TOPIC: Grab Bag, plus Tasks vs. Calendar Items
This week Dan and Merlin administer an epic grab bag episode, chockablock with new app, book, podcast, and music suggestions.
Also, a return to the evergreen topic of where stuff goes. How to decide whether a given thing goes on a calendar, a todo list, reference files, or an alarm. Great ninja stuff.
Links for this episode:
- [SPONSOR] Air Login, Air Display, Air Sharing: useful mobile apps | Avatron Software
Now you can connect to your Mac from anywhere! Plus, you can connect to any number of computers at the same time.
- [SPONSOR] PDFpen Scan+: Scanning and OCR for iPad and iPhone
PDFpen Scan enables you to scan multi-page documents, articles, receipts, and more, using the iPhone or iPad camera. Scans are cropped, sized to standard paper sizes, and visually enhanced for legibility. PDFpen Scan includes OCR (optical character recognition), making it possible to copy the text in a scanned document for use in another document or email message, or to export a PDF containing searchable text to a variety of popular cloud services.
- [SPONSOR] MailRoute: Email Protection - Spam and Virus Filtering Services
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- [VIDEO] Charli XCX - “SuperLove”
Merlin's enthusiastic pick for pop hit of the year.
- OmniFocus - The Omni Group
OmniFocus 2 for iPhone sports a brand new look just for iOS 7, and a new, uniform color set so you always know what you’re looking at. Enter multiple actions even faster with Save . At-a-glance Summary Dots and a peek at your Forecast on the home screen make every glance more informative. With iOS 7's Background App Refresh, syncing happens in the background. Find important actions with Search Anywhere, and get more done with OmniFocus 2.
- Evernote Essentials, The Definitive Getting-Started Guide for Evernote
I call it Evernote Essentials and – as that name implies – it’s everything you need to both get started with and master the powerfully useful tool that is Evernote.
- Marked 2 - Smarter tools for smarter writers
Marked is a previewer for Markdown files. Use it with your favorite text editor and it updates every time you save. With robust features for previewing, reviewing and exporting beautiful documents, you can work in plain text while reveling in rich formatting.
- 5by5 | Mac Power Users #157: Security Problems and Solutions
In this episode, David and Katie cover frequent security problems and offer their solutions.
- Marked Help (What's new in Marked 2)
- Plain English Campaign - About us
Since 1979, we have been campaigning against gobbledygook, jargon and misleading public information. We have helped many government departments and other official organisations with their documents, reports and publications. We believe that everyone should have access to clear and concise information.
- Twitter / _DavidSmith: I wrote a free app for looking ...
I wrote a free app for looking at the motion data tracked on the 5s. Essentially turning your phone into a pedometer
- Pedometer++ for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on the iTunes App Store
Take advantage of the the new motion tracking capabilities in your iPhone 5s to improve your health. Pedometer lets you easily keep track of your daily and weekly step counts. You can also set the app to dynamically show your current step count as the applications badge. This will update dynamically throughout the day.
- Strava Run - GPS Running, Training and Cycling Workout Tracker for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on the iTunes App Store
Track your runs with GPS, analyze your performance, join Challenges and see how you stack up against friends.
- Calendars 5 - Smart Calendar and Task Manager with Google Calendar Sync for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on the iTunes App Store
Calendars 5 is complete re-imagining of what the best mobile calendar experience should be.
- Organize your life and business - Wunderlist
- Remember The Milk: Online to-do list and task management
- Amazon.com: Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Black: Health & Personal Care
- 5by5 | Back to Work #138: Mindfulness...Whether I Want It or Not
TOPIC: Informal Background Self-Quantization This week Dan & Merlin discuss the merits of self-quantization. Which is fancy way of saying, "Merlin got a new Fitbit." Why is anecdotal self-reporting a sucker's bet? What are the benefits of making your life a little video game? And, why is Merlin's scale accessing APIs via the internet?
- Men's Timex® Fullsize Weekender Stripe Slip ... : Target
- Iron Man - Mark II Test Flight - YouTube
- Iron Man armor (Mark II) - Marvel Movies Wiki - Wolverine, Iron Man 2, Thor
The Mark II armor was designed and created by Tony Stark after his return from Afghanistan. It features much of the articulation and sleek-design which would appear in the final, Mark 3 armor. While testing the flight mechanism, he noted that 'icing' would become a major problem with the Mark II when upper altitudes were reached. It was hinted that Rhodey would be using the Mark II armor in the sequel.
- Rogue Amoeba | Fission: Fast & Lossless Audio Editing For Mac OS X
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