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Mac Power Users 200: The Story So Far…

For episode 200, David and Katie take a look back to how they became “Mac Power Users” the origin of the show, discuss how the show is created, answer listener questions and what’s next for MPU.

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

Links for this episode:

TRS-80 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

TRS-80 (“Tandy/Radio Shack, Z-80 microprocessor”) was a brand associated with several desktop microcomputer lines sold by Tandy Corporation through their Radio Shack stores.

TRS-80 Color Computer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer (also marketed as the Tandy Color Computer and affectionately nicknamed CoCo) was a home computer launched in 1980.

BASIC – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

BASIC (an acronym for Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is a family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use.

ImageWriter – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The ImageWriter is a product line of dot matrix printers formerly manufactured by Apple Computer and then designed to be compatible with their entire line of computers.

MacPaint – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

MacPaint is a discontinued bitmap-based graphics painting software program developed by Apple Computer and released with the original Macintosh personal computer on January 24, 1984.

Macintosh 512Ke – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Macintosh 512K enhanced (512Ke) was introduced in April 1986 as a cheaper alternative to the top-of-the-line Macintosh Plus, which had debuted three months previously.

Macintosh SE – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

Apple’s transition to Intel processors – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Apple’s Intel transition was the process of changing the CPU of Macintosh computers from PowerPC processors to Intel x86 processors.

Macintosh LC – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Macintosh LC (meaning low-cost color) is Apple Computer’s product family of low-end consumer Macintosh personal computers in the early 1990s.

PowerBook G4 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The first generations of the PowerBook G4 were announced at Steve Jobs’ keynote at MacWorld Expo on January 9th 2001.

Macworld/iWorld – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

At Macworld 2008 (January 14–18), Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air — touted as the world’s thinnest notebook computer

MPU 007: LaunchBar Blackbelt | Mac Power Users

MPU 019: 1Password | Mac Power Users

App Camp For Girls – Home

workflows | Search Results | Mac Power Users

Check out all the workflow shows here.

katiefloyd on Instagram

Check out Katie’s Alaska photos on Instagram

Dan Benjamin

Collected from: Dan Benjamin

RØDE Podcaster Bundle

Mizage – Shush

Shush Mac App Store Link

Phone-sync – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Double-ender audio interviews have become more common with the rise in popularity of Podcasting. The result is a cast that sounds like the hosts and guests are in the same room, when they’re actually in different cities.

Apple – Logic Pro X – Music production. Cranked up to X.

J T (TheScarbro) on Twitter

Film Maker. Film Lover. Filmlovemaker. I Tweet about movies, TV, technology, art, culture and whatever other tangent thoughts come to mind. I also do the show notes for @macpowerusers

Hay Oborn (Hay11Mac) on Twitter

ICT Technician by day – Geek by night

MPU 001: All About E-Mail | Mac Power Users

We actually talked about e-mail for 2 hours. But we didn’t want to scare too many people away with our very first podcast so we decided to release this episode in two parts.

MPU 082: Cooking Ideas | Mac Power Users

David and Katie cover strategies for using mindmapping and outlining tools.

MPU 029: Workflows with Jason Snell | Mac Power Users

Continuing in our Workflows series, we chat with Macworld Editor Jason Snell.

MPU 023: Workflows with Merlin Mann | Mac Power Users

In our first “Workflows” episode we talk with Merlin Mann, or as David calls him, the “Hero of Nerds.”

MPU 062: Cutting The Cable | Mac Power Users

Katie and David discuss strategies and methods for disconnecting a cable or satellite television service and using alternate sources for media content.

david wain | Search Results | Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users 137: Workflows with Aisha Tyler | Mac Power Users

Aisha Tyler talks to Katie and David about being an “Art Shark.”

Mac Power Users 100: Awesome MPU Listeners | Mac Power Users

For show 100, Katie and David are joined by several amazing listeners (including academics, authors, pilots, and more) as they talk through their own Mac and iOS workflows.

MPU Live | Search Results | Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users 194: Workflows with Tom Merritt | Mac Power Users

David and Katie chat with Tom Merritt about going independent, working from home, podcasting and more.

Buzz Out Loud – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buzz Out Loud, “CNET’s podcast of indeterminate length,” or BOL, as it is affectionately titled by its fans, was a weekly podcast about technology produced by CNET.

Mac Geek Gab Podcast – The Mac Observer

Mac Power Users 185: Workflows with the Mac Observer’s Dave Hamilton | Mac Power Users

Dave Hamilton, co-founder of The Mac Observer and co-host of the Mac Geek Gab Podcast stops by to chat with David and Katie about running an online publication, his tricked out podcasting setup, being a musician, Mac maintenance and more.

Accidental Tech Podcast

A tech podcast we accidentally created while trying to do a car show.Featuring Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa.

Mac Roundtable Podcast

5by5 | The Incomparable

A weekly dive into geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, comics, and more.

