Pilot Frixion Pens

I am not as picky as some when it comes to writing utensils, since most of my writing is done on my computer. But recently I’ve been using my Moleskine Reporter Notebook to keep track of all of my to-do’s and random notes on the go. I was given a Pilot Frixion pen, it erases with a rubber nub using friction, very cool. It’s nothing like those erasable pens from the 90’s that burn a hole in your paper and you can still see the reminants of the ink. This pen erases clean away with no rubber shavings left behind. It’s genious! This is favorite pen to write with, with the Le Pen coming in close second…

The Pen Addict is having a giveaway for the new line of Pilot Frixion pens. But don’t enter, because I want to win!

Skitchy Skitch Skitch

I used to use a screen capture tool called Snag It on my PC at my old job. I thought it was the greatest tool, it let me not only take screen captures but screen videos too and it let me edit my captures using MS Paint-like features. At my new job, I got to choose my desktop platform and of course I chose a Mac. So I was on the hunt for a screen capture application like Snag It but for Mac and, of course, for free. I stumbed onto a forum where someone had asked the very same question: “What’s a good screen capture tool for Mac?”

Among the many of the responses to the thread, I checked out Skitch. Skitch is by far one of the best applications I have used. The user interface is extremely intuitive and very clean. Screen capture is flawless and editing and saving your capture couldn’t be easier. The user interface integrates well with Apple’s design patterns and methodologies. It’s so easy and quick to use, I sometimes use it as an alternative to Photoshop for my simple image edits.

If you own a Mac, Skitch is a must have application. Check out the demo video here.