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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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With productivity boosters like the PDFpen Family and TextExpander, Smile makes you a Mac Power User.

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Mac Power Users 205: Vacations for Geeks

David and Katie talk about how they use their tech for vacation planning, organization and travel.

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

Links for this episode:

Airbnb – Vacation Rentals, Homes, Apartments & Rooms for Rent

VRBO – The Most Popular Vacation Rental Site in the US

Hipmunk – Cheap Flights, Cheap Hotels, and Travel Search

TripIt – Travel Itinerary – Trip Planner

Kingston MobileLite

Access all your data, wherever you go with MobileLite Wireless. It’s a portable media reader for tablets and smartphones that lets you share data with three users simultaneously. Plus it’s an emergency battery charger for your smartphone.

Amazon: Kingston MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader

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

Kenu Airframe – Kenu

Amazon.com: Kenu Airframe – Portable Smartphone Car Mount: Cell Phones & Accessories

RAM® EFB Mounting Solutions

Amazon.com: Scosche USBC202M Dual 10 Watt (2.1A) USB Car Charger

Amazon.com: Scosche Strikeline Retractable Lightning Cable

Amazon.com: Anker 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger

Amazon.com: Anker® 6000mAh (2A Output) Portable Charger External Battery Pack

Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader – Apple Store (U.S.)

The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain — Overthought

Amazon.com: RAVPower 3000mAh Portable Charger Lipstick-Sized External Battery Pack

mophie® iPhone Battery Case, Charger, Extender: 5 4S 4 iPad iPod

Motorola Bag Phone – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Motorola Bag Phone is the colloquial name for a line of personal transportable cellular telephones manufactured by Motorola, inc. from 1990 to 2000.

Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit | Complete Solar Kits | Goal Zero

Amazon.com: SCOSCHE Retractable Lightning and Micro USBCharge and Sync Cable

Cloak VPN – Cloak – GetCloak.com

Lightning Digital AV Adapter – Apple Store (U.S.)

SaneBox – Email Management for Any Inbox

Amazon.com: Kanex DoubleUp – Two USB 2.1 Amp (per Port) Wall Charger for IPAD, IPHONE, Smart Phones and Tablets Devices (White) (SYD2PTW): Computers & Accessories

Amazon.com: Monster MP OTG400 BK Outlets To Go 4 Outlet Travel Power Strip (Black): Electronics

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

About PhotoCard – Bill Atkinson Photography

Chefs Feed

Chef’s Feed iTunes Link

iExit

iExit iTunes Link

Steak ‘n Shake

Welcome to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant

Dark Sky for iPhone and iPad

Dark Sky iTunes Link

White Noise Lite: Relax. Sleep. Better. on the App Store on iTunes

FlightTrack – Live flight tracker by Mobiata

FlightTrack Pro iTunes Link

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JAMF SoftwareEnterprise Device Management for Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple TV.

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

Fujitsu ScanSnap
ScanSnap Helps You Live a More Productive, Efficient, Paperless Life

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Mac Power Users 204: Presentations: A MacSparky Field Guide

David and Katie talk about the subject of David’s latest books, Presentations and how you can create powerful and compelling presentations yourself.

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

Links for this episode:

Presentations — MacSparky

iBooks link

Field Guides — MacSparky

Presentations Field Guide Trailer on Vimeo

Apple – Keynote for Mac

Keynote for Mac makes it simple to create and deliver beautiful presentations. Powerful tools and dazzling effects bring your ideas to life. You can work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices. And work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft PowerPoint.

Microsoft PowerPoint – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Originally designed for the Macintosh computer, the initial release was called “Presenter”, developed by Dennis Austin[not in citation given] and Thomas Rudkin[not in citation given] of Forethought, Inc.[

Overhead projector – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An overhead projector is a variant of slide projector that is used to display images to an audience.

MPU 085: Paperless | Mac Power Users

David and Katie talk about David’s Paperless book and the best tools and software to go paperless with your Mac and iOS devices.

Mac Power Users 164: Tackling Email | Mac Power Users

David and Katie sit down to discuss the topic of tackling email, how they manage and organize their email, the power tools they use and David’s latest book.

Mac Power Users 131: Markdown Revisited | Mac Power Users

David and Katie are joined by Eddie Smith of Practically Efficient to discuss the new MacSparky Field Guide: Markdown co-authored by David and Eddie.

MPU 082: Cooking Ideas | Mac Power Users

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

MPU 086: Workflows with Wendy Cherwinski | Mac Power Users

Speechwritier and presentation coach Wendy Cherwinkski join Katie and David to explain how she goes about her trade.

Merlin mann | Search Results | Mac Power Users

Mind map – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A mind map is a diagram used to visually organise information. A mind map is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank landscape page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added.

Taken (2008) – Quotes – IMDb

“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.”

BEEDOCS Timeline 3D – Software for Mac OS X

Timeline 3D is software for Mac OS X that makes it easy for you to present historical events in a way that reveals connections and clarifies relationships.

Twitter / MacSparky: Here’s my pal Graham working …

MacPaw: CleanMyMac 2
The Simplest, Safest Way to Clean Your Mac.

