MacVoices #15166: Allison Sheridan Talks About Her Power Tools

Allison Sheridan  always has a lot to say, so it was tough to pin her down to describe what she considers some of her most important, frequently used apps. With the rules firmly in place, we had a great conversation about what she uses in support of her lifestyle, her podcast, and her life in general. And she doesn’t just stick to computer gear either.

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Allison Sheridan is the host of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast – a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias – which has been running for 10 years with more than 500 episodes. The NosillaCast brings you Mac and iOS tips and tricks and tools, but also dives into photography and security and accessibility among many other technology subjects. Allison produces the NosillaCast weekly as an audio podcast and an extensive blog at, and she also broadcasts the creation of the show live on video every week to an audience who affectionately call themselves the NosillaCastaways.

You may also have seen or heard Allison on Tech News Today and MacBreak Weekly on the TWiT Network, the Daily Tech News Show, Let’s Talk Photography and Let’s Talk Apple, The Mac Roundtable, Mac Geek Gab, Cordkillers, the Pocket Show and The Mac Show on the British Tech Network, the SMR Podcast, Tech’s Message, The Productive Woman Podcast, as a screencaster on ScreenCasts Online and as a columnist in SCO Magazine.

Allison has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and worked for a large aerospace company for 35 years. She ran a 170 person IT organization with budget responsibility for $50M/year. In her last few years she became an IT Fellow, the highest technical level possible in IT in the company.


Feeder by reinvented software

Audio Hijack by Rogue Ameba

GarageBand (the old one) by Apple

Skype  by Microsoft



Telegram Messenger

iStat Menus by Bjango Software

TextExpander by Smile

USB-C adapter by Aerb

CleanForce Power Washer

Black and Decker Alligator Lopper Cordless Chain Saw

Allison using the Lopper


Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo

Allison’s slides on Passwords

Dollar Photo Club