1. Perspective Icons 2 [Link]

    August 27, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I've been a longtime user of OmniFocus. I still use it strategically while depending on plain text for large scale planning. The "Perspectives" in OmniFocus are what set it apart from almost every other competitor. That's why I'm happy to see the Icons and Coffee Perspective series ...

  2. The TextBundle Format [Link]

    August 27, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Sure, MultiMarkdown is awesome. It's the cornerstone of 90% of my written words. But have you ever tried to work with MMD using multiple AppStore apps? It can be frustrating. Jumping between apps usually means closing the document, quitting the app and reopening the document in the new app ...

  3. The Quality of Our Connections

    August 27, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Let's be honest. The Internet is pretty much all about selling stuff. It's filled with native advertising and soulless endorsements. It's hard to take any kind of product recommendation seriously from sites that make their money by selling us the next product. The churn of broken promises ...

  4. The Shortcut of Shortcuts

    August 25, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I've written a fair amount about leveraging keyboard shortcuts on the Mac to create magic with your fingers.1 There's one generic keyboard shortcut that kind beats them all: ⌘+Shift+/ (a.k.a. ⌘+?)

    This little beauty opens the "Help" menu of the current app and places the cursor ...

  5. Round Trip MindMeister Concept Maps to MindNode or iThoughts on iOS

    August 25, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I use a heck of a lot of concept maps when I plan.2 But, because I work on Windows part of the time and because MindMeister has terrific functionality for collaborating on maps, I spend a fair amount of time in their web app.1 Unfortunately, their iOS app ...

  6. 50% Off Sale of Take Control eBooks Ends Today [Link]

    August 25, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Working in Boston generally means I dread the back-to-school time. At least the sales for nerd stuff are nice. Go take advantage of the Take Control sale to get some very good books. The 1Password, Launchbar, PDFPen and BBEdit books are one of a kind and very handy.

  7. Working with Files in Alfred

    August 19, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Alfred for Mac is typically thought of a as a file launcher with support for custom actions. But there's an entire set of built in actions for handling files that are easily overlooked. But these are, by far, my most used features.1

    Action files from Finder or Path ...

  8. Who Needs Hackers [Link]

    August 18, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Sure, the bad guys have all of our passwords. As it goes, they mostly don't need them:

    "We eventually cracked 576,533 or almost 92 percent of the sample within a period of 31 days," Sigler said.

    "Such a short cracking time using a word list from last year ...

  9. Email Is Still the Best Thing [Link]

    August 18, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Alexis Madrigal in the Atlantic:

    That is to say, our inboxes are getting smarter and smarter. Serious tools are being built to help us direct and manage what was once just a chronological flow, which people dammed with inadequate organization systems hoping to survive the flood. (Remember all the ...

  10. Non-Editorial Usage of Critic Markup

    August 17, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I use the Critic Markup syntax more than most. Maybe it's because I like the idea of dogfooding things I make. Maybe it's because I made it to perfectly fit my own quirky way of thinking. Whatever it is, you can find the syntax sprinkled throughout almost everything ...