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AppStories is a weekly exploration of the world of apps by MacStories’ Federico Viticci and John Voorhees. Each week, they discuss the best new apps, the impact of apps on our culture, and cover the stories behind popular apps. Hosted by Federico Viticci and John Voorhees.
91 – Apps for Planning Projects Big and Small
Dec 10 • 39 min
The apps we use to plan projects
90 – Taking iOS Photography Further with RAW Camera Apps and Editors
Dec 3 • 35 min
iOS RAW Camera Apps and Editors
89 – iOS and Apps in the Car
Nov 26 • 36 min
iOS in the car
88 – Returning to the iPad Pro
Nov 19 • 39 min
iPad Pro RAM, display compatibility, and John’s return to the iPad Pro
87 – Pick 2: Grocery and HomeRun
Nov 12 • 29 min
A deep dive into Grocery and HomeRun
86 – Apps and the New iPad Pro
Nov 5 • 38 min
The iPad Pro app demos, gaming on iOS, and the apps we didn’t see.
85 – iOS Personalization and Customization
Oct 29 • 35 min
How we personalize our iOS devices.
84 – Frequently-Used Shortcuts, Part 2
Oct 22 • 32 min
Part 2 covering our favorite shortcuts.
83 – Frequently-Used Shortcuts, Part 1
Oct 15 • 35 min
The shortcuts we use most often
82 – Our Apple Watch Faces, Complications, and Docks
Oct 8 • 38 min
A discussion of our current Watch faces, Complications, Docks, and apps.
81 – Mac and iOS App Convergence
Oct 1 • 32 min
Marzipan and the future of Mac and iOS apps.
80 – Our Favorite Apps with iOS 12 Features (Part 2)
Sep 24 • 30 min
More of our favorite iOS and watchOS apps.
79 – Our Favorite Apps with iOS 12 Features (Part 1)
Sep 17 • 32 min
Our favorite iOS apps with new iOS 12 features.
78 – Exploring Twitter Apps
Sep 10 • 37 min
Twitter clients and related apps.
77 – Expanding Apple’s Reminders with Third-Party Apps
Sep 3 • 32 min
How third-party apps expand Reminders’ functionality
76 – Our Favorite Share Sheet Extensions
Aug 27 • 33 min
A discussion of our favorite iOS share and action extensions.
75 – I Set Up a Fake Child
Aug 20 • 45 min
John and Merlin Mann talk about managing family tech and Screen Time.
74 – Fixing John’s Mixed Up, Messed Up, Broken Home Screen
Aug 13 • 35 min
Finding an iPhone organizational system that works for you
73 – Show Me Your Mac Menu Bar Apps
Aug 6 • 35 min
The Mac menu bar apps we use and why
72 – What Makes an App a Pro App?
Jul 30 • 34 min
Exploring what makes an app a ‘pro’ app.
71 – PDF Apps
Jul 23 • 33 min
A discussion of PDF apps on the Mac and iOS.
70 – Apps for Managing Big Projects
Jul 16 • 40 min
The apps we use and how we use them to manage and launch big projects.
69 – An Interview with Ryan Cash and Harry Nesbitt of Team Alto
Jul 15 • 40 min
A conversation with Ryan Cash and Harry Nesbitt
68 – Interviews with Michael Flarup and Marc Edwards
Jul 14 • 56 min
Conversations about iOS design.
67 – An Interview with Zach Gage
Jul 13 • 45 min
A conversation with Zach Gage about games and the App Store
66 – Interviews with Becky Hansmeyer and Heidi Helen Pilypas
Jul 12 • 44 min
A conversation with developer Becky Hansmeyer and designer Heidi Pilypas
65 – An Interview with Marco Arment and David Smith
Jul 11 • 62 min
A conversation with independent app developers Marco Arment and David Smith
64 – An Interview with Craig Hockenberry and James Thomson
Jul 10 • 56 min
A discussion of the early days of the App Store with developers Craig Hockenberry and James Thomson
63 – App Store Storytime
Jul 9 • 30 min
Personal stories about how the App Store as affected our lives.
62 – Demystifying SiriKit
Jul 2 • 33 min
A close look at SiriKit apps and what’s coming in iOS 12 with Shortcuts.
61 – Attention Revisited: iOS 12 Notifications, Do Not Disturb, and Screen Time
Jun 25 • 33 min
A review of notification, Do Not Disturb, and Screen Time features coming to iOS 12.
