Font smoothing can dramatically change how font are rendered. You’ll see a major improvement in the looks and feels of apps by just turning on font smoothing, but with a simple command in Terminal, you can make the font on non-Retina display looks way better than the default setting.
When Apple chooses Helvetica Neue as the new system font for OS X Yosemite, I realize that this font won’t work well on small sizes, especially for non-Retina displays. I made a few tweaks with my new setup, and the only change I left out was replacing system font with a better one that is on par with Lucida Grande in term of legibility.
I’ve talked about how using separate browser for personal and professional tasks can help you to become more productive. As you receive links from your clients and colleagues, you’ll find that choosing where the links should go becomes a hindrance. Let’s address that problem with this utility.
You know procrastination is wrong. You know that you shouldn’t waste time on Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit during working hours. How can you avoid distraction and create an environment that boosts productivity? One of the tips I’ve been practicing is using a separate browser for personal and professional workspaces.
I’ve been using this Evernote workflow to search notes in Alfred. It’s a powerful workflow with advanced features to create, manage, and search notes in Evernote, but it requires the Evernote app to be active all the time. The only feature I need from the workflow is the feature to search notes from Alfred even when Evernote is inactive.