Overcast is the newest incarnation of the podcast family of apps. I have been a Downcast and Podcasts users — that is until now. Marco Arment just released Overcast, a podcast app with great looks and amazing features. It’s free to download and use, but with a $4.99 in-app purchase, it becomes so much more than your average podcast app.
I am a big fan of Trello and I like the way it lets you design your own workflow in any way you want. It’s strengths also have a dark side to them — it can be hard to nail down a specific workflow and sticking to it, since there are no enforcements of any kind.
Opbeat seem to have nailed a pretty good development workflow using Trello and is well worth a read.
Sara Rosso writes about her experiences working remotely at Automattic.
I believe that this way of working will be increasingly popular as time goes by. Instead of wasting lots of time commuting and conforming to normal office hours, one will be able to work when and how works best.
A great article about why we feel the constant need to be busy.
The situation arises: you enjoy the highs, but you are unable to create enough new to support these highs, so you trick your brain into rewarding you for doing far less – you convince your brain of the dubious value of being busy.
The time has finally come to unveil the newest incarnation of the productivity powerhouse called OmniFocus. The user interface has been remade from the ground up, getting inspiration from the iOS counterparts, most notably the forecast view.
I’m looking forward to see whether anything has changed from the recent line of betas. I’m in particular looking for a faster perspective change, and a small nitpick regarding the highlighted flag perspective1.
The flagged highlight should in my opinion follow the view options and not highlight the flagged perspective if the flagged actions are not available. ↩
Just hours before the official release of OmniFocus 2, The Omni Group launched a new website focusing on OmniFocus and its may workflows. I’m looking forward to reading how people use OmniFocus 2, and what the new version will mean with regards to my own workflow.
I have already written about my initial thoughts of the beta, and it will be interesting to see whether the final version will differ in any way in regards to performance and polish.
Josh Hughes has released a beautiful set of perspective icons for OmniFocus 2 which fit perfectly into the new user interface.
You are an expert in all these technologies, and that’s a good thing, because that expertise let you spend only six hours figuring out what went wrong, as opposed to losing your job. You now have one extra little fact to tuck away in the millions of little facts you have to memorize because so many of the programs you depend on are written by dicks and idiots.
Extending the functionality of the iPad using external hardware has been done for a long time, and the most popular addon is probably a real bluetooth keyboard. By adding this piece of hardware, the iPad is immediately transformed from a simple entertainment device to a real productivity tool1.
The iPad is arguably an excellent productivity tools sans keyboard. It does however heighten the use of the many writing tools currently available. ↩