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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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A review of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro »

A review of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro

It’s hard not to look at the newest 10.5-inch iPad Pro as the iPad’s coming of age. The new display is stunning. The 10.5-inch size seems to be a comfortable sweet spot. Performance is off the charts, and a plethora of accessories allow for adaptation to your own computing lifestyle.

Even in its half-baked, public beta form, iOS 11 feels like iPadOS Number One. At least, for the most part. Navigating through iOS 11 has a small learning curve, but everything feels much better than iOS 10.

This isn’t to say iOS 11 on the original iPad would have worked. Year in and year out, Apple continues to learn what makes the iPad the iPad. This year, I think they’ve nearly nailed it.

Update: The best app for managing, editing, and reading PDFs on your iPad »

The best app for managing, editing, and reading PDFs on your iPad

Earlier this week, we revised our review for the best PDF app for managing, editing, and reading PDFs on your iPad, and the new champion is PDF Expert 6 by Readdle.

PDF Expert is delightfully easy to use, offers the fastest PDF reading experience, works with many syncing services, and has the most robust toolset available on the iPad.

Francesco D’Alessio’s Mac and iPhone setup »

Francesco D’Alessio’s Mac and iPhone setup

Francesco D’Alessio is a freelance marketer currently working with technology startups out of Plymouth, UK.

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Workflow: How to create an iCloud shared photo album »

One aspect of the iCloud service that can easily be overlooked is the ability to take and share photos using a shared iCloud photo album. Being able to take and share photos with friends and family in a Shared Album is a great (and often under-utilized) feature. In this post, we’ll show you how to set up a Shared Album, share your own photos with others, and allow them to contribute their own photos to a shared photo album.

How to review the amount of time TextExpander has saved you »

I’ve been using TextExpander since the days when it was called TextPander. It’s just a fantastic app/service that is worth every penny that I’ve spent on it over the years.

If your TextExpander.com subscription is coming up for renewal, then you might be wondering how much time it’s actually saved you. When you launch the app on macOS, you can easily find this information.

Day One Premium now available »

Day One, the best journaling app for Mac, iPhone, and iPad, made an announcement this week regarding a new subscription service to ensure the app and service stick around, as well as provide additional value.

Day One Premium is a subscription service that gives you access to unlimited journals, unlimited photo storage, new features, a discount on book orders, and a lot more. Check out our short summary for more details.

The trick to waking up to a clean inbox every morning (Sponsor) »

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