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The best RSS app for the iPad
Conclusion
In the end, the best RSS reader is the app that helps you take the best advantage of your RSS needs.
Unread is designed for anyone who wants to take advantage of RSS to find and savor great writing.
Reeder is designed for anyone who wants to quickly process their feeds, quickly share articles to a read-it-later service, and for those who want rock solid performance.
Fiery Feeds (and Fiery Feeds Premium) is designed for the power user who wants to use custom URL actions to share articles to any app in iOS, or for users who want full-text extraction and a fully customizable app from top-to-bottom.
For those who don’t feel any of the above three apps have the right fit, lire can jump in to plug all the holes.
In the end, we think Unread is still the best RSS app for most RSS users, as it provides the best reading experience, the most satisfying RSS experience, and one of the best designs available for RSS readers today. We also really love Reeder thanks to its mainstay performance and quick processing workflows.
RSS  apps  comparo  review  reading  ios  iphone  ipad 
may 2019 by rgl7194
The Best RSS Reader for Mac (Updated for 2019 and Reeder 4)
Our Pick: Reeder is the Best RSS Reader for Mac
The best RSS reader for Mac is Reeder 4.
Reeder should be a familiar name to iOS users. In fact, when the Mac app first launched in 2011, it was a port from iOS to the Mac. Here’s Federico Viticci in his review of the original app:
Whilst Reeder for iOS and Reeder for Mac are the same app as far as the main concept goes (quickly fetch unread items for Google Reader, skim through them easily, provide features to do anything you want with RSS feeds), Reeder on macOS is obviously more “powerful” when you take in consideration the keyboard support, the subscription management, or the simple fact that links can be opened in the background in your desktop browser. For as much as people have criticized Reeder for Mac for being the start of an evil trend that will see iOS apps coming to the desktop (good luck with that), the undeniable truth is that Reeder is a Mac app, with all the evident advantages and limitations that come with it.
While the app we have today has seen a lot of improvements and changes in the years since launch, the fundamental experience of using Reeder has remained: it’s a fast and fluid way to blast through RSS feeds on the Mac.
mac  RSS  apps  comparo  review  reading 
may 2019 by rgl7194
My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2018 Edition – MacStories
Last year when I wrote about my must-have Mac apps, I was coming off a tumultuous year that started with a daily commute into Chicago for my old job and ended with me working from home. As the year came to a close, I was exploring what that meant for the way I work on the Mac.
That process continued into 2018. With the number of new things I took on in 2017 and the transition to indie life, I made the conscious decision to step back and settle into my new life. That wasn’t easy. There’s a natural tendency to take on everything that crosses your path when you go out on your own, but I’ve seen too many people fall into that trap in the past. Instead, I concluded that 2018 would be the year to improve the way I already work by refining existing workflows and reevaluating how I get things done, including on the Mac.
Three events led me to work on my Mac more in 2018. The first was the 27-inch LG 4K display I bought in January. It was a big step up from the 23-inch 1080p one I had before and, combined with a VESA arm, improved working at my Mac substantially.
The second factor was our MacStories coverage of the App Store’s tenth anniversary. For it, we produced seven extra episodes of AppStories that were released in the span of one week, which kept me in front of my Mac recording and editing for long periods of late May through June.
mac  apps  writing  research  RSS  productivity  grammar  messaging  audio  editing  calendar  mind_mapping  slack  email  twitter  emoji  photo  server  mkv  handbrake  plex  utilities  menubar  backup  statistics  vpn  1password  remote  dropbox 
december 2018 by rgl7194
My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2018 Edition – MacStories
Putting together my annual list of Must-Have iOS Apps is an exercise in analyzing the trends of the year and considering which ones had the biggest impact on how I use my iPhone and iPad. Two years ago, it was web services and open APIs; last year, I focused on collaboration with the MacStories team and making my workflow consistent across devices; this year, there isn't a single overarching theme behind this list, but rather a collection of trends and changes that I've observed over the course of 2018.
First and foremost is the switch to a subscription-based business model by some of my favorite apps. As we noted in our look at the modern economics of the App Store earlier this year, it is becoming increasingly challenging for indie developers – the ones who make the apps we tend to use and cover most frequently on MacStories – to find a balance between reaching new customers with paid app updates and supporting an app over the span of multiple years for existing users who already paid once.
ios  apps  dropbox  calendar  email  google  slack  1password  twitter  instagram  whatsapp  RSS  podcast  youtube  tv  plex  photography  camera  photo  editing  health  homekit  weather  language  maps  PDF  writing 
december 2018 by rgl7194
Home Screens - Developer Elia Freedman — MacSparky
This week’s home screen features Elia Freedman (website)(Twitter), the developer of the PowerOne calculators, one of my favorite calculators, particularly for business and special purpose functions. Elia’s been paying for his shoes with mobile apps much longer than the iPhone has been around and has some definite opinions on how he uses his iPhone. So Elia, show us your home screen.
ipad  homescreen  productivity  writing  dropbox  google  RSS  slack  guitar  baseball  safari  instapaper  news  twitter  nat_geo  photos_app 
december 2018 by rgl7194
How RSS Feeds Will Give You More Efficiency And Control – Feedly Blog
This article is for my dad, who still isn’t quite sure why he needs an RSS reader.
As the internet merges into a conglomerate of algorithms and distraction, it is more important than ever to have control over the information you are consuming. That’s where RSS comes in handy, but it is not always clear on how exactly that is the case. So, let me break down it down for you.
RSS 
october 2018 by rgl7194
6 ways to keep up with cybersecurity without going crazy - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs
As we dive headfirst into National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it seems only fitting to discuss ways to stay on top of developments in modern cybersecurity and privacy. What’s the best way to stay protected? How can you determine if something is a scam? Which big company has been breached now?
The topic of security features heavily across many industries, blogs, and news channels simply because of the current state of affairs. It seems like every day we hear about a new major data breach, affecting thousands—if not millions—of people. From retailers like Target to social media sites such as Facebook to more prominent credit agencies like Equifax—no one is safe.
The uncontrolled nature of attacks coupled with the 24/7 news cycle make it downright overwhelming to keep up with all the cybersecurity information lobbed at us. The widespread release of new attacks, data breaches, systems failures, and malware use have led many to a feeling of security fatigue. We’re essentially all at a point where we’re sick and tired of hearing about it, and frankly disappointed in many companies and individuals who continually fail to protect the data they are responsible for.
Fatigue or not, we shouldn’t collectively ignore what’s happening in the world of cybersecurity right now. We all have a duty to not only protect ourselves, but also our communities, countries, and world over by staying in the know. You can contribute by keeping your knowledge up-to-date and employing a few simple strategies to capture the good information out there and weed out the bad.
security  privacy  social_media  podcast  RSS  blogs  cyber 
october 2018 by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: NetNewsWire Comes Home to Brent Simmons
Brent Simmons:
After some years spent traveling the world, NetNewsWire is now back where it started! It’s my app again. […]
You probably know that I’ve been working on a free and open source reader named Evergreen. Evergreen 1.0 will be renamed NetNewsWire 5.0 — in other words, I’ve been working on NetNewsWire 5.0 all this time without knowing it!
It will remain free and open source, and it will remain my side project. (By day I’m a Marketing Human at The Omni Group, and I love my job.)
Don’t miss George Dick’s gracious announcement on the Black Pixel blog. I’ve been privy to a bit of this news for a few weeks, and all I can say is that this seems like a great outcome for all involved. Black Pixel did a great job taking over NetNewsWire, but times change, and companies change. Handing the NetNewsWire name back to Brent was a classy move, but completely unsurprising to me, knowing George and the other folks at Black Pixel.
Evergreen also looked and felt like what NetNewsWire always was: a fast, graceful, modern Mac feed reader. Now it gets to call itself that.
RSS  apps  mac  ios  daring_fireball 
september 2018 by rgl7194
NetNewsWire comes home to Brent Simmons - Six Colors
Brent Simmons, creator of the venerable NetNewsWire RSS reader, is taking possession of the name and building a new version:
You probably know that I’ve been working on a free and open source reader named Evergreen. Evergreen 1.0 will be renamed NetNewsWire 5.0 — in other words, I’ve been working on NetNewsWire 5.0 all this time without knowing it!
