Jason Snell writing for sixcolors.com: I’ve seen the future of the iPad, and it’s hidden under a key. The future of an entire platform is a lot to pile on a single plastic square, but here we are. Down in the bottom left corner of Apple’s keyboards is a new key labeled with the picture … Continue reading 🔗 Link Post: Think Globally: The iPad’s new universal keyboard shortcuts
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
I had only one wish for iPadOS 15, and it was that I wanted the Files app to become a true Finder equivalent and that didn’t happen. What we did get were some big improvements to multitasking that I’m looking forward to. Jason Snell and Myke Hurley in Episode 356 of the Upgrade podcast give … Continue reading I didn’t get my one wish for iPadOS 15
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
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
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
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
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 iOS Apps
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
I installed Big Sur on my 2015 MacBook Pro the other day. One area that I wanted to customize was the menubar. There is so much blank space between the icons, it’s a gigantic waste of space and looks awful. Even after installing Bartender 4 to organize my menubar I wanted to move some items … Continue reading Toggle Control Center with a keyboard shortcut in Big Sur
On November 11 Instapaper announced that a Mac app is available in the Mac App Store, thanks to Apple’s Catalyst technology. As a long-time Instapaper user, I was excited to hear this. Now that I’ve used the app for a few days it’s nothing more than a basic reader and lacks almost all the features … Continue reading Instapaper Mac app falls short
Updated June 9, 2021: Reeder 5 iCloud feeds sync revisited It’s now rock solid! It is so good that I’m leaving Feedly behind. I have had no issues with time-outs and in my opinion sync is just as fast as Feedly. - - - - - - - - - With Reeder 5, the option to … Continue reading Thoughts on Reeder 5 and iCloud feed sync
The two most popular markdown writing apps on Mac and iOS are iA Writer and Ulysses. Ulysses is a subscription and iA Writer is a purchase. When Ulysses went subscription many users got pissed, me included, and moved to iA Writer. I got over being pissed at Ulysses and today I use both apps. Not … Continue reading Is an iA Writer subscription coming to an App Store near you?
After more than 2 years without updates, what was my favorite clipboard manager app Copied is back. I used it on my Mac, iPhone, and iPad. The great thing about it was that it synced across all my devices using iCloud. Not many clipboard managers do that. With this update, it will become my main … Continue reading Copied clipboard manager app is back
Do you get frustrated with how the slightest touch of the palm of your hand or thumb on the trackpad causes the text cursor to jump to a different position when you're typing? I have and it’s been bothering me for some time. Here’s how I solved this problem. I turned off “Tap to click” … Continue reading How to get the trackpad to ignore touches while typing