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Disable Caps Lock

If you find yourself pressing the Caps Lock key accidentally as much as I do, note that you can disable it entirely in Mac OS X. Open the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane, click the Modifier Keys button, and in the dialog that appears, select No Action from the Caps Lock pop-up menu. You could remap it to another modifier instead, but that might make using differently configured Macs more difficult.

 
 

BusyContacts Turbo Charges Mac Contact Management

Need to go beyond Apple’s Contacts app? BusyContacts — by the same folks who brought you BusyCal — is for those who need to manage relationships with contacts or are just plain dissatisfied with Apple’s bare-bones offering.

 
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Fantastical 2.0.3

BusyCal 2.6.6

BusyContacts 1.0.3

Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.1

LaunchBar 6.3

Evernote 6.0.8

Fantastical 2.0.2

LaunchBar 6.2

TidBITS Watchlist for 1 April 2015

BusyContacts 1.0.2

 

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>
 

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.1

Nisus Writer Pro 2.1

Evernote 6.0.7

Microsoft Releases Public Preview of Office 2016 for Mac

Make Site-Specific Browsers with Google Chrome

“Take Control of PDFpen 7” Documents PDFpen for Mac and iOS

BusyCal 2.6.5

Apple Opens iWork Web-only Access to All

Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.8

BusyCal 2.6.4

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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>