1. FoldingText 3 Announced

    May 15, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    FoldingText is quite the impressive text editor. It was started by the same folks behind TaskPaper and was spun out as a more powerful text editor with task management features.

    A post in the support forum is now talking about the future of this unique beast. 2018 might just be ...

  2. The iPhone Field Guide

    May 09, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I finished the iPhone Field Guide by David Sparks last week. It’s a great iBook for pretty much anybody that uses an iPhone. I bought a copy for someone in my family that’s a not very technically oriented. I also enjoyed the book as I would any well ...

  3. Retrobatch Beta

    May 07, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The makers of my favorite image editing application for the Mac, Acorn, are out with a new piece of software. It follows the data pipelining methodology. I love this way of working with data. I think it makes a lot more sense than the traditional stacked filter model used in ...

  4. Automation Orchard

    May 07, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Just when it feels like interest in workflow automation is dying, I discover a terrific new site: Automation Orchard. The new site has a terrific navigation and crosses over between iOS and Mac through a single portal. I also like that the site aggregates links from other sites to avoid ...

  5. BirchTree Drafts 5 Review

    May 06, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Adding to the list of Drafts 5 reviews that are more than reviews, is the BirchTree collection. There's a variety of Drafts actions to install from the review for apps like Bear, OmniFocus, and Things. There's even an action to post to Micro.blog.

  6. Orbi WiFi

    April 27, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I’ve used the Orbi WiFi system for several months. With the demise of the Apple wireless base stations I figured this was a good time to write about it. Let me start with two disclaimers:

    1. I don't use most of the advanced features of the Orbi
    2. The Orbi ...
  7. Drafts 5

    April 25, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I know, the internet tends to repeat itself. I'm sure it's old news by now, but Drafts 5 from Agile Tortoise was released last week and people like it. Stick with me if you want to hear about an app I rely on. This isn’t a review ...

  8. ScannerPro or Scanbot Pro

    April 17, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I "scan" a lot of documents with my iPhone because I hate to accumulate paper and a lot of the time I'm far from my ScanSnap. I've used just about every scanning app available on the iPhone but I've settled on ScannerPro. I have no particular allegiance ...

  9. Merlin Bird for iOS

    April 07, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I'm not what some would call "a birder." I don't seek out birds to watch. I do enjoy several bird feeders and we hike in the nearby Audobon trails. Usually I just have a passing curiosity in identifying birds. I'm just motivated enough to use an app ...

  10. Designing Better Tags

    April 07, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    An excellent thought-piece by “Nayuki”:

    Some tags are naturally or inherently related to other tags. For example, any file associated with the tag core for Madrid (under the complex tagging model) should also be associated with Spain. In a sense, the tag Madrid implies the tag Spain. This can be ...