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Uses This / Kornel Lesiński
Who are you, and what do you do?
I love pixels. I'm a programmer and a newbie small business owner. I work on image compression.
I'm the author of the ImageOptim, pngquant, and a maintainer of MozJPEG. I also work on a few other Open Source projects such as Sparkle (Mac updater) and SuperAgent (like fetch before fetch happened).
I spend most of my time finding ways to make images load faster and look better. My day job is the ImageOptim web service, where I turn my research experiments into a real product.
What hardware do you use?
I use a 2014 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It's a very nice machine. I have the higher-specced i7 configuration, so the latest MacBooks don't seem like a big upgrade to me.
setup  macbook  terminal  firefox  productivity  GTD  macOS 
4 days ago by rgl7194
Uses This / Matt Fitzgerald
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm a preacher, an essayist and a podcast host. I live in Chicago with my wife, who is a psychotherapist. We're joined by our three kids and Zeus, a pit bull mix. She kills rats. I serve the best liberal church, Saint Pauls UCC. I also write devotions that elicit outraged email from strangers.
setup  bicycling  imac  iphone7  podcast  religion  productivity  google  calendar  audio 
6 days ago by rgl7194
Home Screens – John Voorhees — MacSparky
John Voorhees (Twitter) joined MacStories in 2015. He is an editor and regular contributor to MacStories and the Club MacStories newsletters, co-hosts AppStories, a weekly podcast exploring the world of apps, with Federico Viticci, and handles sponsorship sales for MacStories and AppStories. John is also the creator of Blink, an iOS app that creates links for the iTunes Affiliate Program. So John, show us your home screen
My Home screen is organized to put my most-used apps within easy reach. I’m left-handed, so that means the lower left corner of the screen is where my most heavily used apps live.
If I’m mobile and using my iPhone, you can bet I’m listening to podcasts or music. My daily podcast player is Overcast because I love its Smart Speed feature, but I also use Castro, which added amazing drag and drop support with iOS 11. 
homescreen  iphone  podcast  music  slack  email  twitter  news  instapaper  productivity  writing  workflow 
16 days ago by rgl7194
Jonathan Buys' Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jonathan Buys, I’m a Christian, husband, father, veteran, writer, and developer. I’m currently a DevOps engineer with a small company working with Amazon Web Services. I’ve been writing online for quite a while now in one way or another. I (still) maintain my own blog at jonathanbuys.net, and I’ve written in the past for GigaOm and a few other sites. In my drawer is a rough first draft of a sci-fi novel I wrote up during NaNoWriMo.
What is your current setup?
I’ve just upgraded to a 2017 iMac 5k with 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB flash drive. It’s a fantastic machine. Plenty of power, beautiful display, all the ports I need and only one cable for power. I’m using the latest Apple Magic Keyboard and Trackpad. I love the trackpad since I’ve been able to get rid of the ugly mousepads on my desk. In my left-hand drawer is a ScanSnap S1300i which is the starting point of my paperless home workflow. I also have a 2015 13″ MacBook Pro that I use for travelling.
setup  imac  macbook  safari  email  calendar  photos_app  messaging  itunes  journal  productivity  writing  editing  RSS  twitter  utilities  1password  automation  backup  iphone  weather  health  workflow  instapaper  maps  podcast 
23 days ago by rgl7194
Google Docs: Everything you need to know! | iMore
Here's everything you need to know about Google Docs.
Google Docs lets you create and edit documents, either in your web browser of choice or on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. One of the central features of the productivity app is collaboration, which lets you work on a document with other at the same time, as well as leave comments or suggested edits.
Google Docs has become an essential app for millions of users around the world. Here's everything you need to know about it.
google  productivity  apps 
24 days ago by rgl7194
Evidence-based advice on how to be successful in any job - 80,000 Hours
The trouble with self-help advice is that it’s often based on barely any evidence.
For example, how many times have you been told to “think positively” in order to reach your goals? It’s probably the most popular piece of personal guidance, beloved by everyone from high school teachers to best-selling careers experts. One key idea behind the slogan is that if you visualise your ideal future, you’re more likely to get there.
The problem? Evidence suggests that the opposite is true. Recent research found evidence that fantasising about your perfect life actually makes you less likely to make it happen. While it can be pleasant, it reduces motivation because it makes you feel that you’ve already hit those targets.1 We’ll cover some ways positive thinking can be helpful later in the article.
Much other advice is just one person’s opinion, or useless clichés. But at 80,000 Hours, we’ve found that there are a number of evidence-backed steps that anyone can take to become more productive and successful in their career, and life in general. And as we saw in an earlier article, people can keep improving their skills for decades.
So we’ve gathered up all the best advice we’ve found over our last five years of research. These are things that anyone can do in any job to increase their career capital, personal fit and, therefore, their positive impact.
career  productivity  jobs 
26 days ago by rgl7194
Uses This / Hannah Nicklin
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Hannah Nicklin, I'm a freelance writer, narrative designer, producer and performer who has work in games, theatre, academia and community arts. I'm currently working as a writer and narrative designer with Die Gute Fabrik, and previous did narrative design/creative production for Twisted Tree Games (Ed Key's studio/label). Other things I do include writing critical articles in response to games and games culture, giving performance talks, producing zines, giving lectures, running workshops, putting on and hosting events, and consultancy on narrative games and the spaces where theatre, games and play cross over.
setup  macbook  imac  ipad  bicycling  google  chrome  dropbox  productivity  photo  editing  email  calendar  training  twitter 
27 days ago by rgl7194
Home Screens – Chuck Joiner — MacSparky
Chuck Joiner’s with his Mac Voices podcast (website)(Twitter) is the James Lipton of our Mac community. He’s been delivering great content for years and today he agreed to share his home screen. Okay Chuck, show us your home screen.
Downcast for sure. It takes care of keeping all my podcasts downloaded and synced between my iPads, iPhone and Macs so that I can listen or watch to any of them any time, without having to spend time managing what is where. The capability of having custom speeds for each show subscribed to is also important, since some can be consumed easily at 2.5x, while others may only be listenable at 1.5x. My perception is that the algorithm for accelerated listening has improved over time, and the addition of an Apple Watch app puts the audio controls on my wrist if the phone is in my pocket. 
homescreen  iphone  podcast  RSS  camera  video  notes_app  productivity  3D_touch 
27 days ago by rgl7194
Uses This / Leah Finnegan
Who are you, and what do you do?
I am Leah Finnegan. I am the features editor at The Outline and I write a semi-regular newsletter called Leah Letter about how the media is bad.
What hardware do you use?
I use an 11-in MacBook Air, a 23-in Dell monitor, an Apple Magic Keyboard, the cheapest Logitech wireless mouse Staples had in stock which is very small and I love it, a mouse pad with wrist support, an iPhone 6s which I can't wait to get rid of because the battery life is one minute, and a 6-ft iPhone charging cord.
setup  macbook  iphone  google  RSS  productivity  slack  twitter  reading  games  itunes 
6 weeks ago by rgl7194
Home Screens – MacSparky's Strange Looking iPad — MacSparky
This week I’m featuring my own iOS 11 iPad home screen, partly because it’s so weird. Here it is. (Click to enlarge.)
For a long time, I’ve kept all my apps on the home screen with everything not on the screen located in four folders. I’ve given those folders verb names, Make, Learn, Fix, and Play. Traditionally I opened apps from the home screen or one of those folders. I still do that on my iPhone.
homescreen  ipad  dock  apps  calendar  productivity  1password  ibooks  star_wars 
6 weeks ago by rgl7194
Stephen Hackett's Mac and iOS setup for 2017 – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Stephen Hackett. I’m the co-founder of the Relay FM podcast network, home to a whole bunch of nerdy shows. I co-host several of them. Relay FM has been my full-time job for a little over two years now.
