Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. Creating Mac Power Users, one geek at a time since 2009.

Hosted by David Sparks and Katie Floyd.


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#194: Workflows with Tom Merritt

May 26, 2014 at 2:00AM • 1 hour 31 minutes

David and Katie chat with Tom Merritt about going independent, working from home, podcasting and more.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#193: Workflows with Geek Dad James Floyd Kelly

May 19, 2014 at 12:30AM • 1 hour 46 minutes

David and Katie sit down with James Floyd Kelly of GeekDad.com to talk about being a geeky dad, iPad productivity, gaming and more.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#192: iOS Picks (Spring 2014 Edition)

May 12, 2014 at 12:15AM • 1 hour 38 minutes

It's been a while since we did an iOS picks show, David and Katie each run down a dozen or so Apps they've been using. The only requirement was that we couldn't have picked the App on one of our previous "picks" shows.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#191: MPU Live: The Sparks-Floyd Methodology

May 8, 2014 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 31 minutes

It's a grab bag of goodies in this MPU Live. We discuss tips for automating the tagging and organizing of files, how to make your commute more productive, paperless workflows, keeping network drives mounted, quickly processing notes and lots of listener tips.

Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#190: Workflows with John August

May 4, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 27 minutes

Katie and David sit down with screenwriter, director and developer, John August.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#189: OS X Server with Todd Olthoff

April 27, 2014 at 8:15PM • 1 hour 40 minutes

David and Katie are joined by Todd Olthoff to talk about OS X Server, why you may want to run the $20 server application, features and use cases for homes and small businesses.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#188: Video and Magazine Production with Don McAllister

April 20, 2014 at 7:15PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline returns to chat with Katie and David about his video production setup, creating a monthly magazine on Apple's Newsstand platform and why he bought a new Mac Pro.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#187: Word Processors

April 13, 2014 at 1:45PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

David and Katie talk about various word processors for the Mac and iOS. Pages, Microsoft Word, Nisus Writer, OpenOffice, GoogleDrive and more...

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#186: MPU Live: Mail Attachments, AppleScript, OmniFocus, Hazel and More!

April 9, 2014 at 10:15AM • 1 hour 40 minutes

Katie and David respond to listener feedback, tips and questions. In this episode we discuss a variety of topics including handling mail attachments, converting word files to PDF, using Evernote to manage receipts, managing single tasks with OmniFocus, using Hazel for complex file organization and more.

Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!


#185: Workflows with the Mac Observer's Dave Hamilton

April 6, 2014 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

Dave Hamilton, co-founder of The Mac Observer and co-host of the Mac Geek Gab Podcast stops by to chat with David and Katie about running an online publication, his tricked out podcasting setup, being a musician, Mac maintenance and more.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!