⌘ December 11, 2022

7 Things This Week [#72]

A weekly list of interesting things I found on the internet, posted on Sundays. Sometimes themed, often not.

1️⃣ I saw that the Craft team added a new AI tool to their writing app, but hadn’t yet looked into it in detail. David Sparks has a good summary of its features, but the Craft AI Assistant produced an astounding summary of his summary. Not just good for a new beta tool; it’s all-around well-written. These tools are taking off at the speed of light, and I’m equally impressed, wary, and excited about how they’ll be used next. [Link - David Sparks // macsparky.com]

2️⃣ Speaking of Lachlan’s incredible website, here’s their list of other web design marvels. Seeing all this stuff makes me sort of wish that I’d studied web development. I suppose there’s always still time. [Link - @lachlanjc // notebook.lachlanjc.com]

3️⃣ Such highs and lows in this story of love found, and the grief in losing it. I can’t imagine the pain of losing my life adventure buddy, but this superb storytelling gets me close. Caution: It got me emotional. 😢 [Link - Dirtbag Diaries // pod.link]

4️⃣ Here’s a tip I learned on Mac Power Users: Apparently, even when your watch is turned off if you hold the digital crown down for just a moment, it will display the time. I guess this would be part of Power Reserve, but it works even if you turn your watch off manually with plenty of battery charge left. Handy! [Link - Mac Power Users // overcast.fm]

5️⃣ Cyclemeter is an incredibly customizable bike computer app for your phone. I want to share more on this soon, but it’s both exactly what I wanted and the only thing I’ve found that allows me to combine the smarts from my phone, watch, and third-party cadence and speed sensors for my bike rides — without having to purchase a dedicated bike computer and heart monitor. [Link - Cyclemeter // apps.apple.com]

6️⃣ My favorite screenshot tool for Mac, CleanShot X, got an awesome new update this week. Now you can fix up misaligned captures, and add beautiful background colors and images at specific aspect ratios, and more. I’ve already gotten use out of the new features. Matt Birchler made the official announcement video for CleanShot X, and a more personal video about it on his A Better Computer YouTube channel. I watched and enjoyed them both. [Link - A Better Computer // youtube.com]

7️⃣ Another podcast recommendation incoming. Micro Monday is a delightful little show in which Jean MacDonald, Community Manager at Micro.blog, interviews a Micro.blog member about their blogging origins. Usually 20 minutes or less. [Link - Micro Monday // pod.link]

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