In addition to podcasting, I’ve been blogging at 512 Pixels for nine years. I write about Apple, tech, journalism, design, and anything else that comes across my plate that I find interesting.
I also serve as an editor here at The Sweet Setup.
What is your current setup?
My production machine is a Late 2015 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display. It’s my first desktop machine after a long line of notebooks, and I couldn’t be happier with it. I get a ton of screen space and power without the hassle of docking a MacBook Pro with an external display.
setup  podcast  blogs  imac  appletv  slack  1password  journal  email  calendar  notes_app  photos_app  itunes  productivity  audio  editing  iphone7  RSS  twitter  workflow  instagram  ipad  google  youtube  netflix 
6 weeks ago by rgl7194
David Hepworth's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is David Hepworth, and I’m a small (but growing) YouTuber making videos about technology (mainly Apple products). I currently have just over 7,000 views and 49 subscribers, but hope to have 10,000 views soon so I can start monotizing my content.
What is your current setup?
I use a base model mid-2014 15-inch MacBook Pro connected to a 22” monitor with a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. I use this to edit my videos in Final Cut Pro. I don’t do much editing, but I cut bits out and enhance the audio. For my mouse, I use the Logitech Performance MX, it’s great for editing and I only need to charge it every few months. I have a 6TB external drive for storing videos, Time Machine, and as a scratch disk because I only have 256GB of internal storage.
setup  macbook  video  editing  twitter  productivity  iphone  instagram  youtube  calendar 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
Andrew Canion's Mac, iPad, and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Andrew Canion, and I work as a Business Adviser, delivering the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme that provides a range of advisory services across management, innovation, growth, and commercialisation of products and services. I can also help companies to access government grants that support their business objectives.
I’m also a Non-Executive Director and Treasurer of a not-for-profit organisation, Midlas, that provides legal support, financial counselling, disability advocacy, and tenancy advocacy for people in need.
As an early Twitter adopter with an unusual surname, I managed to get @canion.
What is your current setup?
My main machine is a 13-inch MacBook Pro, Late 2013 with a 2.4GHz i5 and 8 GB of RAM. This machine has been rock solid. I think back to my first Mac, which was the first generation Intel MacBook Pro 17” that got so hot it would burn your legs, and am amazed by how far things have come. This 2013 MacBook has been excellent, and still has more than enough power for what I need. With the lack of ports on the new MacBooks, I think I will hold onto this machine for as long as I can.
setup  macbook  australia  ikea  NAS  productivity  writing  finances  setapp  iphone  podcast  spotify  ipad_pro  RSS  email  journal  1password  calendar 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
Aaron Bielert's Mac, iOS, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Aaron Bielert, and I am the Network President & Founder of Sparkk TV. We are an original WebSeries TV Network.
What is your current setup?
My main computer is a 2014 Mac Mini with 4GB Ram & 500GB SSD – on my desk with it I use Logitech Speakers, Quirky Space Bar, and a 27” Samsung Curved Monitor.
setup  mac  watch  productivity  email  notes_app  music  slack  iphone7  ipad_pro 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Uses This / Mike Lazer-Walker
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Mike Lazer-Walker (yes, that's my real name!). I make installation art and experimental games that ask people to interact with everyday objects in unexpected and playful new ways. A lot of my work involves vintage technology, such as fully-functional USB telegraph keys and a game played on a 90-year-old telephone switchboard. Other projects revolve more around recontextualizing familiar objects and spaces, such as a generative poetry walk in San Francisco's Fort Mason and a game where you sext with a robot.
Aside from my art practice, I build software tools. I care a lot about making sure that we're building technology and providing tools that actively enable and empower people to improve themselves. This tends to manifest itself in open-source software tools to help other programmers be more productive (my day job is building iOS and web apps), "quantified self"-style tools mostly built for my own purposes, and educational projects to help others teach themselves new skills. I've spent a lot of time in spaces designed to foster self-driven creative learning, such as the MIT Media Lab (where I was a researcher with the now-defunct Playful Systems group) and the Recurse Center.
setup  macbook  photo  editing  programming  productivity  1password  instapaper  RSS  bicycling  coffee 
11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Home Screens – Greg Scown — MacSparky
Greg Scown (website)(Twitter) started his programming career at Apple but eventually made his way out of Cupertino and into his the Apple developer community. Greg is one of the owners of Smile Software and is, in addition to being a geek like us, a very nice man. So Greg, show us your home screen.
1Password, Fantastical, Overcast, and Slack are all long-term faves. Micro.blog is my new/trending favorite, and Tweetbot is a stalwart.
homescreen  iphone  1password  calendar  RSS  slack  blogs  twitter  productivity 
11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Thord D. Hedengren's Mac, iOS, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Thord D. Hedengren, and I’m first and foremost a writer. I write books — mostly fiction these days, but also technical literature about web development. WordPress lovers who speak, or at least read, Swedish might know me from my WPSE weekly newsletter. If you’re a Swedish business person, you might’ve read my tech columns in the Swedish tech daily Di Digital. Back in the day, I edited sites like The Blog Herald and Devlounge.
When I’m not writing, I build things. Some of those things are for clients. I’m the founder and CEO at the digital agency Odd Alice, which is in talks for some funky things that might or might not be official when this is published.
I also work with startups. I’m on the Tech Troopers (crowdsourced tech support) board, the author in residence at BlankPage (online writing app), co-founder at Damn Fine Novels, among other things. I like to keep busy.
setup  macbook  writing  adobe  photo  editing  productivity  music  itunes  slack  email  dropbox  backup  icloud  1password  iphone7  messaging  RSS  calendar  notes_app  instapaper  photos_app  camera  journal  twitter  games  ipad_pro  comics  safari  watch  weather 
11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Clay Russell's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Clay Russell. I am a Director of Operations for a popular restaurant chain based in Texas. I oversee 6 restaurants employing about 300 employees. I also run the TEKSide Network, which hosts 2 blogs and 11 monthly podcasts centered on casual conversation from people passionate about technology. 
What is your current setup?
I’m all in on the Apple ecosystem of products. My current device lineup consists of a MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
I use a MacBook Pro at the start and at the end of every work day. The 13″ late-2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is my daily driver for the heavy stuff, whether it be highly-formulated spreadsheet work in Numbers or recording and editing podcasts in GarageBand.
setup  macbook  ipad  iphone7  appletv  watch  productivity  podcast  email  writing  evernote  journal  slack  1password  utilities  twitter  workflow  news 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
Home Screens – Shirantha Beddage — MacSparky
Last month we interviewed Apple Distinguished Educator, musician, and music teacher Shirantha Beddage (website) (Twitter) on Mac Power Users. Shirantha has released three jazz albums and is an excellent candidate for a Jazz Friday post here at MacSparky. Besides that, Shirantha’s enthusiasm for his music, his students, and using technology is infections. So Shirantha, show us your home screen.
iphone7  homescreen  calendar  maps  podcast  scanning  workflow  dropbox  PDF  video  editing  productivity  email  camera  3D_touch  privacy  watch 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
Home Screens – Gabe Weatherhead — MacSparky
Gabe Weatherhead, author of the MacDrifter Blog, is one of my favorite writers on the Internet. He’s thoughtful and wicked-smart. Visiting Gabe’s website, you’re not only likely to find some bit of technology magic, you also may learn just a little more about Kurt Vonnegut. In addition to all of that, as a kid Gabe was an absolute badass. I remember that shirt. I wore mine out. Anyway … Gabe, show us your home screen.
homescreen  iphone  slack  podcast  weather  productivity  calendar  workflow  utilities  watch  wikipedia 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
Offline Only
2017. 2-minute read.
