Launching and Hiding Apps in macOS with Hotkeys

Joe Buhlig, The Sweet Setup What I’m proposing is this: you should set up keyboard hotkeys that allow you to navigate from app to app. […] First, the keyboard is a superior input device to the mouse. It has more keys (most of the time) and it’s much quicker to move your fingers from key … Continue reading Launching and Hiding Apps in macOS with Hotkeys

What I’ll use in place of Instapaper

Update September 5, 2022: In January 2022 Instapaper finally received a needed update with version 8.1. It is currently at version 8.1.2. I have been all in with Instapaper since the update in. In my opinion, it is the best read-it-later app bar none.   I recently wrote about my disappointment with Instapaper, my long-time … Continue reading What I’ll use in place of Instapaper

How to create a reminder in the Reminders app from macOS Mail

One of the things that keeps me from using Apple’s Reminders for all my todo needs is the ability to forward an email to Reminders like I can in Things. Well, according to Mac Geek Gab Episode 908 listener Dave, there’s a hidden and undiscoverable way to do just that. “It turns out that one … Continue reading How to create a reminder in the Reminders app from macOS Mail

Open letter to the developer(s) of Instapaper

Instapaper has long been my favorite read-it-later app. I still use it, but with trepidation. In recent months it has become unreliable and has fallen into disrepair. Recently while working with a small group of articles on my iPad, the app kept locking up. Moreover, sync wasn’t working between my iPad and iPhone. Getting frustrated, … Continue reading Open letter to the developer(s) of Instapaper

🖇 Search Safari open tabs from Alfred

Gabe Weatherhead, writing at MacDrifter Lately I’m frustrated with Safari. I typically have several Safari windows open, each with a different group of related tabs. When I want to switch to a specific tab it’s a tiny awkward dance of flipping through windows and then CMD-Shift-Backslash to open the Safari tab overview search. It’s not … Continue reading 🖇 Search Safari open tabs from Alfred

Grammarly now has a desktop app for Mac

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

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

Where the hell is the Escape key on the iPad Magic Keyboard?

Change the behavior of the modifier keys on iPad If, like me, you rarely use the caps lock key, you might be interested to learn that you can remap it on a hardware keyboard in iPadOS. I mapped mine to Escape. How to Remap Modifier Keys on iPad When Using a Keyboard Launch the Settings … Continue reading Where the hell is the Escape key on the iPad Magic Keyboard?

iPadOS 15 multitasking and keyboard shortcuts

If you are a regular reader, then you are aware that I switched my entire workflow to my 11” iPad Air. It does everything I need to do from writing, handling email, texting, messaging, reading, watching videos and more. I still have my 2015 13” MacBook Pro because I use it to run Hazel rules, … Continue reading iPadOS 15 multitasking and keyboard shortcuts

🔗 Link Post: From TextExpander to Keyboard Maestro again

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

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?

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