1. The New Old TextExpander [Link]

    April 13, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    As of today, Smile Software has softened their stance on the new subscription version of TextExpander. If you are an existing user, they cut the price in half of the new TextExpander. I'd have nothing to say if this was all about pricing.1 TextExpander was something I used ...

  2. A Quick Tour of Keyboard Maestro Fill-In Snippets

    April 12, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    A few people have asked me about replacing TextExpander fill-in snippets using Keyboard Maestro. While I think Keyboard Maestro is pretty easy to work with, it's very different than a single purpose snippet expansion tool. Here's a quick breakdown of a macro for responding to email. It opens ...

  3. Mad God Movie [Link]

    April 12, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Oh. My. Lord. Do you want to see a movie made by one of the stop motion animation masters behind Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Willow? Do you like visual story telling? Do you just like movies that make you wish you could unsee them? Mad God is all of ...

  4. Better Automation Coming to OmniFocus for iOS [Link]

    April 12, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    The Omnigroup is testing deeper and more complete automation for OmniFocus on iOS. From their forum:

    So we took this a step further, and added support for copying projects from OmniFocus as TaskPaper text and pasting them back into OmniFocus as TaskPaper text. And then another step further, creating an ...

  5. Copied App for Snippet Management

    April 07, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I've dropped a few hints about using the iOS and Mac app Copied.app (that's some brutal SEO) but I've never really explained what I mean.

    Simple shortcut expansion is great when you have two key restrictions:

    1. A memorable system of shortcuts
    2. A small collection of shortcuts ...
  6. TextExpander and App Rental

    April 06, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I dislike wading into battles of opinion. While I may be cranky, I'm not all that self-important. But I've recommended the Mac and iOS app TextExpander many, many times and feel like I've endorsed it enough that I now have an obligation to all the people that ...

  7. Practically Static [Link]

    April 05, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Eddie Smith has sampled the nectar of static blogging and now he's hooked. He provides a very nice rundown of moving from Squarespace to Jekyll.

    As for they big "why", Eddie has the saddest and most accurate reason for fighting the good fight:

    Even though indie blogging has been ...

  8. Agenda Minder for Mac and Effective Meetings [Sponsor]

    April 04, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    My thanks to Internodal, the makers of Agenda Minder, for sponsoring Macdrifter this week. I don't carry a lot of sponsors but I like to think the sponsors I work with are the best people out there. Agenda Minder is a new Mac App for managing meetings made by ...

  9. OmniFocus 2.5 Brings Back Themes [Link]

    March 31, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    The Omni Group just released version 2.5 of OmniFocus for the Mac and it brings back custom styling. They even provide a FAQ for creating custom styles using the OmniFocusColors app or a text editor.

    The transition from version 1 to 2 was rough for many people. The lack ...

  10. Using Drafts as a Main Text Editor [Link]

    March 30, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I can't pass up a good article about Drafts. Tim Nahumck has a thorough discussion of how he uses Drafts for iOS.