iCloud Drive: How to Find and Edit Files

(Updated December 4, 2014 after the release of PDFpen 2.) Yosemite (OS X 10.10) and iOS 8 bring with them iCloud Drive. This means, in addition to the iCloud storage you are familiar with, the “switch it on and it just works” sync and storage, there is also a new iCloud Drive feature in the form of… Read More »

Yosemite, TextExpander Helper, and Accessibility Permission

After updating to Yosemite, some users are being prompted to grant access to TextExpander Helper in the Security & Privacy preferences of System Preferences, and they’re finding TextExpander Helper isn’t in the Accessibility list under the Privacy tab. This appears to be a bug in Yosemite’s accessibility access preferences, and it affects other apps with helpers, such… Read More »

Letters in Circles Snippet Group

Perhaps you’ve seen something like this on Twitter: ⓣⓗⓔ ⓐⓟⓟⓛⓔ ⓢⓣⓞⓡⓔ ⓘⓢ ⓓⓞⓦⓝ ⓙⓤⓢⓣ ⓛⓘⓚⓔ ⓔⓥⓔⓡⓨ ⓞⓣⓗⓔⓡ ⓐⓟⓟⓛⓔ ⓔⓥⓔⓝⓣ ⓑⓡⓑ ⓑⓛⓞⓖⓖⓘⓝⓖ — Stephen Hackett (@ismh) October 16, 2014 When I saw that, I thought: I can make a TextExpander group to make that really easy to do, and so… To add the Letters in Circles… Read More »

iOS-ify your Mac Snippet Abbreviations

For those of us who made the bulk of our snippets on the Mac, some of us use a system of prefixes to differentiate snippets from other words we type. For example, /wikislash / used to start web addresses,,h1comma comma ,, used to start code snippets;addrsemi-colon ; used to start snippets you share with the… Read More »

iCloud, PDFpen and iOS 8 — Before you update

If you have PDFpen running on your Mac and PDFpen on your iPad or iPhone, please be aware of what updating to iOS 8’s new iCloud Drive will mean for you — no more syncing with your Mac until Yosemite (OS X 10.10). Macworld already has a good article on this topic, check it out… Read More »