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  • PowerPhotos 1.6

    Fri 11:00am By David Sparks
    If you find yourself banging your head against Apple’s Photos app limitations, you may want to check out the latest version of PowerPhotos. Version 1.6 has several new features to help you get your photo library in order. Because PowerPhotos allows you to…
  • Release Notes 2019

    Thu 11:00am By David Sparks
    Several years ago, I was asked to speak at the Release Notes conference. This is a conference for app developers who want to get beyond the code and into the "business" of apps. I enjoyed participating and met some brilliant folks. If you are in the app…
  • HoudahSpot 5

    Thu 10:00am By David Sparks
    HoudahSpot is an application that unlocks the full power of Finder and Spotlight on the Mac. It simplifies the process of searching through your Mac for specific files. Using HoudahSpot, you can build searches that are as complex or as simple as you want. The…
  • Focused 71: Hyper-Scheduling

    Wed 11:00am By David Sparks
    This episode focuses on hyper-scheduling and how to turn your calendar into a productivity weapon. Mike and I also continue the conversation about digital minimalism and share a few of our favorite books.This episode of Focused is sponsored by:FreshBooks:…
  • Save Time with TextExpander (Sponsor)

    Wed 9:48am By David Sparks
    This week MacSparky is sponsored by TextExpander, the text expansion tool for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Windows that will save you so much time. How much time? TextExpander has saved me 14 hours since my last install. That is literally additional time for me to…
  • Pixelmator Photo for iPad

    Tue 11:59pm By David Sparks
    Pixelmator Photo, the latest application from Pixelmator, is out. This iPad-only application is a powerful photo editor that allows you to manage and edit RAW images right on your iPad. Like other Pixelmator products, Pixelmator Photo includes tools to make…
  • 9to5 Mac Scoops some iOS 13 Features

    Tue 3:10pm By David Sparks
    Guilherme Rambo at 9to5 Mac seems to have some good sources in Cupertino. He recently published a long list of expected iOS 13 features that focus on productivity. The list looks good. I was sorry to see no mention of improvements to the Files app though.
  • Mac Power Users 478: Journaling with Day One

    Mon 11:00am By David Sparks
    Journaling can be an excellent way to collect your thoughts and reflect on the events of the day. Join us on this week’s episode of Mac Power Users as Stephen and I talk about how the journal app Day One makes it easy to do so with your Mac, iPhone, iPad,…
  • In JJ We Trust…

    Apr 12, 2019, 6:03 pm By David Sparks
    The Teaser … The Star Wars Celebration Panel on Episode Nine …
  • Automators 21: Invoicing, Writing, and Regular Expressions with Dr. Drang

    Apr 12, 2019, 5:15 pm By David Sparks
    In this episode of Automators, Rosemary and I interview the mysterious internet legend Dr. Drang. We talk about Python, Perl, and AppleScript and dive into regular expressions, Shortcuts, Drafts, and Keyboard Maestro. Then, we show how you can combine all of…
  • Get More From Your Mac With BetterTouchTool (Sponsor)

    Apr 11, 2019, 1:10 pm By David Sparks
    This week MacSparky is sponsored by BetterTouchTool, the Mac App that gives your input devices superpowers. While Apple makes some excellent trackpads and mice, the built-in gestures are just a taste of what you could do with those devices. With…
  • The New iMac and the iMac Pro

    Apr 10, 2019, 5:27 pm By David Sparks
    Today Jason Snell released his iMac review. I like this review for several reasons. First, he reviewed a high-end iMac, not the entry level machine as people so often do. Second, Jason uses an iMac Pro daily.I’m often asked by readers and listeners exactly…
  • Mac Power Users 477: Mobile Music and Production with Jakob Haq

    Apr 8, 2019, 11:00 am By David Sparks
    Jakob Haq, a musician and YouTuber from Sweden who creates, edits, and publishes all of his content with his iPhone and iPad, joins us on this week’s episode of Mac Power Users. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:1Password: Have you ever…
  • Checking in with Apple Music

    Apr 5, 2019, 2:16 pm By David Sparks
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple Music is now bigger than Spotify with 28 million subscribers. If that’s true, it doesn’t surprise me. Apple has a considerable advantage in that it is baked into iOS, works with Siri, and just more convenient…
  • Accomplish More Every Day with OmniFocus (Sponsor)

    Apr 3, 2019, 6:28 pm By David Sparks
    This week MacSparky is sponsored by OmniFocus, the task manager I’ve used for years to stay on top of my work and make time for play.OmniFocus not only offers its users power, it also comes with flexibility. You can make this app work the way you think. Need…
  • Focused 70: Digital Decluttering, with Shahid Kamal Ahmad

    Apr 3, 2019, 11:00 am By David Sparks
    Video game developer Shahid Kamal Ahmad is back on the latest episode of Focused to talk about his digital declutter, staying present, and quieting the voices in your head with an intentional approach to managing your technology.This episode of Focused is…
  • Mac Power Users 476: Exploring the Mac App Store

    Apr 1, 2019, 11:00 am By David Sparks
    We talk through the ups and downs of the Mac App Store and share some of the hidden gems we have found there over the years on this week’s episode of Mac Power Users. Then, Stephen and I recap Apple's recent media event after being interrupted by Mother…
  • Automators 20: Mad Science Automation with Brett Terpstra

    Mar 29, 2019, 3:56 pm By David Sparks
    Automators episode 20 is posted. Brett Terpstra, the mad scientist automator, joins to talk about how he got started in automation and share some great workflows for keyboard and trackpad automation, extending automation to your home, and more.
  • MacStock 2019

    Mar 29, 2019, 2:58 pm By David Sparks
    Last year I made a last-minute decision to attend MacStock to see what it was all about. I had a great time, and this year I'm looking forward to going back. Moreover, this year I am participating. I will be giving the session, and we will be recording the Mac…
  • Download Podcast Guest

    Mar 29, 2019, 10:00 am By David Sparks
    This week I guested on the Download podcast.  Aleen Simms and I joined Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell to talk about Apple’s play services including Apple TV+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, Apple News+ and so many other things that start with the word “Apple”.