Chris and I talk about our new purchases before diving into our main topic: what iOS 13 needs. We each had 6, okay 10-12, picks and we go into detail of our picks.
This episode was recorded literally the day before the 9to5mac leaks were released, so some of our things on our lists have been mentioned on this list but it in no way was a factor in picking the things we think iOS needs.
I may create a page where you can see both of our picks if people want to documented in writing.
I am really excited about this episode. It is full of feelings on my recent hiatus, how I dealt with it, and what changes I have made for Rocket Panda. Mike and I also get into the weeds about independent blogs/podcasts which is something I love to talk about, but as Mike explains can be sort of dangerous. Finally, I show Mike some of my favorite resources to learn and get acquainted with Siri Shortcuts.
Craig Hockenberry writing for Iconfactory:
Are you one of the many people affected by a MacBook keyboard failure?
If so, you now have the slightest hint of what it’s like to live with a disability. You can’t use a product like everyone else and it’s preventing you from achieving your goals.
Maybe you say “screw it” and write an article for the Wall Street Journal without those keys. Or maybe you hang on desperately to an old laptop (these words are coming from a MacBook purchased in 2013.) An external keyboard might be a temporary workaround.
But there is a clear distinction here: you have a course of remedy. You can take the laptop in for service or choose a different model. And while a failing keyboard is definitely a problem, it pales in comparison to someone’s permanent disability.
Craig makes a great point here on this matter and I think that it is something many of us don't think about regularly, including myself. Apple has done great work for accessibility for those with disabilities and I hope they continue to do so. That said, the burden also falls on the developers, and I hope they are paying attention.
Tim Nahumck was kind enough to be a guest on this show to talk all about Drafts 5. It had several occasions where my mind and Christopher's mind was blown on what we can do with the text editor.
Hopefully it can help you also learn some things with Drafts. If you have any questions or ideas feel free to contact me or mention me on Twitter.
Listen to the episode here.
Chris Hannah writing about Text Case:
Just over one week ago, I released the first major update to Text Case. Since then, I’ve written and published four guides on different parts of the app. While they don’t combine to create a Text Case “User Manual”, I think they explain the most fundamental parts, and hopefully some features that users will be surprised by.
Text Case is becoming more and more part of my text editing arsenal and these guides Chris has put together are superb.
If you haven't tried this app out, you should.