Smile
With productivity boosters like the PDFpen Family and TextExpander, Smile makes you a Mac Power User.

Drobo
Smart storage that grows with you and protects what matters.

lynda.com Learn software, business and creative skills.

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Mac Power Users 203: TextExpander

David and Katie dive deep on one of their favorite productivity tools, TextExpander.

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

Links for this episode:

Keystroke logging – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Keystroke logging, often referred to as keylogging or keyboard capturing, is the action of recording (or logging) the keys struck on a keyboard, typically in a covert manner so that the person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored.

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

Type more with less effort! TextExpander saves your fingers and your keyboard, expanding custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text and pictures…

TextExpander touch: iOS Typing Shortcuts for iPhone and iPad

Type more with less effort on your iPhone or iPad! Expand custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text snippets. Grab your favorite snippets from your Mac!

TextExpander Snippets — MacSparky

Do you use TextExpander? So do I. Here are some useful snippets.

TextExpander: Mac Typing Shortcut Utility Saves You Time

Video Tutorials

Twitter / MacSparky: We are recording a show on …

Tribble – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tribbles are fictional animals in the Star Trek universe who first appeared in the episode titled “The Trouble with Tribbles”.

List of Star Trek animals – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The targ (in Klingon language: targh) is a boar-like beast with sharp tusks. It is native to the Klingon homeworld Qo’noS.

Shut Up Wesley! – YouTube

A Quick Guide to Common Miscapitalizations of Tech Names — Shawn Blanc

Sherlock (TV series) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Predefined Snippet Groups

Predefined Snippet Groups

TextExpander Tools – BrettTerpstra.com

DRINK!

Mac Power Users 169: Workflows with Dr. Jeffery Taekman | Mac Power Users

David and Katie talk to Dr. Jeffery Taekman, a physician, researcher and educator at Duke.

MPU 090: Meetings (and Technology) | Mac Power Users

David and Katie talk about why meetings suck and how to make them suck less with a lot of planning and a little techcnology.

Drafts – Agile Tortoise

Search results for ‘TextExpander’ – All this

Inside OmniFocus

Brett Terpstra – iPhone and iPad text/code editors and writing tools compared

DRINK!

475 WHILL, Smile Software and iOS 8 « Nosillacast

Greg Scown, founder (along with Philip Goward) of Smile Software talks to us about what the new changes to iOS might bring to enhanced capabilities of applications like TextExpander.

Typinator – the fastest text expander in town

TypeIt4Me – the original text expander app for Mac.

aText – Typing accelerator – Text macro utility for Mac.

Please support our sponsors for this episode:

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

The Omni GroupWe’re passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

Squarespace Everything you need to create an amazing website.

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Mac Power Users 202: MPU Live: Getting Started, Extending Wi-Fi, Travel Tips, Evernote & More

David and Katie talk about getting started with becoming more productive with your Mac, answer questions related to traveling with your tech, extending Wi-Fi networks, lots of Evernote feedback and tips and much more.

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

Links for this episode:

New MacSparky Field Guide: Presentations — MacSparky

Apple – iBooks Author

Apple – OS X Yosemite – Design

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

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

Classroom Walkthroughs: Capturing Notes with Drafts » techEDvance

Noodlesoft | Hazel

AppleScript Overview: Introduction to AppleScript Overview

Audible.com

Merlin Mann Inbox Zero – YouTube

Email Field Guide — MacSparky

MPU 079: Hazel 3.0 | Mac Power Users

MPU 025: Geeking Out With Hazel | Mac Power Users

Online video tutorials & training | lynda.com

Noodlesoft Forums • Index page

Drafts – Agile Tortoise

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

Mac Power Users 136: iOS Automation | Mac Power Users

Contrast | Launch Center Pro

Apple – iOS 8 – Overview

Don’t weep for Aperture: Photos is a bright new beginning | Macworld

Apple – iPhoto for iOS

Apple – Aperture – Pro performance with iPhoto simplicity.

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

Mac App Store – Shush – Microphone Manager

SaneBox – Email Management for Any Inbox

DataMan Next : Track Data Usage In Real-Time on the App Store on iTunes

iOS: Understanding airplane mode

Mac App Store – WiFi Explorer

Bridge mode – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Power-line communication – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wireless bridge – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

iCloud: iCloud storage and backup overview

Mac Power Users 171: Photo Management | Mac Power Users

OmniGraffle – The Omni Group

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

Mac Power Users 198: Evernote Power Tips | Mac Power Users

Penultimate | Evernote

nvALT – BrettTerpstra.com

Audio Memos – iPhone, iPad and iPod touch voice recording app – Imesart

Pocket

IFTTT

Reeder

Unread – An RSS Reader

ReadKit – Have all your reading in one place

RSS

Apple – RSS Information

Daring Fireball: RSS Feeds

The Mac Observer

MacStories

MacSparky

KatieFloyd.me

BrettTerpstra.com

Macdrifter

Shawn Blanc

Re/code

Yahoo Tech

Feed Wrangler

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The Omni GroupWe’re passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

lynda.com Learn software, business and creative skills.

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Stop drowning in email!

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LaunchBar 6 – Meet the Future of Productivity

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