Tinderbox 2 Improves Weblog Tools -- Eastgate Systems has released Tinderbox 2, an update to its utility for storing and organizing notes and other informational content (see "Light Your Fire with Tinderbox" in TidBITS-651). In addition to gaining an overall speed boost and interface polish, the new version includes the Tinderbox Weblog Assistant for setting up a personal weblog. If you already use weblog software such as Moveable Type, Radio UserLand, or Blogger, Tinderbox 2 can easily send notes as weblog entries. The Tinderbox 2 upgrade is available for $70, which includes a year of free upgrades; if you're still within a year of purchasing a previous version of Tinderbox, downloading and installing the 3.7 MB demo automatically unlocks the application. A full version of the program costs $145. [JLC]
Open a Finder Window with the App Switcher
If you don't have any Finder windows open and want to switch to the Finder and open a window in one fell swoop, bring up the app switcher with Command-Tab and tab over to the Finder icon. While still holding down Command, press the Option key, and then release the Command key. You're switched to the Finder, with a new default window open for you.
Tinderbox 2 Improves Weblog Tools
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