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Apple Mail plug-in roundup

Since I solved a number of the issues plaguing my Mail account setup - including a workaround to kinda use Gmail over IMAP (more on that soon) - I have sunk my teeth back into Apple's excellent email client. Now I'm pretty happy with using a few plug-ins like Scott Morrison's stellar MailTags 2 and ...

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iConcertCal updates with iCal exporting, better listings and more

This must have slipped under our radar back in March, but iConcertCal, the both clever and useful iTunes plug-in that scans your artists to find local concert dates, has updated to v1.2. In addition to "greatly improved" concert listings in both the US and UK, iConcertCal can now export calendars ...

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FlickrExport Lite for Aperture, new versions all around

First there was FlickrExport for iPhoto, and it was good. Then its developer, Fraser Speirs, asked us whether we wanted him to make a FlickrExport for Aperture, and the answer to that question was also good. Now there is FlickrExport Lite for Aperture, and as a free product, it looks pretty sweet. P...

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Your browser's next plugin: Silverlight?

At this year's NAB, Microsoft has revealed Silverlight (né Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere, WPF/E), its new cross-browser, cross-platform video plug-in. This new plug-in supports Safari and Firefox as well as MSIE and was written using .NET technology. TUAW reader Neil points out t...

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Found Footage: Apple TV Plugin Loader

AwkwardTV has just posted this video demonstrating a new Apple TV 'meta plug-in' that retrieves and installs other plug-ins from around the net. Developer Alan_Quartermain built this brilliant tool that displays a list of third party items from the AwkwardTV site and allows you to select which on...

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Found Footage: Custom Apple TV plug-ins debut

Awkward TV has posted this video showing a custom Apple TV plug-in in action. The post mentions that this is the second known custom plug-in (you can see the first in action here), and that it allows you to play .AVI files located on the main disk (rather than the iPod-esque Media library). For...

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Automator Action: Upload to

We mentioned, an iDisk-like online hard drive service, back when we could begin mounting them on our Macs. To simplify uploading files to your account, Daniel Ryan has created an Automator action that not only lets you upload with a simple right click, but it also takes care of chang...

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On TextMate extras

Like me, there are probably a lot of fresh new TextMate users out there in the audience thanks at least in part to MacHeist, so I thought it would be pertinent to point out a few helpful resources Allan Odgaard (TM's developer) maintains at Of course the searchable mailing list and I...

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Peter Gabriel wants to be your DJ

As if he wasn't already busy, what with being the music legend and all... Peter Gabriel's playlist construction kit The Filter, already available free for iTunes for Windows, is now entering 2.0 alpha test for Mac users. The Filter automatically loads your iPod with custom, mood-relevant playlists a...

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Hawk Wings updates an already massive Mail plugin list

We mention Hawk Wings from time to time here on TUAW, as it's a great blog for all things One handy resource of Tim Gaden's Mail-obsessed blog that not everyone knows about, however, is its ever-growing directory of plugins, in which Tim relentlessly tracks and categorizes all the 3rd part...

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New Chax beta with tear-off tabs, will be open sourced soon

Chax, the handy iChat plugin that offers tabbed chats and much more, has a new beta available that offers tear-off tabs for those times when you don't want to put all your eggs chats in one basket. Announced on the author's blog, this new version also allows exporting activity log data as HTML. Of c...

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Keyword Assistant for iPhoto goes Universal

Keyword Assistant is a stellar iPhoto plugin that dramatically simplifies the chore of adding keywords to images. In fact, one could go so far as to say Keyword Assistant brings tagging to iPhoto, but we'll let you judge for yourself. As you can see, it adds a menu item to iPhoto, as well as a simp...

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Mail attachment reminder saves embarassment

I've done it again -- sent an email that mentions an attachment, and then forgot to attach the file. It's always embarassing. Here's a way to save yourself from similar humiliation. Download this free Attachment Scanner plugin for, and install it following the directions on the developer's...

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Quicksilver plugin updated

For all the Quicksilver users out there, the plugin has been updated for (what I assume is) the recent change in their API that seems to have afflicted every app that has anything to do with access to the social bookmarking service. As one might guess, the plugin simply allow...

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Unit Conversion plugin for Quicksilver

I don't know how long the Unit Conversion plugin has existed for Qucksilver, but I just found it the other day in yet another one of those 'QS spelunking' adventures that many of its users sometimes embark on (I highly recommend them). They're almost always a good time for Quicksilver fans, as one ...

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