Mountain Duck will change how you access FTP sites forever!

mountainduck_y_512Yes… You read that right.. Whats more – it wont be for just FTP sites either! With the all new Mountain Duck (Officially launched today) you can access FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Azure & OpenStack Swift server storage as if it was a local disk via the finder app!

Mountain Duck is CyberDucks younger brother, but packs quite a punch..

Due to my role, daily I find myself connecting to either FTP or SFTP locations – using Mountain Duck saves me so much time and fuss. Having the files available to manipulate directly in a finder window really makes life easier.

Check out the list of features below;


  • Support for 8 protocols
    • FTP, with support for TLS
    • Amazon S3 Protocol, supporting
      • Amazon Web Services
      • Google Storage
      • Eucalyptus Walrus
      • Dunkel Cloud Storage
      • Host Europe Cloud Storage
    • WebDav Protocol support
    • SSH/SFTP Support
    • OpenStack Object Storage Protocol, supporting;
    • Rackspace Cloud Files
    • Rackspace Cloud Files UK
    • Internap XIPCloud Storage
    • Windows Azure Protocol Support
    • Google Docs Protocol Support
    • Dropbox Protocol Support
  • Toolbar Button – enabling quick and easy access
  • Quick Connect
  • Bookmarks
  • History
  • Bonjour
  • Open connections direct from finder
  • Support for Application launchers
    • QuickSilver
    • LaunchBar


Grab your copy now from the Moutain Duck website.

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50% off PDFpen for iPad & iPhone

PDFpen-iPadSmile, the developer of productivity applications for Mac®, iPhone® and iPad® is offering a 50% discount on PDFpen for iPad & iPhone, the mobile PDF editor, from now through Sunday.
“Administrators, students, small business owners, everyone deals with PDFs,” stated Philip Goward, Smile Founder. “In the end of year bustle, we want to offer a little something to help these busy people. What better way than discounting a tool tailored to speed them through their digital paperwork.”

Use PDFpen to edit your PDFs right from your iPad and iPhone. Sign year-end agreements directly on your iPad, skip the faxing. Scribble notes and highlights as you proof your final draft. Correct typos right on your iPhone before sending out your invoices. PDFpen for iPad & iPhone gives you the flexibility to handle your PDFs from wherever you call your office, whether a coffee shop or an airport terminal.
PDFpen for iPad & iPhone is regularly £13.39 on the App Store. It is discounted to £7.99 from Thursday, December 17 through Sunday, December 20th.


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OS X & Google Chrome NTLM Authentication

ChromeGoogle Chrome for OS X generally doesn’t play well with proxy servers, especially those that require NTLM authentication. Those who have tried to use it in the past will be greeted with a constant barrage of proxy authentication prompts, each successful entry of credentials loads a tiny little bit more of the site..

However, there is a way to resolve this. Using a simple command in OS X terminal you can enable NTLM authentication in Chrome, and only have to enter your credentials once.

  1. Open Finder
  2. Open the Utilities folder
  3. Open a terminal window
  4. Copy and paste the following line in:
    Sudo /Applications/Google Chrome --auth-schemes="ntlm"
  5. Enter your password and press enter
  6. Now quit and relaunch all Chrome windows.

That’s it. You should never be prompted again, at least not until you change your password.

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Obtain domain ‘whois’ information using nothing but OS X Terminal

Mike Hudson WhoIs ScreenshotDid you know that you can obtain domain whois information for any web domain using
nothing but OS X Terminal?

For years I’ve used many web services including (and probably my favourite) CentralOps, however, sometimes its handy to be able to do things without leaving the comfort of your current terminal session!

So.. To get some of the information web services can provide, launch Terminal and type:


NOTE: You can replace with the domain name of your choice.

WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) is a query and response protocol that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name, an IP address block, or an autonomous system, but is also used for a wider range of other information. The protocol stores and delivers database content in a human-readable format. The WHOIS protocol is documented in RFC 3912.


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