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Mac OS X Services

R. had told me about this strange “Services” menu in OS X, but I never really bothered to look deeper into it. The article “Mac OS X Services (the menu you never go to)” told me a bit more about the things possible, when text is selected…

  • Let my Mac read some text loud

  • Open the selected text in an editor

  • Call someone on Skype when their name is selected

  • Open the selected text in a web browser

  • Blog the text

  • summarize the text

Many programs install additional services (Ecto, Skype, TextMate, Emacs, Opera, Quicksilver) and there are more services on the internet (for example at DEVONtechnologies) where the great TextServices comes from.

Makes the Mac even more useful

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Jens-Christian Fischer

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