Outline to Omnigraffle [Link]

June 02, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

This trick with Omnioutliner is great. Convert an Omnioutliner document into a mind map by importing it into Omnigraffle. There are other ways to do this, such as converting it to OPML and importing it into one of the many top notch mind mapping apps. But Omnigraffle has super powers that most mind map apps lack, like better image editing and arbitrary canvas text.

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  1. Text Transform with Alfred [Link]

    May 26, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I love these examples of text transforms with Alfred. I'm still mostly using Keyboard Maestro because I prefer the options it has but if you want just one application to use as a launcher and utility tool, Alfred is a good option.

  2. Is Slack Secure Enough

    March 31, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I sure do like Slack. It's a hugely convenient service that I actually pay for.1 Many of my best friends are on Slack and it's a continuous source of enjoyment and intelligent discussions for me. But I use it less now because I can't trust its ...

  3. My Text Corpus in 2017

    March 14, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I've long used nvALT and Dropbox to maintain my collection of notes on my Mac. The benefit of this system is that so many iOS applications sync with Dropbox. I can search and edit my large collection of notes almost anywhere that I'm sitting. But 2016 brought some ...

  4. Who Owns Your Email

    March 06, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Email is more than just a communication tool for me. With unbelievably inexpensive storage options and incredible search and filtering my email is now a filing cabinet. I make the extra effort to organize my email archive because it improves my search experience, but even if I just moved everything ...

  5. Saved Views in DEVONthink

    February 27, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Some activities just work best with multiple windows. Tabs are helpful but nothing beats dragging and dropping between folders. But it can be tedious to arrange windows every time I want to organize data. Luckily my constant companion on my Mac these days is DEVONthink Pro Office. Workspaces in DEVONthink ...

  6. Append Clipboard with Alfred for Mac

    February 26, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The clipboard manager has been available in Alfred for long enough that I regularly forget to use it. A recent project had me working in a large TaskPaper document. I wanted to collect several lines into one block and then move them to the end. There are several ways to ...

  7. MailMate to MailHub [Link]

    February 21, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Dr. Drang moved back to Apple Mail (for now). While I still use MailMate everyday, I pretty much agree with all of his comments. MailHub could feel like magic and I still miss its intelligence. I wrote about my affection back in 2013. I'm sticking with MailMate because my ...

  8. The OmniFocus Streaming Field Guide [Link]

    February 07, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I've rewatched David's entire series on Vimeo and it's great. It works everywhere Vimeo works plus you can still download the videos if you want. As with GTD itself, I find that an annual OmniFocus refresher is time well spent.

  9. Replacing TapCellar with Text Files

    February 03, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This is a long and tedious post. It's not really about beer, rather it's about:

    1. Text files
    2. Note taking
    3. Python scripting
    4. DEVONthink
    5. Keyboard Maestro
    6. Beer

    Ok. It's a little bit about beer. Let's start this story already...

    I miss TapCellar, the iOS beer tracking app I ...