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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.)

 
 

“Take Control of Pages” Documents Apple’s Writing Triumvirate

Michael Cohen spent the last year writing a book about the three versions of Pages, Apple’s word-processing and layout app that run on the Mac, in iOS, and in iCloud. Now that his book is published, he reflects on how Pages has changed, what he likes about it (and what he doesn’t), and on why Pages is important to Apple.

 
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Labels & Addresses 1.6.9

PDFpen 2 for iOS Offers New Features along Paid Upgrade Path

Ergotron Lets Mac Users Stand and Deliver

Evernote 6.0

Quicken 2015 for Mac 2.2

Microsoft Outlook 15.3 for Mac

Scrivener 2.6

LaunchBar 6.1.3

iBooks Author Gains New Import Options

iWork Updated for Yosemite and iCloud Drive

 

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Moving to iCloud Drive

TextExpander 4.3.4

Quicken 2015: Close, But Not Yet Acceptable

Evernote 5.6

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.3.2

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Alfred 2.4

Paprika 2.0.4

TinkerTool 5.3

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.3.1

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