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James Timmins 91

@JamesTimmins

Software Consultant - Engineer who specializes in helping teams build out internal tools. I also write about Django at https://t.co/Rc3rORg14z

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Definitely ngrok.io. For software developers, there are a lot of niche tools that make our lives easier. But ngrok stands out.

What it does

When programmers build websites or APIs, we typically…

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Tile looks pretty interesting, but the nice thing about living in a studio is the lack of places to lose things lol.

For Anylist, is it useful bc you're sharing lists with others?

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Whoa Life360 looks pretty Wild.

I've never used RSS feeds before. Do you use that for newsletters and blogs or are you actually using it for daily news?

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What do you like about Toshl compared to Mint or YNaB?

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I recently added 1Password and Backblaze to my "home stack" to coordinate thing within my family. In addition, I use:

  • 1Password - So my wife and I can share passwords
  • Backblaze - Automated ackups to…

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What about Asana are you dissatisfied with?

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Depending on your needs, it might be worth building your own CRM with Retool, the no-code platform.

I've taken this path since I interview lots of folks in the process of building my own products…

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If you're familiar with Heap.io, you've probably used it to understand how customers and users are interacting with your site.

While building internal tools for companies, I've found that it's…

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I used to use Momentum (https://momentumdash.com/), which was a nice visual. Nowadays I don't use anything. I figure that if I'm opening a browser it's bc I want to look up something specific, whereas…

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I like to develop Slack apps, and I'm always looking for interesting industries not served by the existing marketplace apps. I keep hearing that a lot of companies are moving to these tools because of…

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The flip side of Slack having a flexible API is that learning how it works is rough. I've spent quite a bit of time recently building an app that uses their home view, and Slack's approach to letting…

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As a developer first, by far my favorite thing about Slack is the flexibility of their API. It has a pretty steep learning curve to understand the ins and outs of their system (a major drawback), but…

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