1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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.

  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...