Mac File Recovery
|Catacombae HFSExplorer Download||Web page with information on and download for HFSExplorer, “…an application that can read Mac-formatted hard disks and disk images.”|
|How to Restore Files From a Time Machine Backup on Windows||A How-To Geek article detailing how to go about recovering Time Machine backups via HFSExplorer on Windows|
|Opening Time-Machine OSX backup files on Windows 7?||A Super User message board about how to open Time Machine backup files in Windows 7|
|View Time Machine backup drive on Windows 7||A Ask Different message board about how to view Time Machine backups in Windows 7|
Online File Storage
|Account Creation||To create a Google Drive account, you need to create an account with Google. If you have a Gmail account, you already have a Google Drive account.|
|Storage Specifications||15 GB of free storage|
|Features||Upload and download documents from anywhere across a range of devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smart phones.
Share documents with other users via email or by shareable URL.
Create and manage permissions for files and folders.
Use Google Docs to create and edit documents.
Use Google Sheets to create and edit spreadsheets and tables.
Use Google Slides to create and edit presentations.
For Windows and Mac users, there is a desktop application for Google Drive that makes moving files from local storage to your Google Drive easier and seamless. Unfortunately, this application is not available for Linux users. However, there is software out there that allows Linux users some functionality with Google Drive1.
|Account Creation||To create a Dropbox account, you simply need an email address.|
|Storage Specifications||2 GB of free storage|
|Features||Upload and share documents
Organize files in folders
Share documents via email
Download the Dropbox desktop application, available on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Built-in Accessibility: Linux Mint
|Mouse Locator||In System Settings under Mouse and Touchpad, enable the option Show position of pointer when the control key is pressed||When the Ctrl key is pressed, visual emphasis will radiate out from behind the mouse, making it easy to locate|
|High Contrast||In System Settings under Accessibility, enable High Contrast mode||A change in the contrast of the screen may make the mouse pointer easier to locate and track|
|Alternative to Mouseposé?||Unfortunately, no. Looked on Alternative To and Linux App Finder and asked Boinx Software (makers of Mouseposé) and WinCycle.|
GNOME Accessibility for Vision
|GNU Network Object Model Environment (Gnome)|
|Part of the GNU Project|
|Free software – part of the Open Source movement|
|“GNOME is a Windows-like desktop system that works on UNIX and UNIX-like systems and is not dependent on any one window manager.”2|
|Screen Reader||The Orca screen reader speaks the user interface|
|Braille Display||Orca works with refreshable braille displays to read the screen in Braille|
|Adjustable Contrast||Adjust the contrast of your screen to make windows and buttons more or less vivid|
|Increase Text Size||Change the font size of system text to make it more reable|
|Screen Magnification||Turn on built-in zoom settings to magnify an area of the screen.|
|Cursor Enhancements||Enable the keyboard cursor to blink to make it easier to locate|
1. Hoffman, C. (2014, September 21). An official google drive for linux is here, sort of — maybe this is all we’ll ever get. Retrieved from How-To Geek website: http://www.howtogeek.com/196635/an-official-google-drive-for-linux-is-here-sort-of-maybe-this-is-all-well-ever-get/
2. Webopedia. (2016). Gnome. Retrieved from Webopedia website: http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/G/GNOME.html