60 – The Apps of WWDC 2018
Jun 18 • 38 min
A look at the apps announced at WWDC 2018.
59 – Our iPhone X Home Screens
Jun 11 • 35 min
A look at Federico and John’s iPhone Home screens.
58 – Imagining What iOS Could Do for Mac Apps
Jun 4 • 26 min
Revitalizing the Mac app ecosystem via iOS
57 – Pick 2: Spark 2 and 1Password 7 for Mac
May 28 • 37 min
A deep dive into the latest updates to Spark and 1Password for Mac.
56 – Controlling The Time Spent on Your iPhone
May 21 • 32 min
A conversation about what phone manufacturers and users can do about excessive smartphone use.
55 – iOS System Apps Wish List
May 14 • 31 min
Our iOS 12 wishes for Apple’s stock apps.
54 – Pick 2: GoodNotes and Working Copy
May 7 • 28 min
A closer look at two apps we use.
53 – In Search of Apple TV Apps
Apr 30 • 31 min
An Apple TV app challenge.
52 – Do-Everything vs. Single-Purpose Apps
Apr 23 • 37 min
The pros and cons of do-everything and single-purpose apps.
51 – TMI: Saving Content for Later
Apr 16 • 31 min
Managing content saved for later consumption.
50 – TMI: Managing the Information Firehose
Apr 9 • 31 min
Federico and Joh discuss how they manage information overload and interruptions.
49 – Pick 2: Bear and DEVONthink
Apr 2 • 38 min
A deep dive into Bear and DEVONthink.
48 – Interview: Accessibility with Filmmaker James Rath
Mar 26 • 33 min
A conversation with legally blind filmmaker and YouTuber James Rath.
47 – Apple App Acquisitions
Mar 19 • 35 min
A tour of some of the apps Apple has acquired over the past twenty years.
46 – App Culture: Health, Fitness, and Quantified Self Apps
Mar 12 • 35 min
A look at the culture surrounding health and fitness apps.
45 – An Interview with Harry Nesbitt and Ryan Cash About Alto’s Odyssey
Mar 5 • 37 min
A conversation with Harry Nesbitt and Ryan Cash of Team Alto about Alto’s Odyssey.
44 – App Culture: Mindfulness and Meditation Apps
Feb 26 • 30 min
The trends and culture surrounding mindfulness and meditation apps.
43 – How We Use RSS
Feb 19 • 30 min
How we use RSS for work and pleasure reading.
42 – RSS Services and Apps
Feb 12 • 38 min
A deep dive into RSS sync services and client apps.
41 – iOS 11’s Effect on Our iOS Habits
Feb 5 • 38 min
How iOS 11 has changed how we use our iOS devices.
40 – How Apps Fit Into Our TV and Movie Watching
Jan 29 • 35 min
How apps fit into our day-to-day TV and movie watching.
39 – The Mac App Store’s Problems
Jan 22 • 35 min
A discussion of what’s wrong with the Mac App Store and how it could be fixed.
38 – An Interview with James Thomson, Creator of PCalc and DragThing
Jan 15 • 33 min
A conversation with James Thomson, the developer of PCalc and DragThing
37 – Our Ideal Email Client
Jan 8 • 42 min
A wishlist of features our perfect email client would include.
36 – The Impact of App Pre-Orders on Developers and Their Customers
Dec 18, 2017 • 34 min
Apple’s New Pre-Order Program
35 – An Interview with Christian Selig, Creator of Reddit Client Apollo
Dec 11, 2017 • 28 min
An interview with Apollo creator Christian Selig.
34 – Pick 2: Pixelmator Pro and Things 3
Dec 4, 2017 • 37 min
A deep dive into Pixelmator Pro for macOS and Things 3 for iOS
33 – What’s on Our Apple Watches
Nov 27, 2017 • 30 min
How we use our Apple Watches and the watchOS apps we use.
32 – Apps and Good Intentions
Nov 20, 2017 • 32 min
Federico and John discuss apps they want to use more but don’t always get around to trying.
31 – What Makes an App Sticky?
Nov 13, 2017 • 38 min
Federico and John discuss apps designed for the iPhone X and what makes apps ‘sticky.’
30 – The Apps and Workflows We Use to Cover Apple Earnings Calls
Nov 6, 2017 • 34 min
The apps and workflow the MacStories team uses to cover Apple earnings calls.
