David and Katie catch up on listener feedback and talk about Dropbox hacks, syncing, audio and video tricks, archiving files, writing workflows and more.
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Ever wish you could email files to your Dropbox? Well now you can! It’s free, fast, secure and super simple too. All you have to do is connect with Dropbox, get your unique email address, and start sending files!
MacSparky’s ? + PP PDF Trick
Run Printopia on your Mac to share its printers to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Add unlimited virtual printers to save print-outs to your Mac as PDF files.
Mail Drop is a new feature of the Omni Sync Server that lets you send emails directly into your OmniFocus Inbox. You can create multiple private send-to addresses in order to give access to third parties, and delete those addresses at any time.
MacSparky on the OmniFocus MailDrop
OmniPresence is the best way to sync all of your documents across all of your devices. And it works on most web hosts, including OS X Server, which means you can store all of your data yourself.
Synology NAS has many additional features, such as media streaming, remote access, personal cloud hosting, and much more
Bookmark backup and syncing
Pinboard is a fast, no-nonsense bookmarking site
A simple tool to save web pages for reading later.
Put the internet to work for you.
I’m happy to announce that I’ve sold a majority stake in Instapaper to Betaworks. We’ve structured the deal with Instapaper’s health and longevity as the top priority, with incentives to keep it going well into the future. I will continue advising the project indefinitely, while Betaworks will take over its operations, expand its staff, and develop it further.
It’s simple. Open Captio and start typing. When you’re done, hit Send. The note is immediately delivered to your email inbox.
Launch Center Pro creates lightning quick shortcuts to specific features buried deep within apps.
David and Katie talk about their favorite apps and tools for automating tasks on iOS
Launch Drafts and start typing. It’s that simple. No upfront decisions about titles, filenames or folders. Return to drafts later, and a new draft is ready.
AirPlay mirror your iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or the new iPad to any Mac or PC, wirelessly.
An AirPlay receiver for Mac/PC. It allows you to receive AirPlay feeds, similar to an Apple TV, so you can stream content or Mirror your display from your iOS devices or Mountain Lion.
Send any audio, all around your house
Type more with less effort! TextExpander saves your fingers and your keyboard, expanding custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text and pictures…
David and Katie are joined by Mike Rohde, author of the Sketchnote Handbook, to talk about analog and digital forms of note taking.
The only notebook you need on your iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC.
Take notes with ease no matter your note-taking style: NoteBook combines free-form note taking, outlining, sketching, diagramming, PDF mark-up, and more to create the ultimate note taking environment. Plus, NoteBook’s voice annotation system records the person speaking as you type your notes, so you’ll never miss an important comment, assignment, or action item.
Penultimate is the original and easiest-to-use handwriting app for iPad that combines the natural experience of pen and paper with the flexibility and syncing of Evernote. Lose the paper, keep the handwriting, and remember everything.
Journal turns Evernote into diary storage
The Sketchnote Handbook Video Edition: the illustrated guide to visual note taking (includes The Sketchnote Handbook book and access to The Sketchnote Handbook Video): Mike Rohde: 9780321885111: Amazon.com: Books
With ChronoSync on your Mac, you can synchronize, backup, and create bootable backups. ChronoSync can synchronize or backup to almost anything you can connect to your Mac.
Jump Desktop is a remote desktop app that lets you securely connect to any computer in the world.
David and Katie cover solutions for controlling Macs and PCs remotely with Macs, iPads, and iPhones.
David and Katie are joined by Natali Morris to talk about kids and technology. Topics include why it’s important to introduce kids to tech, keeping children safe online, monitoring and limiting access and Natali’s favorite apps and accessories.
Evernote Essentials is the definitive guide for people getting started with Evernote.
Have you always wanted to love Evernote, but never really got it? I completely understand! I was in your same place for 4 years, but just recently saw the light. I want to share with you how I learned to love Evernote!
Secrets lets you customize many Mac OS settings that are hidden or incomplete.
TimeMachineEditor is a software for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion that lets you change the default one-hour backup interval of Time Machine.
Do you spend a lot of time moving and zooming windows, so you can better see and work with all the content on your Mac? Instead of doing that work yourself, let Moom handle the task for you.