Debug | iMore

Debug is a conversational interview show about developing software and services, primarily for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and gaming.


CLOCKWISE Four guests, four tech topics, 30 minutes.

Contrast | Launch Center Pro

Automating iOS: A Comprehensive Guide to Launch Center Pro – MacStories

Editorial for iOS


MPU 089: Music Workflows with Composer Johnny Knittle | Mac Power Users

Professional musician and Composer Johnny Knittle joins Katie and David to explain how he produces music for television and film.

Lawrence Lessig – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lawrence “Larry” Lessig (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic and political activist.

Steve Wozniak – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stephen Gary “Steve” Wozniak[1]:18 (born August 11, 1950),[3] known as “Woz”, is an American inventor, electronics engineer, and computer programmer who co-founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne.

Travel Clothing for Men and Women: Multi-pocket Vests, Jackets, Shirts, Pants

Articles by Katie Floyd | Macworld

Articles by David Sparks | Macworld


5by5 is an Internet broadcasting network, home to shows like The Talk Show, Back to Work, The Big Web Show, The Pipeline, and more, with hosts including Dan Benjamin, John Gruber, Merlin Mann, and Jeffrey Zeldman.

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Mac Power Users 199: Video Workflows with Wally Cherwinski

Wally Cherwinski joins us to talk about creating videos, setting up multi-camera shots and how anyone can become a videographer.

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

Links for this episode:

Wally Cherwinski – YouTube

Wally Cherwinski (wa11_y) on Twitter

Mac Power Users 127: Workflows with Clayton Morris | Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users 130: Computing with Kids | Mac Power Users

Automatic: An Auto Accessory to Make You a Smarter Driver

Adult Flightsuit – Blue : The Space Shop

Digital video – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Welcome to

Pelican Products is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and virtually indestructible cases.

GoPro Official Website: The World’s Most Versatile Camera

GoPro Wrist Housing | Wear your GoPro on your wrist like a watch.

SANYO :: Previous Models

Canon U.S.A. : VIXIA Image Quality

Apple – Final Cut Pro X – Overview


Mac Power Users 106: Finder Alternatives | Mac Power Users

Multiple-camera setup – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Apple – iMovie for Mac

iMovie – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Final Cut Express – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Final Cut Pro – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ARRI Group: Home

final cut pro |

ScreenCastsOnline: Final Cut Pro

MacNotables, The Mac Experts that You Want to Hear From

About QuickTime 7 Pro registration keys (codes)

Richard Dunn – All By Myself – YouTube

Inside OmniFocus

Create great slideshows on your Mac with FotoMagico

Ken Burns effect – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Squared 5 – MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac OS X

VidConvert by Reggie Ashworth

HandBrake: Open Source Video Transcoder

JeremyCreation – SnapMotion


MacBreak Weekly | TWiT.TV

Mac Roundtable Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast – The Mac Observer

MacVoices – The Talk of the Mac Community

British Mac


ScreenCastsOnline – Monthly Magazine

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Mac Power Users 198: Evernote Power Tips

David and Katie discuss their use of Evernote, how their use has evolved over time and power tips.

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

Links for this episode:

Evernote | Remember everything with Evernote, Skitch and our other great apps.


MPU 060: The Case for Evernote | Mac Power Users

nvALT –

The best just got better: Evernote Essentials 4.0 is available now

Mohiomap – Visualize Your Cloud

Visualize and navigate your Evernote, Google Drive, and Dropbox content. Mohiomap allows you to explore relationships in a dynamic Mind Map, get valuable insights, and visually organize your Cloud data!

IFTTT Evernote Channel

Contrast | Launch Center Pro

Evernote Market

Moleskine Business Notebook

Buy Portfolio and Folio Accessories at Levenger™

ScanSnap – Evernote Edition Scanner

Going Paperless With Evernote Webinar Replay

Evernote Archives – Tips To Learn How To Go Paperless | DocumentSnap Paperless Blog

Mac Power Users 172: Workflows with Paperless Guru Brooks Duncan | Mac Power Users

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

Domains and email management made simple. Learn software, business and creative skills.


Mac Power Users 197: MPU Live: Wargames

David and Katie answer listener questions and share tips. In this episode we discuss thoughts on WWDC, OmniFocus tips, migrating to an SSD, managing storage space, IFTTT, Evernote, Milage tracking, and much more!

Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week! Please consider supporting Hay as she raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Links for this episode:

BOS Organization

How to Sell Quickly & Safely on Craig’s List: A Craig’s List Selling Template

Mokriya Craigslist app for iPhone

Internet Garage Sale Group

Facebook Trading Post Group

1Password Emergency Kit

Paperless — MacSparky

Burner – Disposable phone numbers. | Temporary phone numbers for Craiglist, online dating, multiple business lines and more. | Cell phone numbers with any area code you want.

Burner is a privacy layer for your iPhone or Android. Get phone numbers you control at the push of a button.

