An iOS Shortcut to Make Querying Easier

I’d thought about posting this as part of my “iPad for Writers” series, but I felt it spoke to a larger piece about automation I plan on writing eventually, so instead I’m just publishing it as kind of a how-to for anyone interested. The more I use the…

iPad for Writers — Part 3: Keyboards

If you plan on doing any kind of longform writing on the iPad — you know, more than the occasional tweet or email — then it's probably safe to say there's a 100 percent chance you're going to need an external keyboard. Before I got my iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard…

Whither the MacBook?

I never expected this site to turn into a tech blog again, but here we are. One week before WWDC, Apple quietly refreshed its Touch Bar model MacBook Pros with faster processors and improved keyboards. At the time, the question posed by bloggers and podcasters was, "Why not the 13-inch…

iPad for Writers - Part 2: Scrivener and Apple Pages

Before we get started, let me state right away that you can write a book in anything. Google Docs, Word, Drafts--it doesn't matter. However, I'd argue that just because you can write in those programs doesn't mean you should write in those programs. I can't imagine writing a book in…

iPad for Writers - Part 1: Changing Behaviors

I've been a dedicated Mac user since 2003, though my history with the platform goes back further. My family had a terrible System 7 machine in the mid-'90s and before that, I was using an early Mac in the school computer lab to play the Oregon Trail and Math Racer.…

The 333 Email System

Like most people, I struggle with email every day. Wow, that sounds a lot like an infomercial. I mean, I guess this kind of is? Long story short, I got tired of a lot of the systems out there for managing my inbox because: I am my own man with…

Rodecaster Pro Podcasting Studio

Nice writeup from Vlad Savov at the Verge on the new Rodecaster Pro all-in-one podcasting studio: The optimal scenarios for using the Rodecaster Pro aren’t too numerous, but once you hit on one, you’ll really appreciate its existence. Say you’re part of a daily podcast with a…