July 2023

Compare Files & Folder in Directories using Compare 2 Folder for Windows

Static Copy for Windows
Compare files and folders for directories. Compare by name, date modified, size, or all of the above. Fast filter options to display all results, just matches, or just non-matches. Ability to hide/show properties for date modified and size. Change how folders are displayed, either grouped at the top before files, or sort amongst files by alphabetical order. Use the Include Subfolders option to list all files and folders; including items nested inside other folders. Care should be taken using the subfolders option, as the processing time for comparison will be much longer for large lists.

Here are instructions for app operation:
1.) Launch app.
2.) Click button for Set Directory 1. Choose a directory for comparison. Directory should include files or folders.
3.) Click button for Set Directory 2. Choose a directory for comparison. Directory should include files or folders.
4.) The left/right lists will update to show files/folders and a comparison status green/red checkmark/x to indicate comparison results. A green checkmark indicates the item appeared in the other list. An X indicates no match was found for selected comparison parameter.
5.) Toggle toolbar buttons appropriately.
6.) Change 'Comparison' toolbar selection for desired comparison. E.g. choosing 'Name' will compare file/folder names between the two lists.
7.) Change 'Filter' for desired filtered result for Lists.
8.) Double-click a list's file/folder to launch the item. Not all files may be launchable due to Windows security.
9.) Right-click a list's file/folder to see 'Open' to launch the item. Not all files may be launchable due to Windows security.
10.) Right-click path-bar along bottom to see 'Open' to open the path location in File Explorer.

Skim through Videos using Video Slide for macOS

Image Slide App Info for macOS
Video Slide is a great way to skim through an array of videos.

Click the 'Choose Video Directory' button in toolbar to locate a directory containing video files. Videos will be loaded into a background collection and default to showing the first video from list. Videos in collection will be listed in alphabetical order. Care should be taken to choose a location with an appropriate video quantity. The more videos in a directory the slower the processing time. Fewer videos like in the range of 20-60, make for a better experience.

Use the 'Clear App Data' button to remove the video directory reference from Video Slide app. Clear App Data doesn't affect any files stored on computer. Video Slide uses the Entitlement 'Access User Selected Files (Read Only)' - meaning it can't change any computer file data.

Use the Slider along the bottom to drag left/right. Moving the slider will switch between videos from the chosen directory. Slider will only be visible if there are two or more videos. Optionally the left/right arrows in the bottom left corner can also be used to switch between videos. Those buttons also have a keyboard shortcut (left/right arrows respectively).

Along the bottom of the UI will show the selected video name. Hovering above the video name with the mouse cursor will show a tooltip of the video path. To the bottom right corner lists the video directory count.

Right-click video name and choose 'Show in Finder' to open the macOS Finder to the selected video's directory.

Create Temporary Notes for macOS using Temp Notes

Image Slide App Info for macOS
Sometimes I find myself needing to jot some quick notes or capture a screenshot. A lot of times I don't intend to keep the content, but need it readily accessible for a bit. Information like IP addresses, ticket numbers, or a screenshot of data - fleeting data where I may just need it around for awhile, then it can be trashed. Temp Notes helps provide that solution. I can throw content into it and recall it up in the future if need be. I don't need to login to an app or web portal, or organize any files. Just throw it in! Temp Notes keeps 30 days of content, with the option to set elements to 'static', so they stick around longer and are persistent through the apps date ranges. Temp Notes provides a lot of useful features to make using it a no-brainer. Other apps just can't do what Temp Notes does so easily.

- Near infinite canvas
- Canvas panning
- Text Elements
- Image Elements
- Draggable Elements
- Slider for date target
- Calendar picker for date target
- Text Editor - with font size & color
- Image Viewer - with zoom to cursor
- Paste text/image
- Drag/drop images
- List View of Elements
- Internal Help Topics
- Fast Delete shortcuts
- Z indexing for Element layering