On the suggestion of a friend I built this site to help people quickly find the home page of Mac related products. More often than not, search engine results would bring back pages of links blogs, stores and spam search sites, but not the real homepage for the product. Whether you are looking for software, books, magazines or hardware, Find Mac Stuff should be your first and last stop when looking for Mac related items.
Submit a product The aim is to make this a community built database of Mac related products. So, if you know any such products not already list, please take a moment to submit the product. This will help everyone find what they want more easily.
Become a developer If you are a Developer (big or small) of a Mac related product, then sign up for a Developer Account. This will allow you to manage your own products on our site, and give you the ability to upload screen shots too. Best of all, it’s free to sign up!
FMS is missing a cool feature! If you think of a feature that is missing from Find Mac Stuff, let us hear your ideas. If we like your idea, we will add it. If we make a WordPress plugin for your idea, we will share it with everyone.
Features of the site
Here is a brief list of features you will find on Find Mac Stuff. Those requiring registration are marked:
Personal Bookmarks (registration required)
Clicking on this link will let you mark the current product in your users bookmarks. Bookmarks can be deleted in your user profile.
Personal ‘I use this’ list (registration required)
Clicking on this link will let you mark the current product as being used by you. This will allow others to see all the apps that you use and find useful. ‘I use this’ links can be deleted in your user profile.
Rate a product star ratings (registration to rate is required)
Our five star rating system will let you quickly and easily rate a product. Rating can be done on any page where the star rating appears, as long as you are logged in.
Comments on each product
Whether or not you are logged in, you can leave a comment about the current product.
See which users use which products
Other’s use this link on a product page will show a list of everyone who has marked the current product with the ‘I use this’ link.
See which users bookmarked the same product as you
Others have bookmarked this link on a product page will show a list of everyone who has bookmarked the current product.
Find the most popular or highest rated products
Whether or not you are logged in, you can see the average rating and total number of votes for each product.
Clicking on the Google Suggest link will take you to a Google search results page showing other relavent links to the current product. Any ads on the search results page are part of my adsense account, and help to cover some of the costs of hosting and maintaining this site.
Dynamic Tags (registration required)
Like Del.icio.us tags, we have tags too! Clicking on a tag will take you to a listing of all products that also have that tag. Furthermore, when you are logged in, you can ad your own tags to a product. By helping build accurate tags, we can all work together to built a better website.
I hope you will find this site useful.
A little thanks…
Find Mac Stuff is powered by WordPress. We use a custom-built template based on the fantastic Sandbox template, custom made plugins, and a few additional off-the-shelf plugins, of which some have been modified to better suite our needs:
- Advanced Search
- BlogStats PCC
- Category Image(s)
- Feedburner Feed Replacement
- PXS Mail
- Role Manager
- Ryan Masuga’s Ajax rating system
- Search Meter
- Simple Forums for WP
- Spam Karma 2
- Tiger Style Administration
- Ultimage Tag Warrior
Our categories would not have been colourfully possible without the help of famfamfam.