Bakari Chavanu

Joined October 2009

Bakari is a freelance writer and photographer. He‘s a long-time Mac user, jazz music fan, and family man. Bakari‘s Business Blog; Twitterme: @bakarichavanu; Google+

Feel free to contact at bchavanu@makeuseof.com

977 Posts Published
1826 Comments Posted
3 Answers

Bakari's Latest Posts

Bookends_Lead_Image

Creating Bibliographies & Footnote Citations Is Easier With Bookends for Mac

1 day ago

Bookends for Mac practically performs the research and citation formatting tasks for you.

distraction-free

Four Distraction-Free Writing Environments For Mac Compared [Video]

6th August, 2014

If you want to increase your writing productivity on your Mac, one sure fire way to do so is to use full-screen mode in a distraction-free text editor program.

Blue-Note_Lead_Image

Legendary Jazz Label Blue Note Issues Free 75th Anniversary iPad App

5th August, 2014

The world of Blue Note is huge, and there’s no better way to tour its vast jazz catalogue than by downloading Blue Note 75.

ListBook_Lead_Image

What Makes ListBook for Mac & iOS A Better Reminders App?

1st August, 2014

Trying to live a paperless lifestyle? ListBook for Mac and iOS transforms boring old to-do and task lists into attractive and practical digital versions.

Dropzone-Hero-MPB

Dropzone 3 Turbocharges Your Mac With Drag & Drop Actions

30th July, 2014

You could waste time putting your files and folders to use the traditional way, or you could save time and do everything directly from your menu bar using Dropzone.

Yosemite_Lead_Image

OS X Yosemite Public Beta Now Available, Here’s How To Install It

29th July, 2014

If you’re eager to get your hands on OS X Yosemite, Apple has released its upcoming operating system as a free beta for the first million downloaders.

safari-ios

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With iOS Safari

24th July, 2014

Even if you’re already familiar with Safari’s basic features, there are bound to be things you haven’t yet realised the iOS browser can do.

Shine_Lead_Image

Create Stylish Resumes & CVs On the iPad, No Formatting Required

23rd July, 2014

Getting a job may be hard, but creating a resume is easier with the right template-based apps for the iPad.

FileThis_Lead_Image

Replace Your Paper Filing System With FileThis for iOS & Web

21st July, 2014

If you manually download and manage your web receipts, bank statements, legal forms and other documents, you would probably benefit from the iOS app and paperless service FileThis.

iphone-ocr

The Best iPhone OCR Apps Tested

16th July, 2014

For those of us dedicated to going paperless, the ability to scan documents and have the text recognized and converted to text is an essential time saver.

OneNote_Lead_Image

Is OneNote for Mac A Viable Alternative to Evernote?

15th July, 2014

Even you’re a diehard Mac or iOS user, you still may find the stylish Microsoft OneNote for Mac, iPad and iPhone a worthy option for capturing notes and creating page designs.

iMovie_Lead_Image

How To Create Awesome Slideshow Presentations In iMovie

14th July, 2014

Want to produce slideshows that go beyond simple cross dissolves and single track background music? Apple’s iMovie for Mac OS X can help you create a professional looking slideshow presentations with few prior skills.

Keyboard-Maestro_Lead_Image

Power Up Mac Productivity Using Named Clipboards in Keyboard Maestro

13th July, 2014

No clipboard manager can do what versatile named clipboards can in Mac automation program Keyboard Maestro.

Don’t Lose Business Cards, Scan Them With Your iPhone

11th July, 2014

When you own an iPhone, there’s no reason to misplace paper business cards or keep them piled up in your desk drawer. Use one of these apps provide a better, paperless solution.

idea-draft-writing

From Idea to Final Draft: How to Increase Your Writing Productivity

10th July, 2014

You don’t have to be Stephen King to be a productive writer. Using the right applications and writing tips, you can get more writing done with less frustration, and finish what you start.