Mac Power Users 182: Geeking Out With Travel

David and Katie share their tips for geeking out your travel gear.

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

Pelican Products 1510LOC Laptop Overnight Case

Amazon.com: Pelican Laptop 22X13.81X9 Blk: Sports & Outdoors

Aeronaut – Maximum Carry-On Travel Bag. Converts to a backpack. One Bag travel. – TOM BIHN

Packing Cubes – Travel Packing Cubes organize your travel bag and keep clothes neat – TOM BIHN

Absolute Shoulder Strap – The ultimate in comfortable shoulder straps – TOM BIHN

Smart Alec – Backpack. Modular Pockets. Made in USA. – TOM BIHN

Brain Bag – Made in USA Laptop Backpack – TOM BIHN

Synapse 19 – iPad Backpack – Made in USA – TOM BIHN

iOS: Using Passbook

Shop iPad Air Case | Saddleback Leather Co.

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

Dual Port Battery Pack and Charger for iPad®, iPhone®, iPod®, and other USB Mobile Devices (8000mAh) – Monoprice.com

Kanex DoubleUp – Dual USB 2.1amp Charger White

Amazon.com: Kanex DoubleUp 2.1A Dual USB Charger for iPad, iPhone and iPod, White (SYD2PTW): Computers & Accessories

PlugBug – Twelve South

Your Own Unlimited Private Cloud for $99. No Monthly Fees. | Transporter

Drobo – Safe, Expandable Data Storage | Network Attached Storage | Thunderbolt Storage

Amazon.com : Belkin SurgePlus 3-Outlet Mini Travel Swivel Charger Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports (2.1 AMP / 10 Watt) : Computer Surge Protectors : Electronics

MONSTER® – Outlets To Go™ Power Strips

Apple – Apple TV – HD iTunes content and more on your TV.

Amazon.com: hdmi to ipad

AirPort Express – Apple Store (U.S.)

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic – Apple Store (U.S.)

Apple – MacBook Air

Enhanced Active Noise Cancelling Earphones – Black – Monoprice.com

Amazon.com: Olympus E-PL5 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black): OLYMPUS: Camera & Photo

Travel Tray – Genius travel bowl and organizational tool in one. – TOM BIHN

Tweetbot for iPhone — Tapbots

Glympse

RAM Mounting Systems, Inc.

Kenu Airframe – Kenu

White Noise – Best Sleeping App for iOS by TMSOFT

FlightTrack – Live flight tracker by Mobiata

Citymaps

Uber

Cloak VPN – Cloak – GetCloak.com

1Password

Sandwich Video |  ”No More Sticky Notes”

MPU 055: Workflows with Adam Lisagor | Mac Power Users

Katie and David chat with LonelySandwich about how he gets work done with his Apple technology.

Bonjour – Apple Support

About ControlPlane | ControlPlane

ControlPlane allows you to build configuration profiles, contexts in ControlPlane lingo, for your Mac based on where you are or what you are doing.

SaneBox – Email Management for Any Inbox

OmniFocus – The Omni Group

Audible.com

Keyboard Maestro 6.3.2: Work Faster with Macros for Mac OS X

Instacast for iOS 7 – Vemedio

XVision – We Invent Apps

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

Online Backup & Data Backup Software | Backblaze

Disable CrashPlan when Tethered to Save Data Use — KatieFloyd.me

Little Snitch

A firewall protects your computer against unwanted guests from the Internet. But who protects your private data from being sent out? Little Snitch does!

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A new way to share, access and protect files.

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Mac Power Users 181: Automation Workflows with TJ Luoma

David and Katie sit down with automation guru, minister and geek TJ Luoma. We talk about his love for Keyboard Maestro and how he uses automation to make life easier.

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Rhymes With Diploma

The current web home of TJ Luo.ma

Impolite Company – Mule Radio Syndicate

Reforming Faith

A PLACE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SEEKING, BUILDING, OR RENEWING THEIR FAITH.

Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

TJ Luoma on The Unofficial Apple Weblog

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…

Noodlesoft | Hazel

Hazel watches whatever folders you tell it to, automatically organizing your files according to the rules you create. It features a rule interface similar to that of Apple Mail so you should feel right at home.

Keyboard Maestro 6.3.2: Work Faster with Macros for Mac OS X

Keyboard Maestro can help improve almost every aspect of using your Mac. Even the simplest things, like typing your email address, or going to Gmail or Facebook, launching Pages, or duplicating a line, all take time and add frustration.

1Password

Default Folder X

Custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Pop-up menus let you navigate your folders and open Finder windows.

A useful Caps Lock key – BrettTerpstra.com

ATLASerials® (ATLAS®)

Accordance – Bible Software for Mac, Windows, iPad and iPhone

Logos Bible Software – Bible Study at its best

The best MultiMarkdown editor just got better!

The best MultiMarkdown editor just got better!

Skitch 2.0 is like Skitch 1.0 without all those pesky “features” | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Skitch 2.0 is like Skitch 1.0 without all those pesky “features”

Bare Bones Software | BBEdit 10

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text.