Do you want to be productive? Just go offline, because to maintain a constant connection to the internet is to maintain a constant connection to interruptions, both external and internal.
The external interruptions are legion and well documented: you have a new message on Gmail, Slack, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn. Friends, family, coworkers, and spammers: each have direct access to your precious attention.
But it’s the internal distractions that are truly pernicious. You can mute Twitter notifications and log off from Slack, but how do you stop your own mind from derailing you?
I have spent hours caught in webs of my own curiosity. Most dangerous is the split-second whim: “I wonder what the second most commonly spoken language is?” Those 500 milliseconds could change your day, because it's never just one Google search, never just one Wikipedia article. Disconnecting from the internet short-circuits those whims, allowing you to move on unencumbered.
(It’s Spanish, by the way.)
This page itself is an experiment in that vein: What if certain content required us to disconnect? What if readers had access to that glorious focus that makes devouring a novel for hours at a time so satisfying? What if creators could pair that with the power of modern devices? Our phones and laptops are amazing platforms for inventive content—if only we could harness our own attention.
Offline-only content would also force creators to think differently. Look at this page: there is not a single link to distract readers. How many good articles have you left half-read because you chased a shiny underlined link? When you are offline, right here is the only place you can be.
I can already hear the groans: “But I have to be online for my job.” I don’t care. Make time. I bet the thing that makes you valuable is not your ability to Google something but your ability to synthesize information. Do your research online; create offline.
Now back to your regularly scheduled internet. Just remember to give yourself an occasional gift of disconnection.
❤️ Chris
internet  productivity 
august 2017 by rgl7194
Uses This / Lex Gill
Who are you, and what do you do?
Hello! I'm a research fellow at the Citizen Lab and a legal researcher at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Between these two roles I work on all kinds of stuff -- from encryption policy and national security to policing, prisons and borders. My favourite legal problems are messy, high-stakes, and interdisciplinary.
Both organizations are based in Toronto, but I mostly live and work in Montreal. It's still a little gritty, and intensely creative -- queer and quirky and brave. No matter how much I travel, being a Montrealer is a big part of my setup.
What hardware do you use?
I have a early 2016 12" MacBook (space grey!) and an iPhone 6S (gold!).
setup  macbook  iphone  watch  productivity  signal  tor  twitter  slack  writing  legal 
august 2017 by rgl7194
Uses This / Eileen Webb
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Eileen Webb and I'm a content strategist focused on structure and systems architecture. I like organizing content and making clever data models, and especially I like working with teams to figure out how to document and communicate that strategy and structure so that everyone can use it well. Practically speaking, I:
sit in front of a screen all day
read people's websites and internal documents
talk to team members about their frustrations and hopes and dreams
design better systems and processes so people's work lives are happier
My official job title is Director of Strategy and Livestock. I live on a small farm and raise poultry and lambs and pigs and rabbits. I cook a lot, raise a big garden, make some of my own clothes, and spend a lot of time hanging out in the woods.
setup  macbook  google  productivity  gmail  writing 
august 2017 by rgl7194
Simon Severino's Mac setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Simon Severino, founder of strategy sprints, a management consultancy based in Vienna and Berlin. I love problems, especially regarding strategy and productivity. I actually hate email, but since I share my 12 favorite problems in my email signature, conversations are much more inspiring. My best days end with tangible results and a feeling of fulfillment and joy. My passions include my wife and son, maintaining a strong and healhy body in olympic triathlons, teaching strategy in MBAs, and producing the strategy show.
setup  macbook  iphone  touch_bar  touchID  writing  evernote  instapaper  productivity  slack  presentation  1password 
august 2017 by rgl7194
Craig Camp's Mac, iPhone, and iPad setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Craig Camp, and I’m the General Manager at Troon Vineyard in Oregon. We make natural wines in the Applegate Valley in the mountains of Southern Oregon. I also publish The Wine Camp Blog.
setup  macbook  ipad_pro  iphone  watch  airpods  appletv  email  productivity  safari  chrome  notes_app  PDF  1password  calendar  contacts  writing  scanning  travel  twitter  baseball  audiobooks  podcast  weather  dropbox  photo  editing  nytimes  ibooks  RSS  journal 
july 2017 by rgl7194
Dan Johnson's Mac setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Dan Johnson, and I am a professional architect working in Alberta, Canada for an international firm. I immigrated to Canada from the UK five years ago and used to run my own architecture practice back in England. As a result I have amassed a lot of information, drawings, and photos that I need to manage and access.
I am also a keen blogger and maintain two main sites, one focusing on Architecture & Design (Architecture & Design Muse) and the other, my interest in all things Apple (How to…everything Apple).
What is your current setup?
My desktop setup is based around a Retina 5K iMac using macOS Server. This is connected via ethernet to my older iMac which I use the 1TB HDD as a “library” for professional data and information that I don’t need to access frequently. I use the older iMac as a second screen using Display Port to the Retina iMac’s Thunderbolt port.
setup  imac  macbook  calendar  email  productivity  journal  blogs  PDF  photo  editing  utilities 
july 2017 by rgl7194
Day One Goes Premium – Day One – Medium
Day One is evolving. We’re transitioning to a more stable subscription business model to ensure this app and these services always stick around.
This week we’re releasing the Day One Premium subscription service. It includes the ability to create more than ten journals and access all future premium features.
If you have already purchased Day One (version 2.0 and later), the features you currently have will always be yours to use without any additional cost. This includes encrypted sync, ten journals, multiple photos per entry, and all ongoing maintenance updates and improvements.
As an additional benefit for our existing customers, we’re offering Day One Premium for 50% off (regular price is $49.99).
ios  mac  productivity  apps  subscription  journal 
july 2017 by rgl7194
Day One Premium and the Future
Day One Goes Premium:
Day One is evolving. We’re transitioning to a more stable subscription business model to ensure this app and these services always stick around.
Let me start this right. I think Day One Journal is an awesome app. Maybe the best journaling app around.1 The developer (Paul Mayne) has always seemed professional and nice when I've interacted with him. This is exactly what makes me sad. These are the reviews for Day One since the announcement.
ios  mac  productivity  apps  subscription  store  journal 
july 2017 by rgl7194
Productivity Apps and Subscription Pricing — MacSparky
Day One, the best diary app for iOS and Mac is transitioning to a subscription model and they are taking a beating for it. Gabe Weatherhead wrote a post about this and I agree with every word.
I spoke with a developer friend that makes legal-related apps. He explained the transition of his app to a subscription model as a last resort to keep the lights on but also “the worst two months of my life”. This new app economy has been particularly rough on quality productivity apps. Those apps take a lot of time and attention to do right while at the same time consumers are not used to paying subscriptions for them. Nevertheless, that is probably the best model available to them at this point.
ios  mac  productivity  apps  subscription  store  journal 
july 2017 by rgl7194
Francesco D'Alessio's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Francesco D’Alessio, and I am a freelancer currently working with a handful technology startups. I’m based remotely in the South West of the UK in a city called Plymouth.
I’m a massive fan of productivity apps and resources, reviewing them on my YouTube channel.
What is your current setup?