It will remain free and open source, and it will remain my side project. (By day I’m a Marketing Human at The Omni Group, and I love my job.)
Black Pixel will stop selling their versions of the app, and will turn off the syncing system and end customer support — all of which is detailed in their announcement. (Important note: I will not get any customer data from them, nor will I be doing support for Black Pixel’s NetNewsWire.)
Thanks to Black Pixel and congratulations to Brent.
RSS  apps  mac  ios 
september 2018 by rgl7194
Black Pixel Transfers NetNewsWire to Brent Simmons – MacStories
Today, Brent Simmons and Black Pixel announced that NetNewsWire will be returning to Simmons, the original developer of the app.
NetNewsWire is a Mac RSS reader created by Simmons in 2002. Simmons sold the app to NewsGator in 2005, which subsequently sold it to Black Pixel, where it’s been developed for the past 7 years. During that time, Black Pixel released version 4 for Mac and iOS and created an Apple TV version. Black Pixel also implemented a sync system to keep users’ feeds up to date on each platform.
RSS  apps  mac  ios 
september 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Meredith Forrester
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Meredith Forrester, and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I used to draw and design things, but now I'm a copy editor. I edit and proofread magazines and other odd publishing jobs in my freelance time, and my full-time gig is being the managing editor at The Good Copy, a writing school, publisher and online shop for word people. Most of the time I'm organising and developing our grammar and writing courses, but I also get to create writing style guides, edit and proofread words for our agency, and help plan our future word-related products and courses and events.
setup  macbook  MBP  headphones  sonos  iphone8  google  email  chrome  calendar  slack  dropbox  writing  productivity  style  guide  spotify  RSS  language  games 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Nick Heer
Who are you, and what do you do?
Hey there, I'm Nick Heer. I'm enthusiastic about taking photographs, but I'm not a photographer. I've been writing Pixel Envy for about seven years, but I'm not a writer either. I write "web designer/developer" in the Occupation field of official documents. I'm a professional converter of coffee into bytes.
I live right smack in the middle of Calgary.
What hardware do you use?
I have a maxed-out mid-2012 13-inch MacBook Air that still works very well, and it is connected to my Thunderbolt Display about 95% of the time. I use one of Apple's aluminum Bluetooth keyboards and a second-generation Magic Trackpad.
setup  macbook  itunes  iphoneX  ipad  web-dev  photo  editing  calendar  productivity  slack  twitter  RSS  weather 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Andrew Janjigian
...My computer is a mid-2012 15" Retina MBP, which is the best laptop ever made. I'm not all that interested in the new-fangled USB-C, Touch Bar-equipped style MPB models Apple is pushing now. It's the perfect machine for my needs, and if it craps out, I'll probably end up getting another one much like it (thankfully, for the time being at least, they are still available)...
MBP  cooking  food  iphone  dropbox  RSS  twitter  instagram  photography  setup 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Home Screens - Zac Hall — MacSparky
This weeks home screen features Zac Hall (Twitter)(Website). Zac is the lead editor and one of the prolific gang of writers over at 9to5 Mac. Zac and I recently met for the first time and found ourselves in a mutual admiration society. So Zac, show us your home screen.
homescreen  iphone  twitter  calendar  exercise  RSS  instagram  pokémon  productivity  workflow  audiobooks  icloud  photo  library  watch  siri 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Jeff Perry's iPad Pro and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jeff Perry, and I write for Tablet Habit, co-host the podcast Getting Caught Up, and I will be releasing a new podcast I am on that’s all about the iPad called A Slab of Glass on March 18th.
Outside of my blog and podcasts, I work as an audio engineer for my day job at a local TV news station.
What iPhone do you have?
I have the Space Gray iPhone 8 Plus 64 GB. A lot of people are surprised by my low storage, but I manage to only fill half that even with the 45 podcasts I am subscribed to and the litany of music I have in Spotify. Storage never seems to be much of an issue for me.
setup  iphone8  RSS  twitter  podcast  writing  ipad_pro  productivity 
june 2018 by rgl7194
The Old Reader: behind the scenes - Eliminate the middle man
This is a post that was drafted months ago but never published. Seems appropriate now more than ever so we’re going to release it into the world.
Something about this post title makes me think of some discount warehouse liquidator. “We’ve eliminated the middle man and passed on the savings to you!” But the truth is, that there are times when a middle man is nothing but destructive to a relationship and everybody gains by their removal.
Facebook is the ultimate middle man.
They tax the creators to reach their followers. Boost!
They only show content that leads to stronger performance with their advertisers.
Instagram is the same now. I know we all wish it wasn’t, but it is.
There are really only two parties that matter. The writer and the reader. A middle man always has dubious plans because they provide limited value. Particularly on the open web.
RSS had this right years ago. I realize, technically speaking, RSS platforms like ours are in the middle. The difference is that we’re replaceable. It’s not a private network and people come to us from other platforms all the time and vice versa. It’s healthy.
So why did we all leave to the private network and entrust the middle man? It’s because services like Facebook always start out as free and easy. They are just here to help connect you to your friends. For free. No ads even… isn’t this great?
RSS  free  facebook  instagram 
april 2018 by rgl7194
The Old Reader: behind the scenes - Reader Profile: Seth Godin
Seth Godin has been one of the most influential people on the web for at least 20 years. In 1999, his book Permission Marketing redefined digital marketing. 17 books and 7,100-plus blog posts later, he remains one of the most thoughtful and interesting writers about how humans communicate and connect in the modern age. It’s especially impressive because he largely eschews social media and remains committed to blogging and book publishing. Though his blogging has gone from a superhuman five posts a day to a merely heroic once a day, he remains one of our favorite writers. We asked him about where inspiration comes from, how modern marketers have abused his ideas, and where the next Seth Godin might come from.
RSS  blogs  social_media  interview  seth_godin 
april 2018 by rgl7194
RSS Readers Are Due for a Comeback: Feedly, The Old Reader, Inoreader | WIRED
THE MODERN WEB contains no shortage of horrors, from ubiquitous ad trackers to all-consuming platforms to YouTube comments, generally. Unfortunately, there's no panacea for what ails this internet we've built. But anyone weary of black-box algorithms controlling what you see online at least has a respite, one that's been there all along but has often gone ignored. Tired of Twitter? Facebook fatigued? It's time to head back to RSS.
For many of you, that means finding a replacement for Digg Reader, which went the way of the ghost this month. Or maybe you haven't used RSS since five years ago, when Google Reader, the beloved firehose of news headlines got the axe. For others, it means figuring out what the heck an RSS feed is in the first place—we'll get to that in just a minute. And some of you have already moved on to the next article in your Feedly queue.
RSS 
april 2018 by rgl7194
The RSS Revival – MacStories
I enjoyed this story on the state of RSS by Wired's Brian Barrett because it resonates with a trend I've also noticed in the past couple of years. Many of us have often praised social networks as "winners" in the battle against pure old RSS feeds, but the reality is that RSS is here to say. Perhaps, like rock and roll, RSS can never truly die.
What's even more interesting is that, beyond RSS as a protocol, RSS services and clients (web backends and apps) are improving and growing more powerful on a weekly basis now. Barrett mentioned Feedly, The Old Reader, and Inoreader (which I've been using since 2016 and offers terrific power user features); I would also add NewsBlur and Feedbin – two services that have relentlessly iterated on the RSS experience since Google Reader's demise. Just in the past few months, for instance, NewsBlur launched infrequent site stories to fix the very problem of subscribing to too many feeds, and Feedbin rolled out support for Twitter subscriptions. Both are genuine innovations that help people who want to get their news directly from the sources they choose. And if we look at the iOS side of this, apps like Fiery Feeds and lire are rethinking what advanced RSS readers for iPhone and iPad should be capable of. We wanted to do an RSS-focused episode of AppStories, and we ended up producing two of them (you can listen here and here) because there was just so much to talk about.
While millions of people may be happy getting their news from Facebook or an aggregator like Apple News (which I also use, occasionally, for more mainstream headlines), the resiliency of RSS makes me happy. There was a time when I thought all my news could come from social feeds and timelines; today, I'm more comfortable knowing that I – not a questionable and morally corrupt algorithm –fully control hundreds of sources I read each day.
