How three smart Mac users make the process of opening, hiding, and closing their apps a whole lot easier.
David Sparks ruminates on Apple's reasons for killing Aperture and iPhoto, and his hopes for the new Photos app.
Too often we hear that the iPad isn't good for productivity, but David Sparks thinks that argument doesn't take into account the delight we experience.
We all have to schedule and attend meetings, but for some reason they can still be a pain in the neck. Here are some techniques that'll make herding the cats a little easier.
It's the time of year when a lot of us are trying to establish good new habits or give up bad old ones. Fortunately, there's a slew of iPhone apps ready to help.
OS X Mavericks boasts a much improved built-in dictation tool. But how improved is it, really? David Sparks pits it against the established Mac transcription champ, Dragon Dictate.
We all have to keep lists of various sorts—grocery lists, lists of books we want to read, and more. And we all have our own ways to keep those lists on our Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Here's the lists workflow David Sparks came up with.
Many longtime Apple fans may still be scarred by the era of Apple's struggles, says David Sparks. But they're worrying about the wrong thing.
David Sparks has a complicated life and needs a good task-manager to get everything done. He eventually chose Omnifocus for the job. Here's how he worked his way through that buying decision.
File-naming is a very personal thing; we all have our ways of doing it. Here's how efficiency-maven David Sparks does it, as part of his paperless workflow.
You might know Evernote as a great tool for clipping stories from the Web and collecting recipes. But you not have considered how useful it can be for business, too. David Sparks explains how he does just that.
Scrivener was designed for writing fiction. But it turns out to be a great tool for business writing, too. David Sparks explains.
For many of us, the Save and Save As commands were almost second nature, crucial pieces of the way we worked that allowed us to create new documents based on old ones, keep track of different versions, even copy files to new locations. Lion changes all that.
If you want to brainstorm a bunch of ideas, then pull them into some kind of organized shape, and you want to do that from almost anywhere with almost any kind of hardware, you need apps that work with OPML.
Using editors and syncing services that work with plain-text formatting, David Sparks can write almost anywhere, using almost any device. Here's his plain-text workflow.