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  • Workflow: Convert Spreadsheets to MultiMarkdown Tables

    Sat 11:48pm By Federico Viticci
    Going from a spreadsheet to a MultiMarkdown table with a workflow on iOS. This is a proof of concept that I put together out of curiosity today, and it'll likely break for some documents or Microsoft Excel, but it's been working well for me, and I thought I'd…
  • Workflow Tip: Append Text to the iOS Clipboard

    Fri 12:02pm By Federico Viticci
    If you do any sort of note-taking or writing on iOS, you probably find yourself wishing you'd be able to copy separate bits of text in the clipboard simultaneously. While that's still not possible because the iOS clipboard only supports one entry at a time,…
  • Succeeding in a Mature App Store

    Thu 10:44pm By Federico Viticci
    Charles Perry has a great response to David Smith's concerns about the App Store being “full” (which I also pondered here): We need to compete in niches, where there isn’t enough opportunity to justify the attention of large corporate developers. Don’t…
  • Virtual: Podcaster Guild

    Thu 10:38pm By Federico Viticci
    This week Federico and Myke start off talking about coffee habits, before discussing the newly announced Final Fantasy mobile game, customisable 3DS Home screens, Nintendo's YouTube press tour and how games like Minecraft and No Man's Sky could be shaping the…
  • Connected: Conceptually Sad

    Thu 10:23am By Federico Viticci
    This week, the boys talk about photo management, iOS workflows and smart watches. Shocking, right? Specifically, a discussion about Workflow with some cool links in the show notes. You can get the episode here. Sponsored by: lynda.com Dev Mountain PDFPen…
  • Apple’s Holiday (RED) Campaign Raises $20 Million

    Wed 8:45pm By Federico Viticci
    Dawn Chmielewski, writing at Re/Code, reports that Apple's Apps for RED campaign raised over $20 million to fight AIDS: The technology giant partnered with software developers who sold apps or exclusive items and donated the proceeds to the Global Fund to…
  • The Story Behind “The Song”

    Wed 3:50pm By Federico Viticci
    Last week, Apple released a holiday commercial called The Song that tells a beautiful and simple story where Apple software and devices aren't the main characters. Today, Apple has posted a “behind the scenes” video that shows how the song was recorded…
  • Drafts Gets Its Today Widget Back

    Wed 2:20pm By Federico Viticci
    From the changelog of Drafts 4.0.6, released today on the App Store: New: Today widget. Now back with the addition of recent drafts summary. Thanks to the help of some fine folks inside Apple for sorting this out. The original Drafts widget was removed from…
  • PDF Converter Gets Universal Update

    Wed 11:40am By Federico Viticci
    With iOS 8, Readdle updated their PDF Converter app for iPad with an action extension to quickly convert any webpage to PDF. While the same can be done with Workflow now, I like that PDF Converter saves documents automatically into the app, which can store…
  • My Must-Have iPad Apps, 2014 Edition

    Wed 10:30am By Federico Viticci
    For the past four years, I've been running a series called My Must-Have Apps that, once a year, collects all the apps I find indispensable to get work done on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Considering changes to my daily life and workflow, this year will only…
  • Emoji Type: A Predictive Emoji Keyboard

    Wed 10:15am By Graham Spencer
    Emoji have really taken off this year, and on the iPhone and iPad it is easier than ever to use them thanks to iOS 8’s custom keyboards. Like many people, I’ve been using and enjoying the fantastic Emoji++ from David Smith (you can read our review here).…
  • Group Text+ and Email+ Make Conversations Faster with Extensions and Shortcuts

    Tue 9:03am By Federico Viticci
    With Contact Center, Contrast tried to adapt some parts of Launch Center Pro to a subset of its functionality – getting in touch with other people – for a simplified, friendlier utility. It's with Group Text+ and Email+, however, that I feel like David…
  • App Santa: Tweetbot, Drafts, Day One, and Other Great iOS & Mac Apps on Sale for Christmas

    Tue 9:00am By Federico Viticci
    Back in 2006 and 2007, there was an initiative called MacSanta that allowed users to buy great Mac apps at discounted prices with a holiday sale. After last year’s debut (which wasn’t officially affiliated with MacSanta), AppSanta is back this year with…
  • Discovery on the App Store

    Mon 3:48pm By Federico Viticci
    Gedeon Maheux writes about search on the App Store following a simple experiment: looking at search results for “Twitter”. The outcome is concerning: The following list was generated by a manual App Store (iPhone) search on Nov 15th, 2014 for the term…
  • HelloTalk: Learn Languages, Meet the World [Sponsor]

    Mon 2:38pm By Federico Viticci
    HelloTalk is the first language exchange social networking app in the world, allowing you to find native speakers of the language you're learning locally or worldwide. The best way to learn a foreign language is to practice with real people. If you are a…
  • Hacking the Tweet Stream

    Dec 15, 2014, 10:24 am By Federico Viticci
    MG Siegler writes about one of the latest trends in changing the way longer messages are shared on Twitter: More recently, there’s been a trend with a similar goal (to increase the 140-character limit), but immensely better execution and flow: appending…
  • “Can the App Store Be Full?”

