FYI – Good News for GIMP Users and Templates

I had an inquiry from a GIMP user to see if my templates would work in GIMP. As I don’t have the program myself and haven’t heard from anyone about this before, I quickly put a test layered template together with a locked background layer, a grey box layer, and a text layer and sent it to her to try out – and I sent it over in both PSD and TIF file versions. She reported back that the test template works perfectly – and she is able to open the layered PSD file in GIMP and then needs to save it as an XCF file – the GIMP file extension, but says it works perfectly for her.

GIMP is a free source software that is used as an alternative to Photoshop, PSE and PSP. Again, I have never used it and I don’t know what its limitations are, strengths, weaknesses, etc. but it appears to work on both Windows and Mac platforms among others and you can read more about it here.

Shoppe Upgrade

I’ve been doing a shoppe upgrade the past couple of days, and I believe everything is in working order – successful payment and checkout was completed this morning, and the download keys are working correctly. And I know there have been issues with X-Cart and Internet Explorer – I don’t know if this newer version of X-Cart will fix the IE issues {I’m hoping but I’m not sure} – but I do know that X-Cart works well with Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome, so definitely try one of those if you are using Internet Explorer and are having issues.

I’m still working the bugs out and trying to make sure everything is correct – thank you for your patience – and I’ll have to see what I can do to pretty it up. Any problems, let me know. Otherwise, I will be adding several new products later tonight, so check back!

My Favorite Apps: 1Password

1Password: For Mac or Windows, this is an application you should have! It not only stores your passwords, but you can also store software registration information with all the serial numbers, contact info, copies of receipts and more, plus your ID cards – all the family Driver License, SSN card info, travel cards, passports, etc. I have the desktop version and the iOS version which sync beautifully with my iPad and iPhone so I always have my info on the go – or just downstairs on the sofa when I don’t want to run all the way upstairs to the desktop to grab some info. There is a 30-day free trial to test it out, and it adds a small button to your browser to login to your saved sites automatically – you’ve got to try it out to see what I mean – you will love it!

My Favorite Apps

I just added a new Page called My Favorite Apps that I will be adding to and updating over time – giving you a list of Must Have or at least Must Check Out apps for your Mac! And all you Windows people – this may be just what you need to switch over to the Dark Side… 😉

Application Bundle Deals – AppSumo

AppSumo has rotating bundle deals available for a short time, but usually include a variety of applications at an incredible savings. Check back often, or sign up for their email to be notified of the latest Sumo bundle deal!


I love this application! I run it a couple times a week to clear log files, cache, broken preference files and more. You will definitely want to download the free trial on this one.

ForkLift 2

I have tried several FTP applications and this is my favorite. ForkLift 2 gives you the option of multiple windows/tabs, and multiple transfers, with the feeling of the Finder window. Updates are frequent, and they are quick to respond to request for assistance if something isn’t quite working right – free download, try it!

So this is what I have for now – I always look forward to the emails from AppSumo for their latest deal, and I use CleanMyMac a few times a week, and ForkLift 2 daily – check them out!

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