210: Task Management

David and Katie run down task management systems and discuss their tips and tricks for staying on top of their tasks.

Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!

Links for this episode:

MPU 013: Task Management Smackdown | Mac Power Users

We’ve gotten a lot of requests for this episode, so here it is, our Task Management Smackdown. In one corner, David and The Omni Group’s Omni Focus. In another, Katie and Cultured Code’s Things. The duo discuss their system for managing tasks and how their preferred application helps to get things done. The verdict: the Mac has two excellent programs.

Hipster PDA – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

paper-based personal organizer, popularized by Merlin Mann.

Franklin Planner | Day Planners

PalmPilot – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Macdrifter

Things – task management for Mac & iOS | Cultured Code

Things is a delightful and easy to use task manager.

The Workologist

Simplify your life with Clear — the revolutionary to-do app for Mac, iPad & iPhone

Wunderlist | To-do list, Reminders, Errands – App of the Year!

Snowman – Checkmark 2 – To-do App for iPhone

Basecamp is everyone’s favorite project management app.

Asana · Teamwork without email

Integrations | Slack

OmniFocus – The Omni Group

Drafts – Agile Tortoise

nvALT – BrettTerpstra.com

MacSparky: Do Stuff

A short video where David talks about OmniFocus and doing stuff.

MacSparky: Task Planning (In)sanity

Not a week goes by that I don’t receive an email from some reader or listener asking about the problem of overwhelming task lists. Specifically, they explain that every day they spend far too much time dealing with an obese task list, for which they complete two or three items and fret over the rest.

MacSparky: OmniFocus Tag

All of David’s OmniFocus posts.

MacSparky’s OmniFocus Perspectives

Ice Bucket Challenge – The ALS Association

My Ice Bucket Challenge – I Challenge You! — KatieFloyd.me

MacSparky’s ALS Challenge Video on Vimeo

Mac Power Users – Community – Google+

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209: Workflows with Casey Liss

Katie and David sit down with Casey Liss to talk about becoming a geek dad, programing, media management, Alfred workflows, ATP and more.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

Links for this episode:

Liss is More

Casey Liss (caseyliss) on Twitter

Casey’s Tumblelog – I’m no doctor, so I built on what he did.

cliss (Casey Liss) · GitHub

Accidental Tech Podcast

ATP Ending Theme (Song A Day #1546) – YouTube

MPU 087: Workflows with John Siracusa | Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users 99: Workflows with Marco Arment | Mac Power Users

caseyliss on Instagram

Home Screen: Casey Liss — MacSparky

MPU 060: The Case for Evernote | Mac Power Users

Publish by Day One

MacBook – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There have been three separate designs of the MacBook: the original model used a combination of polycarbonate and fiberglass casing which was modeled after the iBook G4.

VMware Fusion – Windows for Mac Desktop Virtualization

Visual Studio – Microsoft Developer Tools

Virtualization and Automation Solutions for Desktops, Servers, Hosting, SaaS – Parallels

Broadwell and ARM Macs — MacSparky

Video & Web Conferencing, Online Meetings | Lync

Skitch | Evernote

Private group chat, video chat, instant messaging for teams – HipChat

Slack: Be less busy

Patterns — krillapps

Patterns Mac App Store Link

Atom

How Do I Start Programming? — Liss is More

Adding WiFi Clients to the Home — Liss is More

Swift – Overview – Apple Developer

Swift is an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch.

iOS 8 for Developers – Apple Developer

Introducing the 1Password App Extension for iOS 8 apps | Agile Blog

Noodlesoft | Hazel

My Photo Management Workflow, Early 2014 – MacStories

Learning To Love Photo Management — Chambers Daily

Photo management via the Finder – All this

Snow Cone!

Picturelife

Mac Power Users 171: Photo Management | Mac Power Users

WiFi SD Cards: Eyefi Memory Cards: Wireless Photo and Video Uploads from your Camera to your Computer & the Web | Eyefi

Image Capture – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Image Capture is an application program from Apple that enables users to upload pictures from digital cameras or scanners which are either connected directly to the computer or the network.

