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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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Apps we love: TextExpander »

Apps we love: TextExpander

TextExpander has been running my Mac since almost the beginning. I’ve purchased every version that has come out, and I’m now a subscriber to TextExpander.com. If you aren’t a TextExpander user, hang on tight. I’m going to show you why it’s one of the few apps I cannot go without.

Brian Hendrix’s Mac setup »

Brian Hendrix’s Mac setup

Brian Hendrix is a U.S. Air Force veteran who now works as a Senior Technical Engineer for the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the U.S.

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A brief overview of some research and notes apps »

I’ve been writing for a living since 2011, and despite my greatest fears, I’ve never had a shortage of ideas. For nearly a decade all of my ideas and notes have been kept in Simplenote, but for the past year or so I’ve been wanting a system that is just a little bit more complex than what I’m currently using.

In short, what I’m looking for is something to store all of the ideas, bits of inspiration, notes, quotes, takeaways from the books I read, and more. (Something akin to Ryan Holliday’s notecard system — but digital.)

How to enable Travel Mode in 1Password »

If you are traveling internationally this summer, you might consider how your information on your iOS devices is secured as you cross the border. For me, 1Password is my most crucial app when it comes to data protection. It has all my passwords, social security numbers, banking information, and more. Recently, 1Password launched a new feature called Travel Mode that allows you to only keep data on your iOS devices or Mac laptops you need while you travel. It does require a 1Password membership, so this tip doesn’t apply if you sync via Dropbox or iCloud.

Fantastical 2.4 for Mac released »

Fantastical, the best calendar app for macOS, received an update this week that only improves the application. Head over to our short post that details the new additions, or head over to the App Store to pick up a copy.

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