2020: Reflection and Simplification

As 2020 (thankfully) wanes and a new, hopefully less oppressive year peeks its head from around the corner, the time has come to reassess certain aspects of my life. I’ll be starting a new job in a few weeks, albeit from the relative comfort of my dining room table,…

Boost Morale (and Productivity) with Quick Wins

Our to-do lists can be a drag. Check yours--there's probably a task or project you've had on there for weeks you just haven't found the fortitude to cross off yet. Why not do it today? Been dreading calling that billing department? Or scheduling your next dental checkup? Maybe you've had…

My Favorite Things: Issue #1

I wanted to shed light on some of my favorite things from the last week or so. I'll probably make this a regular column here. Fantastical on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. I recently became a subscriber and can safely say it's the best damn calendar app on any platform. And…

The Work/Life Task System

The Work/Life Task System (WLTS) allows you to keep your professional and personal tasks separate in the same notebook, while accounting for how most tasks come into our lives in the first place: email.…

Microsoft Surface Duo

Microsoft released its 35-minute Microsoft Surface Duo press briefing on YouTube the other day: I gotta say, the Duo is the first Android phone to make me really want an Android phone. It looks like Microsoft put a lot of thought into the different configurations and uses for the dual-screens.…

The New App Glut

There's a new app floating around the productivity world. It's marketed as a "note-taking tool for networked thought" that's meant to help you see the relationships among your various disparate notes. It's called Roam Research and when I first saw it, my eyes perked up. It's like mind-mapping software and…