I have a mid-2016 MacBook Air with 8GB RAM and a 128 SSD. This is my daily driver. I don’t have any plugins to this resource — no monitors and mouses to distract me. My paper setup is also simple: a Baron Fig Confidant 2 notebook combined with an orange Rhodia squared pad. I also have an Amazon Echo on my desk that helps me connect to other services like Todoist, Newton, and other useful apps.
setup  macbook  iphone  productivity  evernote  writing  calendar  google  email  slack  scanning  RSS  soundcloud 
june 2017 by rgl7194
The Setup / Tara Mann
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Tara Mann, I'm a designer at Basecamp, where I work on our iOS app. Previously I worked at Twitter and Science Inc in Los Angeles. I've been designing consumer-facing mobile apps since college, I love designing for that context. I'm also into comedy and writing, so I spend a lot of time doing those things as well.
What hardware do you use?
I've been an Apple person since I was a kid. I use a 13" MacBook Pro (late 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports model) when I need a desktop computer. During a normal workday I'll dock my MacBook Pro to my Apple Thunderbolt display, but not always, sometimes it's nice to just work full-screen on a smaller display.
setup  macbook  iphone7  headphones  spotify  podcast  writing  productivity  twitter  instapaper 
june 2017 by rgl7194
Kris Rojas' Mac, iOS, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Kris Rojas and I’m a Media Producer for a company headquartered in Virginia. I have the privilege of overseeing a team of seven artists who use their specialities in production, post-production, and motion graphics to support our company’s marketing goals.

By night, I’m a Star Wars enthusiast, horror film aficionado, freelance cinematographer, and an online student enrolled in the Digital Cinematography program at Full Sail University.
What is your current setup?
I have a mid-2014 MacBook Pro with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, courtesy of Full Sail University. This thing has been an absolute workhorse in my setup and I’ve edited all of my projects since 2014 on it.
setup  macbook  productivity  email  slack  evernote  writing  calendar  iphone7  mapping  podcast  baseball  ipad  PDF  watch 
june 2017 by rgl7194
Dan Leech's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Dan Leech. I live in Bath, UK, and I’m a systems designer for healthcare research company Bath ASU. My work involves researching, specifying, and creating new software and processes that make the delivery of medicines to patients safer, more efficient, and more affordable.
What is your current setup?
I use a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013). It’s a great machine with plenty of capacity to see me through the next couple of years. After a decade of using 15-inch Macs, I decided to downsize as an experiment. I haven’t once missed the larger size, and I wouldn’t go back.
setup  macbook  writing  grammar  slack  iphone7  news  music  productivity  1password  messaging 
june 2017 by rgl7194
Jacob Terry's Mac, iOS, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jacob Terry, and I am a graduate student studying for my master’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Waterloo. I work in the transport economics research group, with my studies examining the funding mechanisms for transportation infrastructure in Canadian cities.
Outside of school, I play video games and balance staying healthy with my intense love of food.
What is your current setup?
I have two effective workspaces. One is my desk at home, which is pictured here, and the other is my office on campus. I use a Mid-2010 15″ MacBook Pro, which has served me well with a few physical and digital bumps for 7 years since I left high school. It has a 2.66 GHz Core i7 with 8 GB of RAM and a 500 GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD. I’m not sure when I’ll replace it (with an iMac or a MacBook), but it still works incredibly well. I back up to a 2 TB Seagate Backup Plus for Mac using Time Machine when I remember. At home, I use a Magic Keyboard and a Magic Trackpad. The Magic Trackpad 2 is much better than the one I’m using (because it can only be used on flat surfaces), but I’ve read that the new one doesn’t play as nicely with older laptops.
setup  macbook  iphone  ipad  watch  safari  email  calendar  messaging  productivity  podcast  social_media  facebook  wallet  RSS  netflix  news 
june 2017 by rgl7194
Shana Russell's Mac, iOS, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Shana Russell. I am the Campus Technology Specialist for a private school organization in Houston, TX. I blog at www.hitechmom.com and just started a new site at smarthomerecipes.com (smart home automation). I also dabble in app development and created an iOS and tvOS app called NiteFan — a white noise app that plays fan sounds.
What is your current setup?
My main computer is a mid-2012 13” MacBook Pro. I love this machine. When it started feeling a bit slow, I upgraded to an SSD and added more memory, which gave it a new life.
setup  macbook  email  safari  calendar  evernote  productivity  messaging  google  flickr  photo  editing  firefox  troubleshooting  workflow  automation  1password  dropbox  itunes  iphone  facebook  pinterest  twitter  podcast  amazon  IFTTT  mapping  ipad  audiobooks  video  ibooks  watch 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Mike Vardy: The tools I use to work smarter – The Sweet Setup
As the founder of Productivityist, it shouldn’t be surprising that I want to work as efficiently and effectively as possible. Much of that boils down to one thing: working smarter.
A lot of my smart working habits are conveyed in the personal productivity approach I use (which I discuss in greater detail in The Productivityist Playbook). But I also use tools to help with the processes that fall outside – or augment – my regular workflow. These tools go beyond the usual (task app, email app, etc.), and some of them aren’t digital at all.
productivity  apps  slack 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Gordon McLean's Mac, iOS, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Gordon McLean, I’m currently working as a Business Analyst by day, and by night I write and blog (something I’ve been doing for 17 odd years). I also maintain a few websites, and I’m currently in the midst of writing my first book (a novel of undetermined genre).
The bulk of my professional experience is with software companies, which matches my naturally geeky tendencies. My first experiences with a Mac were (a long time ago) with either a Classic or an SE (I was about 15) that my Dad brought home from the school he worked in. I spent many of the intervening years on Windows boxes (and one sojourn into OS/2), returned to the Mac about 10 years ago with a plastic white MacBook, and I’ve not looked back since (we will ignore the Windows 7 ThinkPad I currently have to use at work…ugh).
setup  macbook  ipad  iphone7  watch  email  calendar  productivity  notes_app  journal  spotify  podcast  writing  dropbox  1password  RSS  editing  safari  sonos  weather  whatsapp  workflow  IFTTT  facebook  twitter  instagram  siri 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Jordan McMahon's Mac, iPhone, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jordan McMahon, and I’m a personal trainer by day, but spend most of my time as a freelance writer. I’m currently publishing weekly articles on how I’ve used technology to overcome my struggles with ADHD on Medium.
What is your current setup?
For the past year, I’ve been using a 2015 MacBook, 1.1 GHz with 256 GB of storage as my main work device. It’s portable enough to take to work and carry to coffee shops or the park without worrying too much about it.
setup  macbook  iphone7  writing  RSS  calendar  journal  evernote  podcast  productivity  watch 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Jowanza Joseph's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jowanza Joseph, and I’m a software engineer at OneClickRetail, a business intelligence company based out of Salt Lake City. I’m also an active blogger on my website, and I write a weekly newsletter about photography, technology, and cool internet content.
What is your current setup?
I have a late-2016 Space Gray Macbook Pro with 16 GB of RAM, an i7 processor, and 1 TB of SSD storage.
setup  macbook  iphone  ipad  1password  evernote  calendar  browser  email  health  twitter  photo  editing  podcast  plex  dropbox  auction  productivity 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Steve Cholette's Mac, iPhone, and Watch setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Steve Cholette, and I am a full-time Fire Fighter/Paramedic for a suburb city near Detroit, Michigan. I have been an Apple fanatic for quite some time and I use my setup for home/hobbies.
What is your current setup?
