WPWriter – Freeware Title for Mac and Windows – Debuts

MacHouse freeware WPWriter

TOKYO (MacHouse) – MacHouse has released its 4th freeware title of the month. WPWriter is a simple HTML editor that is designed to assist WordPress users to write blog articles easily. WordPress has a built-in visual HTML editor, whose editing area is quite small and cannot be changed. WPWriter gives you flexibility in this respect, and users can expand the editing area up to 2,000 x 1,150 pixels. WPWriter also supports contextual menus and shortcut keys for most built-in functions so that users can minimize their time in writing WordPress articles.

MacHouse freeware WPWriter

WPWriter is an HTML editor and nothing more. It is simply intended to assist WordPress users in their writing articles. When you finish writing an article, you still have to use a web browser to access your own WordPress website and paste the HTML code you have created with WPWriter.

Click on the button to learn more about WPWriter and/or download your free copy. VTC

WPWriter is a product of MacHouse.
WordPress is a product of WordPress.Org.

Product Review: A-DATA USB Flash Drive PD9 16 GB (for Mac & Windows): Using USB Memory on Mac OS X Leopard and Windows XP

A-Data USB Flash Drive PD9
Mac product review

More than 15 years ago, Apple introduced System 7. It was an unprecedented operating system, compared with its predecessor System 6.0.8, that came with many new software features. One of them is RAM Disk. RAM Disk allows the user to create a volatile, virtual disk where you can store data. Mac OS X doesn’t support RAM Disk. But there are several freeware/shareware solutions for creating RAM Disk under OS X. One advantage of using a virtual disk is its fast Read/Write speeds. One major disadvantage is… Of course, it’s volatile. If a Mac suffers a sudden system error, you can lose entire data stored in a virtual disk.

If you don’t want to allocate a small share of fast, random access memory, there’s a different way of creating a virtual disk at low cost. How about using a USB memory stick? Prices for USB memory sticks are quite affordable these days. You can find a 16-GB USB memory stick for $50 to 60. And we purchased A-DATA USB Flash Drive PD9. In fact, it’s our first experience in using a USB memory stick. And our initial, innocent questions were

  1. Are Read/Write speeds different, depending on whether you use it with USB 1.1 or 2.0?
  2. Does the disk format matter when it comes to the Write speed?

One major reason why we wanted to test a USB memory stick is to find a good data storage medium for swapping data between Mac OS and Windows through Boot Camp. And the USB memory stick can be a good candidate because its memory is not volatile. And many USB memory sticks are compatible with both Mac OS and Windows without an additional hardware driver.  Continue reading