Desktop Ghost Pro 1.5 Update Adds Finder Extension, View Desktop Contents Button, and More!

Desktop Ghost Pro Mac App Icon

           

Desktop Ghost Pro version 1.5 has been released.

What’s New?

-Added a “View Desktop Contents” button to main window. Now you can view files on your desktop even when they are hidden in a separate window.

-You can now right click the desktop in Finder and show and hide files using the new Desktop Ghost Pro Finder Sync extension (to use this feature, you must enable the Finder Sync extension in System Preferences).

-You can open Desktop Ghost Pro’s preferences window when running the app as a menubar application; you no longer have to open the main window first.

-You can tell Desktop Ghost Pro to exclude files that are on your desktop from participating in show and hide file operations.

-The icon image in the menubar is now larger.

Updated Screenshots:

Desktop Ghost Pro version 1.5 Mac app screenshot of main window.

Desktop Ghost Pro version 1.5 adds a “View Desktop Contents” button to the main window.

Desktop Ghost Pro version 1.5 items added to Finder's context menu.

Show and hide files on your desktop using Desktop Ghost Pro’s Finder extension.

Desktop Ghost Pro version 1.5 Mac app screenshot including Preferences window. Desktop Ghost Pro version 1.5 Mac App screenshot running as a menubar app.

Mac Tutorial: How To Enable an App Extension

Starting with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Mac applications can include embedded app extensions. App extensions add custom functionality to your Mac. How you can use an app extension depends on what kind of extension it is.

At the time of this writing, there are four different kinds of app extensions available on the Mac:

Action: Action extensions can manipulate content in another supporting app. Action extensions often work in text editing applications like Text Edit.

Finder: Finder extensions add functionality to the Finder.

Share Menu: Share extensions allow you to share content with other

Today: These are widgets that can be added to the Today view in the Notification Center.

While there are several different kinds of app extensions available, every app extensions requires the user to enable them in System Preferences before they can be used. If you recently purchased an app and cannot figure out why you are unable to use a feature advertised in the app description, there is a chance that the feature you are looking for requires you to enable an app extension.

How to Enable an App Extension

To enable an app extension, open the System Preferences app on your Mac. In the System Preferences window, click on “Extensions.”

Screenshot of System Preferences on OS X El Capitan annotated instructions 'Go to extensions pane.'

Once you are in the “Extensions” section of System Preferences, you will see a list of all the app extensions you have on your Mac. To enable or disable an app extension, simply check or uncheck the box next to each extension in the list. That’s all there is to it.

App extensions pane in System Preferences on Mac.

File Cabinet Pro 2.5 Update Adds Quicklook Support

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File Cabinet Pro version 2.5 has been released.

What’s New?

-Quicklook support added! When you have files selected in File Cabinet Pro, you can now press the spacebar key to view them in a Quicklook panel.

-Minor bug fixes and improvements.

File Cabinet Pro screenshot showing Quicklook panel.

This update is free for everyone who already purchased File Cabinet Pro. Haven’t purchased File Cabinet Pro and want to learn more about the app? Check out the landing page for more info.

Desktop Ghost Pro is Available on the Mac App Store

Today Desktop Ghost Pro has been released on the Mac App Store. With Desktop Ghost Pro, you can hide and show everything on your desktop instantly. Desktop Ghost Pro introduces several improvements from Desktop Ghost (the non-pro version). One improvement is that Desktop Ghost Pro allows you set to set Global Hotkeys for showing and hiding files on your Desktop.

Learn more about Desktop Ghost Pro here.

The app is super cheap and super useful, so you definitely should check it out.

Quick Tutorial: How to Generate Icons as PNG Images with iSize Icons Pro

iSize Icons Pro Mac app icon.

         

With iSize Icons Pro for Mac, you can generate properly sized icon images for your iOS and OS X apps. iSize Icons Pro can generate standalone PNG images, an Asset Catalog for Xcode, or an .ICNS file from a single 1024×1024 large icon image. In this brief tutorial, we will generate standalone PNG images.

Generating Icons as PNG Images

To generate your properly sized app icons as png images, simply drag and drop your large 1024×1024 app icon image onto the window. Once your large icon image is dragged onto the window, simply check the boxes for the devices you wish to create icons for (for example: iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac). Then select “PNG Images” under the “Generate As” pop up button for your selected platforms.

iSize Icons Pro Mac app window.

Once you are ready to generate your icons, all you have to do is click the “Generate Icons” buttons to bring up a sheet which will allow you to choose a location on your Mac to save. Type in a name and hit save. iSize Icons Pro will create a directory using the name you have typed in the save panel. If you open the directory, you should see the folders for each device you choose to export for.

iSize Icons Pro generated icons.

If you open the folders, inside are all your properly sized app icon images. That’s all there is to it.

File Cabinet Pro Version 2.0 Released! Global Hotkey Feature Added!

File Cabinet Pro Mac app icon.

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File Cabinet Pro Mac App screenshot showing Global hotkey tab selected in settings.

File Cabinet Pro version 2.0 is out and it is a major update! What’s new is listed below:

-Global Hotkey support for automatically showing and hiding the File Cabinet window! This feature is disabled by default, however, you can go to settings and turn it on if you’d like. You can set your own hotkey or use the default hotkey we suggest. Please note that File Cabinet will do its best to prevent you from choosing a hotkey that will likely cause a conflict with other apps. For example, you can’t set the hotkey to Command+C because you wouldn’t be able to copy a selection to the clipboard.

-The icon in the menubar now changes to dark blue when File Cabinet Pro is the focused app. It will change to black when File Cabinet Pro is not the focused app.

-You can now “Go Back” by using the Command+[ keyboard shortcut.

-You can now “Go Forward” by using the Command+] keyboard shortcut.

-Major performance improvements, especially when viewing a directory with lots of files in it.

-Users on OS X El Capitan will enjoy additional performance improvements when viewing directories in Icon View because we now take advantage of new API Apple introduced in OS X El Capitan.

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File Cabinet Pro Version 1.6 Released, Introducing a Brand New Feature!

File Cabinet Pro Version 1.6 is out for Mac OS X. This update introduces a brand new feature; when the window is closed, you can now drag files over the icon in the menu bar and the window will automatically appear. Check out the demo video:

This new feature allows you to quickly drop files in File Cabinet Pro. You may have noticed that after the file was dropped in the application, File Cabinet Pro’s window closed automatically. Every user may not want the window to automatically close, so we allow you to turn off the auto-closing behavior in Settings.