With SiriMote, you can control your Mac with your Apple TV Siri Remote.
A few examples:
Control your Mac’s volume
Control iTunes (play/pause, next or previous track, fast forward, rewind)
Control Keynote (next or previous slide)
Control QuickTime Player (play/pause, fast forward, rewind)
Control VLC Player (play/pause, next or previous track, fast forward, rewind)
Control Microsoft PowerPoint (start/stop slideshow, next or previous slide)
Control any Mac app that reacts to your Mac’s keyboard’s media keys
What’s New in SiriMote 1.3.9?
– Re-establishes compatibility with macOS 10.12
– Improves the connectivity to your Apple TV Siri Remote
– Now asks for access to your Mac’s accessibility features (which the app requires to operate) if not already granted
– Fixes a few minor annoyances
– Ensures compatibility with macOS 11.0 Big Sur
– Built to run natively on Apple Silicon
Pricing and Availability
SiriMote is a freeware app, which means you can download and use it – without limitations – completely for free. If you like it, please consider taking a look at my other apps – thank you!
The app is available for download from SiriMote’s website (direct download).
SiriMote requires OS X Sierra 10.12 or newer and an Apple TV Siri Remote.
If you’re interested in writing about SiriMote, you can download the press kit here, which contains screenshots and further information.
I’m happy to announce the immediate availability of Yoink v1.1 for iPad and iPhone.
It’s currently being featured on the App Store under “New Apps We Love”.
What’s Yoink for iOS 11?
Yoink strives to improve and simplify drag and drop and speed up your workflow.
It accepts almost anything you can drag, copy or share on your iPad and stores it for later use. This way, your fingers are free for more important things.
It’s a storage place for anything you might need later – an image from a website, a text snippet from a document, a URL, etc.
Here’s a quick YouTube video of how it works (check your sound, there’s some music) :
And a second one (with music, again) :
What’s New in Yoink v1.1?
Aside from numerous improvements and bug fixes, like an improved keyboard extension, the ability to create stacks by dragging items onto one another, smarter Spotlight indexing and a new take on the Share extension (it doesn’t need confirmation anymore for adding items), there are a lot of new features:
When you open Yoink and have something new on your clipboard, Yoink will automatically offer to store it for you.
(You can configure this so Yoink doesn’t ask at all, and anything new gets automatically stored when you launch the app).
When you use Yoink’s Action extension to send something from another app to Yoink, the extension automatically detects if it’s a URL you are saving.
If that’s the case, you have the option of downloading the file the URL points to instead of saving the link to the URL in Yoink.
An optional notification can inform you about finished or failed downloads.
From the Today Widget, you can quickly copy the most recent items stored in Yoink to your clipboard, and save content from your clipboard in Yoink.
Quicker Sharing, Copying
Instead of having to tap Edit any time you’d like to share an item from Yoink with another app, each item and stack in Yoink now has a button that lets you quickly access those options.
Better iPhone Awareness
Quick Actions (via 3D Touch on the Home screen) for quickly adding your clipboard contents from your home screen, or to start a download.
Peek and Pop for items and stacks in Yoink
Full iPhone X support
You can now communicate with Yoink from other apps using Yoink’s URL scheme.
For more information, please visit the Yoink for iOS Usage Tips website and read Tip #6 🙂
Finally. After being rejected by Apple for the initial version of Yoink (over and over again), the file provider extension has now been approved and is part of the Yoink experience on your iOS device.
Any app that uses the documents browser can now access items stored in Yoink.
Pricing and Availability
Yoink for iOS is available on the App Store right now, a little longer for the introductory price of $2.99 (€3,49). An iPad or iPhone with iOS 11 is required.