Recycle Cell Phones and Electronics for Cash | Gazelle

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


SuperDuper is the wildly acclaimed program that makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless

Mac Backup Software – Carbon Copy Cloner

Synchronize and Backup your Mac with ChronoSync | Econ Technologies


Get The Most From Your MacLearn all about your Mac and OSX, as well as the latest Mac software and applications.

Drobo Data Storage Solutions, Network Attached Storage, Drobo Inc.

Apple – iTunes – iTunes Match

Put the internet to work for you. – IFTTT

Automatic: An Auto Accessory to Make You a Smarter Driver

Automate Mileage Tracking with Automatic and IFTTT

automatic’s Shared Recipes – IFTTT

Automate the Web – Zapier


Smart information management and web research for Mac – DEVONtechnologies

If favorite in Pocket convert to pdf and save to Dropbox by mcmlxxx8 – IFTTT


Welcome to AgileBits

OmniFocus – The Omni Group

Email Rule to Send to OmniFocus

Instead of giving them your OmniFocus email address, tell them to send you an email containing a predefined word or phrase that you can set a mail rule to screen for, then set the action to be the following applescript:

Microsoft Office for Mac | Office For Mac

AppleScript Overview: Introduction to AppleScript Overview

Inside OmniFocus

Grocerytrip – iPhone – English – Evernote App Center

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

PDFpen Scan+: Scanning and OCR for iPad and iPhone

Unlimited Online Backup – Easy, Secure Online Backup Services | Backblaze

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

Online Data Backup – Offsite, Onsite, & Cloud – CrashPlan Backup Software

iOS: Using international keyboards

Touch ID – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thoughts on the WWDC Keynote — MacSparky

WWDC on the App Store on iTunes

Apple – OS X Yosemite – Overview

Apple – iOS 8 – Family Sharing

Apple – iOS 8 – iCloud Drive

Swift Programming Language – Apple Developer

Please support our sponsors for this episode:

1PasswordHave you ever forgotten a password? Now you don’t have to worry about that anymore.

Domains and email management made simple. Learn software, business and creative skills.

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Mac Power Users 196: Holistic Productivity Workflows with Tim Stringer

David and Katie talk with Tim Stringer of Technically Simple about his approach to Holistic Productivity. We also discuss Tim’s extensive use of apps like OmniFocus, Evernote, Daylight and more.

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

Links for this episode:

Apple – WWDC 2014 – YouTube

iTunes Link

Tim Stringer | Productivity Coaching & Consultant • Yoga Teacher

Technically Simple | Productivity Consulting

Tim Stringer | Productivity Consulting/Training Vancouver | Technically Simple
- Twitter

Tim Stringer (timstringer) on Twitter

SCSI – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Small Computer System Interface is a set of standards for physically connecting and transferring data between computers and peripheral devices.


Motorola 68000 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yoga – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Santosha – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Getting Things Done®, GTD® and David Allen & CO | Home

MPU 013: Task Management Smackdown | Mac Power Users

My Customer Story Video on the Omni Group Blog | Tim Stringer


iTunes Link

Mac App Store Link

OmniFocus – The Omni Group

Drafts – Agile Tortoise

iTunes Link

Learn OmniFocus | Use OmniFocus EffectivelyLearn OmniFocus | Use OmniFocus Effectively

Evernote | Remember everything with Evernote, Skitch and our other great apps.

How To Scan Business Cards With Evernote iPhone And Add To Your Contacts

Did You Know: Note Links, and How to Use Them – Evernote Blog

Marketcircle | Daylite | Overview

Daylite Partner | Productivity Consulting/Training Vancouver | Technically Simple

MPU 068: Workflows with Rod Roddenberry | Mac Power Users

CardDAV – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

CardDAV is an address book client/server protocol designed to allow users to access and share contact data on a server.

Cobook Contacts – the unfied address book for Mac

Mac App Store Link

ScheduleOnce | Online meeting and appointment scheduling software

Doodle | Easy scheduling

GoToMeeting | Easy Online Meetings With HD Video Conferencing

Fuze (formerly FuzeBox) | Free Online Meeting Services

Zoom | The Cloud Meeting Company

iGlasses for Mac – Effects and Adjustments for your Webcam, iSight, FaceTime Camera – Ecamm Network

iSight – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

iSight is a webcam, both external and internal, developed and marketed by Apple Inc.

Asana · Teamwork without email

Skitch | Evernote

Fluid – Turn Your Favorite Web Apps into Real Mac Apps.

Basecamp is everyone’s favorite project management app.

BreakTime – You need a break

Mac App Store Link

Alfred App – Productivity App for Mac OS X

OmniOutliner – The Omni Group

iDraw – Illustration and Graphic Design Software for iPad and Mac OS X

Mac App Store Link

iTunes Link


Mac App Store Link

Moom · Many Tricks

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