Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.



Pick an apple! 
Fixing Save as Adobe PDF Crashes

There have been many reported instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF" workflow crashing regardless of application, but precious few workarounds or resolutions. In troubleshooting, I discovered that there were three instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF.action" in three different locations: /Library/Automator; ~/Library/Automator; and /System/Library/Automator. By eliminating all except the version in /System/Library/Automator, the workflow started behaving, and I was able to cut PDFs directly from the Print dialog.

Submitted by
John Zielinski


iWork Suite Gains View-Only Option and Other Enhancements

Apple has yet again updated its iWork apps for Mac, iOS, and iCloud, continuing to polish and enhance the functionality of the retooled productivity suite.

Show summaries of articles

Hazel 3.1.3

Setting Up a Home Office with Josh Centers

Cloud Mate 1.5.6

“Take Control of LaunchBar” Reveals Powerful LaunchBar Features

RocketDocs Brings Coherence to Google Docs

ReadKit for Mac Is Almost the Perfect Reading App

LaunchBar 5.5.2

Hazel 3.1.1

LaunchBar 5.5.1


CrashPlan is easy, secure backup that works everywhere. Back up
to your own drives, friends, and online with unlimited storage.
With 30 days free, backing up is one resolution you can keep.
Your life is digital; back it up! <>

Keyboard Maestro 6.0.1

Mellel 3.2

LaunchBar 5.5

Evernote 5.1

TextExpander touch 2.0 Gains Features from Mac Version

How to Relocate a Dropbox Subfolder to Another Disk

Keyboard Maestro 6 Automates Web Pages, Adds Macro Syncing

BusyCal 2.0.5

Alfred 2.0.3

Cloud Mate Brings Its Magic to Your iOS Devices

Next 20 articles for Home Mac Productivity...


Fujitsu ScanSnap Scanners — Get on the path to paperless bliss!
Convert double-sided documents to PDF with the one-button ScanSnap.
Scan documents, business cards, and receipts, and eliminate
paper piles from your desk. Visit us at: <>