In September 2017, I wrote a post on how to trigger PopClip when it didn’t appear using a Keyboard Maestro macro. With the release of PopClip version 2021.11 on November 3rd you can now set a keyboard shortcut in PopClip preferences. This comes in handy when PopClip fails to appear or disappears. Guide to using … Continue reading Using a keyboard shortcut to trigger PopClip
I’ve been using the free version of Feedly for RSS syncing with Reeder ever since I started using RSS. Reeder 5 introduced a built-in RSS/Feeds service using iCloud to keep everything in sync between devices. For privacy reason, I decided to start using iCloud instead of Feedly. Here’s a friction point that I have with … Continue reading NetNewsWire 6 vs Reeder 5 iCloud sync
PDFpen has been a part of my paperless workflow since I started it in 2017. Yesterday after reading about Nitro acquiring PDFpen on 9to5Mac I decided that it’s time to move on to a different app. June 28, 2021 - Nitro to acquire PDFpen, expanding productivity to Mac, iPhone, and iPad users Nitro Software Limited … Continue reading What will happen to PDFpen after the Nitro purchase?
There are a lot of articles about allowing sideloading on iOS floating around. I have read several of them. I found John Gruber's to be the most thoughtful and want I to share it with you. John Gruber writing for Daring Fireball: Annotating Apple’s Anti-Sideloading White Paper Wednesday, 23 June 2021 Apple today released a … Continue reading 🔗 Link Post: Daring Fireball: Annotating Apple’s Anti-Sideloading White Paper
“NetNewsWire 6 for iOS is now available on the App Store! This release brings new features — iCloud sync; sync with BazQux, Inoreader, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, and FreshRSS; home screen widgets; special support for Twitter and Reddit feeds; and more.” If you're not using RSS now is a perfect time to give it a … Continue reading RSS reader NetNewsWire 6 is out for iPhone and iPad with iCloud sync
Quick note and tags are coming to Apple Notes in iPadOS 15. Even though these are nice additions, I doubt that Notes will become my everyday note-taking app, and here’s why. Many of the notes that I take throughout the day are notes that I will want to do something with later. A note may … Continue reading The one thing Apple Notes is missing
Day One joins WordPress.com, Tumblr, Simplenote, and Longreads as part of Automattic. Paul Mayne, writing for Day One Blog: Today, I’m thrilled to announce that Day One is being acquired by Automattic Inc. This is incredibly exciting news. For the past 10 years since I started Day One, I’ve worked to not only create the … Continue reading Journaling app Day One is now part of Automattic
I’m a long-time Reeder user for RSS. Not long after Reeder 5 was introduced I tried out the new iCloud feed sync feature. At the time I wrote that I wasn’t impressed. I wanted to try iCloud feed sync thinking I could cancel my free Feedly account. I'll share a couple of issues that I … Continue reading Reeder 5 iCloud feeds sync revisited
Greg Morris writing about trying out new shiny apps when he is already happy with what he is using. It’s not that I have anything to gain, and it’s not marketing hype, I think I just like playing with new things and trying out other ways. I guess it’s a bit of a waste of … Continue reading Trying new apps
Last July I wrote the following about Goodlinks. In my opinion, GoodLinks is one of the best read-it-later apps out there. The reading experience is excellent. Articles and reading position sync between devices via iCloud. And best of all it’s a one-time purchase for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Since it’s a relatively new app it’s … Continue reading An update on Goodlinks my read-it-later app
Secure one-to-one information sharing Bitwarden has been my password manager since 1Password went subscription a few years ago. Don't get me wrong I love 1Password but by comparison, it's pricey. Bitwarden is free to use with Premium features for $10 a year. The free version will do everything most people need from a password manager. … Continue reading New from Bitwarden: Send
Bitwarden Safari extension no longer works with the Bitwarden direct download application Today I needed to login into a website so I opened Safari and went to open the Bitwarden extension and to my surprise, it wasn't there. WTF! Here is whats up: “Due to changes by Apple, Safari limits Web Extension use to only … Continue reading Did the Bitwarden Safari web extension disappear on your Mac?
More news today from NetNewsWire. "NetNewsWire 6 — currently in beta (Mac for now) — adds support for a bunch of RSS sync systems: BazQux, Inoreader, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, and FreshRSS. (NetNewsWire already supported Feedly and Feedbin: this makes the list a lot longer.)" If you’ve held off on checking out NetNewsWire because you … Continue reading New in NetNewsWire 6: Syncing Via BazQux, Inoreader, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, and FreshRSS
The RSS news-reader app NetNewsWire 6 beta now has the ability to add Twitter searches and read them as if they were any other kind of feed. This is a nice addition if you are a NetNewsWire user. I wish Reeder had this feature.
Mac Power User episode 587 Getting to Know Notion, with August Bradley was about how August uses Notion. It has been getting a fair amount of buzz lately so I decided to check it out. First what is Notion? It is an all-in-one workspace that provides components such as notes, databases, wikis, calendars, and reminders. … Continue reading Thoughts on Notion app
With iOS 14, Apple is requiring app developers to tell users about and have them opt-in to tracking. Google today announced that “when Apple’s policy goes into effect, it will no longer use information (such as IDFA) that falls under ATT for the handful of our iOS apps that currently use it for advertising purposes. As … Continue reading Google apps will stop certain tracking to avoid the iOS “Allow Tracking” prompt
In technology news today Mozilla announced that it has added built-in protection from supercookies to Firefox 85. “Firefox now protects you from supercookies, a type of tracker that can stay hidden in your browser and track you online, even after you clear cookies,” Mozilla explains in a blog post. “By isolating supercookies, Firefox prevents them … Continue reading Firefox 85 adds supercookie protection. What about Safari?
Do you know what one of the hardest things to do is? To not be switching apps all the time. Especially writing, todo, and notes apps. Switching to the latest new shiny thing is unproductive and can be expensive. Here’s an interesting thread about the subject over on Talk - Mac Power Users: Resolving to … Continue reading No Switching!
The year has just begun. A few days ago I published my Essential Mac Apps story and guess what? I'm making changes. I wrote that I'm using Apple Notes for all my notes. Last week I began to have regrets. The reason, I'm uncomfortable having my notes in a proprietary database system. I started considering … Continue reading Notes and more to Devonthink
Dropbox has taken a lot of heat from users lately. They aren't happy with the app that's now part of the Dropbox install. Like me, most users would like to have the Finder integration only. That said, I only have a couple of Dropbox folders that I would like to have on my Mac but … Continue reading Maestral: An open-source Dropbox client for Mac