Plex Media Server: Your Media on all of Your Devices – Plex.tv

Synology – Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Alfred App – Productivity App for Mac OS X

LaunchBar 6

Quicksilver — Mac OS X at your Fingertips

MoneyWell – Personal Finance Software for Mac and iPhone

ControlPlane | Context Sensitive Computing

Colloquy: IRC, SILC & ICB Client

Homebrew — The missing package manager for OS X

Rogue Amoeba | Piezo: Charmingly Simple Recording From Applications and Audio Devices

iStat Menus, a Mac app by Bjango

Keyboard Maestro 6.4.6: Work Faster with Macros for Mac OS X

Bartender | Mac Menu Bar Item Control

Raging Menace – MenuMeters

Amazon.com: Chamberlain MYQ-G0201 Control Your Garage Door with a Smartphone

Fast Text

Fast Text iTunes Link

Sleep Cycle alarm clock

Sleep Cycle iTunes Link

SmartThings | Easy, Open, Limitless Smart Home Platform

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208: Repurpose your Apple Hardware

David and Katie talk about options for repurposing your Mac and iOS devices including alternate uses for older machines, how to hand devices down to friends, family, donating devices and more.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

Links for this episode:

Sharknado (TV Movie 2013) – IMDb

MILOfest – Macs In The Law Office | Conference for Mac Using Attorneys

iMac (Intel-based) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Solid-state drive – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Comprehensive Video Guide to TextExpander

Other World Computing (OWC) – Performance Upgrades For Your Mac

Mac Mini – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Mac Attack

Join Steve Stanger on “The Mac Attack” every week for an informative and upbeat show full of Mac tips, tricks, and hints you can use.

Mac Power Users 126: The Mac Home Server | Mac Power Users

macminicolo: Mac Mini colocation | Mac mini hosting

Macintosh SE – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Macintosh SE is a personal computer manufactured by Apple between March 1987[1][2] and October 1990.

Macquarium – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Macquarium is an aquarium made to sit within the shell of an Apple Macintosh computer.

Mac-O-Lanterns

The Mac Mailbox…That’s One Way To Recycle Your Old Computer

Millenium Falcon Mac mini Mod | Apartment Therapy

The Mac Mailbox

iGrill – Yours truly with the completed product – Imgur

stuff made from stuff clocks made from recycled by pixelthis

Amazon.com: iPad Wall Mounts

iFixit: The free repair manual – iFixit

MPU 097: Repair and Recycle with iFixit’s Kyle Wiens

Fixit’s Kyle Wiens joins Katie and David to talk about technology repair, iFixit’s teardowns, and responsible electronic recycling.

iMac G4 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The iMac G4 is an all-in-one desktop computer produced and sold by Apple Inc. from 2002 to mid-2004, succeeding the egg-shaped iMac G3 and being succeeded by the iMac G5.

Computer Clinic ®

National Recycling Coalition

Apple – Recycling Program

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SmileTyping more with less effort using TextExpander on OS X and iOS makes you a Mac Power User.

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207: MPU Live: Functionally Inspirational

Equipping remote workers, Daylight for Mac office management, tech for going back to school, listener workflows and more vacation gadgets.

Links for this episode:

MILOfest – Macs In The Law Office | Conference for Mac Using Attorneys

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort | Walt Disney World Resort

Accept Credit Cards From An iPhone, Android or iPad – Square

Daylite | Business Management Software with CRM Features

About AirPrint

Billings Pro | Time Tracking & Invoicing

Little Snitch 3

Using Little Snitch to lower your LTE bill — Practically Efficient

My Robots Are Talking To You (WeMo and iMessage) | mrlobsterjs

ben.hamilton.id.au | Numbering tasks in OmniFocus 2 for Mac OS X

OmniFocus – The Omni Group

Students who used laptops to take notes learned less than students who used paper | Useful Science

