Category: Productivity

  • Laptop Batteries as a Work Limiter

    While this may be folklore, I heard about a programmer that used a laptop years ago and would work with it unplugged. After the 2 – 3 hours that the battery would last, he’d stop working and plug the laptop in. He was not allowed to work again until the laptop was at 100%. Then…

  • 3 Things OmniFocus Gets Right

    3 Things OmniFocus Gets Right

    I recently spent a few months with OmniFocus as my main task manager as I investigated building a course around using OmniFocus. To keep it short, no plans for an OmniFocus course. There are enough things that drive me bonkers that I’m going to stop using OmniFocus. Now there are some things that OmniFocus gets…

  • Why Apple Reminders is the Best Task Manager

    Why Apple Reminders is the Best Task Manager

    With the wealth of excellent task managers out there it’s easy to overlook Apple Reminders and there is a good reason it gets overlooked. When Reminders was first introduced it was far behind the other tools on the market in the feature department so you couldn’t blame anyone who was looking for a good task…

  • Adding Tasks to Apple Reminders

    Adding Tasks to Apple Reminders

    Default List Before we get started with adding tasks to Reminders, you really should set up an Inbox list. To do this click Add List at the bottom of Reminders and make the name of the list Inbox. You’ll want to use this list as the default spot for all new Reminders that are added.…

  • Smart Lists in Apple Reminders

    Smart Lists in Apple Reminders

    In iOS 15 Apple revamped lists to give you more options in the way of making Smart Lists. These are lists that are populated based on search and filtering parameters that you can set. Creating a Smart List in Apple Reminders To create a Smart List, click the Add List button in the bottom left…

  • Apple Reminders iOS Widgets

    Apple Reminders iOS Widgets

    While not everyone uses widgets on iOS, they can be used to achieve a good overview of what you have going on for a specific day. Adding a Widget To add a widget long press on your iPhone/iPad screen until you enter jiggle mode. Then you need to tap the plus icon in the top…

  • OmniFocus Task Templates in Obsidian

    OmniFocus Task Templates in Obsidian

    Recently I shared a video on sharing an Obsidian note to OmniFocus as a task. Well as I test out OmniFocus again to think about doing a course on it, I realized I needed a few other shortcuts to make draw out some more power. On the Obsidian side, you’ll need to get the Shortcut…

  • GoodTask and Reminders

    GoodTask and Reminders

    Before Apple added Smart Lists, and many other features, to Reminders there was GoodTask. GoodTask has used Reminders as it’s sync system for a number of years, and then layered a bunch of excellent features on top of Reminders to make it a very powerful task management system. If you use SetApp then GoodTasks is…

  • Issues with Apple Reminders

    Issues with Apple Reminders

    While I like and use Apple Reminders, it’s not all sunshine and roses in Reminders land. Let’s look at some of the shortcomings of Apples task management platform. Shortcuts You’ll note that I never specifically covered the integrations between Reminders and Shortcuts. That’s because they’re pretty lackluster. Yes I’ve looked around and seen lots of…

  • Things 3 Interface Tour

    Things 3 Interface Tour

    Today’s video will take a look at the main areas of Things 3 interface.