Todist + Trello = Trelloist

Despite much buzz around Things of late, I have found myself falling back into using Todoist more and more. Not because of the design, not because it doesn’t do things many other apps do - but because of the open nature of the platform and the powerful API ability. One...

Design Plagiarism And Denial

There appears to be some confusion around what copying is. Couple this with the argument breaking down into an inevitable Android vs iOS debate and Twitter has been exceptionally noisy today.

🔗 Being tired isn’t a badge of honour – Signal v. Noise

As Joe Rogan says The universe does indeed reward hustle, but your body doesn’t have a limitless ability to keep going. It isn’t a competition to see who can keep going the longest and one quote from Jason Fried is at least trying to buck this horrible trend:

A lot of entrepreneurs onstage have been bragging about not sleeping, telling their audiences about their 16-hour days, and making it sound like hustle-at-all-costs is the way ahead. Rest be damned, they say - there’s an endless amount of work to do.

This badge that people that are successful seem to wear is not just damaging to your long term health but also more often that not untrue. Sleep might seem like a waste of time but enables you to performa much better in the hours you are awake. Gary Vee is often one of the people that people look to for inspiration and motivation - yet he supports down time.

Go hard, but don’t kill yourself doing it.

*edit: I corrected the title to the correct English spelling!

🔗 The Comfort Of Apples Ecosystem - MacStories

Long time Apple enthusiast Federico Viticci has been fighting using Apple products exclusively for quite a while, but has finally given up. He wrote:

Since the end of last year, however, I’ve been witnessing a gradual shift that made me realize my relationship with Apple’s hardware and software has changed. I’ve progressively gotten deeper in the Apple ecosystem and I don’t feel like I’m being underserved by some aspects of it anymore. - [Erasing Complexity: The Comfort of Apple’s Ecosystem

I have also started to embrace using the stock Apple apps and services more, yet still cant get to grips with everything. Without doubt apps such and Notes and even Mail prove over time to be more robust than third party systems. However there are still some pretty large holes in Calendar and most of all Reminders. It seems that not everything gets the same attention as others.

There is no denying that in terms of hardware its hard to find equals to AirPods, iPad and even I would argue to some extent HomePod. As frustrating as Siri is, with regard to music there is no equal in finding exactly the song or album you want to listen to.

My Current Podcast SetUp

During my years of podcasting I have gone through many bits of tech. Unfortunately during my early years it took nothing more than an opinion for me to doubt what I was using, and I now use whatever fits in best for me. Podcasting isn’t hard, the bar to entry...

The Apple Watch Honeycomb

Right from the off the Apple Watch got a tremendous amount of negative reaction. Reviewers said it was under powered, looked strange and the OS felt like a confusing mess. Some had valid points about watchOS, and ever since Apple have been stripping away parts to make it more cohesive....

Where’s My Name Gone?

Over the past few years I have been writing on and off for several websites. Some small, some slightly bigger, never successfully but I enjoyed it all the same. I flirted with writing if you will. During this time I never really cared about my words, I never really gave...

The Strange World Of Productivity Set Up Videos

Whilst putting the world to rights on the Outline podcast, Daryl asked me if I am ever happy with my set up. Of course the answer is no! I am never happy and constantly try and improve my productivity and set up. This invariably leads me down a rabbit hole...

Copying The Notch Is Only Part Of The Problem

There are so many things I don’t understand about technology companies, and even more I don’t understand about users. We are almost predisposed to pick a side and sick with them to the bitter end (not being a fan boy is hard). Yet the companies we stick by make the...

🔗 Every Android phone should have this Huawei P20 Pro feature - Android Authority

What is most apparent, however, is that there’s no reason not to have this feature. The notch is a polarizing and contentious topic amongst Android smartphone fans. A software feature like this could be the simplest solution to serve both parts of the market. Every Android phone should have this Huawei P20 Pro feature - Android Authority

Whist this is a very good point I think if you make a design decision as big as cutting a section out the screen you should own it. A choice is going to appeal to wider section of people but you’ve got to have #courage!