This is a follow up of my first story, which you can find here.
Let’s make this quick and easy; these are some other apps I used daily on my Mac. And I definitely didn’t get paid by any of them, I wish.
Quickly add a simple to do in your menu bar. I tend to write them down in my trusty Moleskines books, but TaskTab does the job for me digitally.
This absolute gem of a screensaver was created by Pedro Carrasco & others, and it’s awesome. …
Propose a redesign of the diary, taking into account;
(1) Day-driven and event-driven topics
(2) Different type of events
(3) Adding, reviewing and editing events
For the sake of clarity, I’ve written down some steps I tend to take when designing solutions or products. This, by no means is comprehensive or rigid. It is however, a way of showing my thinking patterns.
Let’s start this redesign by looking at what we’ve got. These screenshots are taken on iPhone 11.
You, the analyst and business person, would never call yourself a designer. But why aren’t you thinking like one?
This article is mainly intended for functional and business analysts, or everyone who thinks design is only about fonts and gradients, and MacBooks.
I believe the typical designer mindset and their way of working, is immensely valuable today — and even more so in the future.
It’s a long read, so I’ve split it up in several chapters below:
1 — You don’t know what design is — 📍 You are here 2 — Let’s trigger your design brain 3 —…
Since watching Dammit Jeff’s video “The Last Upgradable Macbook Pro”, I was intrigued to do the same thing to my machine.
However, I believe Jeff’s audience could benefit from a simple, written instruction, because it didn’t go as smoothly for me.
This process should work from Macbooks from 2013–2015.
Do it. You will get a feel of what you have to do and if you are comfortable doing it to your machine.
These are all the things you need:
At weird times like these, people are smashing it on Strava. Also, Strava recently changed their business model to free and premium, simplifying the offer for their athletes. An ideal time to do a quick redesign of the Strava (iOS) app.
On their website, it’s shown that Strava represents:
Strive (verb); to make great efforts to achieve or obtain. Strava is the Swedish word for Strive. That word fits great with the ambition of the company: to build the most engaged community of athletes in the world. It seems we learned three key values of the organisation; (1) Athletes, (2)…
A truly wireless experience, many years in the making.
Let’s start with a funky statistic provided by MKBH: if AirPods Inc. were a company today, it would be included on the Fortune 500, somewhere between number 350 and 400 on the list. Let that sink in. An organisation that exists only by selling AirPods, would be amongst the wealthiest companies in the world.
How did Apple get here? How did it become the industry trendsetter in truly wireless, magical music? …
Be it productivity, mental health, technology or your work flow, these things could help you — they sure helped me.
This changed the way I look at my phone. Instead of constantly thinking about that 4% battery loss after my commute to work, I relax. I only recharge my phone when it’s at 20%, and that’s fine. You probably carry a charger / cable with you anyway, so why worry about the battery all the time?
Just try it. It’s a game changer.
I only do this for work. I write everything I want my to do list as a…
The little tool is something I bought about 6 years ago, and it still works. You can edit, cut and paste PDF files together. Super easy, and it really works.
Extract and compress files, easily. Apparently, it’s the most downloaded utility app on Mac.
So, I like my phone. My iPhone is with me, usually throughout my entire day. Instagramming, Google Mapping, Wazing, checking emails, Strava, calculating 5+5, Spotify, Reddit,.. you know the drill. Running and cycling means carrying my phone with me. Until I found about Mighty.
Mighty is an offline Spotify music player.
And Mighty is aimed to active people, willing to go out without your phone. That’s pretty cool: focus on your run, bike ride, snowboarding,.. without the distractions of your phone. Cool. 🤙
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