Beamer – The AirPlay Movie Player for Mac

Keyboard Maestro and the automation mindset | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Choosy helps those with Browser Commitment Phobia | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

George Starcher » Griffin Powermate – Mic Mute Button

A better Google search experience with Choosy, Keyboard Maestro and Fluid | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Replicating QuickCursor using BBEdit and Keyboard Maestro | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

TJ Luoma

Using Keyboard Maestro 6 to automate a web database – TUAW

Ask Different

Send to Dropbox | Email + Dropbox

TJ Luoma (tjluoma) on Twitter

NeXT Computer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dell UltraSharp 29 Ultrawide Monitor – U2913WM

Spectacle

Bartender | Mac Menu Bar Item Control

Organize your menu bar apps

Satellite Internet, HughesNet Gen4 High-Speed Satellite Internet Provider

Little Snitch

A firewall protects your computer against unwanted guests from the Internet. But who protects your private data from being sent out? Little Snitch does

Radio Silence | Firewall for Mac OS X

PowerMate – USB Controller | Griffin Technology

You can use PowerMate to edit home movies, or scroll through long documents, or create your next audio masterpiece. How can PowerMate be this cool? Because it’s an assignable controller that you can program to do anything you want, in any application.

Mizage – Shush

CodeRunner — krillapps

With CodeRunner, it has never been easier to write and test code, run scripts, work with algorithms, or simply experiment with a new coding or scripting language.

A guided tour of my Hyper key shortcuts – BrettTerpstra.com

PCKeyboardHack – Software for OS X

KeyRemap4MacBook – Software for OS X

Download QuickCursor for Mac – Access your favorite text editor via keyboard shortcuts. MacUpdate.com

creates a better, faster text-editing experience by using global keyboard shortcuts to bring your favorite editor to any app. If you’ve ever been frustrated by the process of manually copying and pasting between apps, QuickCursor will automate the entire process and save you time

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

Simple and efficient text editing for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

TextMate — The Missing Editor for Mac OS X

TextMate brings Apple’s approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

Sublime Text: The text editor you’ll fall in love with

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.You’ll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

The Text This Week – Textweek – Sermon, Sermons, Revised Common Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links

SaneBox – Email Management for Any Inbox

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

Web applications like Gmail, Facebook, Campfire and Pandora are becoming more and more like desktop applications every day. Running each of these web apps in a separate tab in your browser can be a real pain.

Chrome Browser

Default Folder X

Save your files effortlessly and open your folders instantly. Default Folder X makes Mac OS X’s Open and Save dialogs work as quickly as you do.

BusyMac

BusyCal is the ultimate OS X calendar app — packed with powerful time-saving features in a friendly, easy-to-use package.

Toggle JavaScript in Safari with Keyboard Maestro | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

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Mac Power Users 180: MPU Live: Automation, Email, iPad at School, Tips & More

In their inaugural episode of MPU Live David and Katie answer listener questions and share tips. Topics include tweaking automation workflows, organizing PDF files, going back to school with an iPad and more.

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

Links for this episode:

Trick and Treat: The New 1Password Emergency Kit — Productivityist

Save $100 on Macworld/iWorld Registration — KatieFloyd.me

Celebrating “World Backup Day” — KatieFloyd.me

Automated Workflows, LLC

Cobook + FullContact – The FAQ – FullContact Feedback & Support

Amazon.com: Logitech Tablet Keyboard (Keyboard-and-Stand Combo) for iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd/4th generation), and iPad mini: Computers & Accessories

Amazon.com: Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch K811 Keyboard for Mac, iPad, iPhone – Silver/Black: Electronics

Couple celebrates 61 years of marriage in ‘Up’-inspired shoot – TODAY.com

LastPass | The Last Password You Have to Remember

Drobo – Safe, Expandable Data Storage | Network Attached Storage | Thunderbolt Storage

Mac Backup | Sync Mac Files | Mac Bootable Backup | Econ Technologies

Mac Backup Software – Carbon Copy Cloner

SuperDuper!

OmniFocus – The Omni Group

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

Pixelmator

Email Field Guide — MacSparky

Post Office Protocol – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Internet Message Access Protocol – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

AppleScript Overview: Introduction to AppleScript Overview

SaneBox – Email Management for Any Inbox

Mailbox – Put Email In Its Place

Mac Power Users 176: Everyday Automation | Mac Power Users

Lingon – Peter Borg Apps

PDFpen Scan+: Scanning and OCR for iPad and iPhone

Noodlesoft | Hazel

Mac Basics: Automator

Keyboard Maestro 6.3.2: Work Faster with Macros for Mac OS X

Apple – Aperture – Pro performance with iPhoto simplicity.

