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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, 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

MPU 076: Workflows with Daniel Jalkut | Mac Power Users

Making Money | Small Business Advice from Jason Fried of |

“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


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

Tweetbot for iPhone — Tapbots

Twitterrific: Making Twitter Extra Terrific

OmniFocus – The Omni Group

TaskPaper — Simple to-do list software for Mac


Justnotes – a simple, beautiful and powerful notes app.

nvALT –

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 – Directory

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

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225: 2014 Geek Holiday Gift Guide

David and Katie share the items on their wish lists as well as thoughts for gifts for the geek in your life in their Annual Holiday Geek Gift Guide.

Links for this episode:

Powerbeats2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Jabra REVO Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones

Edimax N150 Wireless Personal Hotspot and Travel Router

TP-LINK TL-WR702N Wireless N150 Travel Router

5by5 | Systematic #121: Fighting Cancer with Anthony Waller

HooToo TripMate Elite Versatile 6000mAh Battery Charger

The Best USB 3.0 Hubs | The Wirecutter

HooToo HT-UH010 7-Port USB 3.0 HUB with 2 Smart Charging Ports

Anker AH221 USB 3.0 7-Port Hub with 1.2 Charging Port

Anker 40W 5-Port High Speed Desktop USB Charger

The Sweethome

Philips Hue Tap

Anker 2nd Gen Astro E5 16000mAh External Battery Pack

Anker 2nd Gen Astro Mini 3200mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable External Battery

Nikon 7576 MONARCH5 8 x 42 Binocular

Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation

Ancillary Justice: Ann Leckie

Ancillary Sword: Ann Leckie

The Making of The Empire Strikes Back by J. W. Rinzler & Ridley Scott

ThinkGeek :: Join In. Geek Out.

ThinkGeek :: Star Trek The Original Series Uniform Hoodie

ThinkGeek :: Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise D Pizza Cutter

ThinkGeek :: Star Trek The Next Generation Uniform Hoodie

209: Workflows with Casey Liss | Mac Power Users

Chamberlain MYQ-G0201 MyQ-Garage Control

Skiva USBLink Lightning Duo 2-in-1 Sync and Charge Cable

RAM Mounting Systems, Inc.

Kenu Airframe

The Best USB 3.0 Thumb Drive | The Wirecutter

SanDisk Extreme 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go Micro Plus USB 2.0 Flash Drive


Lightning Digital AV Adapter

AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable

AmazonBasics Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter

Lenspen Sidekick Cleaner for iPad

TravelCard is a credit-card sized travel battery

Crucial MX100 256GB Internal Solid State Drive King of Tokyo: Toys & Games

Bluelounge CableBox

SIGNUM Cable management, horizontal – IKEA

Ollie – Connected Toy | Sphero

Blade Board Game

Saddleback Leather Co.

Lighted Loupe Magnifier

Leather Briefcase Thin | Saddleback Leather Co.

App Camp For Girls – Contribute

Alzheimer’s Association

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Ways to Help

Kiva – Loans that change lives.

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224: The Email Problem

David and Katie once again tackle the ongoing problem of email including tips for how to manage an overflowing email inbox.

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

Links for this episode:

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

MPU 002: All About E-Mail (Part 2) | Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users 164: Tackling Email | Mac Power Users

Post Office Protocol – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Microsoft Exchange Server – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gmail – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Internet Message Access Protocol – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Email Field Guide — MacSparky

Hover – domain name and email management made simple

FastMail: Fast, reliable email


LaunchBar 6 – Take Control eBook

Mac Apps – Mail – Apple Support

SaneBox – Email Management for Any Inbox – Free Trial

Mail Pilot | Intuitive email for Mac, iPhone + iPad

About Ben Stevens – The Mac Lawyer

Scheduled sending and email reminders | Boomerang for Gmail

ChungwaSoft – SendLater – Emails just in Time.

210: Task Management | Mac Power Users

Boxer | A better inbox.

Outlook for Mac : Email, Contact and Information Manager | Office For Mac

Dispatch: TextExpander-enabled Email App for iPhone

Dispatch: Action-based email

Dispatch iTunes Link

Email Archiver


Golden Hill Software – CloudPull

Email Drafts the Hard Way

Lokiware: Attachment Tamer for Mac (formerly Mail Attachments Iconizer)

Analog(ue) #11: That Thank You Has Expired – Relay FM

TextExpander Snippets — MacSparky

5by5 | Back to Work

MailTags 4

Mail Act-On 3

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223: MPU Live: It’s So Choice…

David and Katie chat with Mike Rhode about his new book, the Sketchnote Workbook. David talks about his latest purchase. We also follow-up on a number of topics including academic workflows, goal setting security and share listener tips and answer questions.

