Generally, when you open a file, the default program for reading that file will launch and load the file; however, opening a file either in the Finder or in the Dock in Snow Leopard may not open the default application. The application may launch and then become unresponsive without loading the application.… Read more
A number of people are having a problem where the Finder will hang or crash, followed by a Finder error message saying "The application Finder.app can't be opened. -10810." The general agreement among affected users seems to be that this is spurred mainly when accessing external drives, but there could be a few other related reasons.… Read more
New search engine Goby is launching Tuesday night, and unlike Microsoft's Bing, or Hunch, Goby really is a "decision engine"--enabling users to very quickly find something to do nearby or in a far away place.
Its task-centric search tool is comprised of three boxes--a "what," "where," and "when." You just tell it what you want to do and where you want to do it, as well as some general date (or no date at all), and it goes through its index to find you places or activities that match up … Read more
When you connect to servers using the Finder's "Connect to Server" window (available in the "Go" menu), you have the option to save favorites in a list below the address field. This is convenient, but for some people there are some problems where servers either cannot be added or removed from this list.… Read more
There is a problem some people are noticing with how their Snow Leopard installations handle some JPEG images. When these images are viewed using built-in image rendering technologies, the application presenting them will crash. This includes the Finder, which will quit and relaunch when a folder containing the files is opened and previews are rendered.… Read more
MovieFinder provides an easy and intuitive way for users to keep track of their movies. With information provided by Internet Movie Database, the program offers much more than just a list of films.
The program's interface is sleek and well-organized with tabs, allowing users to easily and intuitively access the program's features. Adding new movies is easy; users enter the title and the program searches IMDb, allows the user to select the correct result, and then loads information about the movie, including a synopsis and the movie poster. Users can keep track of who they loan their movies … Read more
Anyone who uses a chat client frequently knows what it's like when one of your friends is on a different service. You can download the client to match what they use, but that means you'll need to have at least two chat clients running at all times. If someone else comes along that uses a third service, that's when it really starts to get confusing.
This free step-by-step file duplicate finder will help you quickly locate and delete redundant files; however, we recommend that novices proceed with caution when it comes to deleting any found duplicate files.
Easy Duplicate Finder uses a three-step process to quickly and easily locate and remove duplicate files from your system. Simply add the folders you wish to scan and define the file mask (all files, JPEG, MP3) from the drop-down menu. Click the Start button in Step 2 and the program very quickly displays any found duplicates. While the program is scanning your system, you can actively watch the … Read more
This dandy little Windows gadget has a name longer than its apparently simple function. If you like to tinker under the hood, or if you run a small business restoring or repairing vehicles, you'll want to check out this search utility.
Auto Car Parts Finder installs a small interface as a gadget in Windows sidebar. It includes two fields: one for a search keyword or phrase, the other with a drop-down list containing Replacement Parts, Performance Parts, Accessories, and Tools. In our tests, launching a search with this free tool returned quick results. The search results are a bit … Read more
FinderPop is a free preference pane that extends the functionality of OS X's contextual menus, helping you more quickly browse, open, move, preview, and get info on folders, files, volumes, and apps using your mouse, in much the same way that other "launcher" apps increase efficiency with keyboard commands. This popular, venerable application has been around since Mac OS 9, and one of its main purposes is to emulate the old Apple Menu Items folder.
At its most basic, FinderPop lets you browse the contents of a folder or volume just by control-clicking on it, while also … Read more