The 2016 Apple Report Card [Link]

January 13, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

I was honored (and a bit surprised) to be invited as a participant in the Six Colors 2016 Apple report card. If it's not obvious, I think Apple is killing it with the iPhone. In other areas, well, you should read the report card. What I love about the Six Colors summary is that the responses are so diverse in what they care about. It also shows that you can be a fan without being mindless.

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  1. Mac Power Users 358 [Link]

    January 03, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Katie and David were kind enough to invite me on the Mac Power Users podcast. We only talked briefly about DEVONthink. It's always so much fun talking to the hosts of a show I listen to every week.

  2. Calendar 366 for Mac

    January 02, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I switched to Calendar 366 Plus as my menu bar calendar on Mac and it's perfect for my needs. The icon shows the date, it supports natural language event creation and understands slash notation to specify the calendar name. It even does a nice job highlighting events in the ...

  3. DEVONthink Formatted Notes

    December 19, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Most of my information is captured as plain text. I love text files. But, sometimes an image or a bit of formatting actually does help document things more precisely. Writing notes in Markdown with image links is possible but it’s not enjoyable. This is especially true when working on ...

  4. The Evolution of OmniFocus

    December 10, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    My history with OmniFocus goes back to OmniOutliner on the Mac and the miraculous Kinkless GTD (thanks Ethan!). Those early days with Kinkless and GTD felt a bit revolutionary. Then The Omni Group released OmniFocus and set a the gold standard in task management for both Mac and iOS. The ...

  5. Polarr on Sale

    December 09, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Polarr is a very powerful photo editing tool for iOS and Mac. I was turned on to it by a friend that is a much better photography than I am but I still use it occasionally. Polarr for Mac is on sale right now for $3.

    Polarr for Mac

    Polarr for iOS | Free ...

  6. Automated Expense Reports [Link]

    November 25, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    One of my biggest concerns about Apple reducing their commitment to Mac automation is that we will no longer get these fabulous posts by Dr. Drang.

  7. iCloud Calendar Spam

    November 25, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I recently enjoyed a new form of spam: iCloud calendar spam. No, it wasn’t a calendar invitation attached to an email. It appears to be from a source other than email.

    Here’s the fact pattern:

    A new event alarm was created in my primary iCloud calendar without my ...

  8. DEVONthink Journey Series

    November 22, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This DEVONthink series by Stuart Ingram is a great introduction to DEVONthink and shows several different use cases and contexts. DEVONthink is one of those apps that is hard to explain precisely because its strengths change based on what you use it for.

    Series intro

    Setup and first use

    Student ...

  9. TaskPaper Tutorials [Link]

    November 22, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    These tutorials by Jesse are a great introduction to TaskPaper. If you haven’t used TaskPaper in a long while, it’s worth another look. The application was completely redesigned and has several cool new features. Even the TaskPaper date picker is one of the most functional I’ve seen ...