling on this in another forum I brought up Galerie.
Galerie is an absolutely great fast and easy tool for creating web page albums with pictures and QuickTime media files.
It will build index pages with thumbnails linked to the respective page in the gallery and you can use it working with collections from iPhoto and you don’t need to know any HTML to use it. Launch Galerie and it will in turn launch iPhoto (or another image browser that you can select in the preferences such as GrahicCoverter, iView Media, or Extensis Portfolio) and you can assemble the collection you want to use.
If you do know HTML you can build your own templates and have Galerie work building pages from them. If your a Macromedia Dreamweaver user like me and you’ve discovered the Create web Photo Album function doesn’t work on an IntelMac (still waiting for the Universal Binary) then this is the replacement solution you’ve been looking for and in some respects I think is ever better than the DW extension.
And to make a good program great it’s entirely free.
So tell me what ya got and how are you using it?