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Apps

  • I’ve given Stage Manager on macOS another try, but it seems like a mess. I’m not entirely sure how to use it, and I don’t think it’s working well for me. I want to give it a fair chance, but at the moment, it’s just not clicking. Does anyone use it effectively?

  • I’m playing around with Obsidian Publish again since they cut the price in half and pushed out a few updates. Your published notes can now have permalinks, which means the URL won’t change even if I reorganize my notes. This is a big deal for me!

  • I tried the Bear 2 Beta. What a beautiful app! I’m tempted to use it for my personal Knowledge Base.

    I’ve tried using one app (Obsidian), but finding separate apps for specific purposes seems to work better.

    • Rocketbook = Capture
    • Readwise = Collection
    • Bear = Knowledge
    • Raindrop = Bookmarks
    • Ulysses = Long-form writing
    • Mars Edit = Blog posts
    • Things 3 = Tasks
    • Apple Notes = Miscellaneous and shared notes
  • Apps I’m using - March 2023

    I’m constantly changing the apps I use. I like to experiment with what works. But I also like to play with new toys. I tend to experiment and chat about new apps I’m trying, but in reality, I have a few core apps that I tend to stick to. I like to take inventory now and then as it helps me clean up … read more

  • Craft has replaced my bookmarking service, Raindrop. I migrated all of my essential bookmarks, and I have a Document for every topic that can easily add links using copy/paste or the share menu. I will miss highlights and other features, but it’s one less service to pay for.

  • Exploring Microsoft Edge: A Week-Long Experiment

    This week, I put myself through another experiment and used the Microsoft Edge browser exclusively for work and personal. I’ve used Microsoft Edge for work for various reasons and never really had any issues with it. For personal, I was using Safari, but I’ve also experimented with Brave, Firefox, … read more

  • ManicTime - Automatically track your time on Windows

    ManicTime is Windows App that will automatically track your time. Useful for anyone who needs to track time to bill clients, ManicTime can auto-tag your documents, URLs, etc., to your projects, as well as give you an overview of where you spend your time. The data stays on your device! read more

  • Bike Outliner

    Bike Outliner is a simple, native macOS app from the creators of Task Paper. Bike makes creating outlines simple and fast. Unfortunately, it is macOS only right now. It may be worth a look if you like to create outlines for blog posts, books, projects, or brainstorming. read more

  • A couple of Password Manager options

    I listened to a snippet of Security Now podcast where they discuss password managers. The subject was brought up after the recent LastPass breach. Apparently Bitwarden is a great option because it’s open source, has a great free offering and is very secure. 1Password is also great especially if you … read more

  • Lantern

    Lantern is a slick service from @rknightuk that allows you to quickly search for a game, TV show, or Movie. Give it a rating and post your thoughts on your Micro.blog site. Since Micro.blog has books covered, this is a great addition. Well done! read more

  • Evernote now supports backlinks

    Evernote 10.51.7 has been updated with backlink support. This means you can easily add links to other notes, and the backlinks will show you which notes are linking to the current note. A previous update made adding links to other notes easier through a menu option (and keyboard shortcut). These … read more

  • Kill the Newsletter!

    📱 Kill the Newsletter! is a straightforward service from Leandro Facchinetti that lets you subscribe to newsletters but instead of giving your own email address, Kill the Newsletter gives you an email address to use as well as an RSS feed to add to your RSS reader to consume it. read more

  • Play - Manage your video playlist

    Play, by Loop Apps LTDA, is an app for iOS and macOS that lets you easily save videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and other sources so you can manage your playlist and watch them later. If you get frustrated by the Watch later feature built into YouTube, this app could solve your problems. read more

  • Using TeuxDeux for time management

    I’m trying TeuxDeux again to see if it can be suitable for time blocking. One of my favorite things about TeuxDeux is that I can see an overview of my week and keep as many lists as I need on one clean page. TuexDuex supports Markdown headers, links, recurring tasks, configurable colors, and more. … read more

  • UpNote - A beautiful, cross-platform app for notes

    When it comes to my note-taking app, I have a few criteria. Can I write in it? I’m talking about simple, distraction-free writing. Markdown support is necessary to write and add some basic formatting without leaving the keyboard. Can I get my notes out of it? I don’t want to use any application … read more

  • Bending Spoons purchased Evernote

    Evernote announced Bending Spoons, a developer of mobile apps had acquired them. Bending Spoons is known for (or not known for) its mobile apps, including, Splice, Remini, and 30 Day Fitness. Like many, my first thoughts were, “this doesn’t make sense. Evernote is doomed!”. However, Bending Spoons … read more

  • I tried using an Outliner

    I tried using Logseq to write in throughout the day. It’s a great application, but I can’t enjoy writing in an outliner. I had the same issues when I tried Roam Research back in the day. It’s okay when I’m just jotting things down, but I become frustrated whenever I try to write anything … read more

  • Blot

    Blot is an interesting service that takes markdown files you sync with Dropbox, Google Drive, or Git and turns them into blog posts. It still only costs $4 per month! I’ve used Blot in the past, and if I were not using Micro.blog currently, I would probably go back. read more

  • 4 things I love about Feedbin

    I use a feed reader to pull in all the articles I’m interested in (using RSS), YouTube channels I subscribe to, social network lists, and even email newsletters. This allows me to avoid endless feeds, algorithms, and unwanted ads. When I read something, it is marked as read, and I don’t need to see … read more

  • Front Matter

    Front Matter is a CMS (Content Management System) that runs natively in Visual Studio Code as an extension. It looks interesting, although I do not need it at the moment. read more