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CCATP #550 – Bart Busschots on How & Tools He Creates His Awesome Shownotes

This week our guest is Bart Busschots but this is not an episode of Programming By Stealth. Bart is here to talk about the tech tools he uses to prepare his shownotes for his podcast Let’s Talk Apple and for his Security Bits segment for the NosillaCast.

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For years he used Instapaper, but they decided not to bother complying with GDPR, and simply cut Europe off from their service with just a week to find a replacement. Bart explains the process he uses, an all of the tools within it, and then walks us through his criteria for a replacement. In order of importance:

  1. Must have a solid business plan
  2. Needs OS-level Share Sheet integration
  3. Must allow him to categorize his articles (he actually changed this one to tag)

Links to things Bart talked about:

4 thoughts on “CCATP #550 – Bart Busschots on How & Tools He Creates His Awesome Shownotes

  1. David Bennett - June 9, 2018

    I use Readkit and I use ByWord. And I noticed just a day or so ago that Instapaper wasn’t working. That’s a double pity because I had my Instapaper save to Pinboard for long-term saving.

    So Readkit works with Pocket, so I am not with why you changed away from ReadKit. What am I missing?

  2. Allison Sheridan - June 9, 2018

    I’ll let Bart answer but I think he said that he used Readkit because he didn’t like the client for Instapaper. When he replaced Instapaper with Pocket, the Pocket client was good so he didn’t need Readkit. Nothing against Readkit at all.

  3. David Bennett - June 10, 2018

    Although I listened to the Podcast, I didn’t realise there was a Pocket for Mac. Just installed it and connected to Pocket. And with IFTTT I see that I can export new Pocket bookmarks to Pinboard.

    Back in business.

    Good show, by the way. Must listen to more in this busy, distracting world.

    One thing – for more ‘maybe this is useful and maybe not’ I have been adding stuff to Reading List in Safari. Before I started using it I pushed everything in either a Temp folder bookmark or a DoItNow folder bookmark. And that brings me to the question of what Pocket is recording when I bookmark things. Presumably, I am the product?

    And Pocket Premium – like you Bart, I can’t see the benefit. If something it that important long term, I can bookmark it in Safari.

  4. Bart Busschots - June 11, 2018

    @David Bennett — the problem with ReadKit and Pocket is that it has no tag support Without tag support I can’t see my organisation of stories into Apple/Security, so I can’t prep show notes.

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