    Dec 14, 2014, 3:33 pm By Federico Viticci
    David Smith, in an excellent episode of Developing Perspective about the hyper-competitive nature of the modern App Store: It's hard to talk to those people sometimes, because I have the understanding that it's very unlikely that you're going to come up with…
  • Converting Multiple Currencies and Units with Soulver

    Dec 12, 2014, 10:39 pm By Federico Viticci
    I needed to convert a series of different currencies from a list to Euros tonight, and I thought that it would have been nice to have an app with natural language input for currency conversion. The problem was fairly trivial – a list of amounts to convert to…
  • A Safari View Controller

    Dec 12, 2014, 11:39 am By Federico Viticci
    Bryan Irace writes about web views in iOS and offers a great idea for the future: a Safari view controller. But in-app browsers have some pretty massive downsides as well. They can’t access cookies stored by other in-app browsers, nor Safari, requiring the…
  • Virtual: Weaponized Hashtags

    Dec 12, 2014, 11:18 am By Federico Viticci
    This week Myke and Federico catch up with the current progress in the new Pokemon games, before discussing No Man's Sky, Zelda Wii U and a tonne of news and announcements from the Video Game awards and the PlayStation Experience Event. News-packed show on…
  • Shazam 8.2 with Spotify Playback, New Home Design

    Dec 12, 2014, 10:37 am By Federico Viticci
    Being Shazam one of the most used apps on my iPhone, I was excited to see the company announcing the ability to stream full songs from Spotify earlier this week. Shazam has added Rdio and Beats Music streaming over the past year, but Spotify was the big…
  • Connected: On Principle, I Shunned These Ideas

    Dec 12, 2014, 9:50 am By Federico Viticci
    This week, Federico, Myke and what’s left of Stephen discuss some Evernote follow-up, recent App Store drama and what’s going on with Twitter clients. On this week's Connected, we discuss recent App Store rejections (Transmit's iCloud Drive feature has…
  • iCloud Drive Sharing Restored in Transmit

    Dec 11, 2014, 6:10 pm By Federico Viticci
    Earlier this week, Panic was forced to remove Transmit's ability to send files to iCloud Drive following a request by Apple. Fortunately, Apple has reversed their decision (as it happened for the PCalc widget) and a new version of Transmit has been released on…
  • Workflow Review: Integrated Automation for iOS 8

    Dec 11, 2014, 11:31 am By Federico Viticci
    In the years I’ve spent covering iOS automation, I’ve often asked for a mobile version of Automator. Workflow, released today, tries to bring the deep system integration of Apple’s OS X utility to the iPhone and iPad, taking advantage of extensions in…
  • HockeyApp Acquired by Microsoft

    Dec 11, 2014, 10:41 am By Federico Viticci
    With a blog post, mobile development testing and feedback service HockeyApp has announced they've been acquired by Microsoft. From the HockeyApp blog: Microsoft has been a HockeyApp customer with many apps since the early days back in 2011, so they were…
  • Twitter Clients in 2014: An Exploration of Tweetbot, Twitterrific, and Twitter for iOS

    Dec 10, 2014, 10:00 am By Federico Viticci
    Twitter clients used to be a UI design playground. The growing popularity of Twitter, an open API, and the rapid takeoff of the App Store contributed to the creation of a defining genre of mobile software in 2009 and 2010: the Twitter client for iPhone. In the…
  • Apple Adds More Channels to Apple TV, YouTube Channel Gets a New Design

    Dec 10, 2014, 7:09 am By Graham Spencer
    Click image for full resolution version The Apple TV yesterday received four more channels, with UFC, The Scene, Fusion and Dailymotion joining the dozens of other channels available on the device. The above image is an update to our original article that…
  • ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation [Sponsor]

    Dec 8, 2014, 4:50 pm By Federico Viticci
    I’d like to tell you about a very cool coffee table book – it’s a book about Apple. Back in 2009, a guy named Jonathan Zufi collected and photographed pretty much every single product Apple has ever made since 1976 and produced this stunning coffee table…
  • Apple Asks Panic to Remove iCloud Drive Export Feature from Transmit for iOS

    Dec 8, 2014, 2:55 pm By Federico Viticci
    Panic's Transmit for iOS without iCloud Drive integration. According to a notice added last week in the release notes of Panic’s Transmit, a popular file manager and FTP client released alongside iOS 8 in September, Apple has asked the company to remove the…
  • Apple Debuts ‘Change’ Advert for the iPad Air 2

    Dec 8, 2014, 8:50 am By Graham Spencer
    Overnight Apple published a new advert for the iPad Air 2 called 'Change'. Unlike their previous 'Your Verse' iPad adverts, which focused on how one person or small group used the iPad, this latest advert is a fast-paced montage of many different people using…
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