Essential Applications for macOS

macOS Working Environment (Sierra, El Capitan)

This list once started out as my personal check list for setting-up a fresh Mac (and it still serves that purpose). Due to its nature the list is continuously evolving. So don’t forget to check back from time to time.  Continue reading Essential Applications for macOS

This site will change…

As you may have noticed I switched the comment sytem from WP to Disqus.

It’s not that I like Disqus so much, it’s just a preliminary step for the change from WordPress to a static site generator. Probably Jekyll, maybe Hugo. Not sure, yet.

I hope the transition will be finished in a couple of weeks. Still have to figure out many things.

You find a development preview of the new site at and at

I’m tired of WordPress.

– Tom

Bulk-Export Mails from Apple Mail, Part II

Apple’s mail client has an annoying limitation: If you want to export mail messages as .eml or .emlx you have to do it one by one, i.e. dragging one message at a time from the Mail App’s window to a Finder window. It won’t let you drag several messages at the same time.


However with a small script this limitation can be circumvented easily. (This is Part II of the other Mail Export post.)

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