232: 2014: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Katie and David look back on the tech related events in the year that was and what they’re most looking forward to in the year to come.

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

Links for this episode:

OmniFocus Video Field Guide — MacSparky

OmniFocus – The Omni Group

Screenflow | Screencasting and Video Editing Software

Ulysses

Byword • Simple and efficient text editor

Literature and Latte – Scrivener Writing Software

Evernote | The workspace for your life’s work

Workflow | Powerful automation made simple.

Workflow iTunes Link

231: Sticking It to the Man with Jason Snell | Mac Power Users

Upgrade – Relay FM

Drafts – Agile Tortoise

What is Drafts for? – All this

Transmit iOS

Transmit iTunes Link

Overcast

Overcast iTunes Link

Office Mobile – Office apps for iPad, iPhone, Android & Windows Phone

Word for iPad iTunes Link

Excel for iPad iTunes Link

Apple – iMac with Retina 5K display

Apple – iPhone 6

Apple – Apple Pay

230: The Power of PDFs | Mac Power Users

SwiftKey Keyboard for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

SwiftKey iTunes Link

TextExpander touch: iOS Typing Shortcuts for iPhone and iPad

TextExpander Touch iTunes Link

Two-Factor Authentication | Authy

Clips App: iOS 8 Clipboard Manager

Clips iTunes Link

Mac Power Users 107: Marketing and Learning to Develop Apps with Jean MacDonald | Mac Power Users

App Camp For Girls

Sony Pictures Entertainment hack – Wikipedia

The 1Password Emergency Kit – Productivityist

Vesper. Collect your thoughts.

Vesper iTunes Link

BusyContacts

Mac Power Users 178: The Contacts Show | Mac Power Users

Tweetbot for iPhone — Tapbots

Tweetbot iTunes Link

Twitter Clients in 2014: An Exploration of Tweetbot, Twitterrific, and Twitter for iOS – MacStories

Apple – Apple Watch

Pebble Smartwatch | Smartwatch for iPhone & Android

Roku | Streaming TV & Media Player

About PCalc

Slogger – BrettTerpstra.com

GiftttDy – Your Lifestream Journaling Tool

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231: Sticking It to the Man with Jason Snell

David and Katie sit down with Jason Snell, now an independent technology writer and podcaster, to talk about how his workflows have changed.

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

Links for this episode:

Jason Snell

Jason Snell (@jsnell) | Twitter

Six Colors: Apple, technology, and other stuff from Jason Snell and Friends

Relay.fm – Upgrade

MPU 029: Workflows with Jason Snell

Mac Power Users 155: Jason Snell Returns

Macworld – News, tips, and reviews from the Apple experts

Macworld Just Laid Off Most Of Its Staff After Covering The iPhone 6 Launch – Business Insider

222: Workflows with Myke Hurley | Mac Power Users

Movable Type – Content Management System, Blog Software & Publishing Platform

The Incomparable – Smart, funny pop culture podcasts

TeeVee.org – Former home of The Vidiots

Marco.org

Overcast

MacStories

217: iOS Automation with Federico Viticci | Mac Power Users

MPU 007: LaunchBar Blackbelt | Mac Power Users

Synchronize and Backup your Mac with ChronoSync

Bare Bones Software | BBEdit 11

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

Transporter Your Own Unlimited Private Cloud

Noodlesoft | Simply useful Mac software

Clockwise – Relay FM

Articles by David Sparks | Macworld

Daring Fireball: Markdown

Literature and Latte – Scrivener Writing Software

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

Editorial for iOS

Slack: Be less busy

Private group chat, video chat, instant messaging for teams – HipChat

Business group chat, file sharing, group decision making: Campfire

Ancillary Justice – Ann Leckie

Station Eleven: A novel: Emily St. John Mandel

Fire TV Stick

Harmony Remotes – Logitech

TiVo Roamio

Kindle Voyage Touch Screen E-Reader with Light

Amazon: 1776 by David McCullough

Amazon.com: The Last Policeman: A Novel by Ben H. Winters

The Incomparable | A Very Different Idea of Fun (Episode 225)

Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited | Comics | Marvel.com

Six Colors Gift Guide

Mac App Store – BreakTime

Apple – Print Products for Mac

Photo Books, Holiday Cards, Photo Cards, Birth Announcements, Photo Printing | Shutterfly

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

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Smart storage that grows with you and protects what matters.

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Whatever you want to accomplish on your Mac – with LaunchBar it is only a few keystrokes away!.

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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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Sanebox
Stop drowning in email!

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

Casper
Casper: Because everyone deserves a great night’s sleep. Use code MACPOWER to save $50 off your order.

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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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