Monday, January 25, 2010

Two Up Macintosh Window-Management Utility

TwoUp is a great free utility I use to help with window-management on the Macintosh. It's actually a stripped down version of a program with more advanced features that's not free, which is a great way to market products. It's from Irradiated Labs at

It's very simple to resize an application window, pressing CTRL, OPTION and COMMAND keys all at once (they're right next to each other) and one of the ARROW KEYS. It causes the application window you're using to re-size to the left half, right half, top half or bottom half of your screen. If you want to work side by side with two finder windows or a finder window and a text window, for example, just select the window and press the appropriate keys. It works with most Mac programs, but check the exceptions in the documentation (two are Microsoft Word and Excel 2004).

It's worth a look, and it's FREE.

Macintosh Group DVMUG in Contra Costa County

I discovered the Diablo Valley Macintosh User Group last year and thought I'd share it with you. They seem to be one of the most active groups in the East Bay, having a number of special interest groups (SIGs) and a web-based Bulletin Board with many forums on many topics. The SIG I've been attending regularly is the Genealogy SIG, headed by Verner Laursen. They also have an interesting iLife SIG.