TextExpander: Mac Typing Shortcut Utility Saves You Time

Meet hue – Philips hue

Wireless Speakers | The Wireless HiFi System from Sonos

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

Cobook Contacts – the unfied address book for Mac

Tapes for Mac – Share Screencasts Fast

Mac App Store – Tapes: Screencast Sharing

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

Transporter Store

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

Jot Stylus Family – The Best Fine Point Stylus

Amazon.com: Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 for Mac/iPad/iPhone: Electronics

Amazon.com: Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch K811 Keyboard for Mac, iPad, iPhone – Silver/Black: Electronics

Dual Port Battery Pack and Charger for iPad®, iPhone®, iPod®, and other USB Mobile Devices (8000mAh) – Monoprice.com

The Omni Group

Pages on the App Store on iTunes

Cloak VPN – Cloak – GetCloak.com

Welcome to Ginger Labs

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

MindNode

Welcome

Notational Velocity

nvALT – BrettTerpstra.com

Notesy

Notefile 2.0 for Mac ~ Mac OS X ~ Junecloud

Delivery Status 6.0 Widget for Mac ~ Mac OS X ~ Junecloud

Notefile 2.0.2 for iOS ~ iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad ~ Junecloud

MailSteward

Email Archiver

EagleFiler: Collect notes, e-mails, and Web pages on your Mac, and search them instantly

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Beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast, and powerful image editing app for the Mac.

Tapes
Tapes for Mac: Record and send screencasts fast.

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Mac Power Users 179: Calendar Management

This week David and Katie tackle the calendar and best practices for managing, sharing and storing information to keep you on track.

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

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Mac Power Users 178: The Contacts Show

David and Katie discuss the best practices for managing, syncing and organizing contacts.

MPU 042: Contacts and Calendars

In this episode, Katie and David tackle managing contacts and calendars on your Mac and iOS Devices.

iCloud: Calendar overview

Office – Office.com

Apple – OS X – Calendar

Why aren’t digital calendars smarter? | Macworld

Secrets for Mac

Secrets is a preference pane that lets you customize many Mac OS X settings that are hidden or incomplete.

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

The all-purpose Mac PDF editor! Add signatures, text, and images. Make changes and correct typos. OCR scanned docs. Fill out forms. New in version 6: Microsoft® Word export!

PDFpen OCR Folder Action Script — MacSparky

Automatically OCR Documents with Hazel and PDFpen — KatieFloyd.me

Noodlesoft | Hazel

Hazel watches whatever folders you tell it to, automatically organizing your files according to the rules you create. It features a rule interface similar to that of Apple Mail so you should feel right at home

BusyMac – BusyCal

BusyCal is the ultimate OS X calendar app — packed with powerful time-saving features in a friendly, easy-to-use package.

Flexibits | Fantastical for Mac

Fantastical’s natural language engine is expressive and intelligent so you can write in your own style.

OmniFocus – The Omni Group

OmniFocus is designed to quickly capture your thoughts and ideas to store, manage, and help you process them into actionable to-do items.

Flexibits | Fantastical 2 for iPhone

Mynd |

Mynd Calendar is a smart, context aware app that provides you with the information you need to be successful, so you don’t have to do it all by yourself.

Readdle – Calendar 5

Calendars 5 seamlessly syncs with local iOS calendars, Reminders and even Google Calendar.Now all your events and tasks are in a single application, which is always on hand.

PDFpen Scan+: Scanning and OCR for iPad and iPhone

The power of your office in your pocket! Scan contracts, invoices, or receipts as PDFs with your iPhone® or iPad®. Use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to make that scanned image into editable text!

Doodle: easy scheduling

The scheduling tool you’ll actually use.

ScheduleOnce

Online meeting and appointment scheduling software

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Mac Power Users 178: The Contacts Show

David and Katie discuss the best practices for managing, syncing and organizing contacts.

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

Links for this episode:

MPU 042: Contacts and Calendars | Mac Power Users

In this episode, Katie and David tackle managing contacts and calendars on your Mac and iOS Devices.

Mac App Store – Contacts Cleaner

Google Sync

Sync your Google services to your phone, tablet, and desktop programs so that you can always access what’s important to you

Contacts Sync For Google Gmail

Contacts (Mavericks): Group contacts

Use groups and folders (for Exchange accounts) to organize your contacts by categories, or to easily send email to several people at once.

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…

How Mac experts deal with their contacts | Macworld

1Password

Cobook Contacts – the unfied address book for Mac

Flexibits | Fantastical

LaunchBar 5

A single keyboard shortcut lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to accomplish on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away.

Alfred App – Productivity App for Mac OS X

Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your fingertips.

Dialvetica Contacts on the App Store on iTunes

Your app should be smart enough to know who your favorites are. It should know what number you want to call. It should know who you mean when you type someone’s initials.

Smartr Contacts for iPhone on the App Store on iTunes

What if you had a magic address book that automatically identified the name and contact information for everyone you’ve ever communicated with?

Chambers Daily

Your iPhone Address Book Is Not A Rolodex — Chambers Daily

Learning To Love Evernote — Chambers Daily

Evernote Hello | Evernote

Delete Contacts Fast – DeleteQ on the App Store on iTunes

“DeleteQ” is the best way to delete contacts quickly.You can quickly and easily select multiple contacts and delete them from address book on your iPhone.

Evernote Adds Business Card Scanning — KatieFloyd.me

How to Export Your iPhone Contacts

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Domains and email management made simple.

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