Tag Archives: osx

Mac OS X related posts and tutorials.

Kindle Icons for Mac and PC + PSD

I recently set about creating my own set of kindle icons for use when my kindle is plugged into the mac. As most of the time our Kindles aren’t going to be plugged in to anything this icon wont be enjoyed as much as say a custom iPhone or iPod icon might, but it will be there to surprise us during our next monthly charge.

Download Icons

Download Source PSD Files

Included are icons for both mac and PC computers.

To install on a Mac

I use candybar by Panic to easily swap out my icons. It has a “Quick Drop” area that one can easily select an icon and then drag in any file or folder into it to to change out its previous icon.

There are other solutions and manual ways to change your icon, which you will have to google for.

Thanks for Downloading!

Please let me know if you encounter any issues with the files, or if you have any questions.

License

Creative Commons LicenseKindle Icons by Patrick Forringer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at patrick.forringer.com.

If you would like to use these icons commercially please let me know so we can work something out.

Sends files wirelessly to your Kindle with Automator and OSX Services

Oftentimes the kindle store doesn’t have a couple of those self published magazines and or books that you so desperately long to read on your Kindle. This lack of an instant solution makes you jump through multiple steps to get the content on your Kindle. I recently found myself in such a situation after purchasing the e-book version of Hacker Monthly. They provide a mobi version which is supported by Kindle so I set about tinkering with an automator service that would as effortlessly as possible get it on my Kindle. Sadly I can’t offer a one click solution from the self publisher to your Kindle. but with what I created I can help ease the pain slightly. Continue reading

Switching Spaces the slightly easier way for those without magic mice!

Switching between spaces in OSX is pretty simple already with the default shortcuts. Simply hold down ctrl and press directional keys. Recently more intuitive methods have emerged by using apps new like jitouch, that create simple gestures for both the magic mouse and multi-touch trackpads to easily switch spaces.

But what if you don’t have a newfangled magic mouse or multi-touch trackpad? Well I may have a solution for you, warranted you have a full sized keyboard. Continue reading