Craft Notes 101 with James Eaton

How to set up Craft notes, build a PKM system, and more

Today I am happy to present a Craft 101 video with James Eaton where he walks me through how to set up my Craft notes system, what I can do to make it more useful, and how to get the most out of this app.

This was a lot of fun to make and I can’t wait to see how it helps anyone looking to set up a Crafts notes system.

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Things included in this video:

  • How to organize your notes

  • How to make Craft a PKM system

  • The difference between notes, pages, cards, and blocks

  • How to make a wiki for a person/author

  • Many quick tips

I want to thank James for being a part of this and I hope to make a more advanced walkthrough with James in the near future as I get more time with Craft and look to take the next step with it.


Craft Releases Update with iOS 15 and Monterey Support

We recorded this video a few days ago, but Craft recently came out with another update, this time it is adding iOS 15 and macOS Monterey support, more customization, added feature to the web editor, and more.

I am still in awe of how frequent and substantial these updates are and I hope to see more of this as I make Craft my daily driver when it comes to notes, PKM, and more.


Weekly Roundup

Apple is now letting publishers make more money, but with a catch.

Ian Carlos Campbell Writing for The Verge:

Apple has a new offer for publishers: join Apple News, and it’ll only take 15 percent out of your in-app purchases and subscriptions instead of 30. Publishers can apply to Apple’s News Partner Program to take that bargain, but they have to agree to Apple’s requirements, which naturally benefit Apple and go beyond just maintaining a channel in Apple News.


Twitter is now rolling out ticketed Spaces, allowing some users to charge to be in a Twitter Space.


Turns out Universal Control is possible on the Monterey Beta, but it requires Terminal and a lot of know-how. I personally don’t recommend it at this time, but it is available if you want to give it a try and possible have other consequences come with it.

Sami Fathi writing for MacRumors:

While the feature was previewed at WWDC in June, it's yet to make an official appearance in any developer beta of ‌macOS Monterey‌ or ‌iPadOS 15‌, leading to speculation that the feature may be delayed to a future update to the operating systems. However, in the latest ‌macOS Monterey‌ beta released on August 11, Universal Control can be enabled and used between two Macs. 

To enable it, users will need to follow the steps outlined in this GitHub post, which requires running a series of Terminal lines, altering system settings, and running commands to enable "Ensemble," Apple's internal codename for Universal Control.

Universal Control is not yet officially enabled in the latest macOS beta, and the steps needed to enable it are complex. We don't advise users to attempt to enable it because it may damage crucial system files and their machines.


Remember Clubhouse? Well, it recently released an update to allow Spatial Audio for iOS users.