29 – Geeky macOS Apps
Oct 30, 2017 • 29 min
A deep dive into the geeky macOS apps we use.
28 – Interview: Automation and Apps with Greg Pierce of Agile Tortoise
Oct 23, 2017 • 34 min
An interview with developer Greg Pierce of Agile Tortoise
27 – Music Services and Apps
Oct 16, 2017 • 28 min
Music services and apps
26 – Tips for Travelers
Oct 9, 2017 • 32 min
Federico and John’s favorite travel apps.
25 – iOS 11 Drag and Drop Apps
Oct 2, 2017 • 39 min
Federico and John discuss the drag and drop feature and related apps
24 – Our Favorite iOS 11 Apps, Part 1
Sep 25, 2017 • 34 min
Federico and John pick some of their favorite iOS 11 apps so far.
23 – The Apps Behind Federico’s iOS 11 Review
Sep 19, 2017 • 44 min
An inside look at the apps Federico used to create his annual iOS review.
22 – Apps with a Human Touch
Sep 11, 2017 • 43 min
An update on Federico’s iOS 11 review, upcoming coverage on MacStories and for Club MacStories, and a discussion of indie apps that add a human touch
21 – Breaking Up iTunes Is Hard to Do
Sep 4, 2017 • 37 min
Considering how to break up iTunes.
20 – Ulysses’ Switch to Subscriptions and Apple’s to 64-Bit Apps
Aug 28, 2017 • 36 min
The fallout from Ulysses’ switch to subscription pricing and impact of Apple’s transition to 64-bit apps
19 – Interview: Running an App Development Studio with Dermot Daly
Aug 21, 2017 • 29 min
An interview with Dermot Daly of Tapadoo
18 – Shelf and Clipboard Apps on macOS and iOS
Aug 14, 2017 • 27 min
A look at shelf and clipboard apps on macOS and iOS
17 – Our iPad Home Screens
Aug 7, 2017 • 40 min
Federico and John share their iPad Home screens.
16 – Evolving the iMessage App Store
Jul 31, 2017 • 28 min
The iMessage App Store today and the changes coming in iOS 11.
15 – iOS 11’s Files App
Jul 24, 2017 • 36 min
A discussion of Apple’s new approach to iOS file management.
14 – Pick 2: Ulysses and FullContact
Jul 17, 2017 • 33 min
An in-depth discussion of two apps that Federico and John use regularly.
13 – Interview: Rehearsal Pro with David H. Lawrence XVII
Jul 10, 2017 • 34 min
A conversation with David H. Lawrence XVII, maker of Rehearsal Pro
12 – The State of Non-Native Apps
Jul 3, 2017 • 38 min
The pros and cons of non-native apps
11 – iOS 11’s Impact on Third-Party Apps
Jun 26, 2017 • 36 min
What new APIs and system features may mean for third-party developers and users.
10 – iOS 11’s All-New App Store
Jun 19, 2017 • 39 min
The changes coming to the App Store in iOS 11 and the challenges they present.
9 – Competing with iOS System Apps
Jun 12, 2017 • 31 min
Succeeding and thriving against iOS system apps.
8 – Interview: Hidden Folks with Adriaan de Jongh
Jun 5, 2017 • 30 min
An interview with the co-creator of Hidden Folks
7 – Tip Jars with Benefits
May 29, 2017 • 32 min
Tip jars, patronage, donations, bundles, and in-app merchandise business models.
6 – Interview: The Making of the CARROT Apps with Brian Mueller
May 22, 2017 • 28 min
Creating the CARROT series of apps
5 – App Subscriptions
May 15, 2017 • 34 min
A closer look at what developers are doing with app subscriptions.
4 – Interview: App Discovery and the iTunes Affiliate Program with AfterPad’s Kevin MacLeod
May 8, 2017 • 31 min
An interview with AfterPad’s Kevin MacLeod about app discovery and the iTunes Affiliate Program
3 – Interview: App Camp for Girls with Jean MacDonald and Grey Osten
May 1, 2017 • 29 min
An interview with Jean MacDonald and Grey Osten of App Camp for Girls.
2 – Setting Up a New iOS Device
Apr 24, 2017 • 31 min
How we get started with iOS devices.
1 – Welcome to AppStories
Apr 20, 2017 • 31 min
An introduction to AppStories.