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What we published, and links of note

Here are the things we published this week and last, 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 app for managing personal finances and budgets »

The best app for managing personal finances and budgets

There are an abundance of options when it comes to budgeting apps for Mac users. We’ve put many of them through the ringer and believe Banktivity (formerly iBank) has the right blend of powerful features and ease of use that can help just about anyone take control of their finances.

Aditya Ratnaparkhi’s Mac and iOS setup »

Aditya Ratnaparkhi’s Mac and iOS setup

Aditya Ratnaparkhi works in senior management at an engineering company that manufactures capital goods and currently lives in a city called Pune in western India.

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How to forget WiFi networks on iOS »

iOS devices love to be connected to WiFi. In fact, they’ll often connect many times when we don’t want them to.

How many times has this happened to you? Maybe you connected to a coffee shop near your office, and now your iPhone wants to automatically connect to it instead of your main corporate WiFi.

MacStories: 1Password Adds Subscription Plan for Individuals »

1Password, the best password manager, announced a new subscription tier this week. John Voorhees (MacStories) wrote a great summary of the new change for 1Password, and offers some insights into how this new plan makes it easier than ever for people to use 1Password across their devices. This new plan seems to round out the different options between Teams, Families, and (now) Individuals. Of course, if you’d rather stick with the non-1Password subscription model, that’s still completely supported.

Introducing “Free Agents” »

This week, Jason Snell (Six Colors) and David Sparks (MacSparky) announced a brand new podcast that they are hosting on RelayFM. The theme and focus of this show is something that will likely interest many of our readers: dealing with the many challenges and issues involved with setting out as an independent worker after spending a couple of decades in a traditional employment situation. Free Agents is off to a great start, and it’s a great resource for any potential, new, or veteran independent workers.

​Qbserve: Automatic Time Tracking (Sponsor) »


Qbserve helps improve your productivity by giving you a picture of your time spending patterns. It provides instant feedback on your performance by watching the sites and apps you use.

Qbserve stores all the tracked data privately on your machine and doesn’t require a subscription. It is currently focused on self-management, but business features like project tracking and billing are also coming soon.

Try it for free and see where your time goes.

Our thanks to QotoQot for sponsoring the site this week. Sponsorship by The Syndicate.