1. The Archive for Mac

    March 16, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The Archive is a new plain-text writing and reference application for the Mac.1 It's made by people that are super-nerds about plain text and has a lot that looks familiar and a lot that is new and clever. This is not a review. It's a highlight of ...

  2. Save Money at Any Cost — Crypto-mining Your Way to Free Apps

    March 13, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This might not be a trend, but if it’s a glimpse at the future of apps, count me out. From Dan Goodin at Ars:

    The app is Calendar 2, a scheduling app that aims to include more features than the Calendar app that Apple bundles with macOS. In recent ...

  3. Configure an Encrypted TimeMachine For High Sierra

    March 12, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I purchased a nice external drive to use for TimeMachine on my Mac.1 After formatting the drive and configuring encrypted TimeMachine backups I noticed it was taking a very long time to complete. I waited a day for it to complete and discovered I had a new problem. Every ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Taking Screenshots of Ephemeral Mac Notifications

    February 20, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Ever try to get a screenshot on your Mac that includes a notification or a mouse hover menu? You need a timed screenshot for that.

    I’m using Keyboard Maestro for this but there are lots of ways to get timed screenshots, including the built in Grab application. OSX Daily ...

  6. The "No Google" Little Snitch Profile

    February 20, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I occasionally use Chrome as browser on macOS. It's a fine browser and I use it most of the day at work. But it always bugs me that Google sees fit to run update processes constantly, even if Chrome isn't running. Luckily, I have Little Snitch on my ...

  7. The DEVONthink Note Clipper

    February 19, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's officially called the Sorter but I think of it as a note clipper. DEVONthink Pro Office provides a pop-out drawer to quickly capture information to specific databases and groups in the application. Hop into the DEVONthink preferences and define a shortcut.

    Sorter preference

    The Sorter will initially look like a ...

  8. Window Control with Keyboard Maestro and Moom

    February 19, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I commented about my increased dependence on window managers in my iMac Pro review. I'm split between two applications: Keyboard Maestro which has more detailed control and Moom which has a better interface. I may settle on one eventually but for now I’m ok bouncing between them.

    Keyboard ...

  9. The New iMac Pro

    February 18, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    iMac Pro

    It's an adjustment.

    I haven't had a desktop Mac since my late, great, Mac Pro from 2006. Those were some good times but it was also a relief when I replaced it with a portable MacBook Pro. I remember thinking that I'd never go back to having ...

  10. SoundSource from Rogue Amoeba

    February 14, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I know Rogue Amoeba is in the news the past two weeks for other things but I thought this was cool. If you already own a Rogue Amoeba app you can get SoundSource for free.

    SoundSource is a handy little menu app1 that provides more detailed controls over input ...