Tech Tips – March 2015

App: Photos

  • Photos is a Mac analog for the iOS app of the same name
  • Included in Yosemite OS X 10.10.3
  • Will replace iPhoto as the basic built-in photo app
  • It will also be replacing Aperture
  • Lacks many advanced features
  • Key Features
    • Intuitive interface
    • Links to devices through iCloud
    • Organize & edit photos
    • Create projects

iOS App: Notability

  • Used for notes
  • Features
    • Combine handwriting, photos, typing, and audio
    • Share with Google Drive, AirDrop, Email and Dropbox
    • iOS version $3
    • Mac version $6
    • http://www.gingerlabs.com
  • Demonstrate
    • Connect w/ AirServer

App: HoudahSpot

  • Advanced file search
  • Features
    • Find files by name, text, content kind, author, recipient, pixel count, etc.
    • Combine criteria to quickly zero in on files
    • Search several locations at once – exclude others
    • Customize columns in the search results list
    • Preview files and text matches
    • Set up templates for recurring searches
    • http://www.houdah.com/houdahSpot/
    • $30 – trial version available