RSS 
april 2018 by rgl7194
Josh Ginter's Mac and iOS setup for 2018 – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
Hi everyone! My name is Josh Ginter. I’m first and foremost a husband and father, which is the funnest job I’ve ever undertaken. By day, I am a public practice accountant and continue to work towards my CPA designation. By night, I am the editor-in-chief of The Sweet Setup, a writer for my own blog, a podcaster, and an administrator on a regional ice hockey executive. I love to play baseball and golf in the summer, and I particularly enjoy hanging around the barbecue on a warm summer evening.
What is your current setup?
I use a 2016 15” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. It has a 2.6 GHz Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, and the higher-end (in 2016) Radeon Pro 460 GPU with 4GB of VRAM.
I recently picked up the LG UltraFine 5K Display, which pairs quite wonderfully with the 15” MacBook Pro. I use a Satechi USB-C adapter for connecting SD cards and an extra USB device or two. I intend to pick up a USB-C to Ethernet adapter in the future when the house gets wired for fiber internet.
setup  macbook  backup  GTD  writing  journal  finances  photo  editing  1password  calendar  slack  email  itunes  icloud  iphoneX  weather  instapaper  RSS  instagram  twitter  analytics  ipad_pro  netflix  news 
march 2018 by rgl7194
Justin Hamilton's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Justin Hamilton, and I’m a first-year student at the University of Delaware studying computer engineering. When I’m not in classes or doing work, I sometimes write music and take pictures as hobbies. I also tweet a lot.
What is your current setup?
I was recently inspired by the Nintendo Switch and completely revamped my desk, which sports a 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar at its core. It spends most of its time in a TwelveSouth BookArc, connected to the rest of my desk via one USB-C cable. What makes this setup special to me is that through this one cable, I am connected to...
setup  macbook  ikea  writing  GTD  calendar  itunes  photo  editing  twitter  messaging  safari  email  journal  1password  menubar  utilities  iphone  podcast  weather  RSS  instapaper  camera 
march 2018 by rgl7194
Roger Ogden's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Roger Ogden, and I’m a software engineer living in Boise, Idaho. It’s nice to meet you.
What is your current setup?
I currently have a 2015 15″ MacBook Pro. It has a 2.5 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, and a 250 GB SSD.
setup  macbook  ssd  productivity  twitter  email  writing  music  slack  1password  photos_app  dropbox  iphoneX  weather  camera  audiobooks  podcast  ipad  games  instapaper  RSS  ibooks  nytimes  journal 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Greg Maass' Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Greg Maass (@gmaass in the usual places), and I’m a software developer, musician, and father living in Seattle, Washington. I’ve developed enterprise software for hospitals and universities for the last 20 years, always on a Windows machine using the Microsoft stack.
What is your current setup?
A few years ago, I started getting into iOS development and bought a bottom of the line Mac Mini and plugged it into my existing keyboard and monitors to see how I liked the platform. I liked it, but the Mac Mini was too underpowered to do much, so I bought a top of the line Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive. I love it, and so far it has been serving me well without making me wish I had a more powerful machine. I have a Windows machine that I can switch to when needed (mostly for CD/DVD reading), but I rarely turn it on these days.
setup  mac  iphoneX  ipad  developer  editing  chrome  calendar  productivity  news  instapaper  weather  email  facebook  twitter  messaging  instagram  spotify  RSS  radio  podcast  photography  netflix  amazon  video 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Uses This / Jeremy Wortsman
Founder of The Jacky Winter Group
Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Jeremy Wortsman and I am the founder and managing director of The Jacky Winter Group, a creative representation and production agency with offices in Melbourne and New York City. Our artists complete thousands of commissions a year for some of the world's leading brands and businesses and we just celebrated our ten-year anniversary!
I also manage Lamington Drive, our bricks-and-mortar gallery space, and most recently, our luxury guesthouse and artist residency, Jacky Winter Gardens in the Dandenong Ranges. I am also the host of the Melbourne chapter of CreativeMornings and a founding member of The Contemplary.
setup  macbook  iphone7  headphones  dropbox  ipad_pro  google  apps  slack  1password  database  podcast  GTD  evernote  sonos  spotify  watch  RSS 
december 2017 by rgl7194
Chris Gonzales' 2017 iPad setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Chris Gonzales, a writer and editor originally from Oklahoma City, but I’m currently living and traveling in an RV full-time with my wife and son. We’re Disney fanatics and spend more time living in Orlando near Walt Disney World than we do in OKC anymore.
At this point, I’m mainly known for being a daily contributor over at The Sweet Setup’s sister site, Tools & Toys. Previously, I would’ve said people know me from my personal site, The Spark Journal, but I haven’t written anything there in a couple years. I’ll pick it back up eventually.
On the side, I run a freelance editing business called Stellar Edits.
ipad  setup  reading  writing  youtube  netflix  podcast  music  RSS  instapaper  twitter  email  photo  editing  journal 
november 2017 by rgl7194
The Case for RSS – MacStories
David Sparks makes a good point about the strengths of RSS compared to, say, getting your news from Twitter or Facebook...
Unlike Sparks, only a couple of my friends have moved on from RSS (and are using Twitter for news), but I agree otherwise – I don’t want to spend any more time on Twitter than absolutely necessary. I cherish the ability to subscribe to my favorite websites independently from social networks.
One thing I’d add: it’s possible to subscribe to high-volume feeds (and keep them alongside low-noise ones) if you take advantage of filters and muted keywords. Modern RSS services such as Feedly, Inoreader, and NewsBlur all come with advanced filtering features that mute specific articles directly on the server, so they don’t get pushed to clients on iOS or macOS at all. If you want to subscribe to a lot of sources but automatically hide topics you don’t care about, this is the only way to go.
RSS  news 
november 2017 by rgl7194
The Case for RSS — MacSparky
For several years now, the trend among geeks has been to abandon the RSS format. RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a way to queue up and serve content from the internet. The MacSparky RSS, for example, gives RSS applications a list of all the articles I post here since you last checked int. It is a great way to read blogs and the backbone of podcast distribution. As social networks took off, a lot of my friends that were previously big RSS fans gave up on the technology and instead relied upon sources like Twitter and Facebook to get their news.
RSS  news 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Jonathan Buys' Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jonathan Buys, I’m a Christian, husband, father, veteran, writer, and developer. I’m currently a DevOps engineer with a small company working with Amazon Web Services. I’ve been writing online for quite a while now in one way or another. I (still) maintain my own blog at jonathanbuys.net, and I’ve written in the past for GigaOm and a few other sites. In my drawer is a rough first draft of a sci-fi novel I wrote up during NaNoWriMo.
What is your current setup?
I’ve just upgraded to a 2017 iMac 5k with 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB flash drive. It’s a fantastic machine. Plenty of power, beautiful display, all the ports I need and only one cable for power. I’m using the latest Apple Magic Keyboard and Trackpad. I love the trackpad since I’ve been able to get rid of the ugly mousepads on my desk. In my left-hand drawer is a ScanSnap S1300i which is the starting point of my paperless home workflow. I also have a 2015 13″ MacBook Pro that I use for travelling.
setup  imac  macbook  safari  email  calendar  photos_app  messaging  itunes  journal  productivity  writing  editing  RSS  twitter  utilities  1password  automation  backup  iphone  weather  health  workflow  instapaper  maps  podcast 
october 2017 by rgl7194
Home Screens – Kent Sutherland — MacSparky
This week’s home screen features Kent Sutherland (website)(Twitter). Kent is part of the Flexibits team and a pretty busy guy. Now that Kent has shipped the latest update to Fantastical and a brand new contact app, Cardhop, I asked Ken to share his home screen. So Ken, show us your home screen.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE APPS?
Reeder is one of my favorite apps that also gets used all the time. I'm one of those weird people that still loves RSS feeds and uses them all the time. I also enjoy Words With Friends because it lets me distract myself occasionally and keep in touch with friends that I wouldn't otherwise talk to as often. Pinner is used frequently so I can pull up saved recipies when I'm at the grocery store or when I'm cooking. For built-in apps, the Podcasts app gets used a lot although I'm not a fan of what happened to it with iOS 11 (it might be time to explore alternatives). Finally, it's not on my home screen, but I don't know how I'd type on my phone without Gboard.
homescreen  iphone  RSS  games  pinterest  podcast  keyboard  slack  messaging  instapaper  calendar  weather  3D_touch  watch 
october 2017 by rgl7194
Home Screens – Chuck Joiner — MacSparky
Chuck Joiner’s with his Mac Voices podcast (website)(Twitter) is the James Lipton of our Mac community. He’s been delivering great content for years and today he agreed to share his home screen. Okay Chuck, show us your home screen.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE APPS?
