230: The Power of PDFs

David and Katie discuss the power of PDFs with Ernie Svenson (aka “Ernie the attorney).

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

Links for this episode:

Ernie the Attorney – Seeking Efficient Enlightenment

Ernest Svenson (@ernieattorney) | Twitter

PaperlessChase

Portable Document Format – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

TRON (1982) – IMDb

Tagged Image File Format – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

PDF/A – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

PDF/A is an ISO-standardized version of the Portable Document Format (PDF) specialized for the digital preservation of electronic documents.

PDFpenPro

Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

PDFpen for iPhone or iPad

PDF Expert 5 – Readdle

Readdle

GoodReader

Mac Basics: Preview

Paperless — MacSparky

Print to PDF, Revisited — MacSparky

PDFpen Scan+

Scanner Pro by Readdle

Optical character recognition – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Optical character recognition (OCR) is the mechanical or electronic conversion of images of typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text.

PDF password recovery tool

PDF Security & How to Bypass it – YouTube

DocuSign

Top-Rated Online Fax Service | HelloFax

Power PDF – Nuance

Take Control of PDFpen 6

Literature and Latte – Scrivener Writing Software | Mac OS X | Windows

Listener Survey | Mac Power Users

The Imitation Game – Official Trailer – YouTube

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229: MPU Live: I don’t do the Costanza thing

David and Katie touch base with Todd Olthoff to talk about OS X Server under Yosemite, we follow-up on iOS Apps, Email and answer listener questions about NAS, home media center, preserving family memories and more

Links for this episode:

Todd Olthoff – YouTube

Todd Olthoff (@tolthoff) | Twitter

Mac Power Users 189: OS X Server with Todd Olthoff

The Incomparable | Forcegiving (Episode 222)

George's Exploding Wallet – YouTube

Urban Dictionary: george costanza's wallet

Wally Wallet | Distil Union

Creating My Own Digital Wallet — KatieFloyd.me

Two-Factor Authentication | Authy

Google Authenticator on the App Store on iTunes

Mail Act-On 3

MailTags 4

SaneBox – Email Management for Any Inbox

FollowUpThen | Email Reminders via Email Itself

ChungwaSoft – EverMail – From Emails to Notes.

Productive Academia

Klear Screen -Safely clean iPhone, iPad,with Klear Screen products.

ScreenCastsOnline

lynda.com

Blue Microphones | Yeti – All-In-One Professional Recording System for Vocals

Amazon.com: Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone

Create great slideshows on your Mac with FotoMagico

Evernote

DEVONthink — Smart document management for Mac – DEVONtechnologies

Dispatch: TextExpander-enabled Email App for iPhone

Literature and Latte – Scrivener Writing Software | Mac OS X | Windows

MPU 015: Scrivener | Mac Power Users

Things – task management for Mac & iOS | Cultured Code

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

Drobo 5n, Drobo 5n Review, Drobo Storage Products, Drobo Inc.

Amazon.com: Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array

Synology – Network Attached Storage (NAS)

BackPack for iMac – Twelve South

Amazon.com: Twelve South BackPack for Mac

Star Wars Folded Flyers: Make 30 Paper Starfighters

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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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228: Rocket Science with Skip Owens

David and Katie chat with NASA Scientist Skip Owens about how he uses his Mac to put rovers on Mars.

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

Links for this episode:

Skip Owens (@skipowens) | Twitter

1WaySwim

NASA

NASA – Launch Services

NASA – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Slide rule – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The slide rule, also known colloquially in the United States as a slipstick, is a mechanical analog computer.

Robert H. Goddard – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert Hutchings Goddard (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945) was an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket, which he successfully launched on March 16, 1926.

Mars rover – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Why the Mars rover has a measly 2MP camera – CNET

OmniFocus – The Omni Group

Mind map – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

iThoughtsX

iThoughtsX Mac App Store Link

iThoughts (iOS) — toketaWare

iThoughts HD iTunes Link

OmniGraffle – The Omni Group

Paperless — MacSparky

Notebook 4 | Circus Ponies Software

Interface control document – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An interface control drawing or interface control document (ICD) in systems engineering and software engineering, describes the interface or interfaces between subsystems or to a system or subsystem.

