Quite a few of our customers use their Mac minis as central storage for a team of people in different locations. We hear from a lot of business owners who have been trying to run the server from their office, but just need more speed, reliability and security. They recognize that we can provide all three, but often they are concerned about having the machine out of the office where they can’t keep a close eye on the different versions of data. They want to make sure everyone is up to date.
This is where Changes will come in handy. Changes will keep multiple machines in sync with the latest versions of documents and projects. If you prefer something more manual, it also provides a quick way to text comparison using popular text editors.
This is also a great way to backup and update your website.
Changes is available for $39.95 and can be downloaded from the official site. (demo available)
Asaph is a blogging system, but not like one you’re used to. I’d say it’s better described as a combination of WordPress and Twitter.
Once you download and install the application on your server, you can quickly post quotes or pictures to your blog. You can either do that thru the admin section, or quickly with a bookmarklet in your browser. (He has a video showing you how this is done.
To get an idea of how it looks, you can take a look at the developer’s Asaph blog. Or if you want to jump right in and play with it, you can get it at the developer’s site. (This is a link to his Asaph Category on his blog. Since the app is still in beta, he is releasing versions of it via his blog.)
“Chyrp is a blogging engine designed to be very lightweight while retaining functionality. It is driven by PHP and MySQL (with some AJAX thrown in), and has a pimpin’ theme and module engine, so you can personalize it however you want.”
I’m a big fan of WordPress and use it often in sites that I build. But, Chyrp seems to be a good option as well.