Top 5 iOS Apps of 2017 by Gabe Weatherhead (macdrifter.com)

…but when I just want to quickly grab text or a link it goes into Apple Notes. It’s not a great text editor, but the multi-platform support makes it a great place to stash ideas or quotes.

And just like that, after the previous bookmark about syncing this post about why Apple Notes is in his top 5 list provides an aha moment. Write in Ulysses & take/store research in Notes. Done & Done.

2017 The Year I Stopped Worrying About Syncing by Gabe Weatherhead (macdrifter.com)

Photos show up everywhere with Apple Photos app, my music library and custom play lists are always available through Apple Music. I barely think about the mechanics of how my data moves between devices.

This really has been my experience too. I gave Notes a try, but moved back to nvAlt. I’m currently using Ulysses, mostly because I do like the writing experience and wanted to get more familair with it. Still not sure it’s a place for reference notes.

uBar

I hadn’t heard of uBar until this deal at Apple World Today popped up in my feed.

I normally hide the dock but on my 11″ Air, but still wind up hovering over the dock distracting what I’m doing, or just get lost with so many open apps that I need to find it via the Dock. UBar covers that purpose plus more all the while in a more compact way which is great on that machine. I downloaded the demo and was instantly sold on the 50% deal.

I look forward to exploring the customizations and recommend checking it out if you like the idea of a more customizable and compact dock replacement. It also has an advanced option to completely hide the default dock, otherwise you can move them around to different sides of the screen. Which might be handy to have 2 different areas on a larger screen.

Note: I posted this in the Setapp Slack channel, but feel it needs to be said publicly.

It must be frustrating to see the people posting in FB wanting to squeeze more out of Setapp for less. For me, it’s a steal @ $10 a month. I have no expectations of Omnigroup apps or other widely used expensive apps, or a subset of apps for less. I do appreciate seeing new niche apps and small developers added, but c’mon people, respect the work these developers put into their work.

If you are a Mac user and haven’t looked at Setapp yet, I highly suggest you do. Lots of great apps and utilities for a mere $10 a month. And if you use my link I get a free month.