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
Apple intros 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros with display notches, M1 Pro, and M1 Max Nearly a year after announcing the first, low-end M1 Macs last November, Apple has finally unveiled its higher-end Macs. New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will include the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, faster successors that build upon … Continue reading 👎 Nope
Another great Keyboard Maestro macro from Dr. Drang. I haven't been using my MacBook Pro lately, but I definitely wanted to be sure that I have this macro in my toolbox in if I switch back from my iPad. It was straightforward to put together following Dr. Drang's instructions included in the article. Dr. Drang … Continue reading 🔗 Link Post: From TextExpander to Keyboard Maestro again
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?
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
Are you ditching the third device? I often wonder how many people actually own an iPad and if they do how often they actually use it. I know there are iPad enthusiasts like Federico Viticci and Christopher Lawley. But what about you and me? According to my blog’s Google Search Console visitor statistics the distribution … Continue reading Desktop vs Mobile vs Tablet
“Apple customers unhappy with the butterfly keyboards used in MacBook models from 2015 on will be able to proceed with a lawsuit against the Cupertino company, as the judge overseeing the case has given it class action status￼. The suit covers anyone who purchased a MacBook with a butterfly keyboard in California, New York, Florida, … Continue reading MacBook Butterfly keyboard suit gets class action status
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.
I was catching up on some reading today and one of the articles that I read was Get to Know Your Mac's Dock by Kirk McElhern. I’m not a Mac newbie but even as an experienced Mac user (sometimes considered a power user) I still learn new things all the time. “One of the key … Continue reading 4 New things I learned today about my Mac’s Dock
Lately, I've been doing more of my writing in Drafts. One thing that I miss is a keyboard shortcut for a markdown link. In other writing apps like iA Writer, Byword, Ulysses, and etc, ⌘K is the keyboard shortcut for a markdown link. Since I use links fairly often I miss not having it when … Continue reading A keyboard shortcut for a markdown link in Drafts – Keyboard Maestro
According reporting from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is developing a new MacBook Air model that will launch later this year or in 2022. “It will include Apple’s MagSafe charging technology and a next-generation version of the company’s in-house Mac processors. Apple has discussed making the laptop smaller by shrinking the border around the screen, which … Continue reading Hold off buying the current M1 MacBook Air
I recently wrote that I was thinking about holding off on buying an M1/8GB MacBook Air. This week we got more information about what we might expect in 2021. According to a 9to5 Mac article, it sounds like we'll be getting MacBook Pros with no Touch Bar, more ports, and the return of MagSafe. There's … Continue reading What’s coming to the MacBook line in 2021
Great show today on Mac Power Users podcast. David and Stephen go into detail explaining Mac security. I walked away from the show with a better understanding of Mac security and a better feeling about the security built into my Mac. I recommend listening to this episode if you would like a better understanding of … Continue reading Mac security explained
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
Adobe Flash Player has always been a source of malware for Mac and PC users. Now is the time to remove it if you still have it installed. The below article also explains how to remove it. Adobe Flash Player End of Life Since Adobe will no longer be supporting Flash Player after December 31, … Continue reading Adobe Ends Flash Player Support, Recommends Uninstalling Immediately
Every year towards the end of December I evaluate the apps that I’ve been using and what I will use for the next year. I find that writing this out helps me better evaluate the apps that best fit my workflows. Once I complete my evaluation, I summarize it in a post on this blog. … Continue reading My 2021 Essential Mac Apps