I have a mid-2012 MacBook Air with 8GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD. Additionally, I have my MacBook Air connected to a 27-Inch Apple Thunderbolt Display, Apple Wireless Keyboard, and Trackpad. I take my Apple Magic Mouse with me for when I am on the go. The Thunderbolt display is connected via Ethernet to my Apple 2TB Time Capsule. For my paperless workflow, I have the ScanSnap iX500. I have my MacBook Air sitting on a stand from Thoughtout Company. On my desk, I also have a Belkin iPhone stand, which I love because it works with different cases and phone sizes.
setup  macbook  iphone7  watch  email  1password  productivity  calendar  finances  menubar  podcast  RSS 
april 2017 by rgl7194
Organizing Windows with Magnet – MacStories
When I switched back to the Mac for most of my work a couple of months ago, one of the biggest selling points of macOS was window management. The differences between macOS and iOS make comparing them difficult, but I've learned to prefer the way the Mac presents information to the iPad's split screen functionality.
That’s not to say, however, that managing windows in macOS is perfect. While macOS's Split View makes for a better multitasking experience, it can fall flat when working in three, four, or five apps at once.
Magnet, a Mac app by developer CrowdCafé, is what built-in window management should be like on the Mac. It’s a smart, robust tool that will make your desktop look better than ever.
mac  apps  productivity  windows 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Matthew Guay's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Matthew Guay. I’m a content marketer at Zapier and, since we’re a fully remote team, I work from my home office in Bangkok, Thailand. I also write occasionally on my tech blog, Techinch.
What is your current setup?
My current Mac is a mid-2014 13″ MacBook Pro connected to a 25″ LG Ultrawide monitor, an Apple Magic Keyboard, and a Magic Trackpad 2. I’ve used Apple keyboards for years and am pretty happy with the latest version, though I hope they update it with a Touchbar in the near future.
setup  macbook  ikea  writing  google  email  slack  twitter  RSS  productivity  utilities  instapaper  workflow  evernote  iphone  1password 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Home Screens – Bill Wilkins — MacSparky
I love meeting new and interesting geeks. One such person is my friend Bill Willkins. Bill Started out a “farm boy” in from Durham North Carolina but eventually found his way to England and now Switzerland. Bill’s now 75 but still works as a European Outdoor Industry Consultant. I can only hope I'm as much a geek at 75 as Bill is.
So Bill, show us your home screen.
homescreen  iphone  contacts  calendar  1password  productivity 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Rishi Mohan's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
Hola! My name is Rishi Mohan. I work at BigBinary as a UI Engineer by day, and I’m the founder of ZINX, a blog where I write about tech, design, and apps. Apart from that, I am a maker, reader, gamer, and learner. I also love taking photos and I have recently started sharing my photos on Unsplash.
What is your current setup?
My primary machine is a 13″ mid-2012 MacBook Pro. It’s at the stock configuration right now, but I can see the need to upgrade the RAM and add an SSD. I don’t like to have a secondary machine or an external monitor as I believe in getting used to one machine and becoming efficient with it rather than being not so efficient in a setup that involves multiple machines. I have an iPhone 6 and it comes with me everywhere I go.
setup  macbook  iphone  productivity  1password  email  safari  google  journal  dropbox  notes_app  writing  twitter  menubar  RSS  spotify  vpn  soundcloud  IFTTT  photo  editing  google_photos  instapaper  scanning  adblock  facebook  lyrics  messaging 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Mac Power Users #367: Getting Productive with Michael Hyatt - Relay FM
New York Times best-selling author Michael Hyatt joins in this week to share some ideas about technology and productivity.
Guest Starring: Michael Hyatt
Links and Show Notes
Your Virtual Mentor | Michael Hyatt
Michael Hyatt (@MichaelHyatt) | Twitter
Nuzzel: News and Newsletters for Smart People
Nozbe Task Management
Google Drive - Cloud Storage & File Backup for Photos, Docs & More
Encore Episode: A Peek Inside My Toolbox [Podcast]
My Top 10 Productivity Hacks [Podcast S07E09] - Michael Hyatt
#010: How to Shave 10 Hours Off Your Work Week [Podcast]
Slack: Where work happens
Use Asana to track your team’s work & manage projects · Asana
Google Drive - Cloud Storage & File Backup for Photos, Docs & More
Freedom: Internet, App and Website Blocker
SweetProcess · Document Your Standard Operating Procedures With Ease
Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing - Zoom
Capture what’s on your mind | Evernote
BELAY: Climb Higher With Your Virtual Workforce
Free to Focus
Pocket Casts
MPU  podcast  interview  technology  productivity  books 
march 2017 by rgl7194
The Setup / Daniel Schauenberg
Who are you, and what do you do?
Hi! I'm Daniel Schauenberg and currently I'm a Staff Engineer on Etsy's fleet management and provisioning team. I've previously worked on the DevTools team at Etsy and in former jobs I was an embedded systems engineer and a network/systems administrator at a chemical plant before that.
What hardware do you use?
In terms of hardware I use an 11" MacBook Air as my personal laptop, and have the same model for work in conjunction with a 27" Thunderbolt Display, Apple Wireless Keyboard, and Apple Trackpad. It's honestly the best laptop I have ever owned, and I can't imagine ever going with a different size (although Apple's current laptop lineup suggests that I will have to at some point).
setup  macbook  headphones  iphone  ipad  productivity  GTD  itunes  amazon  cloud  email  twitter  instagram  RSS  instapaper 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Tiffany White's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Tiffany White, and I am a student at the University of Pittsburgh studying Computer Science by day and work as a freelance developer by night.
What is your current setup?
I have a late-2015 5k iMac with a 2TB Fusion Drive and 16GB of Crucial RAM that I installed. I will be adding more RAM soon to give me 32GB. I also have a late 2013 13″ MacBook Pro that I take with me to class.
I am also using an iPad Pro with Logitech Create Smart Keyboard and an iPhone 6s.
setup  imac  macbook  ipad  iphone  productivity  evernote  PDF  1password  calendar  contacts  writing  GTD  twitter  linkedin  instapaper  spotify  workflow  podcast  music 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Home Screens – Robert Black — MacSparky
This week's home screen post features Robert Black (Website)(Twitter). Robert is a strategic cartoonist (bringing a bit of humor to corporate communications). Robert is also a geek and loves his iPhone. So Robert, show us your home screen.
What are some of your favorite apps?

When I originally studied engineering, we all had the classic engineer’s calculator, the HP15C, which used something called Reverse Polish Notation. RPN is kind of like the calculator equivalent of a Dvorak keyboard on a computer - much more efficient for difficult calculations, but as mind-bending to learn and use as it’s name suggests.
homescreen  iphone  RSS  productivity  writing  calendar  timezones  weather  camera  watch  workflow 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Bodo Tasche's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Bodo Tasche. At the end of last year, I quit my job as a CTO to work on a passion project of mine called SignDict. The goal of the project is to create a crowd-sourced sign language dictionary. Luckily, my project was chosen by the prototype fund and I’m able to spend the better part of this year on it. Besides that, I’m a host of a podcast called Bits Of Berlin.
What is your current setup?
My current MacBook Pro is an mid-2014 model with 16 GB RAM and a 1 TB SSD. For working at home I am using a WASD V2 88-Key keyboard with custom keycaps. For my trackpad I am using a wristee for a more ergonomic hand position.
setup  macbook  productivity  slack  whatsapp  twitter  calendar  1password  firefox  vpn  menubar  iphone  RSS  tracking  mapping  tv 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Matt McManus' Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Matt McManus. I’m currently working full-time as a Senior Software Engineer at Yapp and (when I can) as co-founder of OwnersUp. Right now, I spend most of my time doing Ember.js and Rails development, but in the not-too-distant past have done product and interface design.
What is your current setup?
