Productive Writer’s Bundle ($60.00 $24.99): This bundle has Marked that I use for proofreading and Word Counter that I run all the time to track daily words counts. I highly recommend this bundle (not an affiliate link) if you want to take your writing skill on Mac to another level.

Repair Disk Permissions Myth →

Thomas Brand addressed one of the most common myth on disk permissions:

The only time you need to run Repair Disk Permissions is if you changed a system-level permission you shouldn’t have.

I used to stay up late searching for tools and tips to optimize Mac. I downloaded all the some recommended applications that claim to optimize and speed up OS X. I guess what they do are simply clearing caches and changing priority of the processes. It wasn’t a pleasant experience. I ended up staying awake whole night trying to revert its condition from fast to normal.

Nowadays, I let OS X manages everything. I’ve only adjusted some animations to improve my experience.

Avoid needless hacks when OS X doesn’t freeze your Mac. Instead of spending your time to optimize OS X, try to come up with a way to finish your tasks efficiently.