Mac : Storage Management

Mac has a built in Storage manager which not many people know about it. To access it open spotlight and type Storage Management click on the app. You should see the screen below:

Click on the Review Files and you will be able to see Large files, Unsupported Apps, which folder is using how much space etc.

It is quite a handy tool, so check out and use it today to clean up your hard disk.

Tagged : /

speedtest – from command line

This one is pretty straightforward. If you want to see how fast your internet is without having to open up Chrome, speed-test is for you.

This is a tool I use quite frequently and always like to have in my back pocket just so that I don’t have to chew up additional resources from Chrome. Also, it’s pretty cool to do it in the terminal.

How to install

If you haven’t already got Node.js, then download that first, then run:

npm install --global speed-test

Running

This is pretty simple too.

speed-test
Tagged : /

The Silver Searcher – A Code Searching Tool for Programmers

The Silver Searcher is a free and open source, cross platform source code searching tool similar to ack (a grep-like tool for programmers) but faster. It runs on Mac, Linux and Windows operating systems.
The major difference between the silver searcher and ack is that the former is designed for speed, and benchmark tests prove that it is indeed faster.
If you spend a lot of time reading and searching through your code, then you need this tool. It aims at being fast and ignoring files that you don’t want to be searched.
Visit https://github.com/ggreer/the_silver_searcher to see how to install and use the tool.
Usage:

ag test /Dropbox/code
Tagged : / / / /

vtop – A Terminal Activity Monitor

Command-line tools like “top” make it difficult to see CPU usage across multi-process applications (like Apache and Chrome), spikes over time, and memory usage. Vtop is a free and open-source activity monitor for the command line. It’s written in node.js and can be easily extended.

How to install

If you haven’t already got Node.js, then download that first, then run:

sudo npm install -g vtop

Running

This is pretty simple too.

vtop

It is quite a cool application to have in our tool chest.

Tagged : /

Download any video from Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and even Instagram

You-Get is a tiny command-line utility to download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web. Download videos / audios from popular websites such as YouTube, Youku, Niconico, and a bunch more. (See the full list of supported sites).
Install it using pip or brew for Mac:

pip3 install you-get
brew install you-get

Simple Usage to download file from youtube:

you-get 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNQXAC9IVRw'

Try it out I am sure you will love it. It has been a live saver for me.

Tagged : / /

Mac best battery status app

CoconutBattery 3 is best battery status reading app.
With coconutBattery you are always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about the battery quality in your Mac, iPhone and iPad.
With coconutBattery you are always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about the battery in your Mac, iPhone and iPad including:
Age of your devices and their batteries
How often the battery was charged
Your battery health
and much more…
You are also able to save the current health information, so you can see the changes of your battery over time.
Download a your free copy today from https://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/
 

Tagged : / / /

Free alternative to Dropbox for as many device you want

Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in real time, safely protected from prying eyes. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, whether it is shared with some third party, and how it’s transmitted over the internet.
It is available for Mac, PC, Linux and Android. Head to https://syncthing.net/downloads/ to download your free copy today.

Tagged : /

Falcon SQL editor with inline data visualization

Falcon is a free, open-source SQL editor with inline data visualization. It currently supports connecting to RedShift, MySQL, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2, Impala, MS SQL, Oracle, SQLite and more. It is a easy to use editor with built in graphs check out I am sure you will love it.
Download Falcon for Mac OS
Download Falcon for Windows
Download Falcon for Linux
For more Visit https://github.com/plotly/falcon.

Tagged : /

Speed up your MAC in 2 minutes

OS X is responsible for memory management (unloading RAM and disk cache contents), and proper memory management is crucial in ensuring your machine is running smoothly. OS X does a quite decent job of memory management, but it’s not perfect.
Sometimes the RAM and disk caches are not emptied properly, even though they were supposed to (like when you quit a running program), and this can lead to issues. To remedy this, you can force your Mac to clear out the RAM and disk caches without rebooting, which can be very useful if you want to give your system performance a “boost” without restarting.
To free this space and make available more memory for the system, you can use a simple command in your Terminal. After opening it, type sudo purge” to remove all the unused files from the RAM. It will ask you the administrator password to run this command, enter it when the prompt asks for the insertion. Thats it, you will feel the your MAC is as new as a reboot.
 

MAC how to Clean the system cache

Day by day, your MacBook will store some information in the system cache such as system logs or big file cache for a faster startup, but in the long term, they become useless and only take space in the hard drive. To free some space in memory, you can access the folder that contains all these files and delete them:

Enter in the Finder

~/Library/Caches

You can quickly access the folder pressing the Command + Shift + G combination and copy/pasting the path.
This will help you free up lot of space by deleting junk.

Tagged : /