Apr 27 2009
Yes, I know, another web browser? I’m a firm believer that there is a web browser for every style of user. Shiira builds some interesting and useful features into a clean interface.
Build on Web Kit, it uses Safari’s stable base. Unique features include sidebar management of RSS feeds, advanced download management, access to Safari and Firefox bookmarks and a sidebar page holder.
Like browsers, there are plenty f OS X backup solutions. But this one excels in its user friendliness. While applications like Carbon Copy Cloner are great at making full bootable backups, iBackup goes a different route.
This free backup application backs files up to another location (with support for remote servers), but the refreshing approach to selecting what you back up is what makes it great. iBackup lets you select system and application prefs, pictures, movies, music and more by the folder or file. With iBackup, it is easy to be selective in what you back up and restore – and you are saved from having to root around for preference files.
This is an ultra simple way to directly access Google Calendar with all its AJAX goodness, outside your browser. Gcal is basically nothing more than a dedicated, streamlined browser that gets you straight to your calendar.
That’s my list for this week. I’ll be back again with more of the Mac’s best free software next week.