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#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.

#668: Workflows with Tim Stringer

November 27th, 2022 · 102 minutes

OmniFocus expert Tim Stringer drops by the show to catch David and Stephen up on his businesses, his use of multiple Macs and how OmniFocus 4 is shaping up while in beta.

#667: Revisiting Apple Reminders & Notes

November 20th, 2022 · 102 minutes

Apple's Notes and Reminders apps have come a long way since their introductions years ago. This week, Stephen and David look at their history, discuss their current iterations and make some requests for the future.

#666: The 2022 MPU Gift Guide

November 13th, 2022 · 109 minutes

Believe it or not, it is time for the annual MPU Holiday Gift Guide once again!

#665: Covered in Paper Cuts

November 6th, 2022 · 83 minutes

On this feedback episode, the guys revisit backup tools, talk about keyboard shortcuts and discuss a bunch of listener emails.