I’m running a late-2013 13″ MacBook Pro with Core i7 and 16 GB of RAM. I love this machine. When I’m at my desk, it sits snuggly in the Twelve South BookArc and connects to a 27in Dell monitor that is attached to a monitor arm. My keyboard is the Microsoft Sculpt, and it’s the most comfortable keyboard I’ve used (I’ve got some serious tendonitis in my hands, so this is critical). My mouse is the Anker Vertical Ergonomic Mouse. This cheap mouse is surprisingly comfortable.
setup  macbook  productivity  evernote  journal  email  twitter  backup  menubar  vpn  iphone  books  instapaper  podcast  RSS  siri 
january 2017 by rgl7194
3D Touch for Power Users – MacStories
If you read and listen to enough opinions in the Apple-sphere, you know that there are widely varying views of 3D Touch. Some quickly gave up on it, others found it indispensable, and there seem to be plenty of people in between. When Apple first announced the feature alongside the iPhone 6s, I was intrigued by the potential of 3D Touch to add a new dimension of depth to an otherwise flat slate of glass.
When I got an iPhone 6s, I immediately found that some uses of 3D Touch were handy, but those uses were overshadowed by Apple's marketing message that focused on peek and pop, distracting from the more valuable benefits the feature offers. However, when I pushed aside the Apple-marketing-infused expectations of how 3D Touch should be used, I quickly discovered how valuable it can be in many cases.
ios  automation  productivity  3D_touch 
january 2017 by rgl7194
Mac Power Users #358: Gabe Weatherhead Returns - Relay FM
Gabe Weatherhead returns to the show. We discuss OmniFocus Automation, follow-up on DEVONThink, discuss privacy in the wake of cloud services, the iPad as a computer for a child and more.
Guest Starring: Gabe Weatherhead
Links and Show Notes
TaskPaper – Plain text to-do lists for Mac
The Drafts Inbox for Plain Text Tasks
Drafts Screencasts | Agile Tortoise
OmniFocus TaskPaper Reference - Support - The Omni Group
OmniFocus for iOS Now Automation-Ready - The Omni Group
OmniFocus Screencast 1.1 - Automation Sample on Vimeo
Mac Power Users #23: Workflows with Merlin Mann - Relay FM
Mac Power Users #356: A Fresh Look at DEVONthink - Relay FM
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Automatic Pro | Automatic: Connect Your Car to Your Digital Life
Rego — Bookmark you favorite places & routes
MPU  podcast  automation  productivity  privacy  cloud  services  ipad 
january 2017 by rgl7194
Wayne Chan's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Wayne Chan. Currently I am doing a remote job at xitu.io, which is a community made for developers in China.
Two months ago, I made my first podcast — Archiviert — with my friend. “Archiviert” is a German word that means “Archived” in English. We believe that everything should be archived and we should stay focused and organized. Mostly, we talk about apps and some technology stuffs. (P.S. Because of our limited time and energy, Archiveirt won’t be updated regularly.)
I also write app reviews, tips for sspai, a site devoting to digging the best and the most suitable apps for people, just like what The Sweet Setup is doing. Here is what I already wrote for sspai.
What is your current setup?
I’m currently using a 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display.
setup  macbook  writing  1password  proxy  iphone7  productivity  podcast  twitter  RSS  workflow  calendar  tv  messaging  watch 
december 2016 by rgl7194
Home Screens – Rishabh Dassani — MacSparky
Rishabh R. Dassani (Twitter) is a creative nonfiction writer and a management consultant at Dazné. He writes short essays on personal effectiveness for design and business leaders. You can find them at right here and also sign up for his weekly Newsflash. So Rishabh, show us your home screen.
iphone  homescreen  watch  productivity  twitter  wikipedia  contacts  calendar  evernote  podcast  movies  vpn  1password  youtube  music  3D_touch 
december 2016 by rgl7194
Asier G. Morato's iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
Hi! My name is Asier G. Morato and I’m the chief editor of El Imperdible, a lifestyle website from Spain that talks about shopping, culture, travel, and gastronomy. It’s a young and small business, so I need to stay on top of it all day.
In a typical day I write, shoot and edit photos, talk with our collaborators and sponsors, and keep an eye on the feedback of our readers. Sometimes I also take some freelance work as a ghostwriter for some companies that need help with their blogs.
Which iPad do you have (color, size, etc.)?
I have a 128 GB 12.9″ iPad Pro in Space Gray with a Smart Keyboard and some accessories like the Apple Pencil and the Lightning to SD adapter.
setup  ipad  iphone  writing  productivity  calendar  photography  camera  slack  email  1password  workflow  messaging  twitter  instagram  RSS  instapaper  ibooks  youtube  netflix 
december 2016 by rgl7194
Mac Power Users #356: A Fresh Look at DEVONthink - Relay FM
Stuart Ingram joins Katie and David to take a fresh look at DEVONthink. We discuss what's new with the service, workflows and organization, machine learning, setup, sync and more.
Links and Show Notes
Stuart's DEVONthink series
Bare Bones Software | Yojimbo
Capture what’s on your mind | Evernote
ScreenCastsOnline - SCOM0586 DEVONThink Pro Office [Pt 1]
DEVONthink — Smart document management for Mac - DEVONtechnologies
All the flavors of DEVONthink
Compare all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote for Mac - DEVONtechnologies
DEVONthink To Go — Your iOS companion to DEVONthink for Mac - DEVONtechnologies
OmniFocus - task management for Mac, iPad, and iPhone - The Omni Group
MPU  podcast  interview  productivity  apps 
december 2016 by rgl7194
Belle B. Cooper's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Belle B. Cooper, and I’m a co-founder of Hello Code, a Melbourne-based software company. We make Exist, a personal analytics app, and Larder, a bookmarking app for developers. I handle marketing and iOS development, as well as sharing the load on customer support and keeping the business running.
I also work part-time as a freelance writer, mostly doing content marketing for start-ups. You might have seen my work on Lifehacker, The Next Web, Fast Company, Zapier, or Buffer.
setup  macbook  iphone  writing  productivity  menubar  weather  calendar  twitter  safari  3D_touch  instagram  RSS 
november 2016 by rgl7194
Jeffrey Shih's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Jeffrey Shih, an Emergency Room Physician and lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto with a specialized interest in Emergency Ultrasound. The use of ultrasound allows me to visualize and diagnose diseases right at the bedside, thus providing a higher quality of care to my patients.
I’m also the Program Director of an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Training Program for Emergency Physicians and recently published a book, “Ultrasound for the Win! Emergency Medicine Cases.”
What is your current setup?
I have a 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, 2.9GHz with 512 GB SSD. The USB-C ports can be inconvenient at times (so many dongles!), but the portability of this notebook is perfect for my always-on-the-go schedule.
setup  macbook  iphone  productivity  writing  sonos  music  calendar  email  slack  twitter  notes_app  RSS  1password  podcast 
november 2016 by rgl7194
Home Screens – Joshua Holt — MacSparky
This week’s home screen features reader and listener Joshua Holt (Website). Joshua is a lawyer working at a big shiny office in New York. In his spare time, he blogs about personal finance topics while trying to build a community of lawyers to help each other avoid doing dumb things with their money. So Joshua, show us your home screen.
What are some of your favorite apps?
Drafts, Overcast, 1Password and Hangouts are my favorite home screen apps right now. My iPhone is mainly a device for capturing ideas, communicating and the occasional consumption of video.
iphone  homescreen  podcast  1password  google  chess  email  productivity  workflow  browser 
november 2016 by rgl7194
Ludovic Bubner's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Ludovic Bubner. I’m a native French speaker. I’ve been living in Taiwan for 13 years where I teacher French at Alliance Française/Taida University. I also write and do some translation jobs during my free time. One of my books can be found here.
