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What we published, and links of note

Here are the things we published this week, as well as some great link material. You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter and RSS.

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The best iOS app for annotating images »

The best iOS app for annotating images

A markup app can be used in many different ways, like showing design changes, pointing out something funny to your friends, or using it as an educational tool.

With Apple integrating markup even further within its mobile operating system, it’s clear that this is an essential tool to have available. We’ve tested a folder full of options and it became clear that Annotable is the best markup app for iOS.

Andy Young’s Mac and iOS setup »

Andy Young’s Mac and iOS setup

Andy Young runs a site called Country Digest — an educational website that provides information about different countries around the world.

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How to use Scanbot more efficiently »

Scanbot, the best scanning app for iOS, has several useful features that let you scan and process things faster. In this post, Bradley walks us through several of his favorite tips for scanning documents with Scanbot.

MacStories: Scanbot turns 6 »

Speaking of Scanbot, they released a major version (6.0) earlier this week that features some great new features. These new features allow you to manipulate scans after you’ve taken the initial scan, which is a huge improvement for those times when editing and adjusting a scan is necessary. Like John Voorhees (MacStories) mentions in his summary, I also miss the old icon, but at least the app is more powerful now.

Look for an update to our review of Scanbot soon.

Six Colors: Apple event confirmed for October 27 »

It seems like the iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and iPhone 7 releases were yesterday, but we’re already gearing up for another announcement from Apple. They didn’t include any details in the media invites, but there’s a lot of speculation that we will see refreshed MacBooks across the board. Whatever they plan to announce, we’ll know for sure after the even on October 27 at 10am PDT. Jason Snell (Six Colors) will be at the event, so follow along next week to see what Apple announce.

​Feed Hawk: Subscribe to a Site’s RSS Feed from the Share Sheet of Mobile Safari (Sponsor) »


Feed Hawk provides an iOS share sheet extension that makes it easy to subscribe to the RSS feed of the website you are visiting. From within Safari or almost any other iOS web browser, simply open a share sheet and tap Feed Hawk. Feed Hawk will find the feed for the site and subscribe to it. If the site has multiple feeds, Feed Hawk will allow you to select the feeds to which you wish to subscribe.

Feed Hawk supports BazQux Reader, Feed Wrangler, Feedbin, FeedHQ, Fever, Inoreader, Minimal Reader, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, and tt-rss. There are some additional requirements for Fever and tt-rss hosts.

Feed Hawk is available now in the App Store.

Our thanks to Feed Hawk for sponsoring the site this week.