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

File Cabinet Mac App Icon JPEG

           

File Cabinet Pro version 2.5 has been released.

What’s New?

-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.

File Cabinet Pro Version 2.0 Update Adds Global Hotkey Feature

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.

What’s New?

-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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Tutorial: How to Redeem a Promo Code for a Free Download on the Mac App Store

Sometimes, Mac developers are kind enough to give promo codes out so people can download a copy of their paid applications for free. A promo code is simply a combination of characters you can use on the Mac App Store to get the app for free, but how do you use them? It’s easy. First, open up the Mac App Store application. After the window has finished loading, you will see to your right a link that says Redeem. Click it.

Screenshot of the Mac App Store  window, annotated  with an arrow pointing to the 'redeem link'.

After you click the link a sheet will pop up asking you to log in with your Apple ID to redeem your code, so go ahead and log in!

Mac App Store screenshot of login sheet.

After you log in, you will be brought to a screen with a title that says “Redeem Code”. At the bottom, you will see a text field where you can enter your redeem code. Enter it and the application will start downloading! That’s it!

Mac App Store screenshot of the "Redeem Code"  window.