iOS Applications Thread Catch All

Delerat wrote:

I'll vote for Pocket Casts. Very well featured and customizable with filters and lists. Love being able to customize exactly how many second the skip back and forth buttons move by.

Overcast can do this as well, for what it’s worth.

Question for veteran iOS users (got my first i product, an iPhone 8, a few weeks ago): is there a setting or a good browser that uses a 'back' function that will take you back to the spot in a page where you clicked a link? I mean, say I'm reading a thread here and I'm in the middle of the thread and click on a link that takes me to another page, when I click the back button I should return to where I was in the previous page. I am using Opera, and have tried on Firefox and Safari, and whenever I go back, I'm taken to the top of the page. It's kind of annoying especially so when on a page that is a very long thread (like on Metafilter, for example).

mwdowns wrote:

Question for veteran iOS users (got my first i product, an iPhone 8, a few weeks ago): is there a setting or a good browser that uses a 'back' function that will take you back to the spot in a page where you clicked a link? I mean, say I'm reading a thread here and I'm in the middle of the thread and click on a link that takes me to another page, when I click the back button I should return to where I was in the previous page. I am using Opera, and have tried on Firefox and Safari, and whenever I go back, I'm taken to the top of the page. It's kind of annoying especially so when on a page that is a very long thread (like on Metafilter, for example).

Hmm, that usually works just fine for me on Safari. Is it a specific site, or all sites?

It's probably not the issue, but check your Safari settings under Privacy & Security to see if 'Prevent Cross-Site Tracking' is enabled. I've found sites act very strange when this setting is active. For instance, the YouTube watch later button on embedded videos doesn't work.

PaladinTom wrote:

It's probably not the issue, but check your Safari settings under Privacy & Security to see if 'Prevent Cross-Site Tracking' is enabled. I've found sites act very strange when this setting is active. For instance, the YouTube watch later button on embedded videos doesn't work.

Is that why? This may have just made things so much easier for me!

Every now and again folks ask, "What's a good podcast app for iOS?" There are the invariable answers: Pocket Casts; Overcast; Castro; Downcast. I wonder if anyone's tried Breaker before?

I'm an Overcast user but I've liked so many of Leah Culver's products for the social angle they take (Convore was my fave) that I feel I should give Breaker a shot. That said, I'm also not overburdened with lots of "friends" and am not sure I have much need for lots of social listening action. But who knows. Who I ask!

jamos5 wrote:

I use Pocket Casts and have been pretty happy with them. They have powerful filtering tools and even custom playback/download/other settings that can be set per podcast. Also I see an option to sort episodes from oldest to newest, so maybe that will fit your use case?

oh wow, I landed on Outcast because when I searched for pocket Cast on Apple's appstore, I couldn't find it.
TBH, I've really comed to love outcast; but I really want to have my podcasts subscription follow me in my back-and-forth fence jumping between iOS and Android.

thanks!

I just discovered an amazing shopping list app. It's called AnyList. What it does is it intelligently sorts your shopping list into categories. Add eggs to the list and it automatically goes under 'dairy.' Add bread and it goes under 'bakery' and so on. That way when you are shopping your list is ordered by category!

Better still, you can adjust what items get sorted into which category. For instance, if you buy almonds from the produce aisle instead of the snack aisle, you can change the category for that item.

Better still, you can adjust the order of the categories to match the order of the aisles in your store. That way your list is automatically sorted in the order you walk around the store!

Better still, you can create multiple stores each with their own categories and layouts and assign items to a particular store automatically. If you alway buy produce in Whole Foods and meat in Stop & Shop you can set that up and then easily flip store filters on/off to see a list for just that store!

Better still, you can input recipes and then assign meals to a calendar. When you plan a meal and add it to the calendar you can automatically send all or some of the ingredients to your shopping list!

But... THE best feature is that it work with Alex!!! So all week you just tell her to add apples, milk, bread, etc, etc, and when you open the app you have a perfectly sorted and categorized list for each store you visit!!!

It's a $10 a year sub that I instantly signed up for and it's cross platform with apps everywhere. Needless to say, I'm geeking out over how powerful, yet simple this app is.

We use Anylist too, it's great! And agreed that the sub is worth it - storing and sharing recipes is killer.