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

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Power Up Your Writing Workflow: Make Better Use Of Scrivener

12th May, 2014

When it comes to getting a research paper, ebook or novel completed, Scrivener can help you stay organized and motivated — that is, if you know how to use some of its best features.

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New Alfred Powerpack Update Includes External Trigger Workflows and Context Sensitive Hotkeys

11th May, 2014

Alfred just released a significant update for its Powerpack features, including context sensitive workflow hotkeys, external triggering of workflows using AppleScript, and a workflow action for opening a static file with a specified application.

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Adobe Releases Adobe Voice: A Free Story Telling App For iPad

9th May, 2014

Yesterday Adobe released Adobe Voice, a self-contained story telling production app for the iPad. Similar to PowerPoint and Keynote, Adobe Voice allows users to create a voice narrated slideshow on the iPad.

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Shazam-Like App Peekster Bridges Gap Between Print and Digital Media

7th May, 2014

Peekster news content curation app for the iPhone does for print media what Shazam does for music. It can scan the headline of a printed article and deliver it in digital form on your smartphone.

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Help Your Child Get Started Writing With Write About This for iPad

7th May, 2014

We all know the iPad is not just for adults, and there are few better examples of how a digital app can help children engage with writing than the creative app Write About This.

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Control Your Mac Using iOS Apps BTT Remote & FullControl

6th May, 2014

If you want to control your Mac from your iOS device there are two very powerful solutions: FullControl and BetterTouchTool’s BTT Remote.

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WritePad for iOS & Android Turns Your Handwritten Notes to Digital Text

5th May, 2014

If you still use handwritten notes but like the idea of going paperless, your iPad can bridge the gap between handwritten notes and digital text.

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Cataloguing Made Easy: Scan Your Media, Books & More Into Your Library With Your iPhone

30th April, 2014

Cataloguing your books, DVDs, games, and other media couldn’t be easier than with an iPhone and one a few good scanner and media library apps — most notably Fantastic Library and GoodReads.

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Ace Your Next Exam Using Flashcard Apps for iPhone or iPad

23rd April, 2014

If you want to start acing school exams, you’re probably going to want to start using flashcards.

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Let Your iPhone Manage Your Groceries With These Apps

17th April, 2014

There’s little reason to create grocery lists on paper or in apps like Evernote when you can shop smartly by using a dedicated shopping list manager on the iPhone.

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Don’t Leave Sensitive Files Exposed, Hide Them With Hider 2 for Mac

16th April, 2014

Mac OS X comes with a powerful drive encryption tool known as FileVault, but if you’d like to hide and encrypt your private files from plain sight, an app like Hider 2 makes it easy.

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100+ Reasons PopClip Can Help You Become a Mac Power User

14th April, 2014

If you want to reduce the number of clicks you make on your Mac, a very useful application called PopClip should probably live in your menu bar.

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iCab: Another Powerful Alternative to Safari on the iPad

12th April, 2014

When I recently compared six alternative web browsers for the iPad, I didn’t know about iCab, which several readers thought should have been a part of my review. And they were absolutely right.

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Brainstorm, Manage & Present Outlines With Style Using OmniOutliner 4

11th April, 2014

If you want to go beyond old school methods or limited Microsoft Word outlines and save time in the process, OmniGroup’s OmniOutliner takes creating outlines to another level.

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Go Beyond A Boring Calendar With Mynd & UpTo For iPhone

8th April, 2014

In the age of smart phones, the best calendar apps go beyond scheduled dates and alarms. Mynd and UpTo are two free date-keeping solutions for iPhone that put your stock Calendar to shame.