"This Year" Begins With "Every Day"

December 31, 2010

Some of us are surging into 2011, while others of us are crawling in, barely ready to think about a new year. But for most, a new year brings us into some kind of reflection and resolve, thinking about what we hope will come about for us “this year”. While I’m not usually one to […]

hands on with kindle for mac

March 19, 2010

Four months after releasing Kindle for PC, Amazon dropped a Kindle Reader for Mac this week. I installed it last night and played with it for about five minutes. That’s all it took to learn what it could do. When Kindle for iPhone was released, I was pleased. It doesn’t replace my Kindle, but it’s […]

how a $.99 iphone app led me to an important realization

March 10, 2010

A new addition to my iPhone is an app called Daily Deeds (iTunes link). It’s very simple. You make a list of actions you want to accomplish (almost) every day. As you complete them, you check them off in a satisfyingly large check box, er, circle. Trailing out to the left, you can see which […]

for the love of instapaper

November 19, 2009

Every once in a while, I have one of those What apps do you have on your iPhone? conversations. It’s kind of the 2009 version of How much can you bench? I thought Instapaper was mainstream, but it’s not seldom that I talk with someone who isn’t using it. You might not know about it […]

scrivener to go

August 28, 2009

Like most apps, Scrivener updated this week to get ready for Snow Leopard. The new version is 1.52, but it’s not just about Snow Leopard. It also includes a nifty little feature to import notes from WriteRoom.ws. Combine this with WriteRoom for iPhone (iTunes link), and you have a seamless way to capture content or […]

textexpander on the iphone!

August 26, 2009

It’s been a long time coming. In my case, it’s been 653 days… I don’t want to take all the credit for this happening (a significant portion will do), but TextExpander Touch has arrived! If you’re not familiar with TextExpander, see this post. Go on…we’ll wait. I installed TextExpander Touch last night and started putting […]

seven features i love in iphone 3.0

June 18, 2009

After having some time to play with the iPhone 3.0 update, there are a few features I know will be of immediate use for me. I won’t be upgrading to the iPhone 3G[s]…and you don’t need to either to take advantage of any of these new features: spotlight. I try to keep my apps down […]

hands on with shovebox

May 21, 2009

A few months ago, I mentioned that I was using Shovebox — one of the endless number of Mac apps to organize notes, photos and more. At the time, I mentioned that it was not going to replace Yojimbo for me. Still true. But I found that it worked well as a means of storing […]

kindle for iphone: first impressions

March 4, 2009

I was excited to hear about the Kindle for iPhone app that Amazon released today. I downloaded it the first chance I had to see how it would work. On the plus side, it is free. Hard to beat that. It was easy to set up. Once installed, I logged in and could see all […]

creative tools: hardware

February 2, 2009

In the early days of this site, I ran a small series of posts called Workflow Tools. Over a year has passed, and enough has changed that an updated series is in order. I’ll begin with hardware again, but the software post will be spread over two different posts related to software usage. If I […]

wordpress for iphone

July 22, 2008

I’m writing this from my iPhone using the new WordPress for iPhone app. I can now blog from just about anywhere. That doesn’t mean I will. But I can. Just thought everyone should know.

evernote for iphone: early impressions

July 14, 2008

I’m deeply committed to Yojimbo, but I’ve been flirting with Evernote for about three months now. Last week, Evernote rolled out a beautiful new iPhone app with the launch of the app store. Here are a few early impressions of the iPhone app: It looks fantastic. It is fun to look at, and easy to […]

omnifocus for iphone: early impressions

July 14, 2008

The arrival of iPhone 2.0 has changed how I use my iPhone more than I imagined it would. But I did anticipate one thing correctly: OmniFocus for iPhone has tripled the usefulness of OmniFocus for me. Some have been unhappy that OmniFocus is charging $20, but I gladly paid it. And after a few days […]

mobileme on the cheap(er)

July 7, 2008

You, like me, might be angling toward a MobileMe membership. We already have a .Mac account, but with iPhone 2.0 coming out later this week, I’m realizing that a family pack will be useful for the two iPhones in our house. Amazon has the .Mac family pack for $120 while they last. I offer no […]

omnifocus for iphone!

June 10, 2008

Some of my favorite news out of WWDC this week — OmniGroup is offering some more info about OmniFocus for the iPhone. My favorite feature: “Synchronized with your Mac via .Mac or WebDAV. Live. Automatically.” I had every reason to expect that OmniGroup would get this right, and they did. They offer some screenshots and […]

capture everything: out and about

February 11, 2008

This is part 4 of 5 in a series on capturing everything. Other entries: capture everything: buckets capture everything: tasks capture everything: ideas capture everything: the incubator capture everything revisited: jott As I’ve disclosed my processes to capture every worthwhile thought, discerning readers (or Luddite sympathizers) might have noticed that it seems as if I […]

workflow tools: hardware

January 14, 2008

I am a technophile. Technology can either be a tool that streamlines our workflow process, or it can be a distraction that slows us down. I experience both. All the time. But my love of technology convinces me that the streamlining surpasses the distraction. When Amazon launched the Kindle a few months ago, Jeff Bezos […]

oh yeah…i’m a blogger

August 24, 2007

I fancy myself a blogger, but I guess I probably need to actually blog more than one or two times a month if I want to fancy myself so. Life hasn’t brought anything major our way, but there has been enough going on to keep me from putting a lot of energy into writing (or […]

an open letter to steve jobs

June 30, 2007

Dear Steve, My heart goes out to you. Your enthusiasm about the iPhone was evident last January. In light of that, I would imagine you are disappointed about the general lack of interest that has surrounded the iPhone’s release. If it can be of any comfort to you, I’m pretty excited about the iPhone. I […]