Extra Word Services for Mac....Tools for writers

Have you ever needed to re-order sentences in Word or Pages alphabetically or numerically? Ever typed a whole paragraph without realising you had caps lock on and want to change it all back to lowercase? Well its not possible to do either of these and many other wordy things without Devon Technologies wonderful WordService plugin (completely free).


Once installed it adds many new services into the Mac's global Services menu (that oft forgotten and lonely place on many a mac!).




Glyph Shortcuts (Mac of course) - How to type those funky symbols!



This website has a neat list of all the Mac glyophs (typeable symbols) and their shortcuts, so if you find you type some of them repeatedly, its worth printing off and learning the shortcuts!



QR-Code Generator...

This website is brilliant for generating QR-Codes, the next generation barcode. They can be used to convey short bursts of info, contact details, websites, allsorts!

Try putting one on your business card or website!

Mobile Phones (inc the iPhone) can read and translate them into data!





TNEF'S Enough - Open those tricky attachments from Outlook...


Many of us have struggled to open attachments from pc users and this little gem can solve most of the problems...


“TNEF's Enough allows Macs to read and extract files from Microsoft TNEF stream files. The files are usually received by SMTP based e-mail programs from Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook users. The SMTP based e-mail program will usually receive either a MIME attachment named "winmail.dat" or a MIME attachment with the type "application/ms-tnef."

The file is a rich text (or MAPI) message that is sent from Outlook to Exchange. When Exchange sends the message to an outside server it writes the MAPI message as a MIME attachment. The unfortunate side effect of this plan is if the Outlook user has someone in their address book as a person who can receive "Rich Text" then the user will receive the TNEF file whether the user uses Outlook or not.”