1. Tip Jar: Adding DEVONthink Folders to iOS Files Favorites

    October 13, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It took me a while to realize I could mark a folder in DEVONthink To Go as a favorite in the iOS Files app. This makes it very easy to quickly browse to content in the Files app which might be the best way to edit a file in DEVONthink ...

  2. Tip Jar: Groking Spotlight Settings in iOS

    October 11, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I still don't really understand some of the iOS settings but one, in particular, has always baffled me: Spotlight.1


    By default, every app installed automatically gets indexed by Spotlight. That's not always great for search results. I find that many of my spotlight searches are contaminated by ...

  3. Tip Jar: Downloads in iCab for iOS

    October 10, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The iOS browser iCab has a dedicated download feature that makes collecting stuff from around the web very easy. Once an item is added to the download area of iCab, it still contains the source URL. Items are managed right within iCab and they can even be combined into a ...

  4. iThoughts for iOS 11

    September 24, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Not to be outdone this week, iThoughts received a few new iOS 11 features:

    1. Siri integration
    2. Drag and Drop

    Both are nicely demonstrated in the app-maker's video below:

    To use the Siri integration configure your quick capture map.

    Quick Note Setting

    This makes adding new items to an iThoughts inbox very easy ...

  5. Procreate 4 Update

    September 21, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Procreate for iOS was updated to version 4 this week and it's a biggie.

    Besides a nice update to the interface, version 4 adds layer masks and new brush settings across all brush types.

    Procreate is such a great app for amateurish noodling and pro-level creation. The app is ...

  6. iOS Life On the Edge

    September 08, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I feel uncomfortable relying on one technology that has no alternative. This discomfort might come from the fact that I don't have a lot of time to solve the same problems again. But, maybe there's more to it. I simply don't enjoy reinventing the wheel just because ...

  7. Taskmator 3.7 Update

    August 11, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The best TaskPaper app for iOS was updated several times this summer and continues to improve and squash bugs. For the unfamiliar, Taskmator came out shortly after the death of the official TaskPaper iOS app. It steadily fixed long-standing bugs in the original app but then expanded with features like ...

  8. What the Apple Pencil Does Well

    August 09, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    When the iPad fits a task well, there's no question for me that it's superior to a laptop. It's not better at everything, but in a few ways it beats the pants off of a Mac. The Apple Pencil is one aspect that keeps me coming back ...

  9. Drafts Action to Convert YouTube Link to Embeded Video

    August 06, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I have no idea why it took me so long to create this action in Drafts. Often when I want to link to a YouTube video what I really want is in embedded video player to save people the effort of having to click through to see the video. So ...

  10. Annotated Images Via PDF

    August 02, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I happen to agree with the good Dr. regarding Linea for iPad. It's a very good app for drawing, especially with the Apple Pencil. But, I have much less of an urgent need for annotating images with the app. That's because I mostly use PDF Expert for that ...