Circus Ponies has ceased development on its long-standing NoteBook app, and we need your assistance to help other TidBITS readers find a replacement among the many alternatives. Rate your favorite personal information managers on our Web site this week, and we’ll report on the results next week. Adam Engst has confirmed that Apple’s latest Mac and iOS versions of Mail fail to support named anchors in HTML email, and he reviews Chimani’s iOS apps, which help you plan national park visits and provide information while you’re vacationing. Glenn Fleishman joins us to explain how you can use the tvOS app Channels to bring live TV to your Apple TV with the help of a SiliconDust HDHomeRun tuner. Finally, we’ve compiled a list of 32 conferences in the upcoming year for those whose livelihoods revolve around Apple’s platforms — there’s bound to be one near you! Notable software releases this week include Default Folder X 5.0 and ScreenFlow 5.0.4.
What do you use for note-taking, snippet-keeping, and all around personal information management on the Mac? Vote for your favorite app in our poll this week, and we’ll report on the results next week.
If you’ve been wondering why you can’t follow table of contents links in a TidBITS issue while reading in Apple Mail in either El Capitan or iOS 9, it’s because of a Mail bug that Apple has finally acknowledged.
Thinking about visiting national parks in the United States this year? The Chimani National Parks app provides an overview of all the units in the National Park System, and 19 individual apps provide maps and information about the most popular parks.
The tvOS Channels app works with popular over-the-air broadcast tuners to let you view live television on your fourth-generation Apple TV. Couple that with streaming apps and a mix of other software for recording live TV and you can build a complete solution for watching all types of television programming within the Apple TV
If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you can attend to hone your skills, learn new topics, network with your fellow wizards, and generally open your mind to new ways of thinking. Here’s our list for 2016. Be sure to let us know if you run across any others.
Notable software releases this week include Default Folder X 5.0 and ScreenFlow 5.0.4.
This week in ExtraBITS, Jason Snell of Six Colors has issued a report card for Apple’s 2015 efforts, based on survey results from Apple experts, including a number of TidBITS contributors. Circus Ponies has closed the stable on its NoteBook information management app, Marco Arment tries to explain why Apple still sells old MacBook Pros, and the Nielsen Norman Group weighs in on 3D Touch.