1. 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 ...

  2. Top 5 iOS Apps of 2017

    December 22, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Continuing the theme of arbitrary listicles for the end of the year, here's a list of five iOS apps that have really pulled me away from my laptop in 2017. These aren't just good "mobile" apps, they are top-notch apps for any platform.

    Apple Notes

    Apple Notes is ...

  3. 2017 The Year I Stopped Worrying About Syncing

    December 22, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    As I think about all the good and bad of 2017, one thing stands out: I never really worry about how my data gets moved between my computers. In previous years I built fragile, and often complicated, machinery on top of Dropbox. While the Dropbox service has certainly gotten better ...

  4. Fake Cuphead iOS App

    December 18, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Well, shame on me I guess. The Verge is reporting that the latest Cuphead app is a fake, which probably explains the issues on the iPhone X.

    By the way, you can request a refund by going into iTunes on the Mac and viewing the order ID. Then click the ...

  5. Cuphead for iOS

    December 18, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Cuphead is out for iOS just in time for your holiday travel. $5 seems like a good deal.

    By way of Touch Arcade.

    Note: it seems to have issues on my iPhone X. Maybe wait until the first bug fix before dropping a fiver on it.

  6. The New MindNode 5

    December 17, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I’ll be honest, I hate most mind-mapping apps. A good mapping app does more than just put text on lines. It should make it easy to capture, organize, and then use ideas. MindNode is one of a handful of apps that I can recommend.


    The new MindNode is just ...

  7. Sleep Cycle Adds iPhone X Mode

    December 16, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I recently mentioned my concerns for using Sleep Cycle with my iPhone X because it leaves the screen on through the night and OLED has a limited lifetime. Several of the terrific Nerds on Draft listeners pointed out that Sleep Cycle works even when the phone is put to sleep ...

  8. Tuning Up Your iPhone for the Holidays

    December 10, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It happens. Whenever I have a vacation, there's inevitably in-between time where I fidget and fiddle. Usually it's at the start of the vacation and the end. Or maybe it's when I'm traveling or standing around in a store line. Come to think of it, it ...

  9. Clean Text for iOS Gets Files Support

    December 04, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    While I miss TextTool for iOS, I'm relieved to see that Clean Text continues to get updates. The most recent updates added a new dark mode and a couple of new text filters (like removing empty lines and characters). The biggest addition in version 2.6 is the a ...

  10. Dark Black on the iPhone X

    November 27, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    One of the stand out attributes of the new iPhone X is the deep dark blacks possible on the OLED screen. Unlike previous iPhone models, where blacks are muted by back-lighting, iPhone X black is the near absence of light. Recently, several apps have released theme updates that take advantage ...