Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. Creating Mac Power Users, one geek at a time since 2009. Hosted by David Sparks and Stephen Hackett.
WWDC 2021 and the Future of Mac Automation
WWDC 2021 has brought new versions of all of Apple's software platforms, with a large number of features coming to them all at once. Stephen and David talk through the changes, and speak to Apple's Vivek Bhardwaj about the new Shortcuts for Mac.
HyperCard All the Way Down, with Adam Engst
With over 30 years of history, TidBITs is the longest-running tech publication covering Apple in the world. This week, one of its founders, Adam Engst, drops by the show to talk about his writing workflow, unusual input devices and how WWDC has changed.
Our Video Workflows
David and Stephen are both working on more video than ever, so they compare notes on their processes, gear and editing tools.
Zoom Jiu Jitsu with Teddy Svoronos
David and Stephen are joined by Teddy Svoronos to discuss the tech that he has implemented for distance teaching and learning in his role at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
macOS Services, with Sal Soghoian
Stephen and David talk with Sal Soghoian on the history of Automator and Services on the Mac, both of which are cornerstones of automation on macOS today. The trio discusses how these tools came to be, and how Apple has evolved them over the years.
Catching Up with Casey Liss
Casey Liss drops by to chat with Stephen and David about waiting on the next Apple silicon announcement, his iPhone development work, home automation and how not to deal with digital photos.
A must for Mac/iPhone/iPad lovers
I subscribed to MacPowerUsers 11 month ago.
Thanks to Kathie, David and their guests I dicovered many great productivity apps and workflows for Mac, iOS along with the tech gear in between.
Since then I have been using a lot of them like TextExpander, Alfred, Moom, Default Folder X, Hazel, Keyboard Maestro to name a few.
David's screencasts have also been very helpful. I watched them when I decided to switch to Omnifocus as my main task management app, use Hazel as a key file automation tool, and go Paperless. I quickly got both a panorama of what is possible and numerous very handy tips and tricks immediately applicable.
My favorite eposides so far are: 3, 51, 81, 84, 134, 114, 145, 167, 192, 206, 217, 221, 238, 307, 315, 322, 386, 390, 392.
Congrats to Kathie and David who have been creating informative episodes for eight years.
In my opinion MPU is definitely a must if you are using a Mac/iPhone/iPad/apple gear or want to constantly sharpen your tools and expand your horizon because it is jam-packed with tips, apps and great workflows.
Great Podcast for Apple freaks... and others
MPU is a great podcast that gives both very accessible tips and tricks on Apple platforms and more advanced stuff.
I discovered it 6 months ago and it helped to level up my MacBook Pro usage.
Particularly, it introduced me to great software with lot of insight on how to get the most out of them.
Among them, my favorites are:
* Alfred 2
It also allowed me to discover other MacSparky work (books and screencast) and they are great. As the podcast itself, they are easy to translate into actions.
No Power User, Just Love Mac
I wish I were a Power User, but I'm not. Having used PC's all my life (& still using them at work), I started my Mac 'love affair' when I bought an iPod touch some years ago. Now I have a MacBook Pro & the iPhone 5, and I couldn't be without them. Your podcasts are teaching me something new every week. I'm also a big 'productivity' fan, so love that element too. Great work.