This week’s home screen features Bob “Dr. Mac” Levitus. (Twitter) (Website) Bob is a prolific technology writer and one of my favorite members of the old Macworld Allstar Band. Bob has recently written his very first self published book, Working Smarter for Mac Users. I’m so pleased to see Bob doing his own thing. So Bob, show us your home screen.
What are some of your favorite apps?
Ulysses , Final Cut Pro , Logic Pro , Words with Friends
Which app is your guilty pleasure?
Real Racing 3 (with nearly 200 hours of guilt).
What app makes you most productive?
A Pomodoro timer.
What app do you know you’re underutilizing?
How many times a day do you use your iPhone/iPad?
Too many to count.
What Today View widgets are you using and why?
Dark Sky (hyper local weather), Workflow (shortcuts and macros), Launcher (shortcuts)
What is your favorite feature of the iPhone/iPad?
Voice control and Siri (especially with Apple Music)
If you were in charge at Apple, what would you add or change?
Go back to selling Macs with user-upgradeable RAM and storage.
Do you have an Apple Watch? Show us your watch face tell us about it.
Yes, and I use the Simple face for its retro good looks and subtle elegance.
What’s your wallpaper and why?
“Welcome to Macintosh.” The “why” should be obvious: I like retro.
Anything else you’d like to share?
My mission is to show you how to use your Mac better, faster, and more elegantly; how to banish procrastination forever; and how to do more work in less time so you have more time for things you love.
My first self-published book—Working Smarter for Mac Users—ships on March 3 and I invite you to check it out or sign up for my weekly newsletter packed with productivity tips right here .