August 17, 2017

Hating apps

I’ve moved all of my productivity away from apps after having grown tired of all of them.

In general I have started to value a global view of my life and have come to realize that apps silo away information and hide” it from view without easy integration. Sure, there are the widgets of Notification Center but they only show limited snapshots of the data in apps.

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June 20, 2017

Things 3 mini review

Things 3 had a notable release a few weeks ago. I’ve been using the Mac and iOS apps since launch.


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February 19, 2017

That frustrating feeling from iOS and iPad

I get tired of the fragmented feeling that comes from using iOS. Apps are silos with scaled-back feature sets so each is often of limited use. Frequently, one must have more that one app in a general category to collectively accomplish a purpose. The OS itself has limitations.

An example of this is writing. 1Writer, which I am using now, is a fabulous app. However, it cannot properly expand a TextExpander pop-up snippet with multiple checkbox selections. Editorial does better with expansion but it has poor security lacking even basic passcode protection. Simplenote dropped TextExpander expansion ~3 years ago but has tags that crossover to MacOS tags on the desktop when synced through nvALT. 1Writer has internal tagging with a hashtag. Editorial has no tagging features.

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October 7, 2016



Noteplan looks promising. Markdown + calendar + notes. I’ve been wanting something like this.

August 20, 2016

Taste globalised

Taste is also becoming globalised, as more people around the world share their aesthetic aspirations on the same massive social media platforms, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Foursquare, with their hundreds of millions or billions of users. As algorithms shape which content we consume on our feeds, we all learn to desire the same things..”

The Guardian