Short review of some good, long USB-C and Thunderbolt cables

My personal favourite for any cable is Sommer cable from Germany. I tested their EMC-Quad and Carbokab microphone cables a few years ago and since then I’m sold on the quality and robustness of their offerings. The standards they maintain should come as no surprise, though, as they supply cables and equipment to all major TV and radio stations in the world. Unfortunately, they don’t make Thunderbolt cables. Luckily, there’s Apple with its 3m Thunderbolt 4 cable, the best money can buy.… Read More Short review of some good, long USB-C and Thunderbolt cables

Telestream’s Switch 5 Pro lets you check your video’s quality on lower-end iMacs fast

Switch 5 Pro gives you frame-accurate playback of all your media and lets you see detailed information about it, including metadata (e.g. AS11 with UK DPP metadata, AS03 and others), bitrate, video essence and codec, audio channels, speaker assignments, and loudness levels. You can also compare multiple files in a single window and play and convert Windows Media content on your Mac as Switch is a fully licensed Windows Media playback tool (all three versions).… Read More Telestream’s Switch 5 Pro lets you check your video’s quality on lower-end iMacs fast

Text editor with citation power: Author

What do you expect from a text editor? Either you want it to encourage a focus on the process of writing with this particular app or you want it to lead your focus to the subject you’re writing about. If you went for the first option, then the design, look and feel, and feature set of the app will determine your choice of app. If you favoured the second answer, an app like iA Writer or the Author app I’m covering here will have more appeal.… Read More Text editor with citation power: Author

Ulysses 22 text and Markdown editor, ever more power in your writing hands

The people who develop Ulysses have done it again: they updated, or rather upgraded, one of the very best text and markdown editors available on the Mac platform. If you ever doubted if a subscription licence can actually work out well for the user, the Ulysses subscription is proof that it can.… Read More Ulysses 22 text and Markdown editor, ever more power in your writing hands