Spark Mail Client: Cool and Automated

For years I couldn’t find a suitable alternative to Apple’s Mail. Each time I tried a new application I eventually returned to Mail; that is, until I started using Spark. Spark includes features like snooze emails, signature and email templates, reminders, and the ability to collaborate with a team of other Spark users. While there …

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How to Quickly Create Multiple Tasks in Todoist and 2do

A good task manager can help clear your brain of all the things you need to do, but it can be tedious and time consuming to create new tasks. But there’s a feature in Todoist and 2Do that enables you to quickly add multiple tasks using a single keyboard shortcut. My Solutions for Adding Tasks …

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Go Beyond “Hey Siri” with Home App Automations

When it comes of home automation gadgets, I’m not a fan of “Hey Siri,” though I’m glad she’s there anytime I send her commands.  For me, the best form of automation occurs without me having to say anything or clicking or tapping a button to trigger an action. And that’s where the power of setting …

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How to Use IFTTT to Recreate No-Due-Date Tasks In Todoist

When it comes to using any task manager, checking off tasks is of course easy, but typing and inputting tasks sometimes is a bit tedious. But recently I started using an IFTTT automation that creates no-due-date tasks in Todoist each time I complete tasks in a specified project. Keep reading and I’ll explain what it is …

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Ask Mac Automator: Creating a Voice Command

I pleased to share my response to another Ask Mac Automator question. Though the workflow in response to this particular solution may not seem to apply to most people, it actually does, because it shows how the workflow in one application can be used in another to application to solve a particular problem. Here’s the problem: …

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From Apple Finder to Path Finder for Power Users

Share0 Tweet0 Path Finder for Power UsersI will admit straight up that article is not an exhaustive review of the powerful Path Finder 8, a classic alternative to the Apple Finder. There’s tons features that I don’t cover. But I do highlight many of the features not found in Apple’s Finder, and a few other …

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Switching App Groups with Switchem and Keyboard Maestro

A review of Switchem for the Mac. An application that allows opening groups of application windows, web pages and files.

Timing 2 Automatically Tracks How You Spend Your Time

One of the keys to being productive is naturally knowing how you spend your time. If much of your work and time is done on your Mac, Timing 2 is one of the best ways to keep track of the time you’re working in specific applications, websites, documents, and even tasks you do beyond your …

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Outlinely and OutlineEdit Make For Better Outlining On the Mac

One of the ways to be most productive with a project, such as writing book or manual, designing a course, preparing a presentation, or simply creating step-by-step instructions is to start with an outline. Up until recently, OmniOutline was the application I used for outlining projects, but I often found the program a little heavy …

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