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

Links for this episode:

Sketchnotes – Designer Mike Rohde

The Sketchnote Workbook – Designer Mike Rohde

Sketchnote Handbook Video Edition, The: the illustrated guide to visual note taking (includes The Sketchnote Handbook book and access to The Sketchnote Handbook Video) | Peachpit

Rohdesign – Designer Mike Rohde

Sketchnote Army – A Showcase of Sketchnotes

Mac Power Users 120: Taking Notes with Mike Rohde | Mac Power Users

David and Katie are joined by Mike Rohde, author of the Sketchnote Handbook, to talk about analog and digital forms of note taking.

Six Colors: Review: 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display

On the Rumored Retina iMac — MacSparky

Updated Academic Workflow 2014 | ORGANIZING CREATIVITY

How to generate, capture, and collect ideas to realize creative projects.

Workshop: Scientific Work — Topic Notebooks | ORGANIZING CREATIVITY

109 scanned books later … | ORGANIZING CREATIVITY

Daniel Wessel: Using Content Outlines and Circus Ponies Notebooks for Writing Articles and Theses | Butler Library Blog

Video: Repeat Reminders in OmniFocus – YouTube

Voice Dream


Lifetick – Online goal setting made simple

TheBrain – Mind Mapping Software, Brainstorming, GTD and Knowledgebase Software


Noodlesoft | Hazel


iMazing (formerly DiskAid) Music & File Transfer Made Simple

OS X Yosemite: Transfer files between two computers using target disk mode

Cocktail – A perfect mixture for Mac OS X

Crashplan Online Data Backup – Offsite, Onsite, & Cloud

iCloud – Family Sharing

Due: The Superfast Reminder App for iPhone & iPad

Keyboard Maestro 6.4.7: Work Faster with Macros for Mac OS X

DEVONthink — Smart document management for Mac – DEVONtechnologies


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

OS X: About FileVault 2 – Apple Support

VARIDESK Height-Adjustable Standing Desks


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222: Workflows with Myke Hurley

David and Katie sit down with Myke Hurley of to talk about creating his new podcast network, the tools he uses for creating his podcast, juggling multiple jobs and why he finally decided to go full time with

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

Links for this episode:

Relay FM

Myke Hurley (@imyke) | Twitter

Myke Hurley – Internet Broadcaster and Producer

512 Pixels

Apple (Canada) – Logic Pro X – Music production. Cranked up to X.

Skype | Free calls to friends and family

Rogue Amoeba | Nicecast: Broadcast Any Audio To The Internet, Right From Mac OS X

PR 40 | Heil Sound Pro

Blue Microphones | Yeti – The Ultimate Professional USB Microphone

70Decibels – Home

Call Recorder for Skype – The Skype Audio/Video HD Call Recording Solution for Mac – Ecamm Network

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

Apple – GarageBand for Mac

Mizage – Shush

macminicolo: Mac Mini colocation | Mac mini hosting

Sound Studio 4 for Mac

Rogue Amoeba | Fission: Fast & Lossless Audio Editing For Mac OS X

Build a Website – Squarespace

Libsyn – Podcast Hosting Services

FeedPress — Feed analytics done right.


GoodStuff FM

Slack: Be less busy

Google Drive

GroupMe | Group text messaging with GroupMe


FreshBooks – Online Invoicing, Accounting & Billing Software


PDFpen: Mac PDF Editor – Edit, Sign, and Correct PDFs

Flexibits | Fantastical for Mac | Meet your Mac’s new calendar.

iStat Menus, a Mac app by Bjango

MacSparky: TextExpander Touch Screencast

Dispatch: TextExpander-enabled Email App for iPhone

Dispatch iTunes Link

Smile Blog: What about that scary Full Access warning?


Mailbox iTunes Link

Mailbox for Mac Beta

FastMail: Fast, reliable email

The workspace for your life’s work | Evernote

Clockwise – Relay FM

Time Zones + World Clock Time Zone Converter on the App Store on iTunes

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