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Mac Tips: Visor & TotalFinder

Time for some more Mac tool recommendations. Two tools I discovered just recently and which I already don't want to miss anymore: Visor and TotalFinder. Both are from binaryage.

Visor is a Quake Style Terminal. I use the Terminal application (shell) a lot. Together with my IDE it is probably the most used application on my Mac. I also utilize my virtual desktops a lot. One feature I always missed on Mac was the ability to configure an app to follow a desktop switch (sticky windows under Linux). The only solution (correct me from wrong) is to open a Terminal on each desktop. That, however, does not work so well with cycling apps using the Command+Tab shortcut. Visor is the solution and not only do I have now my shell available on each desktop, I also get the geeky ahh-factor visor style behavior. Just try it out! The app comes with a whole range of preference options to configure your Terminal appearance. 
 

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TotalFinder on the other hand is an extension to Mac's Finder and allows to open multiple tabs and for example drag & drop between tabs. It also has a keyboard shortcut to hide and show system files. A problem I have been writing before about. It also solves another problem which was annoying me a lot. The creation of this .DS_Store files in directories. TotalFinder has an option to collect this file into a single cache location. Nice! Ahh - and of course it comes also with this cool quake style visor behavior. Check it out!

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Enjoy!

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