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Lifehack Deal: 9 Elite Apps that Will Make Your Mac Unstoppable

Lifehack Deal: 9 Elite Apps that Will Make Your Mac Unstoppable

Lifehack Deals presents – 9 Elite Apps that will make your Mac unstoppable.

It’s on sale for a limited time only, so get it quick!

TechTool Pro 6

Perform Complete Diagnostics Checks on Your Mac

TechTool Pro 6

    Highlights

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    • One-click diagnostics that scans critical CPU, memory, and hardware to identify problems
    • Helps prevent costly machine repairs
    • Tests & rebuilds damaged directories on corrupted hard drives
    • Recovers lost data from corrupted drives or volumes

    Path Finder 6

    Access & Manage Your Files Quick As Lightning

    path finder

      Highlights

      • Easily and quickly access any files at any time
      • Dozens of useful features that help improve your productivity
      • Extreme customization allows you to hunt down specific information when you need it
      • Designed to work with a variety of different workflows

      TextExpander 4

      Type More with Less Effort

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        Highlights
        • The ultimate typing shortcut utility that will save you time and effort
        • Automatically fix the typos you make the most
        • Create custom keyboard shortcuts to avoid typing the same thing over and over
        • Winner of the 2010 Macworld Editors’ Choice Award

        MacHider

        The Cutting Edge Solution to Hiding Your Private Data

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          Highlights

          • Hide your confidential information from unwanted eyes
          • Simple interface allows for easy and powerful use
          • Protect certain folders and files with one click
          • Organize all your private files and folders for easy access

          Dropzone 2

          Easily & Quickly Get Things Done on Your Mac

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            Highlights

            • Quickly launch applications, open files, and upload content to your Mac
            • Use Amazon S3 to create your own personal cloud sharing solution
            • Snap and share quick screenshots with anyone

            AirServer

            Flawlessly Stream Content From Your iOS Devices to Your Mac via AirPlay

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              Highlights

              • Stream everything from your iOS devices to your Mac
              • Intuitive and easy-to-use interface
              • Makes streaming and sharing content fun
              • Enhanced for iOS 6 so now you can stream content in full 1080p HD

              CameraBag 2

              Desktop Photo Editing Redefined

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                Highlights

                • A powerfully beautiful photo app that brings a new approach to editing you pictures
                • A revolutionary photo app
                • 100+ fully-adjustable filers
                • 25+ professional controls

                MacPilot 5

                Simply Perform Maintenance to Improve your Mac’s Performance

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                macpilot 5

                  Highlights

                  • Simply perform maintenance to improve your Mac’s performance
                  • Unlock hidden features in Mac OS X to make it even more powerful
                  • Over 1,000 amazing features

                  IPNetMonitorX

                  A Troubleshooting Toolkit for Debugging Internet Service Problems

                  IPNetMonitorX

                    Highlights

                    • The ultimate network troubleshooting software for your Mac
                    • 23 intuitive features to detect and solve system functions
                    • Clean user interface with deep OS X knowledge to provide essential problem solving details

                    Get The Mac Essential Bundle For $49.99 (Original Retail Value $310.00)

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                    Published on September 20, 2018

                    11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

                    11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

                    In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

                    Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

                    In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

                    Minimizing Tabs

                    Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

                    Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

                    Incognito Mode

                    Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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                    1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
                    2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
                    3. Download extension New Incognito Window

                    This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

                    Save Webpages as PDF Files

                    Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

                    Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

                    Open Recently-closed Tabs

                    Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

                    One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

                    The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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                    Solve Mathematical Problems

                    Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

                    For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

                    Play Media Files

                    Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

                    In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

                    Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

                    With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

                    Stay Focus(e)d

                    Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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                    Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

                    With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

                    This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

                    Grammarly for Editing

                    Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

                    You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

                    Loom

                    There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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                    There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

                    With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

                    Chrome Calendar Extension

                    No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

                    Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

                    Final Thoughts

                    Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

                    Featured photo credit: Andrew Neel via unsplash.com

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