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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Find & Remove Uninteresting Twitter & Instagram Users With JustUnFollow

5th April, 2014

If many of your Twitter followers have become strangers, spammers, and social annoyances, it might a good to time to cut back your “friends” list.


Tawkers Attempts to Bring Meaningful Conversation Back To The Internet

3rd April, 2014

A website called Tawkers seeks to bring meaningful conversations back to the internet, by allowing two people to have a public instant message conversation.


Control Websites & Transcribe Speeches With Dragon Dictate 4.0

1st April, 2014

Though Apple includes a speech to text feature in the Mac OS X, it still lacks the advance capabilities of Nuance’s Dragon Dictate – the only voice dictation program of its kind for the Mac.


iPad Browsers Compared: Which Is Best?

28th March, 2014

Safari is the iPad’s default web browser, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s automatically the best tool for the job.


Tag Journal Captures Thoughts, Photos, Videos & Voice Recordings

27th March, 2014

A clean iOS 7 design and Markdown syntax support make Tag Journal an attractive option for new and existing digital notebook users.


Drag, Drop, And Save Anything On The Web Easily With Dragdis

25th March, 2014

When it comes to bookmarking and saving content on the Web, there’s no shortage of solutions. But a new service aptly called Dragdis makes the process a simple drag and drop process.


Publishing Platform Medium Releases Free Read-Only App for iPhone

22nd March, 2014

Medium, the publishing platform, just released its Medium for iPhone (Free), for the sole purpose of reading and sharing content published on the site.


Perform Siri-Like Voice Commands on Your Mac With Sinus

21st March, 2014

Apple hasn’t yet brought Siri to the Mac so we’ll have to make do with Sinus, a free app that attempts to mimic the usefulness of Apple’s assistant.


Even More Powerful BetterTouchTool Actions You Should Know About

20th March, 2014

If you want more control over your Mac using your Magic Mouse or trackpad, BetterTouchTool puts hundreds of actions at your finger tips.


ScreenFlow: The Best Application for Recording Screencasts On Your Mac

19th March, 2014

Though QuickTime Player can also do screen recordings, it doesn’t hold a candle to ScreenFlow.