Quick Tutorial: How to Set a Global Hotkey for Opening/Closing File Cabinet Pro!

In this quick demo video, I show you how you can now set up a Global Hotkey to open and close the File Cabinet Pro window.

Global Hotkey support was introduced in version 2.0. You can now open/close the File Cabinet Pro window without having to bring your mouse all the way up to the menubar! If you already bought File Cabinet Pro, you can update now for free. If you haven’t purchased File Cabinet Pro, you can buy a copy here.

Quick Tutorial: How to Leave Yourself a Note in iCloud from the Menubar with File Cabinet Pro

File Cabinet Pro for macOS has many useful features. File Cabinet Pro comes with a built-in text editor, which is a feature that is really handy but also easy to overlook. In this quick demo video, I show you how you can use File Cabinet Pro’s built-in text editor to leave yourself a note in iCloud Drive.

Quick Tutorial: How to Crop an Image with File Cabinet Pro

File Cabinet Pro is the file manager for the OS X menu bar. You can open, move, rename, tag, trash, copy and paste files, all from the menu bar.

File Cabinet Pro also comes with a built in Image Editor (you can turn this feature off in Settings and open your images in another application if you want).

In this little video, I show you how you can crop an image with File Cabinet Pro. Simply make a selection with the crop tool and then double click inside the selection box.



Quick Tutorial: How to Set Up File Cabinet Pro to Work with iCloud Drive

Update on 8/21/16: This tutorial applies to File Cabinet Pro version 2.8 and earlier. If you are running File Cabinet Pro version 2.9 or later, please see this tutorial instead.


Disclaimer: You of course must purchase iCloud storage separately through Apple (or use their 5gb free tier plan). You are not required to use iCloud with File Cabinet Pro if you do not want to (this is an opt-in feature). Your purchase of File Cabinet Pro does not come with any iCloud Storage, File Cabinet Pro only provides a client-side front end for you to use.

In this brief tutorial I will show you how you can use iCloud with File Cabinet Pro. File Cabinet Pro provides a user interface for you to drag and drop files to and from iCloud. Configuring File Cabinet Pro to work with iCloud is easy.

Step 1: Make sure you have iCloud Drive enabled on your Mac.

In order for File Cabinet Pro to work with iCloud, you must have iCloud Drive enabled on your Mac. To verify that you have iCloud Drive enabled on your Mac, go to System Preferences and select iCloud. Make sure iCloud Drive is checked.

iCloud preferences window on Mac OS X.

Step 2: Enable iCloud in File Cabinet Pro.

Now that you have iCloud Drive set up in System Preferences, the next step is to enable iCloud in File Cabinet Pro. Click the File Cabinet Pro icon in the menu bar to bring up the application’s main window. Now click the gear button at the bottom of the window to bring up the context menu and select “Settings.”

File Cabinet Pro screenshot showing the gear button clicked bringing up a context menu.

Now File Cabinet Pro’s settings window will appear:

File Cabinet Pro Mac app screenshot main window and settings window showing.

At the top of the settings window, you will see a checkbox that says, “Configure iCloud.” After you click the “Configure iCloud” checkbox, a save panel will appear allowing you to create File Cabinet Pro’s root directory in iCloud Drive. You can create File Cabinet Pro’s root directory anywhere in iCloud Drive, however, it is recommended that you create the directory at the root level of your iCloud Drive folder (alongside the iCloud folders for other applications like TextEdit). Once you choose the location in iCloud Drive using the save panel, File Cabinet Pro will create its root directory in iCloud Drive.

Screenshot of the File Cabinet Pro application. A save panel is opened as a sheet, allowing the user to configure iCloud features for the application.

Step 3: That’s it! Start using File Cabinet Pro with iCloud Drive!

Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, you will see two buttons appear in the main window of File Cabinet Pro. One button has the title “Local” and the other has the title of “iCloud.” You can use these buttons to switch between File Cabinet Pro’s local and iCloud directories. You can also drag files over these buttons to to take advantage of File Cabinet Pro’s innovative drag and drop feature:

File Cabinet for Mac is Coming Soon, Sneak Peek Video Here!

I just finished version 1.0 of File Cabinet, a Mac application that will be released soon. File Cabinet is the file manager for your menu bar. The application lets you drag and drop files to the file cabinet in your menu bar. File Cabinet will also come with a bunch of cool features like iCloud, File Tagging, Show in Finder, Icon View, Column View, File Renaming, and more.

File Cabinet will make desktop clutter a thing of the past. This utility app will also help you keep your files organized without having to dig into some subdirectory buried deep in your documents folder. A full description and download link will of course be posted soon. For now, check out the demo video:

Tip Calculator Released for iOS with Notification Center Widget

Tip Calculator iOS app icon rounded corners.
           

It doesn’t get any simpler than this: Tip Calculator for Mobile is your go-to tip calculator on iOS. The app features easy to use controls and comes with a Today Widget, so you can use the tip calculator right in the Notification Center.

Here’s a quick video taken from an iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 Screenshots

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Don’t want to shell out $0.99? A free version is also available: here.