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+

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Make Smart Folders Even Smarter With HoudahSpot for Mac

1 week ago

Want to find more on your Mac? HoudahSpot is a Mac app that turns smart folders into super smart folders with a simpler user interface and smart search templates.


A Cleaner, Faster iPhoto: Upgrade to Photos for OS X Yosemite

21st April, 2015

Photos for OS X has finally arrived, replacing iPhoto with an image management application that Mac users will actually want to use — but is there enough here to satisfy Aperture refugees?


Ulysses, Pages & Write: 3 Very Different Writing Tools for iPad

6th April, 2015

We’re no strangers to the Mac versions of Pages and Ulysses or the earlier version of Write for iOS, but which is of these apps is best for writing on your iPad?


How To Write and Publish Your First iBook Using iBooks Author

31st March, 2015

Thinking about producing your own e-book? Apple’s iBooks Author is a free, user-friendly tool for producing interactive publications that can reach a large audience of iPad, iPhone & Mac users.


Ditch The Dock To Speed Up Your Mac Workflow

17th March, 2015

While the dock can’t be entirely eliminated, there are many powerful alternatives that can reduce your dependence on using the dock as an app launcher.


Time To Ditch Evernote? Letterspace & Fetch Are Compelling Alternatives

11th March, 2015

If you’re looking for a supplement or an alternative to Evernote, let me — a notebook junkie — suggest Letterspace or Fetchnotes for pure simplicity and ease of use.


Power Up Your Mac Workflow With Alfred’s New Remote App

18th February, 2015

When it comes to getting more done on your Mac, Alfred Remote puts many common tasks quite literally at your fingertips via your iPhone or iPad.


How To Hold A Successful Conference Call On Your iPhone

11th February, 2015

Conference calling on your iPhone is basically a single-tap process, but there are other features you should know about to make the process easier to manage.


Make The Best Use of Evernote with Automated Note Reviews

4th February, 2015

Evernote is useful as a brain dump. But it doesn’t have a useful process for reviewing your content, which means lots of valuable information can be forgotten. Now, there’s a solution.


Create Attractive Graphics Without A Design Background On Canva

28th January, 2015

When it comes to giving your website and social network content an attractive edge, Canva is the online graphic design application and resource that can make it happen. I started a new blog site this year, and nearly all my designs for the site originate from Canva. I use Canva because it allows me, a […]


Is Apple Maps a Reliable Navigator Yet?

26th January, 2015

After replacing Google’s navigation, Apple Maps endured a rocky start, heaps of criticism and some very funny jokes – but has all been forgiven?


Get Some Work Done: The Best Writing Environments for Mac OS X

6th January, 2015

When tackling writing projects, you need the best writing environment possible to get the job done. Here are seven of them.


Put iPhone Reminders To Better Use With The Right Apps & Tips

5th January, 2015

Adding reminders and calendar events to your iPhone should be a painless process – and it can be if you use the right time-saving apps and tricks.


5 More iOS 8 Keyboards That Support GIFs, Fancy Fonts & Themes

1st December, 2014

You will be amazed by what features can be packed into simple keyboard.


Create Powerful Custom Mac Voice Commands With Yosemite & Automator

27th November, 2014

Here’s a Yosemite feature you might have missed: Apple has made it easier to create custom voice commands using Automator.