"The OS X window manager for hackers."
That’s no false advertising.
"The OS X window manager for hackers."
That’s no false advertising.
Tips Guide for iPad and iPhone is a beginners guide to their mobile device.
The apps are chock full of material including tutorials, guides, tips, etc. and they don’t cost much ($1 each).
If you’re new to iOS or want to get the latest out of your mobile device, check it out.
I wouldn’t normally link to this, but the app doesn’t look nearly as bad (or suspicious) as their competition. In fact the app has been redesigned with a flat modern look.
Timebar stays out of your way while making sure you don’t lose track of time. When you need it, it turns your entire menu bar into a subtle progress bar that slowly slides away.
"There’s a task funnel I’ve been using more and more – something I call The Productivity Path – and it has proven to remove quite a bit of friction from my work life and life outside of work."
Not my cup of tea, but interesting nonetheless.
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The evolution of the Mac.
The evolution of the Mac
via The Daily Dot
Happy Saturday Future Geeks!! Here’s your Saturday morning comic this week.
This is a neat online Markdown editor. It doesn’t sync with Dropbox though, it only imports/exports from its own folder. I hope it will be able to import from any folder in the future. The other neat feature that I, as a Tumblr user, really like is its ability to export to Tumblr. Again a drawback here, it doesn’t allow posting to sub-blogs (like MOSX). I assume this feature is coming in the future. Markable is beta!
I really would love to share more app deals here on the blog, but I don’t feel like that’s a good fit. I could tweet this stuff, but Twitter is full of deals and tweets and desperate people who want attention. Tumblr is no good, because this is my really geeky personal blog, I don’t want to clog up with “get apps for free” posts.
Facebook to the rescue! Follow us on Facebook to get new irregular news on deals!
The three Scripts in this repo show examples of how to have Calendar alerts create OmniFocus projects for you.”
Sounds like a neat idea.
Nice roundup of some (mostly) cross-platform mind mapping apps.
Ever since I first used Alfred, I was most interested in its Web Search capabilities. I was jealous, jealous that Keyboard Maestro didn’t have this function too. But why doesn’t it? Why can’t I just go ahead and make Alfred’s Web Searches in Keyboard Maestro? Well, I can.
Introducing Web Search Input
Web Search Input is a very basic Keyboard Maestro macro that I like to bring up with ⌥Space (⌥⌴). It presents a basic Prompt for User Input action:
The macro is nifty, I would say.
SearchQuery is pre-filled with your current clipboard. So when you see a neat app on Gabe’s website, you can just highlight its name, ⌥⌴, ↩. The Mac App Store opens and you can directly purchase said app.
The rest of the macro is also held very simply to make it very easy to add new searches to it. This block repeats throughout the macro:
Just copy & paste a new one, give it a
SearchKeyword and make sure to add it to the keyword to Prompt for User Input action, in the
WSI also replaces all whitespaces with
+. You find more Alfred Web Searches on [Alfred tips](http://alfredtips.com “Alfred tips”).
I’m using this macro for a couple of weeks now and find it really useful.
You can download it from Box:
Or find it on the Keyboard Maestro Macros repository on GitHub soon.
Templates is a really nice plugin/attachment/addition/operating system for OmniFocus. Unfortunately we don’t have a working templates script on iOS, but with a little trick, we can setup a project as template on iOS.
To Create A Project Template:
Create project for template purposes
Put project “On Hold”. Project is now a template.
The iOS Workaround For Copying A Template
Set template to repeat everyday:
To duplicate, change project from “On Hold” to “Complete”.
New copy of that Project will appear.
Change original template back to “On Hold” and remove the repeat from both the template and the new active project.
I didn’t get it at first, so I made a little screencast to show you how this is done:
My project has two tasks, one with a due date, the other with a start date. They will be carried over, but not as you would think. I hope this helps your efforts to make templates for OmniFocus on iPhone/iPad work for you.
say(1) is a command line utility which uses OS X’s speech synthesis engine to transform text into sound. I recently played around with it a bit and found some nifty things it can do.
