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Articles tagged with: apple

  • Apple's Reminders App Needs Two Features
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, review, apple, ios, macos, omnifocus.
    527 words, 2 minute read time.
    A very brief review of Apple's Reminders app which lacks two key features as far as I am concerned. The addition of these features would make it truly useful.
  • Are Apple Products Worth the Money?
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple.
    520 words, 2 minute read time. Comments by me and an external link to an article by Bradley Chambers on 9To5Mac.
    Are Apple products now too expensive? I add my own comments on the back of an article by Bradley Chambers at 9To5Mac.
  • Coda Review - Nearly the Perfect Code Editor
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, review, apple, ios.
    1112 words, 4 minute read time. External link to an article by Bradley Chambers on 9To5Mac.
    A review of Panic's Coda, which is a code editor, FTP and terminal app for macOS and iOS. It's basically very good but suffers from one or two drawbacks.
  • Apple's 12 September 2018 Event
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple.
    98 words, less than 1 minute read time. Comments by me and an external link to an article by Dan Frommer on Recode.
    A short article on Recode about Apple's 12 September 2018 event. It's mainly watch and phone stuff.
  • Dark Sky Weather Review
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, review, apple, ios.
    1675 words, 6 minute read time. External link to an article by Dan Frommer on Recode.
    A review of the Dark Sky Weather app, which I tested for seven days. It's quite accurate although it had one or two interface problems.
  • What's the Point of Launchpad?
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple, macos.
    154 words, less than 1 minute read time. Comments by me and an external link to an article by Zac Hall on 9To5Mac.
    If you've ever wondered why we have Launchpad you're in good company. However, Zac Hall at 9To5Mac describes a way it can be made a bit more useful.
  • Final Cut X Will Not Import AVCHD File
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, macos, apple.
    268 words, less than 1 minute read time. External link to an article by Zac Hall on 9To5Mac.
    How to get around the problem where Final Cut Pro X refuses to import an AVCHD file from a camcorder.
  • OmniFocus Review
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, review, omnifocus, apple, macos, ios, ipad, gtd.
    1616 words, 6 minute read time. External link to an article by Zac Hall on 9To5Mac.
    A review of OmniFocus 2 for macOS and 3 for iPad, the popular list taking, project management and GTD app. In particular, version 3 of OmniFocus for iOS finally brings genuine iPad support.
  • I Get the Tags-Only Nature of Bear Writer Now
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple, bear.
    403 words, 2 minute read time. External link to an article by Zac Hall on 9To5Mac.
    I used to want categories as well as tags for Bear Writer but after using it for a number of months I now see how tags alone works fine.
  • Filemaker 17, Briefly
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple, macos, filemaker.
    515 words, 2 minute read time. External link to an article by Zac Hall on 9To5Mac.
    A quick look at Filemaker 17 and a couple of the new features I find most interesting, along with a couple of my criticisms in general.
  • Apple WWDC 2018 Summary
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple, ios, macos.
    197 words, less than 1 minute read time. Comments by me and an external link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    The Next Web's summary of Apple's 2018 WWDC. Quite a few things were announced that probably interest many people, although I'm a little nonplussed.
  • Tech Companies Should Have More Email Support
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple.
    625 words, 3 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    The big tech companies rarely have genuine email support, which I think discriminates against the hard of hearing. Not only that, email is the most efficient way to provide support in most cases.
  • The Importance of Backing Up Your Computer
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple, windows.
    1162 words, 4 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    Why must you back up your computer? Because you will need it one day and it's far better than losing important photographs, letters and other documents. Backups are essential.
  • Bear Writer Update - Version 1.5 Released
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple, bear, gtd.
    577 words, 2 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    The Bear Writer team have released a new update, version 1.5. This includes tweaks to TagCons, more default tags and export to ePub, amongst other things.
  • Bear Writer Revisited - Transferring From Ulysses
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple, gtd, bear.
    1067 words, 4 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    Moving from Ulysses to Bear Writer for article writing. How to manage the transfer and tag articles appropriately, emulating Ulysses categories in Bear.
  • Ulysses Review - The Best Writing App For MacOS and iOS?
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple, ulysses, gtd.
    1539 words, 6 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    A Ulysses review. I think this is currently the best writing app available for MacOS and iOS and I present my justifications in this review.
  • MoneyWiz Review - MacOS/iOS Personal Accounting Software
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, review, apple.
    891 words, 3 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    A review of MoneyWiz personal accounting software, which is a cross-platform app compatible with MacOS, iOS, Windows and Android. Over all, it's a pretty good package backed with good support.
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9 Inch - Unboxing and First Impressions
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple, ipad, ios.
    1141 words, 4 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    I received a brand new 12.9 inch iPad Pro and accessories. In this article I explain the unboxing process, my first impressions and some of the initial tasks I needed to do.
  • Reconfiguring Jekyll Processes for iOS
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, jekyll, apple, ipad, ios.
    753 words, 3 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    This article describes how I went about changing the way I used Jekyll to support moving from a MacOS MacBook Pro as main computer to using an iOS iPad Pro instead.
  • Adding Exchange Aliases on iOS 11+
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple, ios.
    350 words, 2 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    There's no easy way to add Microsoft Exchange aliases on iOS like there is on MacOS. In this article I present an ugly but effective workaround.
  • Switching From a MacBook Pro to an iPad Pro
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple, ipad.
    1334 words, 5 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    I have decided to switch from using a MacBook Pro to using an iPad Pro as my main computer. I'm planning to document my progress and this is the first article on the subject where I assess my requirements and make my purchase.
  • Five Years After Switching From Windows to Apple
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple, windows.
    772 words, 3 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    My thoughts about Apple computers five years after switching to the platform from Windows. Would I now switch back to Windows again?
  • Bear Writer Review - A Gorgeous Notes App
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, review, gtd, apple, bear.
    1181 words, 4 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    A review of Bear Writer, a markdown-based note-taking application from Shiny Frog. It supports tags and has multiple import and export options.
  • Adding Exchange Aliases on MacOS (High) Sierra
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, apple.
    185 words, less than 1 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    How to add Microsoft Exchange aliases to MacOS mail so that you can send email from multiple address via your Apple computer.
  • My GTD (Getting Things Done) Software — Still Searching for the Holy Grail of GTD
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, gtd, ulysses, apple.
    1442 words, 5 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    A description of my GTD process, which currently incorporates native MacOS apps along with OmniFocus and Ulysses. I still want to find a Holy Grail of GTD though.
  • Installing Jekyll on MacOS (OSX) 10.11+
    Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, jekyll, apple, macos.
    676 words, 3 minute read time. External link to an article by Bryan Clark on The Next Web.
    A description of how I installed Jekyll on MacOS 10.11+, including how to get past some of the errors I encountered.