Print to PDF on Your Dropbox (for Mac OS X)

In Mac OS X, you can set your Dropbox folder as an option in the Print/PDF menu. This is useful if you want to save articles/web pages to your Dropbox which you can then go on to view from other computers as a PDF document. Instructions Navigate to your user account’s Library folder. Note that, […]

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Sync RSS Feeds Across OSX Machines

NOTE: I tried to set this up with Mail 4.4 and haven’t gotten it to work properly on all machines with Mail 4.4 installed. This is of course after the 10.6.5 update. It works/worked with Mail 4.3 and 10.6.4 – fyi. The trick is to move the folder with all your Mail RSS fees into […]

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Push Notification for iOS When Using MacDropUpdate2 (for OSX)

For those who would like iOS notifications with MacDropUpdate2, It is easy to get push notifications on iOS of the update should you wish to do so. There are several required items. iOS device (iPhone, iPad etc) Dropbox account created and the client installed properly on your Mac Dropbox must be configured to use the Growl […]

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Export Safari Bookmarks to HTML (for OSX)

Here’s a tip on how to export Safari bookmarks to HTML, for easy viewing on an iPhone/iPad (or for other purposes). First, copy save the following file to your HDD: Bookmarks.xslt – the original file was taken from http://www.entropy.ch/software/xsl/ but I’ve added a little JavaScript to collapse folders by default (very basic, for now – it works for me). […]

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Remotely Change Background on Mac OSX

Create a folder in dropbox to host the image. Setup Mac to look at that folder for background. (if using to send messages set refresh option to 5-seconds, if just to sync background set to 1-2 hours) Upload image, replace image to change background.

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Sync While Logged Out Using Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server

General Info This trick is based on Multiple Instances On Linux Or Mac OS X. It keeps Dropbox syncing your files after your Mac is booted, even if you aren’t logged into your Mac or Mac Server. It has been tested on a Mac Mini server running OS 10.6.5 and Dropbox 1.0.10. Instructions Log into […]

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Sync Safari Bookmarks Across OSX Machines

The trick is to move the folder with all your Safari preferences into your Dropbox. This folder contains your Bookmarks, History, and other information – including security sensitive information such as browser history and form auto-fill data (though the latter is apparently encrypted). I assume that you want to sync all of this stuff: Move the folder […]

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Sync Your Contacts Between OSX Machines

The Contacts Data is stored in a Folder named “AddressBook” which is located in /Users/Username/Application\ Support/ We will create a symbolic link from this Folder to its copy in our Dropbox Folder. Search the local b folder. Make a copy of the AddressBook folder and put it in your Dropbox folder. Rename the localAddressBook folder to _Addressbook (or […]

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Sync Firefox Bookmarks Between OSX Machines

Firefox stores the Bookmarks inside a file named places.sqlite which is located in /Users/Username/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/someRandomName.default/ . On machine one: 1. Search this file and make a copy of it and rename the original one to _places.sqlite (our backup file if something went wrong). 2. Now put the copy in your Dropbox folder, e.g. Dropbox/Firefox or […]

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