GoodReader

iAnnotate — Branchfire

Notability

PDFpen

Firecracker – Learn Faster, Remember Everything

Cloud publishing at Scale. Create once, publish everywhere. | Inkling

SpeedUpTV on the App Store on iTunes

Text Expander PhraseExpress for PC

Text Expander for Windows – Breevy

Amazon.com: TP-LINK Wireless N150 Travel Router

Home Screen Post: Captain Airshack — MacSparky

Amazon.com : Vaultz Mesh Storage Bags

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard

MailSteward

Amazon.com: Metallic Solar Recharger

Amazon.com: Belkin WeMo Light Switch

Amazon.com: Philips Digital Voice Recorder and SpeechExec Transcription Starter Kit

Mountain.app to Automatically Mount Volumes — KatieFloyd.me

Noodlesoft | Hazel

My Favorite iOS Dictation App – Dictate + Connect — MacSparky

iOS Contacts Channel – IFTTT

Plex Media Server: Your Media on all of Your Devices – Plex.tv

ISO 8601 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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206: Brett Terpstra *drink*

David and Katie sit down with Brett Terpstra drink to talk about his current projects, Marked 2, text, automation and being obsessive about making great things.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

Links for this episode:

MPU 045: Finding Files and Tagging | Mac Power Users

MPU 081: Workflows with Brett Terpstra | Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users 167: Workflows with Brett Terpstra | Mac Power Users

BrettTerpstra.com

Marked 2 – Smarter tools for smarter writers

Marked 2 Mac App Store Link

MPU 011: Services and Macworld 2010 | Mac Power Users

Markdown Service Tools – BrettTerpstra.com

MultiMarkdown

Daring Fireball: Markdown

Home | kramdown

MPU 037: Markdown and MultiMarkdown | Mac Power Users

Katie and David tackle the use of Markdown and MultiMarkdown to write for the Web and more. This episode also includes an interview with Fletcher Penney, author of MultiMarkdown.

Ulysses III

CriticMarkup

Creating Content with Markdown: Learn by Video: Simple, future-proof writing with plain text | Peachpit

Creating Content with Markdown: Learn by Video: Simple, future-proof writing with plain text.

PDFpen for iPad: Edit and Sign PDFs on Your iPad – Video Tutorial

David Sparks did this new soup-to-nuts video tutorial that shows you (almost) everything you need to know about PDFpen for iPad. Epic!

Brett’s PopClip Extensions – BrettTerpstra.com

ErgoDox.org – Home Page

Star Wars Celebration The Ultimate Fan Experience – Star Wars Celebration • April 16 – 19, 2015

Macdrifter

Mac Power Users 177: Workflows with Gabe Weatherhead | Mac Power Users

David and Katie talk with Gabe Weatherhead (aka MacDrifter) about being a Mac geek in a PC office, DEVONThink, and his automation workflows.

An unsolicited GeekTool showcase – BrettTerpstra.com

GeekTool: Tynsoe projects

GeekTool is an application for Mac OS 10.6+. It lets you display various kinds of information on your desktop via 3 default plug-ins

How To Customize Your Desktop with GeekTool | Mac|Life

Geeklets – The best place to get GeekTool scripts

Google Charts — Google Developers

A brand new approach to screenshot software | Clarify-it

Indigo Domotics – Advanced Mac Home Automation Software

INSTEON – Indigo 5.0x Pro INSTEON – Compatible Software

Adonit | The Best Fine Point Stylus for iPad & iPhone

Jot – Amazon Link

5by5 | Systematic #103: Speaking Of Stage Fright with Nat Osten

Nat Osten, an iOS developer at Smile, joins Brett to discuss building for the sake of creation, stage fright, high school cafeterias, and the top picks of the week.

App Camp For Girls – Home

Pencil | FiftyThree

Pencil – Amazon Link

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Leap Motion | Mac & PC Motion Controller for Games, Design, & More

Minority Report (2002) – IMDb

BetterTouchTool

PromptDown

Christina Warren (film_girl) on Twitter

5by5 | Overtired

Overtired is Christina Warren and Brett Terpstra, two tech-geeks with unusual sleep schedules coming together to nerd out over gadgets, software, personalities and life. Tune in to find out what keeps them up at night.

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