Downcast for sure. It takes care of keeping all my podcasts downloaded and synced between my iPads, iPhone and Macs so that I can listen or watch to any of them any time, without having to spend time managing what is where. The capability of having custom speeds for each show subscribed to is also important, since some can be consumed easily at 2.5x, while others may only be listenable at 1.5x. My perception is that the algorithm for accelerated listening has improved over time, and the addition of an Apple Watch app puts the audio controls on my wrist if the phone is in my pocket. 
homescreen  iphone  podcast  RSS  camera  video  notes_app  productivity  3D_touch 
october 2017 by rgl7194
Uses This / Leah Finnegan
Who are you, and what do you do?
I am Leah Finnegan. I am the features editor at The Outline and I write a semi-regular newsletter called Leah Letter about how the media is bad.
What hardware do you use?
I use an 11-in MacBook Air, a 23-in Dell monitor, an Apple Magic Keyboard, the cheapest Logitech wireless mouse Staples had in stock which is very small and I love it, a mouse pad with wrist support, an iPhone 6s which I can't wait to get rid of because the battery life is one minute, and a 6-ft iPhone charging cord.
setup  macbook  iphone  google  RSS  productivity  slack  twitter  reading  games  itunes 
october 2017 by rgl7194
Stephen Hackett's Mac and iOS setup for 2017 – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Stephen Hackett. I’m the co-founder of the Relay FM podcast network, home to a whole bunch of nerdy shows. I co-host several of them. Relay FM has been my full-time job for a little over two years now.
In addition to podcasting, I’ve been blogging at 512 Pixels for nine years. I write about Apple, tech, journalism, design, and anything else that comes across my plate that I find interesting.
I also serve as an editor here at The Sweet Setup.
What is your current setup?
My production machine is a Late 2015 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display. It’s my first desktop machine after a long line of notebooks, and I couldn’t be happier with it. I get a ton of screen space and power without the hassle of docking a MacBook Pro with an external display.
setup  podcast  blogs  imac  appletv  slack  1password  journal  email  calendar  notes_app  photos_app  itunes  productivity  audio  editing  iphone7  RSS  twitter  workflow  instagram  ipad  google  youtube  netflix 
october 2017 by rgl7194
Andrew Canion's Mac, iPad, and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Andrew Canion, and I work as a Business Adviser, delivering the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme that provides a range of advisory services across management, innovation, growth, and commercialisation of products and services. I can also help companies to access government grants that support their business objectives.
I’m also a Non-Executive Director and Treasurer of a not-for-profit organisation, Midlas, that provides legal support, financial counselling, disability advocacy, and tenancy advocacy for people in need.
As an early Twitter adopter with an unusual surname, I managed to get @canion.
What is your current setup?
My main machine is a 13-inch MacBook Pro, Late 2013 with a 2.4GHz i5 and 8 GB of RAM. This machine has been rock solid. I think back to my first Mac, which was the first generation Intel MacBook Pro 17” that got so hot it would burn your legs, and am amazed by how far things have come. This 2013 MacBook has been excellent, and still has more than enough power for what I need. With the lack of ports on the new MacBooks, I think I will hold onto this machine for as long as I can.
setup  macbook  australia  ikea  NAS  productivity  writing  finances  iphone  podcast  spotify  ipad_pro  RSS  email  journal  1password  calendar 
september 2017 by rgl7194
How to set up a robust web reading environment – The Sweet Setup
One of my least favorite activities is spending time looking for a web page or article I recently enjoyed, but can no longer find. Searching through several months of browsing history in Safari is a less than ideal experience. Knowing that I have plenty of tools at my disposal to archive content and save myself from this type of scenario is the icing on this particular cake of frustration.
Pinboard is the service of choice for long-term archiving of web content and is the recommended choice from The Sweet Setup. It’s so obvious that we don’t even have an article comparing it with other options. Instead, we focused on comparing the best services to use with Pinboard. It’s not the prettiest tool out there, but sometimes the function is so good that form can be ignored.
reading  pinboard  RSS  twitter  email  slack  instapaper 
september 2017 by rgl7194
Uses This / Mike Lazer-Walker
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Mike Lazer-Walker (yes, that's my real name!). I make installation art and experimental games that ask people to interact with everyday objects in unexpected and playful new ways. A lot of my work involves vintage technology, such as fully-functional USB telegraph keys and a game played on a 90-year-old telephone switchboard. Other projects revolve more around recontextualizing familiar objects and spaces, such as a generative poetry walk in San Francisco's Fort Mason and a game where you sext with a robot.
Aside from my art practice, I build software tools. I care a lot about making sure that we're building technology and providing tools that actively enable and empower people to improve themselves. This tends to manifest itself in open-source software tools to help other programmers be more productive (my day job is building iOS and web apps), "quantified self"-style tools mostly built for my own purposes, and educational projects to help others teach themselves new skills. I've spent a lot of time in spaces designed to foster self-driven creative learning, such as the MIT Media Lab (where I was a researcher with the now-defunct Playful Systems group) and the Recurse Center.
setup  macbook  photo  editing  programming  productivity  1password  instapaper  RSS  bicycling  coffee 
september 2017 by rgl7194
Home Screens – Greg Scown — MacSparky
Greg Scown (website)(Twitter) started his programming career at Apple but eventually made his way out of Cupertino and into his the Apple developer community. Greg is one of the owners of Smile Software and is, in addition to being a geek like us, a very nice man. So Greg, show us your home screen.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE APPS?
1Password, Fantastical, Overcast, and Slack are all long-term faves. Micro.blog is my new/trending favorite, and Tweetbot is a stalwart.
homescreen  iphone  1password  calendar  RSS  slack  blogs  twitter  productivity 
september 2017 by rgl7194
Thord D. Hedengren's Mac, iOS, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Thord D. Hedengren, and I’m first and foremost a writer. I write books — mostly fiction these days, but also technical literature about web development. WordPress lovers who speak, or at least read, Swedish might know me from my WPSE weekly newsletter. If you’re a Swedish business person, you might’ve read my tech columns in the Swedish tech daily Di Digital. Back in the day, I edited sites like The Blog Herald and Devlounge.
When I’m not writing, I build things. Some of those things are for clients. I’m the founder and CEO at the digital agency Odd Alice, which is in talks for some funky things that might or might not be official when this is published.
I also work with startups. I’m on the Tech Troopers (crowdsourced tech support) board, the author in residence at BlankPage (online writing app), co-founder at Damn Fine Novels, among other things. I like to keep busy.
setup  macbook  writing  adobe  photo  editing  productivity  music  itunes  slack  email  dropbox  backup  icloud  1password  iphone7  messaging  RSS  calendar  notes_app  instapaper  photos_app  camera  journal  twitter  games  ipad_pro  comics  safari  watch  weather 
september 2017 by rgl7194
Graham Hind's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Graham Hind and I work for EP Books (also known as Evangelical Press), a Christian book publisher based in the UK. We are quite a small company, with employees and contractors all working from home.
What is your current setup?
I have a MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (early 2015) with a 3.1Ghz i7, 16GB of RAM, and a 500GB SSD. It’s usually in use in clamshell mode while connected to a Dell S2817Q. I use a Magic Keyboard and Trackpad (both the recent versions). I have an Anker Soundcore for use when I want better quality audio. My desk is an IKEA standing desk.
setup  macbook  ikea  adobe  microsoft  writing  PDF  photo  editing  menubar  iphone  email  bicycling  ipad_pro  RSS  youtube  streaming  tv  calendar 
august 2017 by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Apple Machine Learning Journal
New publication from Apple, where Apple engineers can publish their work and research on machine learning. The writing is more accessible than a peer-reviewed technical journal, but alas (but unsurprisingly for Apple), the articles are un-bylined. The approachability without avoiding nitty-gritty technical details reminds me of Dr. Dobb’s Journal back in the day.