I wanted a quick way to convert text to an audio file for a short chapter of a book I am listening to on my bike. Unfortunately the book is written in German and my system is set to US English. Therefore
say uses OS X’s default voice, Alex.
say use a foreign tongue, simply use the
-v operator. But first you must download some foreign voice under System Preferences → Dictation & Speech → Text to Speech → System Voice → Customize…. Anna is a good German voice. Let
say use a downloaded voice:
say -v Anna "Nein."
say can also use plain text files to read from with
say -v Anna -f ~/Desktop/"Some Markdown.md"
say can write its output to a file with
say -v Anna -f ~/Desktop/"Some Markdown.md" -o ~/Desktop/article.aiff
-o allows you to specify many file formats too. Generally it’s easiest to specify the desired extension, e.g. m4a, aiff, etc, but you can also give
say many more options such as:
say -v Anna -f ~/Desktop/"Some Markdown.md" -f ~/Desktop/article.m4a --bit-rate=?
This will give you a list of possible bit rates. Check
man say for more.
Yesterday I was looking for a web service to let me share a specific position on a web page. Down the rabbit hole I also visited Apple’s Safari Extensions page and found some interesting new Extensions.
2011/03 Mike Monteiro | F*ck You. Pay Me. (by San Francisco Creative Mornings)
Apparently I have only tweeted about this, but never mentioned it here. A talk (from last year?) by Mike Monteiro on design work and getting paid.
What if Money Was No Object? (by PSNy2kUK)
If the video is unavailable. Try to search for the title. I’m sure it’s still up on the Tubes somewhere.
This is a couple of days old already, but I felt like sharing it here nonetheless. Don’t just copy-paste anything from the web without checking first.
"16% of cell phones have poop on them."
> “GitHub users might find this guy’s contribution graph interesting/funny: https://t.co/xOFjLbqUK2”
You may have noticed that the frequency at which I blog here my own content and don’t just reblog other people’s stuff has dropped dramatically. I wanted to write some words to explain what’s happening.
First, we are working on the new and improved Mac OS X Screencasts, which you can see of preview right here.
Second, I am working on “stuff”. Videos, something written, projects. The months since January have been extremely busy. Ever since January I sometimes work late at night until I fall asleep. I can’t talk about anything unfortunately, but the next thing you are going to see is actually close to being ready for publication. You are going to love this!
OK, third. As if that wasn’t enough, my girlfriend and I decided to split up and I need to move to a new apartment within this month. You can imagine how stressful this is.
I’m dedicated to this blog, our fans, MOSX (aka Mac OS X Screencasts), zCasting 3000 and the Mac and iOS community! I’m really excited for the stuff we’ve been working on in the background and can hardly stay quiet about it, but I’ve decided to stay quiet.
Looking forward to engage with you on the webs,
Pro Tools 11 - Everything You Want To Know - Review To Follow (by airusersblog)
It’s Musikmesse time. <3
I’m just leaving this here for your own pleasure.
"STEM rules the day and “data driven” education seeks only conformity, standardization, testing and a zombie-like adherence to the shallow and generic Common Core, along with a lockstep of oversimplified so-called Essential Learnings. Creativity, academic freedom, teacher autonomy, experimentation and innovation are being stifled in a misguided effort to fix what is not broken in our system of public education."
Pretty much sums up why I’m investing my time in screencasts.
If you’re an e-commerce site selling shoes, you want to serve ads that target people who have previously displayed an interest in, say, red high-heels. Rather than serve an ad for your brand — “Buy shoes here!” — it’s better to serve an ad featuring a pair of red heels specifically like the one the user was browsing for. The problem is that any shoe seller sells thousands of shoes, and it’s impossible to create from scratch an ad for every single SKU.
So Facebook media buying companies — like TBG Digital or Turn or Triggit or Nanigans — simply load up tens of thousands of product images into a database, and when a relevant user appears in Facebook an ad is generated, automatically, based on the characteristics of that user.
David Allen writes on “Curing Interruptitis”
So yeah, just open your
.profile and edit away. Some cool stuff in this article. Thanks, Brett for sharing.
Not an article you might be interested in why and how the Amazon acquisition affects you as a Goodreads user, but more an article that gives you some alternatives. I’m on ReadMill, but I would love to hear where my readers are going.
If you check out ReadMill, and are more the geekier-ish kind of user, visit Twtmill. Send a private message:
d twtmill isbn-number start
d twtmill isbn-number finish
To start and finish reading a book. Hat tip to @juergencc
If you didn’t know this already, it’s probably useful to know. Otherwise this is very basic
Here we see first results of the race for the best Reader alternative. While Reeder announced the app won’t die, but will have to change (and promised that it will change), we see big and small companies rushing to welcome all abandoned Reader users.
"Are you looking for a fast reliable internet connection? A large selection of HD channels? 24/7 customer support at a fair price? Fuck you!"
The First Honest Cable Company (by ExtremelyDecentFilms)