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View a program's graphics in Preview

Need a program icon or an image from a template? You can easily access all of an application's graphical elements with this hint.

How to choose a to-do manager

David Sparks has a complicated life and needs a good task-manager to get everything done. He eventually chose Omnifocus for the job. Here's how he worked his way through that buying decision.

Presenting with the iPad

Dreaming of the day you can leave the heavy laptop behind and give all your presentations from your iPad? Joe Kissell explores what's possible with the third-generation iPad and AirPlay.

Three great folder actions

Wish there was a simpler way to print documents, create archives, or add spotlight comments to project files? Kirk McElhearn shows you how to make automating your Mac as simple as putting a file in a folder with these three great Folder Actions.

Five hidden Gmail tricks for power users

Whether you use Google's Gmail service at work or for personal purposes, you probably have a good handle on the basics: organizing your contacts, sending emails...

Copy events, delete Mail messages

Two quick tips--one from an OS X Hints reader for copying events from one calendaring app to another, the second from a Macworld editor for quickly deleting messages in Mail.

How to surf safely with a VPN-for-hire

If you regularly use public networks--such as those in airports or coffeeshops--to access the Net, you should know that your data is at risk. You should also know that private, commercial VPN services are available that will keep your data safe.

Beyond .zip: Secrets of the Archive Utility

What do you do if a file won't expand or someone sends you a strange type of archive? Here are answers to frequently asked questions about working with compressed files in Mac OS X.

Delete Dropbox cache to recover drive space

If you use Dropbox to share files with co-workers and clients, you might be surprised to find yourself running out of room on your hard drive. Here's how to find and delete the offending files.

How to create and use BBEdit clippings

By enabling you to insert frequently used snippets of text, clippings are one of BBEdit's most powerful tools. In an excerpt from his ebook Take Control of BBEdit, Glenn Fleishman explains how to use clippings to save time and keystrokes.

How I use Evernote for work

You might know Evernote as a great tool for clipping stories from the Web and collecting recipes. But you not have considered how useful it can be for business, too. David Sparks explains how he does just that.

How to set up iOS calendar syncing

If you're still using iTunes to sync your iPhone's calendar -- or worse, not syncing at all -- there's a better way. Two better ways, in fact.

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Bugs & Fixes: Poor Rich Text Format (RTF) support in iOS

Ted Landau laments the lack of full support for Rich Text Format (RTF) files on his iPad.