My assumption here is that this doesn’t replace publishing in established peer-reviewed journals, but rather acts as a public-facing, more accessible filter for research that Apple engineers publish in peer-reviewed journals — perhaps along with original content at some point.
(Also: no RSS feed. UPDATE: There is an RSS feed — the URL just isn’t published anywhere in the HTML. UPDATE 2: The site now has a <link> tag with the URL for the feed so you can just point any feed reader at its home page to discover the feed. Nice.)
apple  RSS  daring_fireball  AI/ML 
july 2017 by rgl7194
Craig Camp's Mac, iPhone, and iPad setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Craig Camp, and I’m the General Manager at Troon Vineyard in Oregon. We make natural wines in the Applegate Valley in the mountains of Southern Oregon. I also publish The Wine Camp Blog.
setup  macbook  ipad_pro  iphone  watch  airpods  appletv  email  productivity  safari  chrome  notes_app  PDF  1password  calendar  contacts  writing  scanning  travel  twitter  baseball  audiobooks  podcast  weather  dropbox  photo  editing  nytimes  ibooks  RSS  journal 
july 2017 by rgl7194
Francesco D'Alessio's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Francesco D’Alessio, and I am a freelancer currently working with a handful technology startups. I’m based remotely in the South West of the UK in a city called Plymouth.
I’m a massive fan of productivity apps and resources, reviewing them on my YouTube channel.
What is your current setup?
I have a mid-2016 MacBook Air with 8GB RAM and a 128 SSD. This is my daily driver. I don’t have any plugins to this resource — no monitors and mouses to distract me. My paper setup is also simple: a Baron Fig Confidant 2 notebook combined with an orange Rhodia squared pad. I also have an Amazon Echo on my desk that helps me connect to other services like Todoist, Newton, and other useful apps.
setup  macbook  iphone  productivity  evernote  writing  calendar  google  email  slack  scanning  RSS  soundcloud 
june 2017 by rgl7194
Jacob Terry's Mac, iOS, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jacob Terry, and I am a graduate student studying for my master’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Waterloo. I work in the transport economics research group, with my studies examining the funding mechanisms for transportation infrastructure in Canadian cities.
Outside of school, I play video games and balance staying healthy with my intense love of food.
What is your current setup?
I have two effective workspaces. One is my desk at home, which is pictured here, and the other is my office on campus. I use a Mid-2010 15″ MacBook Pro, which has served me well with a few physical and digital bumps for 7 years since I left high school. It has a 2.66 GHz Core i7 with 8 GB of RAM and a 500 GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD. I’m not sure when I’ll replace it (with an iMac or a MacBook), but it still works incredibly well. I back up to a 2 TB Seagate Backup Plus for Mac using Time Machine when I remember. At home, I use a Magic Keyboard and a Magic Trackpad. The Magic Trackpad 2 is much better than the one I’m using (because it can only be used on flat surfaces), but I’ve read that the new one doesn’t play as nicely with older laptops.
setup  macbook  iphone  ipad  watch  safari  email  calendar  messaging  productivity  podcast  social_media  facebook  wallet  RSS  netflix  news 
june 2017 by rgl7194
JSON Feed: Home
We — Manton Reece and Brent Simmons — have noticed that JSON has become the developers’ choice for APIs, and that developers will often go out of their way to avoid XML. JSON is simpler to read and write, and it’s less prone to bugs.
So we developed JSON Feed, a format similar to RSS and Atom but in JSON. It reflects the lessons learned from our years of work reading and publishing feeds.
See the spec. It’s at version 1, which may be the only version ever needed. If future versions are needed, version 1 feeds will still be valid feeds.
standards  RSS  specs 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Developers introduce new feed format - Six Colors
Longtime Mac and iOS developers Manton Reece and Brent Simmons announced on Wednesday that they’ve created JSON Feed, a format that’s intended to be a successor or alternative to RSS and Atom, but built using the common JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format.
Their rationale is that JSON is less bug-prone than XML, upon which the other formats are based. Many developers prefer JSON and are more familiar with it. And if reliance on XML was limiting development of RSS and blogging, Simmons (who was the longtime developer of the NetNewsWire RSS reader) and Reece (who recently launched the micro.blog blogging service) wanted to find a way to escape those limitations.
As someone who was wrangled XML-based feeds for a long time, I can see the appeal. If other developers adopt and build on it, it could big a great new addition to data feeds on the Internet.
standards  RSS  specs 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Announcing JSON Feed
Brent Simmons and Manton Reece:
We — Manton Reece and Brent Simmons — have noticed that JSON has become the developers’ choice for APIs, and that developers will often go out of their way to avoid XML. JSON is simpler to read and write, and it’s less prone to bugs.
So we developed JSON Feed, a format similar to RSS and Atom but in JSON. It reflects the lessons learned from our years of work reading and publishing feeds.
I think this is a great idea, and a good spec. I even like the style in which the spec is written: for real humans (much like the RSS spec). If you want to see a real-life example, Daring Fireball has a JSON Feed. I’ve got a good feeling about this project — the same sort of feeling I had about Markdown back in the day.
standards  RSS  daring_fireball  specs 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Gordon McLean's Mac, iOS, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Gordon McLean, I’m currently working as a Business Analyst by day, and by night I write and blog (something I’ve been doing for 17 odd years). I also maintain a few websites, and I’m currently in the midst of writing my first book (a novel of undetermined genre).
The bulk of my professional experience is with software companies, which matches my naturally geeky tendencies. My first experiences with a Mac were (a long time ago) with either a Classic or an SE (I was about 15) that my Dad brought home from the school he worked in. I spent many of the intervening years on Windows boxes (and one sojourn into OS/2), returned to the Mac about 10 years ago with a plastic white MacBook, and I’ve not looked back since (we will ignore the Windows 7 ThinkPad I currently have to use at work…ugh).
setup  macbook  ipad  iphone7  watch  email  calendar  productivity  notes_app  journal  spotify  podcast  writing  dropbox  1password  RSS  editing  safari  sonos  weather  whatsapp  workflow  IFTTT  facebook  twitter  instagram  siri 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Jordan McMahon's Mac, iPhone, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jordan McMahon, and I’m a personal trainer by day, but spend most of my time as a freelance writer. I’m currently publishing weekly articles on how I’ve used technology to overcome my struggles with ADHD on Medium.
What is your current setup?
For the past year, I’ve been using a 2015 MacBook, 1.1 GHz with 256 GB of storage as my main work device. It’s portable enough to take to work and carry to coffee shops or the park without worrying too much about it.
setup  macbook  iphone7  writing  RSS  calendar  journal  evernote  podcast  productivity  watch 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Wojtek Pietrusiewicz's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Wojtek Pietrusiewicz, and I am a publisher, writer, photographer, and sometimes a human. Two of my friends and I co-founded iMagazine a little over 6 years ago — a digital lifestyle magazine that focuses on Apple products. While we’re laser-focused on iMagazine, we have had a few side projects over the years.
What is your current setup?
My Mac history: 17″ MacBook Pro (2008), 11.6″ MacBook Air (2013), and 13″ MacBook Pro (2014).
Currently, I have the new late-2016 MacBook Pro 13″. It has the base Core i5 2.0 GHz, 16 GB of RAM, and a US layout keyboard (instead of the English International default that we get). I upgraded to this machine shortly after returning my 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Yes, upgraded. I am unfortunately not a Touch Bar fan — I need my mechanical keyboard.
setup  macbook  airpods  headphones  watch  writing  video  editing  photography  sync  1password  utilities  journal  dictionary  RSS  slack  twitter  iphone7  health  podcast  travel  workflow  games  ipad  instapaper  netflix  youtube  notes_app 
april 2017 by rgl7194
Stephen Biggerstaff's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Stephen Biggerstaff, a freelance iOS Developer from sunny Scotland.
What is your current setup?
I have a 27-inch 5k iMac at work, a 27-inch 2013 iMac at home, a 13-inch 2013 MacBook Pro, an iPhone 7 Plus with 128 GB, and an iPad Pro 9.7” WiFi with 128 GB. I also have numerous test devices, a Google Pixel phone for messing around with Android Development, and a monster of a gaming PC. No games on macOS for me, folks!
setup  imac  macbook  iphone7  ipad  spotify  wunderlist  1password  smart_home  RSS  calendar  social_media  google 
april 2017 by rgl7194
Steve Cholette's Mac, iPhone, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Steve Cholette, and I am a full-time Fire Fighter/Paramedic for a suburb city near Detroit, Michigan. I have been an Apple fanatic for quite some time and I use my setup for home/hobbies.
