Scrawl Mac

On March 20, 2012, in Apps, Mac OS X, Macintosh, Review, by Mark Greentree

App Developer: Allen Dunahoo
Version Reviewed: 1.1.1
License: US$1.99 – Mac OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

Productivity apps, especially note taking apps, are the new craze sweeping the Mac universe.

Scrawl is one of the competitors for you time and money. How does this very simple, elegant, and iCloud compatible app stand out in the crowded marketplace?

The first thing you will notice about Scrawl is how minuscule it makes itself on your Mac. The only way you know it is currently activated is by looking for the pencil icon located in your Menu Bar.

There is no limit to the number of saved notes you can have or their length. As new notes are created they will automatically save and sync with iCloud. This is a perfect solution for anyone with more than a single Mac.

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About Mark Greentree

Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is also the lead host on Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.

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My Mac Magazine #29, Sept. ’97

On September 1, 1997, in Tech Tips, by Abraham Amchin

This month Tech Tips covers an apparently hot topic (for at least 1.2 million of us according to Apple) which is Mac OS 8. I won’t delve into extension conflicts and what version of what program you may or may not need, but I do hope to provide several basic tips and suggestion to make your upgrade as smooth as possible. Also, thanks to reader John Kessler for acknowledging I was not the only one to come across psychotic mice (see Real World Experience, issue 28).

If you have read much on the Internet on how people are installing the new System, you’ve probably seen that many are performing a “clean install” and that may be your first question (what is a clean install?). To sum it up, a clean install will leave your existing System Folder where it is and create a new system folder.

Is this good or bad? Well, the bad part is that you must now move all of your old preferences, fonts, non-Apple control panels and extensions to this new system folder. Don’t forget about other items in the old system folder like:

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