I didn't realize that Grammarly now has a desktop app for Mac until I ran across this post by timstringer on the Mac Power Users forum With the recent addition of Grammarly Desktop 44, Grammarly can now be used in many native Mac apps. This is something I’ve been wanting for years. It’s great that … Continue reading Grammarly now has a desktop app for Mac
I stopped using 1Password in July 2019 when it stopped working with Safari 13 in macOS Catalina. At that time, I tried Enpass but eventually settled on Bitwarden which I’ve been happily using since. I went Premium about a year ago. Even though I switched to Bitwarden, I didn’t delete 1Password from my devices, thinking … Continue reading Goodbye 1Password
macOS Safari has a disappearing extensions bug
Last Wednesday I needed to log in to a website and to my surprise the Bitwarden extension had disappeared from the toolbar. I went to Safari > Preferences > Extensions to enable it again and found that it was no longer listed. Then I noticed that the Goodlinks, and Wipr Extra extensions had also disappeared. … Continue reading macOS Safari has a disappearing extensions bug
Mac Migration Assistant broke Alfred file search on my new M1 iMac
My attempts to resist getting a new M1 Mac failed. I’ve now taken delivery of a base model M1 24” iMac with a Touch ID Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad. After migrating data from my old MacBook Pro to my new M1 iMac, I ran into an issue with Alfred. File Search was … Continue reading Mac Migration Assistant broke Alfred file search on my new M1 iMac
Apple CarPlay uses cellular data
We’ve been on a Verizon plan with only 2 GB of data for years and have only occasionally run out of data. Recently, we have been burning through it in just a few days. What changed? We bought a new Jeep Wrangler that has CarPlay. According to this article by Jason Cross at MacWorld, “CarPlay … Continue reading Apple CarPlay uses cellular data
Using a keyboard shortcut to trigger PopClip
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
NetNewsWire 6 vs Reeder 5 iCloud sync
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
What will happen to PDFpen after the Nitro purchase?
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?
🔗 Link Post: Daring Fireball: Annotating Apple’s Anti-Sideloading White Paper
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
RSS reader NetNewsWire 6 is out for iPhone and iPad with iCloud sync
“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
The one thing Apple Notes is missing
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
Journaling app Day One is now part of Automattic
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
Reeder 5 iCloud feeds sync revisited
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
Trying new apps
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
An update on Goodlinks my read-it-later app
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
New from Bitwarden: Send
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
Did the Bitwarden Safari web extension disappear on your Mac?
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?
New in NetNewsWire 6: Syncing Via BazQux, Inoreader, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, and FreshRSS
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
New in NetNewsWire 6- Twitter Search Feeds
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.
Thoughts on Notion app
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