What is your current setup?
I have a mid-2012 MacBook Air with 8GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD. Additionally, I have my MacBook Air connected to a 27-Inch Apple Thunderbolt Display, Apple Wireless Keyboard, and Trackpad. I take my Apple Magic Mouse with me for when I am on the go. The Thunderbolt display is connected via Ethernet to my Apple 2TB Time Capsule. For my paperless workflow, I have the ScanSnap iX500. I have my MacBook Air sitting on a stand from Thoughtout Company. On my desk, I also have a Belkin iPhone stand, which I love because it works with different cases and phone sizes.
setup  macbook  iphone7  watch  email  1password  productivity  calendar  finances  menubar  podcast  RSS 
april 2017 by rgl7194
Thibaud De Clerck's iOS and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Thibaud De Clerck, and I live in Belgium. I’m in charge of communications within the family company. During my free-time, I write my own blog: thibaudd.be. I also write tech news for rewopit.net.
My setup (especially my iPhone) is so important because it is the central point of my organization. Every day, I have meetings, I manage communication, and I have tasks to accomplish — my iPhone ensures I don’t forget anything.
What iPhone do you have?
I currently have an iPhone 6S Plus, Space Gray, 64GB.
setup  iphone  reminders  journal  email  calendar  podcast  photo  editing  RSS  ipad  ibooks  reading  watch  weather 
april 2017 by rgl7194
David Koonce's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is David Koonce, and I’m the Solo Attorney behind Traffic Counsel, LLC.
What is your current setup?
My primary computer is a Late 2013 15″ Retina Macbook Pro. I connect it to a 27″ Dell Ultrasharp display.
Separately, I have a 2012 Mac Mini that is mirrored by Resilio for all work critical files. If my laptop is ever damaged, I can resume work immediately. I use a Drobo 5D for backups connected to the Mini. The Mini also runs a custom home dashboard (family calendar, weather, traffic), manages backups (Resilio, CrashPlan, and a Time Capsule server), and hosts a Plex server.
setup  macbook  mac  NAS  backup  plex  weather  calendar  RSS  watch  appletv  netflix  microsoft  1password  menubar  cloud  messaging  iphone  sonos  ipad  recipes  safari 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Matthew Guay's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Matthew Guay. I’m a content marketer at Zapier and, since we’re a fully remote team, I work from my home office in Bangkok, Thailand. I also write occasionally on my tech blog, Techinch.
What is your current setup?
My current Mac is a mid-2014 13″ MacBook Pro connected to a 25″ LG Ultrawide monitor, an Apple Magic Keyboard, and a Magic Trackpad 2. I’ve used Apple keyboards for years and am pretty happy with the latest version, though I hope they update it with a Touchbar in the near future.
setup  macbook  ikea  writing  google  email  slack  twitter  RSS  productivity  utilities  instapaper  workflow  evernote  iphone  1password 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Rishi Mohan's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
Hola! My name is Rishi Mohan. I work at BigBinary as a UI Engineer by day, and I’m the founder of ZINX, a blog where I write about tech, design, and apps. Apart from that, I am a maker, reader, gamer, and learner. I also love taking photos and I have recently started sharing my photos on Unsplash.
What is your current setup?
My primary machine is a 13″ mid-2012 MacBook Pro. It’s at the stock configuration right now, but I can see the need to upgrade the RAM and add an SSD. I don’t like to have a secondary machine or an external monitor as I believe in getting used to one machine and becoming efficient with it rather than being not so efficient in a setup that involves multiple machines. I have an iPhone 6 and it comes with me everywhere I go.
setup  macbook  iphone  productivity  1password  email  safari  google  journal  dropbox  notes_app  writing  twitter  menubar  RSS  spotify  vpn  soundcloud  IFTTT  photo  editing  google_photos  instapaper  scanning  adblock  facebook  lyrics  messaging 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Incident report on Cloudflare parser bug – Feedly Blog
Cloudflare reported last night a bug in their service which could have leaked information from the services using their edge cache servers.
Feedly uses Cloudflare as a security shield which increases the reliability and performance of the Feedly web application. As such, Cloudflare informed us it is possible that some of the Feedly Web request performed between Feb 13 and Feb 18 might have been impacted by the information leak.
Despite the 1 in 3,300,000 chances of being impacted, we recommend to be extra cautious and take the following actions...
cloudbleed  encryption  HTTP/S  privacy  security  authentication  bug  passwords  cookies  google  RSS 
february 2017 by rgl7194
The Setup / Daniel Schauenberg
Who are you, and what do you do?
Hi! I'm Daniel Schauenberg and currently I'm a Staff Engineer on Etsy's fleet management and provisioning team. I've previously worked on the DevTools team at Etsy and in former jobs I was an embedded systems engineer and a network/systems administrator at a chemical plant before that.
What hardware do you use?
In terms of hardware I use an 11" MacBook Air as my personal laptop, and have the same model for work in conjunction with a 27" Thunderbolt Display, Apple Wireless Keyboard, and Apple Trackpad. It's honestly the best laptop I have ever owned, and I can't imagine ever going with a different size (although Apple's current laptop lineup suggests that I will have to at some point).
setup  macbook  headphones  iphone  ipad  productivity  GTD  itunes  amazon  cloud  email  twitter  instagram  RSS  instapaper 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Home Screens – Robert Black — MacSparky
This week's home screen post features Robert Black (Website)(Twitter). Robert is a strategic cartoonist (bringing a bit of humor to corporate communications). Robert is also a geek and loves his iPhone. So Robert, show us your home screen.
What are some of your favorite apps?

When I originally studied engineering, we all had the classic engineer’s calculator, the HP15C, which used something called Reverse Polish Notation. RPN is kind of like the calculator equivalent of a Dvorak keyboard on a computer - much more efficient for difficult calculations, but as mind-bending to learn and use as it’s name suggests.
homescreen  iphone  RSS  productivity  writing  calendar  timezones  weather  camera  watch  workflow 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Bodo Tasche's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Bodo Tasche. At the end of last year, I quit my job as a CTO to work on a passion project of mine called SignDict. The goal of the project is to create a crowd-sourced sign language dictionary. Luckily, my project was chosen by the prototype fund and I’m able to spend the better part of this year on it. Besides that, I’m a host of a podcast called Bits Of Berlin.
What is your current setup?
My current MacBook Pro is an mid-2014 model with 16 GB RAM and a 1 TB SSD. For working at home I am using a WASD V2 88-Key keyboard with custom keycaps. For my trackpad I am using a wristee for a more ergonomic hand position.
setup  macbook  productivity  slack  whatsapp  twitter  calendar  1password  firefox  vpn  menubar  iphone  RSS  tracking  mapping  tv 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Matt McManus' Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Matt McManus. I’m currently working full-time as a Senior Software Engineer at Yapp and (when I can) as co-founder of OwnersUp. Right now, I spend most of my time doing Ember.js and Rails development, but in the not-too-distant past have done product and interface design.
What is your current setup?
I’m running a late-2013 13″ MacBook Pro with Core i7 and 16 GB of RAM. I love this machine. When I’m at my desk, it sits snuggly in the Twelve South BookArc and connects to a 27in Dell monitor that is attached to a monitor arm. My keyboard is the Microsoft Sculpt, and it’s the most comfortable keyboard I’ve used (I’ve got some serious tendonitis in my hands, so this is critical). My mouse is the Anker Vertical Ergonomic Mouse. This cheap mouse is surprisingly comfortable.
setup  macbook  productivity  evernote  journal  email  twitter  backup  menubar  vpn  iphone  books  instapaper  podcast  RSS  siri 
january 2017 by rgl7194
Wayne Chan's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Wayne Chan. Currently I am doing a remote job at xitu.io, which is a community made for developers in China.
Two months ago, I made my first podcast — Archiviert — with my friend. “Archiviert” is a German word that means “Archived” in English. We believe that everything should be archived and we should stay focused and organized. Mostly, we talk about apps and some technology stuffs. (P.S. Because of our limited time and energy, Archiveirt won’t be updated regularly.)
