How to Import Your Pinboard Bookmarks Into DEVONthink and Convert Them to Searchable Web Archives

Pinboard is a web-based bookmarking service that can optionally crawl the websites you save and store a complete copy of how they appeared at that time. Because Pinboard is a good web citizen, they allow you to request an archive of all of your bookmarks and their saved contents as a...

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My One Feature Request For iOS 13

With WWDC fast approaching, it's the time of year when everyone posts their hopes and dreams and predictions for Apple's upcoming software release. There's tons of great ideas out there, and I certainly have my own feature requests both as a developer and as a consumer, but I just want...

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Creating a Permanent SSH Tunnel Back to Your Mac at Home

Today's post is a bit more technical than what I've been writing about lately, but it's also partly for my own reference to save me some googling when I forget everything again in the future. I was always a big fan of Apple's Back to My Mac service. I found it...

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Apple Asked For Feedback

Apple asked for feedback from developers today in an email survey. I try to keep this blog positive and restrict most of my snark to Twitter, but I figured I might as well post it here, too. If you can't see that image for some reason, here's what I wrote: I'm a...

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Indie Business Apple

Missing Rdio and Making the Best of Apple Music with Shortcuts

Man, I miss Rdio. I mean, I really miss it. I loved that service. When I was a teenager, I'd spend hours on the weekend and get lost in new and used music stores (CD's) just digging through stacks of beautiful album artwork and unfamiliar band names. I'd talk with other...

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Starting and Finishing More Long-Form Writing in Drafts.app

I'm writing this blog post in Drafts.app on my Mac. But before I publish it, I'll also probably do some light editing of it on my iPad before bed. And I've been capturing ideas, short thoughts, and building a basic outline on my phone over the past few days as...

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Losing Faith

I posted this to Twitter earlier today, but thought I'd add it here for posterity... Last week I mentioned that I had been yelling about Apple a lot on here lately and was going to try and be more positive. But allow me one more thought before I shut up... We went...

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Apple

Why Many of my Apps Failed And What Comes Next

I've started building something new. I'm about four weeks in and already finding it incredibly useful in my day-to-day. I've built many different apps over the years, thrown them against the wall, and excitedly watched which ones developed a following and which ones failed miserably. Most of my apps have fallen into two...

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iTunes Match Failed Me

Remember iTunes Match? It's great. But Apple stopped promoting it (probably rightly so) a couple years ago when they realized they could make more money charging $10/month for Apple Music than Match's $25/year. Anyway, I loved it and still do. It uploads all of your digital music to Apple's cloud and...

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