Mac Power Users #386: Must Have Utilities

This week on Mac Power Users, David and I share our favorite utilities for Mac users.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • Freshbooks: Online invoicing made easy.
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  • Pixelmator Powerful image editing that gives you everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images, now on iPad and Mac.
  • Fracture Bring your photos to life.

Lawyerist Podcast: Checking in on Katie Floyd's Mac-Powered Solo Practice

I checked in with the Lawyerist Podcast this week on how things are going at my day job. In this episode, We discuss my experience setting up her solo practice and the tools she uses to run it. This interview was originally recorded in September of 2016 with an updated segment at the beginning discussing a few changes and new tools.

This is one of my favorite interviews I've given to date about my solo experience - if you have time check it ou: https://lawyerist.com/podcast-128-checking-katie-floyds-mac-powered-solo-practice/ 

 

Here's the link to listen directly in Overcast.

Mac Power Users #385: Workflows with Kelly Guimont

This week on Mac Power Users, writer, social media consult, and full-time geek Kelly Guimont joins David and me to share her favorite Apple hardware, apps, and workflows.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • MindNode Delightful mind mapping for your Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
  • Gazelle Sell your iPhone for cash at Gazelle!
  • The Omni Group We're passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
  • 1Password Have you ever forgotten a password? Now you don't have to worry about that anymore.

Six Colors: Recovering deleted iCloud Drive files

I recently found myself in a situation where I needed to recover a recently deleted file. Usually, this would be no problem, I have a fairly comprehensive backup strategy. However, I recently suffered a failure of my Time Machine backup causing me to lose my file history and the file was also unavailable on Backblaze and Clone backups since I had deleted it since my most recent backups. I found myself in a tight spot. 

However, this particular file was written in Byword and saved for some time to my iCloud file. Dan Moren came to the rescue with this post from last year on Recovering Deleted iCloud Drive files. The trick is, it has to be done from the Settings Menu in the iCloud web interface.

Thanks, Dan for saving the day!

Mac Power Users #384: Screencasting 101 with JF Brissette

JF Brissette is our guest on Mac Power Users this week. We talk about the state of Screencasting on Mac and iOS, discuss the importance and uses of Screencasting, tools of the trade as well as tips and tricks.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.
  • Freshbooks: Online invoicing made easy.
  • PDFpen from Smile With powerful PDF editing tools, available for Mac, iPad, and iPhone, PDFpen from Smile makes you a Mac Power User.
  • Fracture Bring your photos to life.

ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Magazine: 5 Home Additions Under $50

This month’s issue of ScreenCasts Online Monthly Magazine is now available in ScreenCasts Online Magazine App. In the July issue you’ll find an article from me about 5 (actually 6) Home Additions Under $50

The monthly magazine is packed with streamable versions of Don’s excellent video tutorials as well as articles, reviews and tips from authors including David Sparks, Katie Floyd, Allison Sheridan, Wally & Wendy Cherwinski, Mike Schmitz, Frank Petrie and more.

The ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Magazine is available on the iTunes App Store, and is available for individual purchase or as part of a subscription which includes a free trial period. Find more info at https://screencastsonline.com/magazine/

Mac Power Users #383: More Education Workflows with Teddy Svoronos

Sadly, I had to bow out of this week's Mac Power Users due to a death in the family. I really enjoyed listening to this show with Harvard Lecturer Teddy Svoronos who returned to speak with David about how he's using his Mac and iOS devices for giving presentations, some very clever iOS automation techniques, and academic writing. Teddy and David also share some of their favorite apps for making music.

This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:

  • Jamf Now: Manage your Apple devices from anywhere. Get your first three devices free!
  • 1Password Have you ever forgotten a password? Now you don't have to worry about that anymore. 
  • Sanebox Stop drowning in email!
  • The Omni Group We're passionate about productivity for Mac, iPhone and iPad.