“I am a big fan of Mac Power Users. I am struck by how even the sponsor promotions are incredibly useful. The very brief and appropriate "commercial interruptions" are an extension of the insightful podcast itself. I have bought several of the sponsor products not to support the podcast but just because they sounded like they would be so useful and that indeed turned out to be the case.
The podcast typically explores one subject in great depth, talking about the issues and decisions a Mac user faces on that topic and a range of solutions including system tweaks and apps. Katie and David also discuss their own personal workflows related to the topic, which is also very useful because it puts the technology into a work (or play) context.
To take the most recent two episodes as an example:
Listening to the Mail episode helped me to think through some parts of my mail workflow that seemed clumsy and inefficient. I did not attempt to clone either David's or Katie's workflow, but the points they made helped me to clean up my own (decided to jettison at least some of the filing I do of individual messages so that my system feels leaner and more streamlined).
Listening to the Text Editing episode (with David, Katie, and Bret Terpstra) made me aware of a great text editor, Byword, and a really useful app, Marked, which together have streamlined some editing I need to do on a website for a course I teach. I have already put this into practice and I haven't even finished listening to that episode yet.
If you are looking to improve your use of your Mac or iOS device or just enjoy pushing the limits of this technology, then this is an indispensable podcast.”Read full review »
geowyn via Apple Podcasts ·
United States of America ·
“Never heard of this show until it migrated to the 5 By 5 Network, and that's the point of the move. Great show, good hosts, good talk. Not a news show, which is good. I get plenty of news, so it's good to hear more in-depth discussion.”Read full review »
Japester via Apple Podcasts ·
“You know when you're standing in a room of like minded people and those conversations occur where a few people have something really interesting to say and everyone else is hanging on their words?
Mac Power Users is just like that. Katie and David are talking about stuff they *live* and...”Read full review »