1. OmniFocus 3

    August 07, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I’ve had a frustrated love affair with OmniFocus for many years. My bonafides with GTD, task managers, and OmniFocus is easily discovered here on Macdrifter. This article is concerned with the latest version of OmniFocus for iOS. I dedicated myself to running my home and work projects with nothing ...

  2. HomePod Multi-room Control

    August 02, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The rough edges of HomeKit, Siri, and iOS show themselves a lot more now that I have multiple HomePods in the house. I have a strong suspicion that the teams behind these products aren’t designing them for a fully integrated and automated home. Let’s just take the case ...

  3. Apple Overestimates Its App Store Search

    August 02, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    From Eli Hodapp at TouchArcade:

    Moments ago, Apple announced that they’re killing the affiliate program, citing the improved discovery offered by the new App Store. (Music, books, movies, and TV remain.) It’s hard to read this in any other way than “We went from seeing a microscopic amount ...

  4. Procreate 4.1 for iPad

    July 13, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Another great update for Procreate on the iPad. Most notable is the addition of "liquify" tools. I love Procreate, even as a non-artist. I enjoy doodling, drafting, and just messing around.


    With apps like Procreate, Art Studio Pro, and Affinity Designer the iPad Pro is one of the most creative ...

  5. MPU Hoodie

    July 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Last day to get a sweet Mac Power Users hoodie. I know it's easy to forget in July, but it will get cold again.

  6. Drafts Tip: Swipe Through Keyboards

    July 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's news to me, but this is a nice little time saver in Drafts 5 for iOS. To switch keyboard rows, just swipe down on the closure icon to the right.


    And, yes, I use landscape mode even if Greg resents it.

  7. Some Initial Observations About Shortcuts | Jordan Merrick

    July 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This short summary by Jordan Merrick is very promising.

    Since its acquisition by Apple, I've been very skeptical of the Workflow app. Apple tends to behave like a child excited to buy a new toy only to leave it in the driveway to get run over at the end ...

  8. Notability Improvements and a Replacement for GoodNotes

    July 05, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    GoodNotes is a terrific app for handwritten notes. I often need a combination of diagrams, text, and plain old doodles for meeting notes. The advantage of GoodNotes has always been its excellent handwriting recognition and export. But, I've switched to Notability since a recent update that adds handwriting recognition ...

  9. Troubleshooting a Stubborn Hue Hub

    June 25, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Now that I've added a HomePod I'm finally getting around to configuring HomeKit with all of my devices. One Hue Bridge was no sweat but I have a second Bridge at a far end of the house. This Bridge refused to associate with HomeKit. I’ve left it ...

  10. Some HomePod and Siri Realities

    June 21, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The HomePod isn’t a complicated device to use. In fact, it can be frustratingly simple. My initial setup met my expectations for all new Apple hardware. It’s elegant, simple, and it feels like magic when it works.


    With that first juice of electricity, a new HomePod quickly latches ...