Apr 27 2009
System additions are notorious for creating unstable systems, but with the strength of OS X under the hood we are free to tweak without thinking twice.
This utility alters the icon of your hard drive or iPod to reflect its free space. DriveGauge adds a bar that shows you at a glance how you are doing on free bytes. This safe hack is a great way to keep tabs on your disks.
This menu item gives you a handy accessible timer that can be set to count down to an alert or count up. An option allows the countdown to be displayed in the menubar.
Remember customizing startup screens in OS 9? Well, dust off those old graphics. Startup Syringe allows you to customize the gray apple logo shown as OS X boots.
File Spy is an interesting utility that keeps tabs on a file’s activities. Once set up, this app runs in the background, observing a file’s every move. This could be helpful for sensitive documents, or ones used by multiple users.
None of today’s picks are likely to change your life, but I hope you find them useful, or maybe just interesting.
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