1. 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 ...

  2. WWDC 2018 Idle Thoughts

    June 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Let’s see if I can do a Dave Pell style post.

    1. I actually liked Snow Leopard more than Leopard, so a year of improvements is just fine by me.
    2. 2018 feels like the year of “sorry we ruined your family life” from Apple.
    3. I still don’t want a ...
  3. Messages in iCloud

    June 01, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I immediately turned on iCloud storage for Messages with the latest iOS update. I liked this succinct summary by Paul Horowitz over at OS X Daily. That’s a lot of storage moved to iCloud.

    iCloud Storage

  4. iCloud Sync for DEVONthink

    May 30, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    As of last week the single largest use I had for Dropbox was DEVONthink syncing. I have 10 active databases all syncing thousands of documents between my Mac version and the iOS version. With DEVONthink’s encrypted sync, I rest pretty comfortably knowing that my data is guarded against Dropbox ...

  5. Some Drafts 5 Links and Tips

    May 22, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Drafts 5 has been out for a few weeks and I've read a lot of interesting ideas about the note app. I've also cleaned up and trimmed down (and then expanded) a bunch of my actions for the app since I last wrote about it. Now comes a ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...