My Things Setup

Since the massive 3.4 update I have been playing with the todo app Things quite a lot. This is no surprise if you’ve followed me since then because the feed has been filled with workflows. I have watched countless videos and read loads of blog posts of other people set ups, so I though I would share my own. [Read More]

Workflow - Bear And Things For Ideas

This is becoming a bit of a regular occurrence, I’m on a roll creating Workflows to make my writing easier. This latest one uses my new todo app Things and my favourite notes app Bear to make sure I catch all the ideas I have for blog posts. [Read More]

Textor - The Simple Text Editor

There are no shortage of text editors on iOS, and I’m pretty sure I’ve tried most of them. They range from the amazingly powerful (and my personal favourite) Ulysses down to those that are tiny and straight forward. Textor is one of the later, but that isn’t to say it isn’t an excellent tool. [Read More]

Workflow - Using Bear For Notes In Things

Since starting to use Things as my full time task manager I’ve become a bit obsessed with automating everything. Not only have I been building my own Workflows, I’ve been unearthing other people’s for inspiration. A rich vein of resource has been The Sweet Set Up, and they proposed using one of my favourite note taking apps Bear as a repository for notes related to Things tasks. [Read More]

Workflow - Interesting Links To Things

Wow, well this adventure into the possibility of using Things as a replacement for Todoist is proving fruitful. That is not to say I couldn’t do most of these things in other apps, but the automation seems much more approachable. It also helps that people like Federico at MacStories keep giving me inspiration for more Workflows. This Workflow simplifies one shared with MacStories members, and allows me to quickly add... [Read More]

Workflow - Natural Language Dates In Things

As you might have gathered already I have been playing around with Things 3 from Cultured Code. After being a long time Todoist user it has taken a little getting used to, but the recent updates have made the app provide almost everything that I am looking for. One major missing piece is natural language processing, and once you have started using things in this way it is hard to... [Read More]

Workflow - Spark Email to Things

Following the updates to Things 3 to add in automation features I have been deep into experimenting. Federico over at MacStories has been publishing his thoughts and examples, so I though I would start to share some of mine. [Read More]

The iPad In 2018

I am now a little over 3 years with the iPad as my computer and nothing much has really changed. I wrote about one year of using the iPad Pro as my computer last year but I started with an iPad Air 2 in 2015. Don’t get me wrong, the power of the iPad has improved, the level of apps has taken a huge leap forward and even the OS... [Read More]

HomePod Initial Impressions

The HomePod itself it deceptively small, but surprisingly heavy. It comes boxed in the usual Apple style - paying particular attention to the experience of sliding off the top and uncovering the HomePod it all its glory. Bar the device itself there is little else in the box apart from a small information card and a single Apple logo sticker. [Read More]

Android Experiment - The Results

After a little over a week I have ended the experiment. This hasn’t gone one as long as I had hoped, but I kept hitting barriers to getting things done and kept having to pick up an iOS device to make it viable any longer. So I have moved the Panda onto someone that can give it the usage it deserves and returned to being a full time Apple user.... [Read More]