mac power users

MPU 218: MPU Live, A Festival of Skeuomorphism

This month's live show is ready for download. We’re joined by Luke Soules of iFixit to talk about iPhone 6 repairability and follow-up on our own experiences with the iPhone and iOS 8. We also discuss security concerns and FileVault, review listener feedback and workflows in Education and review tips on a variety of topics including uses for TextExpander, automated filing services, and travel.


MPU 216: iOS 8 Developer Roundtable

In this week's Mac Power Users episode we interview Ken Case (Omni Group), Greg Scown (Smile), and Dave Teare (1Password) about the wild ride they've been on since WWDC and the big changes they've been able to make in their applications with iOS 8. This is the first time we've done a developer roundtable and it came out great. We'll be doing more of these in the future.


MPU 215: iOS 8

In the latest installment of the Mac Power Users, Katie and I cover our favorite features in the latest version of iOS. There is a lot to cover here and I think we did a pretty good job of it. As an aside, I've got several posts going up this week about iOS 8. I'm really digging it and it is already changing my game.


MPU 213: Principal Mike and Listener Feedback

MPU 213 is up and available for download. This month's feedback show includes a short workflow interview with K-8 principal Mike Rogers from TechEdvance. Mike shares some really cool Drafts workflows for classroom evaluations that could be adapted to a lot of uses. We also had plenty of feedback on task management and other topics from the the last month. These live shows are a lot of fun and information dense. We're getting lots of positive feedback about them. Check it out.

MPU 210: Task Management

Katie and I cover task management in 2014 including simple solutions, web-based solutions, and OmniFocus. In this show, I talk about my tricks for keeping my task list short with a willingness to delete items and active defer-date management. Since this show went live, I've received a mixture of emails telling me I'm brilliant or crazy with nothing in between. I'll probably be writing on this in the not so distant future.


MPU 205: Geek Vacation

I've been thinking a lot lately about using technology on vacation and how to maintain actually enjoy time away from work in this strange always-connected world. Katie and I covered these topics and more in the most recent Mac Power Users episode.

MPU 204: Presentations

Episode 204 of the Mac Power Users is now available. In it Katie and I talk about some of our favorite tips for giving good presentations and I talk a little bit about behind-the-scenes with the new book at the end.

MPU 200: The Story So Far …

Episode 200 of the Mac Power Users is now available. That's 200 shows. That's approximately 300 hours of talking about how to turn average and beginner users into power users. That's 300 hours of the best work of my life.

This show is a bit introspective but also includes some of our favorite tips and show recommendations. If you've been with us this far, you may enjoy this episode just for the sentimental value.


MPU Episode 200 Live on Sunday 10am PST

KatieFloyd and I will be recording episode 200 of the Mac Power Users this Sunday June 22 at 10am PST. We’ve got lots of plans for this show and we'll be broadcasting live on 5by5. You can find more information, including how to listen remotely or alternate timezones at

Show 200 is going to be out of the ordinary and fun including a look back on Mac Power Users over the years. If you have any general questions for David or I, curious about the show, or just want to share some of your favorite MPU moments or how the show has helped you, please send those to and we’ll try to include them.