Overcast is a really good app, and I used it for years, but it doesn’t seem “fun” to me, and when it comes to apps, I like it when the design has a bit of character. Castro’s New Queue Widgets Couldn’t agree more with Chris on the above. However, I still can’t leave Overcast. There … Continue reading Castro’s New Queue Widgets →
Put the building blocks of IFTTT in your own hands. Go beyond if this then that with queries, conditional logic, multiple actions, and more. IFTTT Pro I’ve been using IFTTT for free since its inception. I’ve always hoped they’d do a pro level to help sustain them a bit longer and provide more value (much … Continue reading IFTTT Pro →
via Tools & Toys: The next time you’re thinking of buying a stuffed animal for a special kid or baby in your life, check out Jellycat’s shop. Doing what I can to share the Jellycat brand. My daughter turns 18 months today, and has absolutely loved each of her Jellycat plushes, as well as the If … Continue reading Jellycat — Super Soft Stuffed Animals with Personality →
Also — and this is a complete guess — it feels like a good opportunity for Apple to repurpose its siri.com domain, doesn’t it? Apple Once Again Rumoured to Be Working on a Web Search Engine — Pixel Envy Certainly does. However, and to link to the original post by Jon Henshaw, I think what … Continue reading An Apple Search Engine →
When watching the well-executed keynote in late June, it hadn’t dawned on me that the new Spotlight Search on iPad would be more representative of an app like Alfred and less representative of Spotlight Search on the Mac. Spotlight Search on the Mac is somewhat underpowered, and bringing that to the iPad seemed natural, evolutionary, … Continue reading Spotlight Search on iPadOS 14 →
Meanwhile, thanks to everyone for using the site for another year! Not everyone gets to be around long enough to have to do major upgrades, and I am grateful to be in that position, thanks to all of you. Pinboard is Eleven (Pinboard Blog) Pinboard is a fantastic service that never fails. I have almost … Continue reading Pinboard is Eleven →
I’ve been busy, so I’m behind on WWDC news. However, MacStories, as always, has a great rundown of everything that’s changing in iOS and iPadOS 14. Most notably the first-party Notes and Reminders apps. No more texture. At long last, Notes’ textured background has been put to rest. The new flat background looks great in … Continue reading Apple Notes and Reminders Updates →
Apple’s Shortcuts app (aka Siri Shortcuts) is an exciting platform for automating tasks. This directory is my attempt to collect all the best Shortcuts resources. I hope it helps you find and create shortcuts to make your life better. Shortcuts Directory / Start Here Awesome resource to get started with Apple’s Shortcuts app. Once you … Continue reading Shortcuts Directory / Start Here →
Sharing in case someone somehow sees it here first. After some research, I discovered that YouTube offers a privacy-enhanced way of embedding videos. Instead of linking to youtube.com, link to youtube-nocookie.com, and no data-collecting HTTP cookie will be sent. This is Google’s way of providing GDPR-compliant YouTube videos. https://dri.es/how-to-remove-youtube-tracking YouTube offers a tracking-free embed option. Be kind and … Continue reading How To Remove YouTube Tracking →
Enhancements to the app include link detection and a new Join button for conference calls, the ability to schedule calendar sets for different times of day, and more. Fantastical 3.1 Arrives as a Valuable Aid for Work-from-Home Users – MacStories The link detection plus Join button addition instantly makes Meeter irrelevant to me. It was … Continue reading Fantastical 3.1 →
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