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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#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!


#184: Power User Workflows and Macworld/iWorld 2014

March 30, 2014 at 8:30PM • 60 minutes

Broadcasting from Macworld/iWorld David and Katie share with you some of their favorite power user tips accumulated over the years as well as their finds from the Macworld/iWorld show floor.


#183: Episode V: Merlin Strikes Back

March 23, 2014 at 8:30PM • 2 hours 4 minutes

Merlin Mann returns to Mac Power Users for his annual visit. This year we dive deep into Merlin's new obsession with home automation and talk about what makes some apps stick while others never do.

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


#182: Geeking Out With Travel

March 17, 2014 at 8:00AM • 1 hour 43 minutes

David and Katie share their tips for geeking out your travel gear.

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


#181: Automation Workflows with TJ Luoma

March 9, 2014 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 53 minutes

David and Katie sit down with automation guru, minister and geek TJ Luoma. We talk about his love for Keyboard Maestro and how he uses automation to make life easier.

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