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How to make Thunderbird mark all new messages as read?

I recently started reading all my email on my smartphone. I still want to download every message in Thunderbird on my Mac (to archive it), but I don't want to manually mark everything as read after downloading it. Is there a way to either disable the "unread" flag, or auto-mark all new messages as read when they are received? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 5, 2014 - 4 answers

How do you block gmail through etc/hosts?

Most "distracting" sites I can block by an entry in my etc/hosts file (Mac OSX 10.8.2). e.g.: 127.0.0.1 plus.google.com But this method doesn't seem to be able to block gmail. [more inside]
posted by tomargue on May 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Calendar Editing and Syncing Between Two Mac Users

I'd like to sync a shared event/appointment calendar with a work colleague, which we both can edit (not just view) on our iMac computers, preferably without having to go to an external website to make edits, or paying for an outside service. Details within. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Mar 14, 2013 - 12 answers

How do I use a second monitor as a large typeface to-do lists that I can see at a glance from across the room?

I want to use a second monitor as a large typface to-do/task list, but I have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by smallerdemon on May 13, 2012 - 12 answers

Computer! Make me a better person!

What apps do you use to help you stay focused on work? I'm looking for Mac and web apps. I don't have clinically diagnosable ADHD, but I'm curious about what's out there and can certainly use the help sometimes.
posted by ignignokt on Feb 9, 2012 - 18 answers

Is there a sticky note app that will source and display a txt file?

Is there a no-frills sticky note app that will simply display a txt file? Preferably for both mac and PC? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Mar 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Wasting time figuring out how to be productive

A task management app (web or Mac) that's a step up from "basic"? [more inside]
posted by amillionbillion on Nov 24, 2010 - 11 answers

On a mac Is there a way to remap to create a new document from a list of choices rather then just the program focused on

Is there a way on a Mac to remap command n so that rather then create a new document inside the program Im focused in, I can choose from a preselected list to create a new document? [more inside]
posted by frodoxiii on Jun 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Transitioning from Mac to PC: Is there an expose-like feature? Your tips for coping with the transition?

Transitioning from Mac to PC: Is there an expose-like feature? Your tips for coping with the transition? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Sep 22, 2009 - 16 answers

Is there a way to create folders or otherwise organize my email inbox?

Is there an app/script/somethin'-sweet I can install on my Mac(s) that will allow me to organize my email INBOX? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 31, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I track time spent in "Spaces"?

Is there a way to keep track of how much time you spend in each "space" in Spaces in MacOS? [more inside]
posted by kcalder on Nov 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Exactly what did I do on September 3 between 3 and 3:15 pm?

I'm looking for software for the Mac that logs open documents (and how long they are open). Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by Mcable on Sep 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Syncing the macs

I am looking for a way to sync an ibook with an imac. I'd like to make sure all my working documents, ical, adresses, firefox bookmarks and zotero files are updated when I come home. [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Aug 13, 2008 - 7 answers

How to effectively use DEVONthink?

DEVONthink: how can i learn to love it? [more inside]
posted by SeƱor Pantalones on Jan 31, 2008 - 2 answers

Acting without doing SOUNDS good, but...

What's the deal with Quicksilver? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Sep 30, 2007 - 40 answers

My white whale of GTD apps for Mac?

GTD-filter: I'm trying to organize my (academic) work life using GTD. I've read through the book, and it sounds like it can help me a lot. I am thinking of using my Macbook as my folder system, but I can't seem to find an app that works the way I want. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me keep track of the time I spend writing

Is there a Mac application that can help me keep track of hours, dates, and time I spend writing? [more inside]
posted by agent99 on May 2, 2007 - 13 answers

Deleting Mac browsers

I want to (sometimes) delete all browsers on my Mac. But sometimes, I want them back. Help me. [more inside]
posted by terceiro on Apr 2, 2006 - 13 answers

Walk me through getting a del.icio.us clone running locally on my Mac?

I would like to build and host a del.icio.us clone on my Mac (Intel iMac running Tiger). It need not be accessible outside of my machine, although if you can advise me how to do that while still keeping my machine secure, that would be a very nice plus. I am able to build simple command-line apps in Unix and puzzle some stuff out, but I am very much not a l33t hax00r. Can anyone walk me through the process very simple step by very simple step? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 31, 2006 - 8 answers

Display a countdown of the number of Words in a MS Word/Mac document.

Here's my idea: I am working on a project that requires me to write 1,000 words a day. As a motivator, I want to have a BIG display that counts down the number of words I have left to go. My first idea was to have an LED display, clock radio style, attached via USB that would somehow retrieve the native count from MS Word and display it (in reverse, since word counts up - but a countup clock might also be OK.) Ideas on that would be great, but it also seems quite hard - so I thought maybe an Applescript that would simulate the display on my monitor would work. How to do this, I have no clue. :)
posted by soulbarn on Mar 5, 2006 - 8 answers

Handling to-dos with a tagging-based web app?

I'm looking for a web-based to-do application with a few very specific features, but, essentially, one that's almost a del.icio.us clone and is very much centralized not on categories, but on tags. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 7, 2006 - 6 answers

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