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Fixing SFWordProcessing plugin error in OSX

Fixing SFWordProcessing plugin error in OSX

If for example Pages crashes telling you and error occurred with the SFWordProcessing plugin. The steps below might be a solution:

  1. Make sure all applications are closed!
  2. Open Font book.
  3. Scroll down to the Hoefler font and ctrl + click on it.
  4. Choose “Remove Hoefler Text Family”
  5. Download the new Hoefler font.
  6. Extract the Hoefler.zip file and place it in: Macintosh HD/Library/Fonts
  7. Launch Pages or iWeb and the everything should work as usual.
Hoefler
Hoefler
Synthesia: Free piano learning application

Synthesia: Free piano learning application

Synthesia is a very cool game for beginner, novice and expert piano players. At first sight it looks a little bit like Guitar Hero, but now it is used for piano. Here are some more screenshots. Nice about synthesia is that it is free. The free version can load all the midi files you want, but does not show any sheet music. If you want to see the sheet music you have to buy Synthesia for $18.

Synthesia screenshot
Synthesia screenshot
Two free painting programs

Two free painting programs

I have a Wacom tablet which a very nice pointing device when drawing vector images, but did you know you could paint with it as well? MyPaint and ArtRage are both great tools to paint virtually. Unfortunately MyPaint is not available for the OSX platform. Interested? Check out the examples made in MyPaint and ArtRage.

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MyPaint screenshot
Artrage screenshot
Artrage screenshot
Free application removal tool for OSX

Free application removal tool for OSX

AppCleaner is a free tool which helps you to remove an application completely from your harddisk. If you remove an application in OSX you simply drag it to the thrash. The application is then removed, but some small garbage might be left. AppCleaner makes sure everything is cleaned. The nice thing: it is free!

AppCleaner screenshot
AppCleaner screenshot
Free FPS: Battlefield Heroes

Free FPS: Battlefield Heroes

Battlefield heroes is a free cartoony first person shooter. From the Battlefield heroes site:

  • Battlefield Heroes™ is a free cartoon-style shooter for the PC
  • Combining classic gameplay with brand new innovations, it’s a totally new experience
  • Cartoon-style graphics bring the fun back to shooters
  • Third person camera so your Hero is centre-stage!
  • Create your own unique war Hero with extensive character customisation system
  • MMO-like special abilities add strategic depth to combat

Make sure to checkout the screenshots on the Battlefield heroes website.

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Battlefield heroes logo
Fun with your webcam

Fun with your webcam

A customer of mine asked if there was an equivalent of Photo booth to use on Windows. On the web I found Snap! a user friendly tool which can apply some funny tricks on your webcam image including mirror, text-balloons and more.

Snap! example (picture from Snap! website)
Snap! example (picture from Snap! website)