1. 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 ...

  2. Halide and Darkroom Photography on the iPhone

    April 05, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    What a nice overview of by Jonathan Poritsky at The Candler Blog

    The main feature that blew me away was shooting RAW. Halide’s designer, Sebastiaan de With, has an excellent series on the topic, but here’s a quick example that made me want to shoot everything RAW. Halide ...

  3. MPU 418: Automation

    February 23, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This week was a really fun episode of MPU with Rose Orchard. There's a ton of interesting ideas for automation on this show. I especially liked the bit at the end about Launch Center Pro, which has long languished on my iPhone.

    It's funny, I think Mac Power ...

  4. DEVONthink To Go Improves Background Sync

    February 15, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    There's an update out today for DEVONthink To Go that dramatically improves document syncing. DTTG will now sync in the background after a new document is created. Sync will continue as long as the device does not lock. If the device does lock, it provides a nice notification on ...

  5. How to Add a Single Podcast Episode in Overcast

    February 03, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I'm a huge fan of Overcast as a podcast player. I've tried a bunch of other apps and nothing seems to fit how I listen. One thing I've always struggled with though is listening to a single episode of a podcast without subscribing. Somewhere along the many ...

  6. The Difference of Good Ink on the iPad Pro

    February 03, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I use my 10.5" iPad Pro every day for taking notes. I greatly prefer to hand-write my notes using the Apple Pencil. This allows me to capture ideas and questions in the margins as well as detailed drawings and diagrams in the main body. It's fantastic. But, unlike ...

  7. Back At 'Em Apps

    January 24, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Ever find an old iPhone screenshot in your camera roll and think about the days when you had only a few apps? Sometimes those apps aren’t even installed on my devices anymore. This year I decided to go back and evaluate some old favorites to see if they could ...

  8. iThoughts 5 Brings Encrypted Maps

    December 28, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    iThoughts 5 just released on all available platforms (iOS, Mac, Windows) with encrypted maps. It's a nice feature if you want to store sensitive information in idea maps that may be shared by email even Dropbox or iCloud.

  9. Duplicate URLs and the Workflow Content Graph

    December 28, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This post by Dr. Drang reminded me of a powerful feature in Workflow for iOS. No, it's not URL de-duplication. I think the good Dr.'s solution is just fine. I want to talk about Workflow's content graph.

    The content graph is core to how Workflow passes data ...

  10. Meeting Templates for GoodNotes

    December 23, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Sometimes I want a blank page. Other times I just need a little mental nudge to keep me on track. That's one of the nice features of GoodNotes for iOS and Mac: It's easy to create new paper templates.

    My use case is pretty simple. I've long ...