Federico Viticci

Editor-in-chief

Twitter: @viticciEmail: viticci@macstories.net

Federico is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of MacStories, where he writes about Apple with a focus on apps, developers, iPad, and iOS productivity. He founded MacStories in April 2009 and has been writing about Apple since. Federico is also the co-host of AppStories, a weekly podcast exploring the world of apps, and Dialog, a show where creativity meets technology.

He can also be found on his two other podcasts on Relay FM – Connected and Remaster.

Creating Internal Links in the Notes App

Earlier this week on MacStories, I wrote about my experiments with the Apple Notes URL scheme and how I was able to leverage Shortcuts to find the unique identifiers for notes. As a result, I came up with a consistent approach for generating quick launchers for notes that you can use on the Lock Screen as widgets.

For this month’s issue of the Monthly Log, I created a spin-off version of that shortcut that uses the same technique to go beyond copying the raw URL scheme of a note. Instead, this shortcut generates a rich text link that you can paste in the Notes app to link back to another note without seeing the ugly mobilenotes:// URL scheme in your note. In fact, my goal was to mimic the functionality of apps like Craft and Obsidian, which allow you to create nicely-formatted internal links that point to other notes and display their title in the link’s text.

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Task Managers, Notes and Shortcuts, Caricature Stickers, and Linking Mail to Reminders

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Task Managers, Notes and Shortcuts, Caricature Stickers, and Linking Mail to Reminders

Here are the highlights from the Club MacStories Discord this week:

Member Alvyn started a thread about task managers and bunch of us shared our favorites. These conversations are always fun and they help me discover interesting features based on how other people use todo apps.

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A Faster Way to Delete Apps on iPadOS

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A Faster Way to Delete Apps on iPadOS

I’ve been using this technique for such a long time that it’s obvious to me at this point, but I recently discovered that some users aren’t familiar with it, which is why I thought it’d be useful to share it here on MacStories Weekly.

If you’re anything like me, you like to download a lot of apps on your iPad and try them out. Then after a while, you realize you have too many apps installed on your device and want to clean up the list a little bit. We’ve all been there. You can uninstall apps by entering the Home Screen edit mode or from the App Library, and both methods work just fine, but I like to do this another way.

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Making Of: The iOS 16 Review

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Making Of: The iOS 16 Review

My approach to the iOS review this year was one born out of sheer necessity. I spent months without sharing this information on Twitter and my various podcasts, but last February, my girlfriend Silvia and I began the long, time-consuming process of buying our first house. Between construction companies, banks, notaries, attorneys, and other paperwork stuff I won’t bore you with, we eventually signed our contract – and got the keys to the house – in mid-July. Then we had to move in, start looking for furniture, and do all the other things with a new place that grownups do. It’s been a learning, sometimes scary experience that has taught me a lot about being a homeowner.

It also meant that I had to figure out how to get the review done in 1/3 of the time I usually spend on it. And as you may have seen on MacStories earlier this week, I managed to do exactly that.

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iOS 16 Review Sneak Peek: An Everything Else Excerpt

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iOS 16 Review Sneak Peek: An Everything Else Excerpt

A note from Federico: This year, I’ve decided to try some new things for my annual iOS 16 review. Some you’ll see on Monday. One of them is previewing small excerpts from the review in the OS Preview series on MacStories and MacStories Weekly for Club MacStories. Today, I’m posting a preview of a section of the Shortcuts chapter on MacStories, and a section of the Everything Else chapter here in MacStories Weekly. I hope you enjoy these. I’ll see you for the full story – and more reveals – on Monday.

Control Center

First introduced in iOS 14, the Privacy menu in Control Center is growing in iOS 16 with the ability to expand it and see a full list of all the apps that recently accessed your location, camera, and microphone.

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