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Fun Way to Send Attachments in Mail

If you're working in a file that you want to attach to a message in Apple Mail, you can transfer the file to Mail easily: From the title bar of the file's window, drag the little proxy icon to Mail's icon on the Dock. Your Mac will make Mail the active application and open a new outgoing message, with the file attached.

(If your icon won't drag, the file probably isn't saved.)

 
 

Evernote 5.5

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With its new descriptive search capabilities, Evernote 5.5 enables you to sift through your notes more easily by place, file contents, date ranges, and more. As you type, Evernote makes suggestions for subjects, tags, date ranges, what device originally created the note, and more. (For additional information and suggestions for using descriptive search, see this Evernote blog post.) Currently available only for English, descriptive search is promised to be applied to other localizations soon.


The update also improves business card scanning (in conjunction with the ScanSnap Evernote Edition scanner), fixes issues with the Evernote window, and squashes a bug with syncing that may have caused crashes. (Free from Evernote or the Mac App Store, 49.5 MB)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>