What is your current setup?
I’m using a late-2011 13″ MacBook Pro with 16 GB of memory and 750 GB hard drive. Most of my work with my Mac consists of editing copies from students and preparing classes. Buying a Fusion Drive would be welcomed, but it’s unnecessary. I don’t need much power. At school, I use an iPad 2 connected to a TV screen. The Apple ecosystem plays an essential role in my daily life.
setup  macbook  iphone  ipad  1password  calendar  evernote  dropbox  icloud  email  safari  instapaper  RSS  podcast  productivity  language 
november 2016 by rgl7194
Fujitsu ScanSnap: One of the Best Hardware Investments I’ve Ever Made | Kirkville
I’m scanning today. My partner has a couple thousand pages of documents that need to be scanned. And it’s pretty easy. Because I have one of these...
About three and a half years ago, when I had decided I would move from France to the UK, I realized that the 12 linear feet of shelf space that my accounting records took up would get in the way. Not that I didn’t have lots of other stuff to move, but those records – for a business that I was closing in France – would become unnecessary. However, I needed to keep them, to finalize my tax payments, to have bank records, and to have records of purchases. So I decided, at that point, to go paperless.
scanning  productivity 
july 2016 by rgl7194
Dan Mitu's iPhone setup - The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Dan Mitu. I’m a philosophy and computer science student. My main interest is in Machine Learning, though recently I’ve started experimenting with iOS development. Having a STEM and a liberal arts background means that I do a combination of programming, note taking, writing, and task management.
What iPhone do you have?
You can find Dan’s wallpaper here.
I have a 64GB iPhone 6s Plus.
iphone  setup  workflow  evernote  productivity  journal 
may 2016 by rgl7194
IFTTT Blog - 5 Ways to Work Smarter with IFTTT
According to the Small Business Administration, more than half of all Americans own or work for a small business. To celebrate that entrepreneurial spirit and help you work more efficiently and effectively, we hosted a #TweetHour chat with @TwitterSmallBiz.
During the chat we shared a new Recipe collection that’s tailored to the small business owner. As we were pulling it together, we noticed some common themes. Read on for five ways you can work smarter with IFTTT, illustrated by some of the featured Recipes. When you’re ready to explore more, you can check out the full collection.
IFTTT  productivity  social_media  automation 
may 2016 by rgl7194
Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours a Week Just Thinking | Inc.com
Warren Buffett, the CEO of the fourth largest company in the country, isn't as busy as you are. By his own estimate, he has spent 80% of his career reading and thinking.
"That's what created [one of the] world's most successful business records in history. He has a lot of time to think," Charlie Munger, Buffett's long-time business partner, has said of his unusual approach to productivity.
For most people, Buffett's wide-open schedule is totally counter-intuitive. It goes against everything we think we know about what a leader does. Reading about the Elon Musks and Jeff Immelts of the world leads us to assume that business greatness means little sleep, and even less time with loved ones. Immelt, for example, has worked 100 hours per week for his entire career.
Buffett's schedule may seem like an anomaly. In reality, he's a trailblazer. Thanks in part to his example, over the past few years, several high-profile CEOs have come out against the norm of constant busyness. They argue that critical thinking time is essential in a complex, rapidly-changing digital economy.
business  productivity 
april 2016 by rgl7194
Canvas #5: Typing - Relay FM
This week Fraser and Federico dig into how to be more efficient with typing and text entry on iOS.
Links and Show Notes
There are several things you can do to become a better keyboard user on iOS. Some of the areas we cover include:
Learning the 'swipe up' shortcut on several keys such as comma and period.
Tap and hold on certain keys for alternate characters such as accented characters.
Mastering the Trackpad Mode on iOS 9.
Using the keyboard's shortcut bar.
Using the iOS system-wide Text Replacement feature
Adopting some of the more powerful iOS custom keyboards
....or amusing yourself with some of the crazier ones.
Featured Keyboards
GIF keyboard
Click Wheel keyboard
Morse Code keyboard
Featured Workflows
Photo Duplication Workflow
canvas  ios  podcast  typing  keyboard  productivity 
april 2016 by rgl7194
Canvas - Relay FM
Hosted by Federico Viticci and Fraser Speirs, Canvas is a podcast all about mobile productivity. Armed with iOS, Federico and Fraser will be walking through workflows, exploring the best apps for the iPad and iPhone and helping users solve problems.
canvas  podcast  mobile  productivity  ios  workflow  apps  iphone  ipad 
april 2016 by rgl7194
Mac Power Users #298: More of a Mythology than a Science - Relay FM
Laura McClellan from The Productive Woman podcast stops by to discuss tips for getting started for the new year. We follow-up on listener questions related to tagging email, when to use TextExpander, Hazel, and Keyboard Maestro, Journaling, Do Apps from IFTTT, a SwiftText, and more. David and Katie also discuss "The Movie" Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Caution: Spoilers!) Links and Show Notes The Productive Woman - a podcast about productivity for busy women Laura McClellan (@LauraMcMom) | Twitter The workspace for your life’s work | Evernote THE NOW YEAR from Mike Vardy Productivityist.com 7 Apps to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Build New Habits Laying a Foundation for a Great New Year - TPW070 - The Productive Woman Focus on Building the Life You Want - TPW031 - The Productive Woman Keeping Things Simple, with Katie Floyd - TPW061 - The Productive Woman Amazon: Essentialism - The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown My 3 Words for 2016 - chrisbrogan.com 7 Apps to Help You...
MPU  podcast  interview  productivity  star_wars 
january 2016 by rgl7194
Mac Power Users #297: iPad Productivity Apps - Relay FM
Starting off the new year, David and Katie run down their favorite apps for being productive on the iPad. Links and Show Notes Microsoft Word on the App Store Byword on the App Store Editorial on the App Store Mac Power Users #156: Editorial with Federico Viticci - Relay FM 1Writer - A beautiful and rich-featured Markdown editor for iPhone and iPad Literature and Latte - Scrivener Writing Software | Mac OS X | Windows Ulysses for iPad on the App Store Drafts 4 - Quickly Capture Notes, Share Anywhere! on the App Store Drafts | Agile Tortoise Mac Power Users #281: The state of Siri and Dictation on Mac and iOS - Relay FM Dragon for Mac - All New version 5 for Mac OS X | Nuance Dragon Anywhere on the App Store Numbers on the App Store Microsoft Excel on the App Store Google Sheets on the App Store Soulver - the notepad calculator on the App Store The Settlement Numbers App — MacSparky powerOne Business Calculator - Lite, Free Edition on the App Store PCalc Lite - The Best Free...
MPU  podcast  ipad  productivity  apps 
january 2016 by rgl7194
Mac Power Users #294: Workflows with Mike Vardy - Relay FM
Mike Vardy of the Productivityist drops by to chat with Katie and David about his iPad Mini workflows, presentations, making over meetings, virtual assistants, and productivity through simplicity. Links and Show Notes Mike Vardy Productivityist - Productivity Tips & Tools for Everyone Mike Vardy (@mikevardy) | Twitter Rev - Transcription, Captions, Translation Drafts | Agile Tortoise Blinkist: Never Stop Learning. Move work forward · Asana To-do list and task manager. Free, easy, online and mobile: Todoist Flipboard Day One | A simple and elegant journal for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Instapaper GTD Weekly Review Dragon Anywhere Presentation Software | Online Presentation Tools | Haiku Deck Meeting Makeover: Make Better Meetings Today MPU 090: Meetings (and Technology) | Mac Power Users The $1.50 Costco Hot Dog: Hebrew National Out...Kirkland Brand In | OC Weekly Assistants for Everyone - Fancy Hands ChrisDucker.com - Helping Entrepreneurs Become More Productive & Profitable Create Your...