I also write app reviews, tips for sspai, a site devoting to digging the best and the most suitable apps for people, just like what The Sweet Setup is doing. Here is what I already wrote for sspai.
What is your current setup?
I’m currently using a 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display.
setup  macbook  writing  1password  proxy  iphone7  productivity  podcast  twitter  RSS  workflow  calendar  tv  messaging  watch 
december 2016 by rgl7194
Asier G. Morato's iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
Hi! My name is Asier G. Morato and I’m the chief editor of El Imperdible, a lifestyle website from Spain that talks about shopping, culture, travel, and gastronomy. It’s a young and small business, so I need to stay on top of it all day.
In a typical day I write, shoot and edit photos, talk with our collaborators and sponsors, and keep an eye on the feedback of our readers. Sometimes I also take some freelance work as a ghostwriter for some companies that need help with their blogs.
Which iPad do you have (color, size, etc.)?
I have a 128 GB 12.9″ iPad Pro in Space Gray with a Smart Keyboard and some accessories like the Apple Pencil and the Lightning to SD adapter.
setup  ipad  iphone  writing  productivity  calendar  photography  camera  slack  email  1password  workflow  messaging  twitter  instagram  RSS  instapaper  ibooks  youtube  netflix 
december 2016 by rgl7194
Home Screen: Zack Blum — MacSparky
Zack Blum (Website)(Twitter) is a clever guy that runs Fleetsmith, a company that helps folks manage fleets of Macs. Zack is also serious about his iPhone. So Zack, show us your home screen.
iphone  watch  homescreen  writing  weather  podcast  RSS  snapchat  slack  photos_app  camera 
december 2016 by rgl7194
Belle B. Cooper's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Belle B. Cooper, and I’m a co-founder of Hello Code, a Melbourne-based software company. We make Exist, a personal analytics app, and Larder, a bookmarking app for developers. I handle marketing and iOS development, as well as sharing the load on customer support and keeping the business running.
I also work part-time as a freelance writer, mostly doing content marketing for start-ups. You might have seen my work on Lifehacker, The Next Web, Fast Company, Zapier, or Buffer.
setup  macbook  iphone  writing  productivity  menubar  weather  calendar  twitter  safari  3D_touch  instagram  RSS 
november 2016 by rgl7194
Jeffrey Shih's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Jeffrey Shih, an Emergency Room Physician and lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto with a specialized interest in Emergency Ultrasound. The use of ultrasound allows me to visualize and diagnose diseases right at the bedside, thus providing a higher quality of care to my patients.
I’m also the Program Director of an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Training Program for Emergency Physicians and recently published a book, “Ultrasound for the Win! Emergency Medicine Cases.”
What is your current setup?
I have a 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, 2.9GHz with 512 GB SSD. The USB-C ports can be inconvenient at times (so many dongles!), but the portability of this notebook is perfect for my always-on-the-go schedule.
setup  macbook  iphone  productivity  writing  sonos  music  calendar  email  slack  twitter  notes_app  RSS  1password  podcast 
november 2016 by rgl7194
Ludovic Bubner's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Ludovic Bubner. I’m a native French speaker. I’ve been living in Taiwan for 13 years where I teacher French at Alliance Française/Taida University. I also write and do some translation jobs during my free time. One of my books can be found here.
What is your current setup?
I’m using a late-2011 13″ MacBook Pro with 16 GB of memory and 750 GB hard drive. Most of my work with my Mac consists of editing copies from students and preparing classes. Buying a Fusion Drive would be welcomed, but it’s unnecessary. I don’t need much power. At school, I use an iPad 2 connected to a TV screen. The Apple ecosystem plays an essential role in my daily life.
setup  macbook  iphone  ipad  1password  calendar  evernote  dropbox  icloud  email  safari  instapaper  RSS  podcast  productivity  language 
november 2016 by rgl7194
Denny Henke's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Denny Henke, and I’m a freelance web and graphic designer at Beardy Guy Creative. Also, I’m an avid science fan and amateur astronomer. I write fairly often at Beardy Star Stuff.
What is your current setup?
I live and work out of a “tiny house” in rural Missouri. Interior space is limited, so I have a standing desk integrated into a set of wall shelves that also houses my media center (AppleTV and LCD). For design work, I like to have extra screen space so I’ve got two ASUS displays attached to a 2012 Mac Mini with 16GB RAM and a 256GB SSD that also serves as an iTunes/Plex server. Media files are stored on a 4TB external drive. All work files are kept in Dropbox.
setup  mac  iphone  ipad  itunes  plex  photos_app  notes_app  slack  messaging  email  dropbox  safari  rss  news  instagram  calendar  music  podcast  astronomy  writing  ibooks 
october 2016 by rgl7194
Josh Ginter's macOS, iPhone, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Josh Ginter, and I use my rig for a wide range of jobs. I am the Deals Editor and Reviews Editor for Tools & Toys, I shoot and sell some photographs on occasion, and I co-host the photography podcast Candid with my two friends Álvaro Serrano and Marius Masalar. I also write occasionally on my personal site, The Newsprint, and I work (by day) at an accounting firm and am working toward my accounting designation.
What is your current setup?
I use a 2014 Retina 5K iMac with 8GB RAM and a 1TB Fusion Drive. The iMac is set up on a homemade maple desk in a bedroom of our condo full of photo gear, backdrops, and other office stuff. This is the closest thing we have to a dedicated home office.
setup  imac  iphone  watch  email  safari  messaging  slack  twitter  journal  calendar  1password  macbook  writing  instagram  instapaper  weather  RSS 
october 2016 by rgl7194
Andy Young's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Andy Young. A couple of months ago I took a leap into the unknown and left my steady corporate job in London to set up a web publishing company.
At the moment I’m working on a site called Country Digest. It’s an educational website that provides information about different countries around the world — information about their population, flag, national anthem, leader, and so on.
What is your current setup?
My desktop workhorse is an early-2008 24-inch iMac that is still going strong — especially since I replaced the original internal hard drive with a 1 TB SSD.
setup  imac  iphone  macbook  dictation  dropbox  1password  email  twitter  calendar  maps  weather  messaging  analytics  RSS  podcast  ipad 
october 2016 by rgl7194
Loren Stephens' Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Loren Stephens, and I’m a Senior Account Executive for a commercial equipment finance company in Orange County, California.
What is your current setup?
I have two Macs. My iMac is a 21.5” late-2013 model and my MacBook Pro is a Retina 13” early-2015 model. I work from home, so my iMac is my primary work machine.
setup  macbook  imac  iphone  browser  calendar  dropbox  1password  RSS  twitter  writing  email  2FA  bicycling 
october 2016 by rgl7194
Rupesh R. Mahalle's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Rupesh R. Mahalle. I am a 25-year-old Portfolio Manager and start-up investor. I manage my investors’ capital for the stock market and work on devices almost 6 to 8 hours every day as I feel technology is the tool to make your life simple and organized.
What is your current setup?
Since July 2015, I’ve used a 13″ Retina MacBook Pro. I have it connected to a Dell U2414H 24” Full HD monitor, which I find great for my office workspace. The MacBook is connected to an external mechanical keyboard (TVS E—Bharat Electronics) and a Logitech G300s gaming mouse. I find these external devices to be an essential convenience for the office workspace.
setup  macbook  safari  RSS  twitter  evernote  menubar  slack  iphone 
october 2016 by rgl7194
The Setup / Blair Hickman
Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Blair, and I work at the intersection of technology, audience engagement and storytelling. It's a bit of strategy, product development, reporting, writing, analytics, civic engagement and social storytelling all rolled into one. Right now, I'm consulting on digital and engagement strategy and teaching journalism at New York University. Before that, I worked at The Marshall Project and ProPublica, both non-profit investigative newsrooms.
setup  iphone  macbook  ipad  evernote  RSS  google  slack  spotify  1password  dropbox 
september 2016 by rgl7194
V.H. Belvadi's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m V.H. Belvadi, a postgraduate student of physics doing my research at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics where I study an extremely rare breed of variable stars called R Coronae Borealis stars, or RCB stars for short. They’re an interesting group of stars whose luminosity pulsates dramatically over short periods of time. Not enough is known about them, but we have observational data from the late 1700s when the first such star was discovered.