Day One | A simple and elegant journal for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Day One Mac App Store Link

Day One iTunes Link

TextExpander: Mac Typing Shortcut Utility Saves You Time TextExpander: Mac Typing Shortcut Utility Saves You Time

White paper – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A white paper is an authoritative report or guide helping readers understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision.

Confluence – Team Collaboration Software | Atlassian

Microsoft SharePoint | Try or Buy SharePoint products and plans

Amazon.com: The Martian: A Novel eBook: Andy Weir: Kindle Store

Apple – iBooks Author

Simple | Online Banking With Automatic Budgeting & Savings

Quicken® 2015 for Mac – Mac Financial Software

iBank 5 | Mac personal finance software, money management and small business applications for OS X

Paprika Recipe Manager for iPad, iPhone, Mac, Android, and Windows.

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227: Our iPhone Home Screens

David and Katie share the apps they currently have on their iPhone home screens and why.

iPhone Screens

Links for this episode:

MacSparky Home Screen Posts

Connected #11: Ruining Lives With Perspective – Relay FM

SurfacePad for iPhone 6 – Twelve South

Creating My Own Digital Wallet — KatieFloyd.me

Clips for iOS — MacSparky

1Password for iOS

Unread – An RSS Reader

Pocket

Dispatch: TextExpander-enabled Email App for iPhone

Overcast

Beats Music | Experience Music Like Never Before

Sonos | Wireless HiFi

MindNode

Write – A Beautiful Writing & Note Taking App for iPhone, iPad and Mac with Dropbox and iCloud Sync

Byword • Simple and efficient text editor for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

Soulver | Acqualia

Workflow — Powerful Automation Made Simple

OmniFocus – The Omni Group

Flexibits | Fantastical 2 for iPhone | The fast and friendly calendar and reminder app.

Contrast | Launch Center Pro

Drafts – Agile Tortoise

Free Calorie Counter, Diet & Exercise Journal | MyFitnessPal.com

Google Drive – free online storage from Google on the App Store on iTunes

Two-Factor Authentication | Authy

PDFpen Scan+: Scanning and OCR for iPad and iPhone

Instapaper

Paper | Stories from Facebook

Getting Started with Evernote for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch | Evernote

Contrast | Contact Center

Delivery Status 6.1.2 Dashboard Widget for Mac ~ Mac OS X ~ Junecloud

XVision – We Invent Apps

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226: Workflows with Manton Reece

David and Katie list down with developer Manton Reece to talk about creating Mac and iOS apps, Twitter and App.net, collaborating with others and more.

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

Links for this episode:

Manton Reece

Riverfold Software

Core Intuition

Manton Reece (manton) on App.net

MPU 076: Workflows with Daniel Jalkut | Mac Power Users

Making Money | Small Business Advice from Jason Fried of Inc.com | Inc.com

“Like I said at the outset, it’s all about practice. Whether you’re playing drums or building a business, you’re going to be pretty bad at something the first time you try it. The second time isn’t much better. Over time, and after a lot of practice, you begin to get there.”

Monument Valley: an iOS and Android game by ustwo

Monument Valley iTunes Link

Unclutter App – Your instant digital pocket

Unclutter Mac App Store Link

Aptonic – Dropzone 3

Dropzone Mac App Store Link

Bare Bones Software | BBEdit 11

TextMate — The Missing Editor for Mac OS X

Coda

Tower – The most powerful Git client for Mac

Gitbox — The version control app on a Mac

Tour Zendesk | Customer Service Software

xkcd: Is It Worth the Time?

Alpha by App.net

Tweetbot for iPhone — Tapbots

Twitterrific: Making Twitter Extra Terrific

OmniFocus – The Omni Group

TaskPaper — Simple to-do list software for Mac

Simplenote

Justnotes – a simple, beautiful and powerful notes app.

nvALT – BrettTerpstra.com

Write – A Beautiful Writing & Note Taking App

Byword • Simple and efficient text editor for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

Editorial for iOS

Evernote | The workspace for your life’s work

Swing – App.net Directory

Day One | A simple and elegant journal for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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