Notes and Evernote – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-02

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Bob “Dr Mac” LeVitus chats with host Kelly Guimont about Apple’s Notes app, how it has evolved, and if it’s an alternative to Evernote.

What Finder Sync on macOS Catalina Looks Like

· Andrew Orr · Link

In macOS Catalina, you won’t sync your iDevices in iTunes. Instead, you’ll have Finder sync. Stephen Hackett gives us an idea of what it will look like and how it works.

When you plug in an iPod to a Mac running Catalina, the device appears in the Finder sidebar,and clicking it reveals a wide range of syncing options, organized in a much nicer fashion that what is found in iTunes 12…

As you would imagine, each section in this interface surfaces content across various apps on the system. For example, Finder sees the local files I have in the new Music app…

Critically, most of the UI is pretty much the same.

How to Move Notes Between Accounts

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’ve got notes synced through several different accounts (such as through both iCloud and Google), then you might want to organize everything and move it all into one account instead. In today’s Quick Tip, Melissa Holt’s going to tell us how to get messy notes all cleaned up!

iOS: Choosing How Far Back to Sync Events

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

You can actually choose how far back you’d like to go when syncing your calendars to your iPhone or iPad—just a month, say, or the whole kit and caboodle. In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to configure this setting!

Don't Commit a Photo Crime – Mac Geek Gab 686

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Sometimes iCloud gets out of sync. Your geeks and fellow listeners have some tips and solutions. Then it’s time to talk about troubleshooting tools that exist on either iOS or macOS but not both. What are your options? Your geeks talk through that, too. Of course, ’tis the season, so Cool Stuff Found abounds. We share and you share! We all learn (at least) four new things! It’s Mac Geek Gab, after all. Enjoy MGG 686!

iCloud Syncing is the Bane of my Existence – Mac Geek Gab 660

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Ever have problems with iCloud syncing? Haha, of course you have. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun, your two favorite geeks, have, too, so they help a few of you with your iCloud syncing problems and, in the process, dig into all the things they’ve learned about solving this problem over the years. But you know the rule: one must always learn at least four new things each and every episode, so there’s a lot more than this, folks. Download, listen, and enjoy!

macOS: Linking Contact Cards Together

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If your contacts list contains duplicated data because you’re using more than one account to sync (like, say, both a Google one and your iCloud one), Melissa Holt has a fix to link them together.

iCloud Drive: How to See the Status of Uploads

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip


If you’ve ever uploaded a bunch of files to iCloud Drive from your Mac, you may have wondered how to track the progress of your file transfer. This Quick Tip will cover just that (plus a couple of other handy tricks for the Finder)!

iCloud: Uploading Files from a Browser

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Want to grab some photos off of your work machine and send them to your Mac at home? Need to get some files from a friend’s computer? If so, check out this Quick Tip from Melissa Holt. She’s going to tell us how to use the upload feature of to sync files and pictures right from any browser!

iCloud: Turning Off Desktop and Documents Syncing

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Have you turned on iCloud’s Desktop and Documents syncing feature? Do you like it? If the answer is a resounding “no,” then we’ll tell you how to turn it off and get your files back where they belong—just come read today’s Quick Tip!

Setting Your Default Calendar Across macOS and iOS Devices

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

This Quick Tip is not just about configuring which calendar is set as the default on your devices, but why you should check to see which specific accounts are set to sync calendars, too. Getting everything cleaned up and organized is the name of the game!