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As the banner above (taken directly from Evernote.com) mentions, Evernote is a piece of software that allows you to sync content from all over the place. Once an (free) account is created, notes can be made from a number of places:

1) Locally on a computer, using their Mac or PC software.
2) iPhone application.
3) Evernote.com. 

Once a note is made (text, audio, or images are acceptable forms of notes – it can even read text FROM images!), content can be synced to-and-from the Evernote universe/cloud.

From a monetary perspective, Evernote banks on the fact that hardcore users of their product will need more bandwidth, which you have to pay monthly for. But, for the average user (like myself – I’ve been a user for almost a year), their 40MB per month cap is more than enough.

So, if you’re like me, and what all of your todos/homework/grocery lists to be synced to multiple locations, CHECK OUT EVERNOTE!

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No, this post isn’t about the little automated blade machine that makes delicious milkshakes and smoothies. It happens to be about open source 3d modeling and programming software, that’s available cross platform (Windows/Mac/Linux).

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It fully supports integrated Python scripting, 3d modeling, animation, and physics. Also, because it’s open source, users post to forums at Blender.org about creative scripts that can make coding certain objects and animations even more efficient.

Best of all, it’s free! The only con: the user interface is UGLY. Definitely looks/feels like a Unix program. It’s evidently getting better in the next version, but we’ll see…

GET BLENDER NOW! 

(images courtesy of http://www.blender.org)

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Many of you may be familiar with the iPhone app that shares the name with a certain yellow cartoon character. Luckily, Tweetie != Tweety. Atebits, the company behind this amazing Twitter client, has finally released their version of Tweetie for the Mac. Windows/Unix/Linux/Solaris users: You’re all out of luck.

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A beautiful application written in Mac OS X native Cocoa (not another Air app, thank god – goodbye, Tweetdeck!), Tweetie is lacking very little. And what it does do well (almost everything), it does REALLY well. Most transitions between individual user pages and tabs are smoothly coded with “shadowy” effects. Also, as pictured below, Tweetie (not unlike it’s iPhone counterpart) handles multimedia within the application, as long as it’s from a known source (Twitpic, for example, is a popular service for hosting pictures).

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Don’t get the wrong impression, though – Tweetie isn’t perfect.

Cons:
Costs $14.95 (although, it’s useable otherwise, if you can stomach a few ads).
Can’t unfollow/follow users from within the application.
No skinning/themes, unlike the iPhone version.

EDIT: Just found out how to follow/unfollow people – it’s just not as obvious as it is in the iPhone version…

Get Tweetie for Mac OS X Now!

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