Friends of Dave with Kaitlin Salzke (MacSparky Labs)

It’s time for the latest Friends of Dave interview in the MacSparky Labs. In this one, I talk with Kaitlin Salzke about OmniFocus automation. Kaitlin is wicked smart and neck deep in the OmniFocus automation tools…

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FOD Interview with William Gallagher (MacSparky Labs)

In this Friends of Dave (FOD) interview, screenwriter and Mac nerd Willliam Gallagher joins me to talk about Stage Manager, Apple Mail, and Task Managers. William also shares some of his secrets on how he makes time to write… This is a post for MacSparky Labs Tier 2 (Backstage) and Tier 3 (Early Access) Members only. Care to join? Or perhaps do you need to sign in?

OmniFocus Voice Control Tutorial with Sal Soghoian (MacSparky Labs)

This month’s Friends of Dave interview is a special one. Sal Soghian (formerly with Apple, now working with the Omni Group) spent an hour with me doing a walk-through on how to set up and start using the new Javascript-based voice automation in OmniFocus. Sal has, in essence, created an entirely new user interface for OmniFocus, letting you fully control the app with your voice. Moreover, you can add your own custom commands. In this video, I share my screen and Sal walks me through the entire setup process. Watch this video with the current version of OmniFocus installed on your Mac and you’ll be voice-controlling within the hour…

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Friends of Dave Interview with Dan McCann (MacSparky Labs)

Hooray, I’ve got a new Friends of Dave (FOD) Interview in the MacSparky Labs. Daniel McCann is a professor of medieval literature and a mac geek. During the Pandemic Daniel’s iMac got stolen and he ended up doing all of his work on an iPad for over a year. In this interview, Daniel and David talk about how to get work done on your iPad, Bibliotherapy, and how Chaucer was bending words way before Eminem did… This is a post for MacSparky Labs Early Access and Backstage Members only. Care to join? Or perhaps do you need to sign in?

Friends of Dave Interview with Gabe Weatherhead (MacSparky Labs)

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Gabe Weatherhead joins me on this FOD interview where we talk about the current state of automation on the Mac and some specific problems Gabe is solving with Keyboard Maestro and his struggles with Shortcuts for Mac. As two Star Wars nerds, we also drift into our thoughts on the recent “Book of Boba” series, and we finish off the call getting nerdy with Obsidian. It’s always fun talking with Gabe …

MacSparky Labs Video: Disneyland vs. Disney World with Casey Liss

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I’ve had an Internet-based running battle with Casey Liss for years now over the question of Disneyland vs. Disney World. Daisy and I planned a trip to Disney World for their 50th anniversary and before leaving, I asked Casey to give me a list of things I must do at Disney World …