It stuns me that expectations are still so high for Apple every year that a 4 to 5 hour jump in battery life is considered a “minor tech upgrade”

Apple “Impressionism” Playlist

I’ve never been a huge fan of the Impressionist movement of the classical music genre but something about this playlist really worked for me. There is some staggeringly beautiful music here. Well-known pieces like “Clair de lune” from Debussy’s “Suite bergamasque” as well as his “Danse Profane”.

Currently the track list sits at 50 songs with about 4 hours of music to listen to. If you’re a neophyte to this genre this is well worth a listen. Highly recommended!

Bear to DEVONthink 3

I spent a lot of time looking over DEVONthink 3 beta version yesterday after talking to a friend about it during a discussion we were having about replacements for Evernote.

I used DT 2 to store all of my paperless storage stuff for years and moved it out at one point when I felt like I needed access from everywhere. It lived in iCloud for a bit, Google Drive, OneDrive (currently). Easy access, easy sync, and easily searchable either via Spotlight on the Mac or the web interfaces for those systems. However it never felt right with my stuff just in the file system. So last night I moved some of the more sensitive documents back into DT3. I’ll move other stuff a bit at a time (sensitive stuff first) from OneDrive. It feels like coming home again after years of being away.

Also planning on giving it a shot with my Planning documentation that currently resides in Bear. Actually planning on giving it a shot with all of my documentation in Bear. I can create different databases for everything. For the stuff I need to be able to access from work (work notes and planning documentation) I’m hoping I can take advantage of the WebDAV storage I have with FastMail. Pretty sure I can get to that right now from work. Unfortunately iCloud is off limits from the corporate network.

They’ve added a lot of power in the new version of DEVONthink and updated the UI. It looks like it can do a lot more and they’ve fixed some of the gripes I’ve had with it over the years so looking forward to trying this out. Bear will always be there to go back to for my notes. OneDrive and the file system are still there for my paperless storage needs. What fun would life be without changing note storage apps once in awhile?

From today’s Daily Stoic…

Steve Jobs told BusinessWeek in 2005, only midway through Apple’s stunning rise to becoming one of the world’s most valuable companies: “Quality is much better than quantity. . . . One home run is much better than two doubles.”

Don’t think Steve was a student of the game of baseball 😉 A home run isn’t about quality and if you’re only hitting home runs you don’t have a quality team. Probably not the best of comparisons to make.

iOS 13 betas have me worried. We’re getting relatively close to release time and Mail is a hot mess. Still not updating properly and why did they remove the ability to move a message you’re viewing?