Thu, 10 August 2023
The MacVoices Live! panel contemplates the downfall of Evernote and the decline of Meta's Threads app. We share our experiences with Evernote's loss of appeal and explore alternative note-taking apps like Apple Notes and OneNote. The layoffs at Evernote and the size of its remaining user base are speculated upon. Chuck Joiner, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Jim Rea, Ben Roethig, Jeff Gamet, Web Bixby, and Mark Fuccio express disappointment in Threads' lack of a web app and discuss Instagram's data collection practices. The future of Threads and the evolving social media landscape are considered, along with Jack Dorsey's BlueSky project and the role of Discord as a community platform. (Part 3)
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Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.
Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @email@example.com on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.
Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter.
Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on Twitter and Mastodon.
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00:00:29 Discover Mac Voices Magazine for the Latest Tech News 00:01:48 Uncertainty about the future of Evernote's product quality 00:03:49 Evernote's struggle with profitability and layoffs 00:05:09 Migration from Evernote to Microsoft OneNote 00:07:11 OneNote as a replacement for Evernote and business workflows 00:10:33 Personal Use: Apple Notes vs. Work Use: Microsoft Office Suite 00:12:42 Take Control Books: Uncovering Hidden Capabilities of Apple's Notes 00:14:10 Lack of Web Application Hindering Threads' Adoption 00:20:26 The Evolution of Social Media Platforms 00:21:55 Discord: A Niche Social Media Platform