1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. A Few New Macros for Keyboard Maestro: Folders and Clipboards

    February 07, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I’ve been doing quite a bit of macro maintenance in my Keyboard Maestro collection. That also means I’ve been writing new macros because once that KM window is open I tend to fall down a lot of rabbit holes.

    Every January I need to create a sequence of ...

  4. 10 Steps For Buying a New Mac

    February 06, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |
    1. Evaluate your current Mac by launching Activity Monitor and sort by CPU.
    2. Launch your most intensive workflow and examine the CPU load over time.
    3. Now rush into the most feeble justification for buying a new Mac. This is critical for step 4.
    4. Spend inordinate amounts of time on the Apple ...
  5. Back At 'Em Apps

    January 24, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Ever find an old iPhone screenshot in your camera roll and think about the days when you had only a few apps? Sometimes those apps aren’t even installed on my devices anymore. This year I decided to go back and evaluate some old favorites to see if they could ...

  6. iMac Pro Performance

    December 29, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I'm following posts like this one from Jason Snell very closely:

    Once again, that’s a little more than half the time. It’s enough for me to declare that for jobs optimized for multiple processor cores, this base model iMac Pro is nearly twice as fast as the ...

  7. iThoughts 5 Brings Encrypted Maps

    December 28, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    iThoughts 5 just released on all available platforms (iOS, Mac, Windows) with encrypted maps. It's a nice feature if you want to store sensitive information in idea maps that may be shared by email even Dropbox or iCloud.

  8. 2017 The Year I Stopped Worrying About Syncing

    December 22, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    As I think about all the good and bad of 2017, one thing stands out: I never really worry about how my data gets moved between my computers. In previous years I built fragile, and often complicated, machinery on top of Dropbox. While the Dropbox service has certainly gotten better ...

  9. Some of My Favorite Mac Applications in 2017

    December 20, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's a internet tradition. The end of the year means a lot of listicle article about different things. Who am I to buck the system. Here's a listicle of the best software I used on my Mac in 2017.


    I'd be lost without 1Password on my ...

  10. The New MindNode 5

    December 17, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I’ll be honest, I hate most mind-mapping apps. A good mapping app does more than just put text on lines. It should make it easy to capture, organize, and then use ideas. MindNode is one of a handful of apps that I can recommend.


    The new MindNode is just ...