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#678: Sales and Studies, with Kerry Provenzano

February 5th, 2023 · 94 minutes

Relay FM's VP of Sales drops by the show to talk about her Apple gear, keeping multiple projects going at once and why she has built much of her workflow around Airtable.

#677: Software Club: Fantastical

January 29th, 2023 · 91 minutes

In this episode of the Software Club, David and Stephen talk about Fantastical and how it compares to Apple's default Calendar application. Michael Simmons then joins them to discuss Fantastical's history and the changes he's seen in the Apple software ecosystem over the years.

#676: Workflows with Kaitlin Salzke

January 22nd, 2023 · 92 minutes

Kaitlin Salzke is an accountant, student and programmer who has built a library of OmniFocus automations. This week she joins David and Stephen to talk about using Javascript for automation, working on a PC during the week and pushing the boundaries of what macOS can do.

#675: Cruisin' with CarPlay

January 15th, 2023 · 100 minutes

Gone are the days of using tapes, CDs and iPods in cars. Apple has taken center stage in most new cars sold as the iPhone replaced all of those older media sources in the car. This week, David and Stephen pack up and go on a tour of CarPlay.

#674: Workflows with Shawn Blanc

January 8th, 2023 · 96 minutes

Shawn Blanc left his job back in 2011 to become a full-time writer. Twelve years later, he's the mastermind behind sites like The Focus Course and The Sweet Setup and more. Stephen and David ask him about that journey and how he's grown his operation from a solo venture to a team running multiple projects.

#673: Apple's New Freeform App

January 1st, 2023 · 80 minutes

It's not every day that Apple releases a new productivity app, but with iOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1, the company launched Freeform, an infinite canvas app for sketching, organizing and sharing information. David and Stephen have been using it extensively and break it all down this week.

#672: Tech That Worked in 2022

December 25th, 2022 · 106 minutes

Stephen and David reflect on the apps and services they've relied on for the past year, and one of them makes a rash vow about new Macs.

#671: Out of the Water

December 18th, 2022 · 93 minutes

On this feedback episode, Stephen and David reflect on the first year of the MacSparky Labs, discuss the recent Eufy camera news and answer a bunch of listener questions.

#670: Workflows with Francesco D'Alessio

December 11th, 2022 · 77 minutes

Francesco D'Alessio joins the show to discuss his work as a productivity YouTuber and writer, as well as the role of AI in software.

#669: Drowning Out the Noise, with Charlie Chapman

December 4th, 2022 · 104 minutes

Charlie Chapman is the developer behind Dark Noise and the host of the Launched podcast. This week, he talks with David and Stephen about his experience as an iOS developer and what it's like when Apple adds OS features that compete with something you've built.