Besides physics, I love to make photographs and direct short films in my free time, and I write, occasionally, on my personal website. Also, I prefer tea to coffee.
setup  macbook  iphone  ipad  writing  presentation  slack  email  RSS  safari  dropbox  instapaper  calendar  twitter  instagram  podcast  music  evernote  photography  books 
september 2016 by rgl7194
Gerry Hayes' Mac and iPad Pro setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Gerry Hayes and I run Haze Guitars in Dublin, Ireland.
I repair and build guitars. I also write about guitars. I’ve released a number of free eBooks and have just launched a series of guitar and bass setup guides called Sketchy Setups which are all hand-drawn before being digitised and coloured.
I also write a newsletter and blog about guitar repair and maintenance. I’m currently working on a new book on guitar and bass wiring that will be released soon (I hope — turns out it’s a lot of work).
What is your current setup?
I have two iMacs. One lives in my workshop and one in my office.
setup  imac  ipad  calendar  GTD  podcast  evernote  dropbox  email  backup  RSS  instapaper  twitter  facebook  google  workflow 
august 2016 by rgl7194
Kevin Taylor's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Kevin Taylor, and I am an assistant professor in the Religion & Practical Theology Department of Pfeiffer University (east of Charlotte, NC) where I teach undergraduate and graduate classes. I co-host the Theology Cast podcast (available on iTunes and SoundCloud) with my friend, Ryan Reeves. I have written two academic books on theology and tragedy, and I blog occasionally at www.kevintaylor.me.
What is your current setup?
I have an early 2015 MacBook Pro 13″ Retina, with 8 GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive. I use an Apple Thunderbolt Display, a Twelve South BookArc for MacBook, the newest Apple Magic Keyboard (I love the small travel distance on this keyboard), and the Apple Magic Mouse 2.
setup  macbook  GTD  1password  firefox  calendar  RSS  iphone  tv  messaging  nytimes  podcast  audiobooks  ipad  netflix 
july 2016 by rgl7194
Home Screen: Matt Teresi — MacSparky
This week’s home screen feature Matt Teresi (Twitter), the entrepreneur behind The Easel iPad stand. I had the privilege of meeting Matt recently and he’s a stand up guy. So Matt, show us your home screen.
HOW MANY TIMES A DAY DO YOU USE YOUR IPHONE/IPAD?
Over the past couple months, I have converted almost all of my workflow to iOS. However, the fact that these devices can be anything at anytime can be dangerous. Those who are familiar with CGP Grey and Cortex will recognize a lot of my workflow. Like him, I try to be very intentional about how I work and how I am using technology.
I have three iOS devices that serve separate primary purposes: Capture (iPhone), Consumption (9.7“ iPad Pro), Creation (12.9” iPad Pro). The home screens shown have apps on the desktop that point me in the direction of what I should be using the device for.
homescreen  iphone  ipad  watch  3D_touch  twitter  RSS  instapaper  recipes  podcast  calendar  project_management  workflow 
june 2016 by rgl7194
Tim Bornholdt's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Tim Bornholdt, and I am a co-founder of The Jed Mahonis Group, a mobile app development shop based in Minneapolis, MN. I also film and edit C Tolle Run, a weekly show about running and fitness hosted by Olympian athlete, Carrie Tollefson.
When I’m not working, I’m generally out for a run, trying new craft beers, listening to podcasts, or hanging out with my gorgeous wife.
What is your current setup?
I subscribe to the John Gruber philosophy of laptop upgrades: purchase a top-of-the-line machine, use it intensely for years, run it into the ground, and repeat. My previous laptop, a 2011 15″ Macbook Pro, served me well until I started seeing weird GPU issues.
setup  macbook  iphone  handbrake  1password  slack  backup  calendar  exercise  weather  instapaper  twitter  RSS  podcast  beer 
june 2016 by rgl7194
Brian Baggett's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Brian Baggett, and I am a cloud management architect for Sovereign Systems in Norcross, Georgia. My job is to help companies build hybrid clouds and help customers embrace automation at the enterprise level.
In my spare time, I’m an avid comic book reader and am also loving the abundance of comic book films and television series. I enjoy traveling to new places, watching copious amounts of quality film and TV, and consuming copious amounts of coffee. I am an Apple junkie and I am usually connected to one of their products while doing just about all of these activities.
What is your current setup?
My work computer is a mid-2014 15″ MacBook Pro that I connect to a 34″ 34UM95 LG monitor. What it lacks in Retina it makes up for in sheer expansiveness. My main computer is a 27″ 5k Retina iMac and I love it. The display is so crisp that I simply can’t believe it. 1 TB is a little cramped, so I also use a Drobo 5D to greatly increase my storage capacity. I used a late 2009 27″ iMac until December of 2015. It was great, but it used a spinning drive (even if I did upgrade it to 4 TB), and after using a MacBook Pro with an SSD, I just couldn’t deal with it any longer. Needless to say, the jump to SSD, twice the RAM, and a much faster CPU has made the experience so much better. I can still make the fans come on with computationally intensive tasks, but it’s much more of a rare event that before.
setup  macbook  calendar  evernote  twitter  email  iphone  RSS  instapaper  podcast  youtube  maps  vpn  ipad  journal  comics  writing 
june 2016 by rgl7194
Troy Patterson's Mac and iOS setup - The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Troy Patterson, and I work in translational science for an oncology drug discovery company. That’s the day job, but I have written for many sites about baseball and soccer, and I also maintain my site where I talk about everything including how my family has cut cable. My baseball work has appeared in ESPN and The Hardballtimes. Additionally, I cover Everton FC news for Royal Blue Mersey on the SB Nation network. I also do quite a bit of gaming on my Apple systems and write about it on my site.
What is your current setup?
You can find Troy’s iMac wallpaper here.
I am working on a mid-2010 27″ iMac with 1TB hard drive. This has been my primary workhorse for nearly 6 years now. While it loads a little slower these days, I think it works great for my needs. I use this for my writing work and all my non-console gaming.
setup  iphone  ipad  imac  dropbox  passwords  twitter  podcast  RSS  recipes  netflix 
april 2016 by rgl7194
Kyle Plattner's Mac and iPhone setup - The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Kyle Plattner. I work with a really great team in Central Illinois developing an iPad app that maps real-time field data for farmers called FieldView Cab for a company called The Climate Corporation. Our app seeks to provide real-time visualization of planter performance, harvest productivity, and other types of field maps that help growers understand and improve their yields.
Any spare time, apart from work and church activities, is spent enjoying time with my three favorite girls in the world, my wife and our two daughters. We love reading books, cooking together, spending time outside, finding unique local outings, and just talking with each other. I really treasure my time with them.
What is your current setup?
I use a 2013 15” Retina MacBook Pro connected to a 27” Apple Cinema Display and a 24” Display at home. The Rain Design mStand props up my MacBook as a second screen and allows me to quickly see what things will look like at Retina resolution.
I transitioned to a standing desk at both work and home several years ago and never looked back.
setup  macbook  iphone  slack  safari  email  evernote  instapaper  RSS  1password  dropbox  podcast  automatic_link  twitter  weather 
april 2016 by rgl7194
John Davis' Mac and iOS setup - The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is John Davis. I’m a Youth Minister at the Owensboro Church of Christ in Owensboro, KY. I spend most of my days studying the Bible, prepping to teach classes or sermons, and planning events for the kids and teenagers at our church.
What is your current setup?
I use a 2015 15” Macbook Pro connected to a Dell U2715H monitor for extra screen space. I need the portability of a laptop but I also run about 10-14 programs at a time, so I need a powerful machine and the Macbook Pro is excellent. The flash storage on the new MacBooks is also critical when using Logos Bible Software – something I can’t live without. The monitor has been a huge help to me since I’ve had it. The ability to see 2-3 programs at a larger size simultaneously is a big plus for my productivity. I often find myself writing a class in Word while constantly referencing the Bible and Evernote at the same time. Finally, I’m using one of the Logitech K811 Bluetooth keyboards. I like the feel of the keys a lot better than the Apple keyboards. Reminds me of the keys on the old Macbook Pros, which I loved.
setup  macbook  iphone  ipad  evernote  journal  messaging  podcast  RSS  email  1password 
march 2016 by rgl7194
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