Working Tools

Working Tools 46. Omnifocus

As I wrote last week, it was apparent to me that, my task cup overfloweth. That’s a good thing. I would rather be busy than bored. However, things were getting out of hand. “Getting fined by the police” out of hand. I have a long history with “the productivity

Working Tools 44. Ghost

From Wordpress to Ghost. A journey. Why did I move and how has it been? Read on to find out the story so far...

Working Tools 43. Back to the Mac

I’ve been pretty much full time on the Mac for more than a week now, after an extended period of iPad only / iPad first. I have just about stopped prodding the screen with my pudgy finger. Setup I have a 15 inch MacBook Pro from 2017. 2.9 GHz

Working Tools 42. Sabotaged.

The new normal has exposed the weakness of my iPad-only system. The iPad Pro as a mini-desktop is a beautiful, minimal setup. The tablet sits on a stand, in horizontal orientation, controlled by a separate keyboard and mouse (or trackpad). This makes for a focused experience. Then, somebody asks for

Working Tools 41. Customer Hostility

Why do tech companies hate their customers so much? Remember aspirational me? The one who had his iPad Pro on a boom arm. The premise of the iPad Pro is that it can handle pretty much anything. It almost can. Almost. My desire to have the screen mounted on a

Working Tools 40. HEY for Work

I’m a paid up subscriber to the new email service that I wrote about last week. I’m on the lists for custom domains and work accounts. My personal mail has gone from needy and demanding, to chilled and supportive. I have no notifications switched on, and when I

Working Tools 39. Hey! Yay! Nay?

Today, I’m writing about the dance craze sweeping the nation. Only kidding. I’m still blethering on about e-mail. I have been trialing Hey for more than a week. I’ve read the manifesto (seriously, there is one), watched the 37 minute walk-through, and a ninety minute “Q &

Working Tools 38. E-mail Revisited

A huge attraction of going iOS-only, or iOS-first, is simplicity and focus. iPad can do all sorts of multi-tasking, but for me, works best as a single-focus device. Accepting that my corporate work is easier done on macOS than iOS, has redirected my thinking on workflows. E-mail I have three
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