Rob GriffithsSenior Contributor, Macworld

Former Macworld Senior Editor Rob Griffiths founded Mac OS X Hints. He's now master of ceremonies at Many Tricks Software.

Typinator 4.0

Want to type less? Text-expansion utility Typinator can help. While lacking some features found in TextExpander and TypeIt4Me, its QuickSearch feature is unique and convenient.

Why WWDC 2010 doesn't add up for me

Rob Griffiths left Macworld to work at a small Mac software company. He was looking forward to his first WWDC in that role, but after Apple's announcement he's decided to bypass the whole thing.

Numbers 1.0 for iPad

Taken for what it is (an incredibly feature-rich spreadsheet program running with a full touch interface on a 1.5 pound portable computing device) Numbers is a good start, and should meet the needs of most anyone looking to use their iPad to create and work with spreadsheets.

Why pay for Final Cut Express when iMovie is free?

Rob Griffiths takes a look at Final Cut Express, and what it is that keeps him coming back to it—even though iMovie is free and easier to use.

In the line for an iPad: A first-person account

Rob Griffiths gives a summary of his experiences waiting in line for an iPad at a local Apple Store. No, he didn't spend the night there!

Inside Apple's OS X 10.6.3 update

Rob Griffiths takes a look inside the massive Mac OS X 10.6.3 to find those things that Apple didn't discuss in its release notes.

Magic Launch brings creator-code support to Snow Leopard

Magic Launch lets you open documents via their creator code in Snow Leopard, as you could in all earlier OS X releases. You can also have a given document type opened by different programs based on simple rules you create.

Why I don't use Google Docs

Rob Griffiths explains why he doesn't use Google's online office suite and why maybe you shouldn't either.

A collection of favorite Mac OS X Hints tips

Rob Griffiths shares a collection of older Mac OS X Hints tips that he finds useful and/or interesting. All still work in 10.5 and 10.6, too!

First Look: Quicken Essentials for Mac

Rob Griffiths spent a couple days with Quicken Essentials for Mac, and offers his first impressions of the latest financial management package from Intuit.

Hide ScreenFlow icons while recording

Learn how to make ScreenFlow's icons disappear while recording screen movies.

Customize the root shell's prompt in Terminal

Learn how to create a visually distinctive prompt when working as root in Terminal.

Use Dropbox to sync 1Password data across many Macs

Rob Griffiths discusses how you can use Dropbox to keep your 1Password data file synchronized across many Macs.

Use a built-in shortcut to ease Screen Sharing in 10.6

If you're running OS X 10.6, learn how to quickly start Screen Sharing with any machine you've previously connected to.

Chat with Facebook friends within iChat

Learn how to use Facebook Chat within iChat