1. 1Blocker Settings for Rune Scripts

    November 16, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    If you're not using 1Blocker, I can highly recommend it. I use it on iOS and my Mac. While it only works with Safari, it's a pretty good shield against website poo. The latest update adds defense against bitcoin mining scripts.

    I use it for more than just ...

  2. Managing Check Lists

    July 25, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Requirements and User Stories

    This is the part where it gets personal. The way I use checklists is probably different than some users but that's how it usually goes.

    1. The app must have List templates for things I do over and over, like packing for a trip. Duplicating an ...
  3. Apple's Continuity Page [Link]

    June 29, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Old but new to me, this Apple support page is a nice overview of all the continuity services on iOS and Mac. This includes Handoff, Universal Clipboard, Instant Hotspot, Auot Unlock, Calls and SMS notifications.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...