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Hazel 4 Adds Live Previews for Rules, Syncing Support, and Smart Folder Monitoring Hazel 4 Adds Live Previews for Rules, Syncing Support, and Smart Folder Monitoring

Mac: Hazel’s long been our favorite tool for automating file cleanup on your Mac and today it’s getting a little easier to use with live previews, support for syncing services, and more.

Quickly Override Gatekeeper with a Right-Click Quickly Override Gatekeeper with a Right-Click

Gatekeeper is a great way to lock down your Mac so only approved apps can be opened, but sometimes you need to circumvent that restriction. Six Colors points out a handy keyboard shortcut for doing just that.

All the Special Key Combinations that Change Your Mac's Startup All the Special Key Combinations that Change Your Mac's Startup

The startup sound is a Mac’s way of letting you know everything is okay, but sometimes, things go bad and you need to boot into a different mode then usual. Mac’s have a bunch of options for this, and all they require is that you hold down a keyboard shortcut at boot.

Incrementally Change the Speed of Playback in QuickTime with an Option+Click Incrementally Change the Speed of Playback in QuickTime with an Option+Click

QuickTime’s a surprisingly versatile little video player included in OS X, but the most recent version tucks away some features that used to be a bit more obvious. Case in point, Mac Issues points out you can Option+click the advancement arrows to get a little more precision.

iTerm Opens up Beta, Adds in a New Look, Password Manager, and Shell Integration iTerm Opens up Beta, Adds in a New Look, Password Manager, and Shell Integration

Mac: iTerm’s long been our favorite terminal emulator for the Mac, and today the next big update has entered into public beta. It’s packed with a ton of new features.

Volume Mixer Is an Application Specific Volume Controller for Mac Volume Mixer Is an Application Specific Volume Controller for Mac

Mac: Not all apps have the same base volume, and sometimes one app likes to really scream at you while another is too soft. Volume Mixer allows you to independently control the volume of apps.

Change the Layout of Launchpad on OS X with a Terminal Command Change the Layout of Launchpad on OS X with a Terminal Command

Not a fan of Launchpad’s default five by seven grid for displaying apps? Defaults-write points out that you can alter it to just about whatever you want with a Terminal command.

Use QuickTime as a Built-In, Simple Video Conversion Tool Use QuickTime as a Built-In, Simple Video Conversion Tool

QuickTime is one of those great little pack-in apps that does more than you expect. For example, it plays video, but it can also record your screen. Our friends over at How-To Geek also remind us that it’s perfect for converting between video formats.

Loopback for Mac Manages Multiple Microphones and Other Audio Inputs Loopback for Mac Manages Multiple Microphones and Other Audio Inputs

Mac: If you need to route audio from one Mac to another, say, from a microphone to Skype to Audacity, the go-to tool has long been the often baffling, occasionally unreliable Soundflower. Loopback is a new app that does the same basic thing, but makes it a heck of lot easier to manage.

Change the Dropbox Syncing Icon to Anything You Want on OS X Change the Dropbox Syncing Icon to Anything You Want on OS X

The Dropbox syncing icon is a handy way to easily see what folders are synced to Dropbox. If you don’t like the boring old Dropbox checkmark, Jacob Salmela shows how to change it.

Enable the Three-Finger Drag Gesture in El Capitan Under Accessibility Options Enable the Three-Finger Drag Gesture in El Capitan Under Accessibility Options

The three-finger gesture that allows you to drag windows around without a click has been in OS X for a while, but in both Yosemite and El Capitan, the setting to enable it was moved. Now, it’s over in the Accessibility options.

Twitter for Mac Finally Gets Updated to Support Twitter's Newer Features Twitter for Mac Finally Gets Updated to Support Twitter's Newer Features

Mac: It has been a long time since Twitter bothered to do anything with their Mac app, let alone anything substantial. This time around, the app’s actually got some legs on it, supporting a variety of newish Twitter features.

Manually Force Safari iCloud Syncing from Your Mac Manually Force Safari iCloud Syncing from Your Mac

Having trouble getting your Safari history and settings to sync over iCloud? OS X Daily points to a little setting in the Mac App that’ll force the sync process.

CleanMyDrive 2 Automatically Cleans Out Junk on OS X Hard Drives, Gets Redesigned with New Look CleanMyDrive 2 Automatically Cleans Out Junk on OS X Hard Drives, Gets Redesigned with New Look

We were fans of CleanMyDrive when it was initially released, because it made managing multiple external drives a lot easier. Now, with a recent update, the app’s even better.

Share Files with AirDrop Between an Older Mac and a Newer One with This Setting Share Files with AirDrop Between an Older Mac and a Newer One with This Setting

AirDrop is one of the simplest ways to share files in OS X, but it doesn’t work well between different versions of OS X. If you have one computer on Mavericks and another on El Capitan, they won’t find each other. OS X Daily shares a simple workaround.

Add an IP Address and OS Version Display to the OS X Login Page Add an IP Address and OS Version Display to the OS X Login Page

The login screen on a Mac is purposefully devoid of information, but if you’d like to add just a little more info, MacIssues shows you how to with Terminal command.

Prevent Gatekeeper from Reenabling Itself in OS X with a Terminal Command Prevent Gatekeeper from Reenabling Itself in OS X with a Terminal Command

Gatekeeper is a great feature in OS X that prevents applications from unidentified developers from opening up, which helps keep malware off your computer. Advanced users don’t really need it though, but when you turn it off, it reenables itself after 30 days. Thankfully Terminal can solve this problem.

Set Your Mac's Wallpaper with a Terminal Command Set Your Mac's Wallpaper with a Terminal Command

Setting your Mac’s wallpaper is easy enough, but if you’re looking to automate changing them up, adding a wallpaper to a setup script, or whatever else, you’ll need to do it from the command line. OS X Daily shows you how.

Arranged Organizes Web Pages Into Customizable Layouts on Mac Arranged Organizes Web Pages Into Customizable Layouts on Mac

Mac: There are a few ways to customize window arrangements on Mac, but if you’d prefer to just customize the layout of your web browser, Arranged is a good option.

Aura Turns Gmail Alerts Into OS X Native Notifications Aura Turns Gmail Alerts Into OS X Native Notifications

Mac: You can set up notifications for Gmail in a variety of ways, but if you prefer the web app to a desktop app, you can’t easily get native notification support. Aura makes that possible.

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