MPU  podcast  interview  workflow  productivity 
december 2015 by rgl7194
Better Things
Now that you and I have agreed that the best place for the things you intend to do are on a calendar, I wanted to take some time to talk about what that…
calendar  productivity  GTD  from instapaper
november 2014 by rgl7194
5by5 | Mac Power Users #219: Getting Things Done with David Allen
David and Katie are joined by special guest David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, to talk talk about the GTD method and how GTD works in the digital age. Show Notes & Links Getting Things Done®, GTD® and David Allen & CO | Home David Allen (@gtdguy) | Twitter Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity David Allen's bestselling book, Getting Things Done, in paperback. Get the original "manual" for GTD, with detailed overviews, examples and coaching advice to get your system up and running. GTD Times (@gtdtimes) | Twitter Getting Things Done - Official GTD Page | Facebook gtdtimes on Instagram Getting Things Done® - Network of GTD® Enthusiasts | LinkedIn PalmPilot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The PalmPilot Personal and PalmPilot Professional are the second generation of Palm PDA devices produced by Palm Inc (then a subsidiary of U.S. Robotics). These devices were launched on March 10, 1997. IBM Personal Computer XT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
MPU  podcast  interview  productivity  GTD 
october 2014 by rgl7194
5by5 | Mac Power Users #197: MPU Live: Wargames
BOS Organization
How to Sell Quickly & Safely on Craig’s List: A Craig’s List Selling Template
Mokriya Craigslist app for iPhone
Internet Garage Sale…
MPU  podcast  interview  workflow  productivity  automation  evernote  from instapaper
june 2014 by rgl7194
5by5 | Mac Power Users #196: Holistic Productivity Workflows with Tim Stringer
David and Katie talk with Tim Stringer of Technically Simple about his approach to Holistic Productivity. We also discuss Tim's extensive use of apps like OmniFocus, Evernote, Daylight and more. Show Notes & Links Apple - WWDC 2014 - YouTube iTunes Link Tim Stringer | Productivity Coaching & Consultant • Yoga Teacher Technically Simple | Productivity Consulting Tim Stringer | Productivity Consulting/Training Vancouver | Technically Simple - Twitter Tim Stringer (timstringer) on Twitter SCSI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Small Computer System Interface is a set of standards for physically connecting and transferring data between computers and peripheral devices. KIDS REACT TO OLD COMPUTERS - YouTube Motorola 68000 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Yoga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Santosha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Getting Things Done®, GTD® and David Allen & CO | Home MPU 013: Task Management Smackdown | Mac Power Users My Customer Story Video on the Omni Group...
MPU  podcast  productivity  workflow  project_management  interview  apps  from delicious
june 2014 by rgl7194
Code rant: Coconut Headphones: Why Agile Has Failed
The 2001 agile manifesto was an attempt to replace rigid, process and management heavy, development methodologies with a more human and software-centric approach. They identified that the programmer is the central actor in the creation of software, and that the best software grows and evolves organically in contact with its users. My first real contact with the ideas of agile software development came from reading Bob Martin’s book ‘Agile Software Development’. I still think it’s one of the best books about software I’ve read. It’s a tour-de-force survey of modern (at the time) techniques; a recipe book of how to create flexible but robust systems. What might surprise people familiar with how agile is currently understood, is that the majority of the book is about software engineering, not management practices. So what happened? Why is agile now about stand-ups, retrospectives, two-week iterations and planning poker? Somehow, over the decade or so since the original agile manifesto...
software  agile  project_management  productivity  from delicious
june 2014 by rgl7194
Quick tip: Use keyboard shortcuts to trigger bookmarklets in Safari on OS X - The Sweet Setup
While I use the most-excellent Pinboard to store tons of bookmarks, I do keep a small collection in my browser of choice, Safari. The first four are actually bookmarklets, or little bits of javascript that trigger actions: 1- Instapaper — This bookmarklet will send the current tab to my read-it-later service of choice. 2- Pinboard — This bookmarklet will save the current tab to my Pinboard account. 3- 1Password — This one will take the open tab and open it in 1Password’s in-app browser. I use it often on iOS, as getting to my 1Password logins are a little harder on the go than on OS X. 4- Resizer — This tool is the newest in my little collection. It will take the current tab and add options to see it at mobile sizes. It’s great when QA-ing responsive sites at work. On iOS, firing any of these involves opening the bookmarks window in Mobile Safari, navigating to Favorites and tapping on what I need. As one might imagine, it’s a lot faster on the Mac. Hitting CMD+1 in Safari will open...
macosxhints  safari  bookmarklets  productivity  keyboard  from delicious
january 2014 by rgl7194
Podcast: IFTTT’s new iPhone app and a Purple Rain recipe — Tech News and Analysis
I love IFTTT, the service that let’s me tie digital services and physical devices together via recipes so when a stock price I’m tracking falls, I get a text, or an email or even make the fan in my study turn on. So I was super pumped about this week’s guest, Linden Tibbets, who is the CEO and co-founder of IFTTT (it stands for if this, then that). IFTTT has a new iPhone app out Thursday, not only because more people were using the service on their mobiles, but also because IFTTT has a strategy to include capabilities of the iPhone as one of the channel options it offers. So using the IOS photos channel means a user could write an IFTTT recipe that automatically sends their iPhone snaps to Dropbox or Instagram. Tibbets discusses how the company plans to build native apps to let people build recipes that take advantage of the hardware in their phones. Imagine the stuff you could build if you could use your phone’s GPS or Bluetooth chip as a trigger! That mindset of being able to...
ifttt  podcast  iphone  productivity  from delicious
july 2013 by rgl7194
IFTTT meets iPhone: a powerful productivity pair — Tech News and Analysis
IFTTT (If This Then That), a powerful way to program different aspects of your digital life to interact with one another, has always been web-based — until today. On Thursday the company is releasing its first native mobile app, also called IFTTT (pronounced like “gift” without the g). Adding iOS capabilities is the next logical step for the product and having had a chance to play with it, can tell you it’s amazing. The concept of IFTTT is that you take “channels” such as Foursquare, Facebook or Instagram and have them interact with other channels such as Evernote, Google Drive, or Dropbox to create what the company calls recipes. The process of creating your own recipe is extremely easy, but it’s often even easier still to just to use existing recipes created by other users. One of the more popular ones: emailing you when certain keywords are used in Craigslist. As a business owner, I’ve been using this for years for when someone posts a resume online.
ifttt  iphone  productivity  from delicious
july 2013 by rgl7194
patrickrhone / journal » Blog Archive » The Dash/Plus System
History Dash/Plus is a metadata markup system I created for paper based notes to mark the status of action items on a todo list. It quickly evolved to be equally well versed at marking up meeting notes for easy scanning and processing. This is mainly designed for those who keep lists or take notes using pen or pencil and paper. I first wrote about this system in a 2006 whitepaper that outlined most of my productivity tools and methods at the time. Much has changed since then but the dash/plus system remained steadfast and is still in use by me (and many others now) every day. Yet, there was no place that it alone was fully outlined and permanently lived. This post now changes that. The beauty of this system is that it is all built upon, and extensions of, the original dash. Therefore, it is easy to change items from one state to another (an undone action item to a done one, an undone action item to waiting or delegated) and in the case of an non-dashed item changing completely..
project_management  metadata  productivity  from delicious
may 2013 by rgl7194
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