Rethinking Email – Inbox Serenity (MacSparky Labs)

I’m behind on my email, which made me rethink my email practices and how I can improve them. This is no less than my quest for email serenity. I’ve decided to do this as a series for the MacSparky Labs. Here’s the first entry talking about the problem, potential solutions, and some trouble areas where a specific email can gum up the works. I also share diagrams of some of my email workflows…

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Duplicate an Event to “Busy” Calendar with Shortcuts (MacSparky Labs)

I’ve had several Labs members ask me about an easy way to duplicate existing calendar events to a second “Busy” calendar so they share their availability without sharing event details. Here you go…

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Sparky Summarizes the Platforms State of the Union (MacSparky Labs)

Every year, after the WWDC Keynote, Apple does a separate “State of the Platform” address where it breaks down the upcoming changes as they impact software developers. Where the WWDC Keynote is mostly for the public, the State of the Platform is mostly for developers. Nevertheless, there are a lot of good nuggets of information there that are useful to power users. In this audio, Sparky summarizes a few hours of video into 13 minutes…

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Using AppleScript to Open a Specific Mailbox in Apple Mail (MacSparky Labs)

Shortcuts for iOS 16 is adding a feature that lets you open a specific Mailbox in Apple Mail on your iPhone or iPad. Shortcuts for Ventura, however, doesn’t have that function. What gives? Never fear. Sparky figured out a way to duplicate the feature using AppleScript…

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