In iOS 12 you can create album folders in the Photos app, but the way to create them is a little hidden.
Apple Notes can be shared with one person, many persons, or even yourself. This gives you a handy interlinking system to build a note network.
A cool new app called Mister Lister lets you make lists out of anything, and rate items. From restaurants to movies, if you can think of it, you can rate it. Need more detailed reviews than just an overall rating? Split up your ratings into weighted categories. Want a movie list but want to split by genre, tag your movies. Have some extra notes about that restaurant you ate at, write them down. This sounds like a cool app to me, sort of a personal Yelp. It sounds great for people with hobbies like keeping track of your favorite wine, beer, coffee, books, etc. You can then share your lists with friends to rate things together. App Store: Mister Lister: Free
It’s called Presenter Mode, and here’s how to turn it on.
Smart Folders are kind of a hidden feature of macOS, but can greatly help you manage and organize your files. Here’s how to get started.
The Drafts Mac beta is available to download. Drafts is a productivity app for iOS that lets you do multiple things within a single app. Type out something and tweet it, post to Facebook, send it as an email, add it to Calendars, Reminders, and more. To get started with Drafts for Mac, you’ll have to meet the following requirements:
- Mac running macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or greater. (Note: macOS 10.14 Mojave is recommended and may be required for final release.)
- Active Drafts Pro subscription on iOS, with iOS devices running version 5.4.2 or greater of Drafts for iOS.
- iCloud enabled on the Mac and using the same account as your iOS devices which use Drafts.
Lifehacker has a simple but cool tip to check out. If you’ve ever wanted to hide iOS folder names, you can do it with this little trick.
Just like in Safari, you can Show all Finder Tabs. This presents the tabs in a grid view that makes it easy to see content.
Continuity Camera is a new feature in macOS Mojave that lets you quickly scan documents and take pictures to use on your Mac.
The new reduced price is US$42/year, which is a reduction from the old price of US$70/year.
Author Liz Weiman is publishing a new book called 100+ iPhone/iPad Tricks You Can Do Right Now, which will cover iOS 12 tips and tricks. Ms. Weiman is the author of The Lawyer’s Guide to Concordance, published in 2010 by the American Bar Association, 50+ iPhone/iPad Tricks You Can Do Right Now (iOS 10) (2016), and 80+ iPhone/iPad Tricks You Can Do Right Now (iOS 11) (2017). The new OS will receive a major makeover with new features include upgrades to Portrait Mode, Live Photos, Apple Pay, Safari, Siri, and a bunch more. Ms. Weiman will be launching and presenting the new book at the iWorkshop Academy. She will give a 45-minute lecture demonstrating seven tricks from the book. After the presentation there will be a wine and cheese reception. The presentation is September 29 in Houston, Texas from 4PM to 6PM. To RSVP, visit iWorkshop’s website.
Mubert is an app that uses AI to generate focus music. By focus music I mean certain sounds that it claims will increase your productivity when you study, work, or do something creative. I don’t know of the science behind this, so it may or may not be a legitimate claim based on evidence. But I do know that sometimes I like to play certain songs as background music when I’m writing. I’ve tried Mubert out and the music it generates is nice to use in that way. The music is electronic, and it’s generated by taking certain patterns typical of electronic music and creating an endless stream of pattern variations. Mubert worked with techno producers to create and sample sounds based on different genres of electronica. App Store: Mubert – Free
Normally, connecting your AirPods to your Mac should be pretty easy and straightforward. However, sometimes you could run into connection issues.
The other day Andrew Orr found out you can change the opacity of these tools in Markup.
Version 1.3 of KeepSolid Sign brings the productivity app to Apple Watch. You’ll get immediate notifications about a document status, the very moment your clients or partners sign it, or when a new document is sent to you, and constant access to all your documents info, like name, date, status, participants, etc. The deal signing process is simple and quick with KeepSolid Sign. No more going back and forth with papers – you simply download a doc to your device, sign it, and send. It’s possible to import documents to the app from pretty much any email client or storage. With top-quality AES-256 encryption, your personal data and sensitive information is completely secure. No unauthorized parties are going to intercept or access it. In addition, you can safely download files from a wide array of storages and synchronize them across your devices. App Store: KeepSolid Sign – Free
Apple says that an iPad Pro can be a computer for many users, so Mr. Matyszczyk decided to test that.
Don’t look now, but if you’re furious that an iPad is a computer (What’s a computer?) you might not like the new iPad ads that Apple released.
In iOS 12, you can add a thesaurus in iOS settings. Here’s how to do it.
We’ve got another keyboard shortcut for you, and it lets you quickly enter fullscreen mode. Apps will take advantage of your Mac’s display.
You can record your screen with it, as well as do basic video and audio editing.