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Founding editor @capiche. Writer. Amateur photographer. Information architect. Older work: @zapier, @AppStorm. Personal blog: @techinch.

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Inspired by this tweet: https://twitter.com/rands/status/1292522368426897408?s=12

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You're right—quite a few sites use their own varients of Markdown. Slack, for instances, uses something closer to Textile than Markdown (where underscores make text italics and asterisks make it…

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Yup sounds about right—I think both price and having native apps are the main draws to Obsidian right now.

If you're new to Markdown, Capiche's Markdown guide might be helpful—and you can use…

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@Thirstylizard Welcome to Capiche!

This is great—love hearing your thoughts about what you've tried. Which app has come the closest to fitting your needs so far, and what made Airmail better than the…

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Added Grammarly Premium personal pricing.

Google Docs killed the save button, and got us sharing document links instead of emailing files.

Zoom let you invite people to a call with a link, and made adding friends before you could call them…

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What do you think Clickup uniquely does better/different in their onboarding?

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With 1,200+ team members across 77 countries, The parent company behind WordPress and WooCommerce, Automattic, is one of the larger fully remote companies.

And they're back this week with a new take…

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Really glad to hear that—thank you!

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The most detailed software onboarding process I've been through lately was the first-use experience with Hey, Basecamp's new email app. It took over 20 screens altogether to walk you through each of…

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That's super clever, pairing software with a real-human service—Service as Software, almost!

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Actually, thinking again, Loom would almost be a better fit—it lets you start a video call inside any app to collaborate.

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@optemization That’s a great suite—and great call on including finance tools. Do you have any accounting tools you’d include to manage the payments + banking?

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Ohh that supports Markdown too! Will check it out. We should get a best modern presentation apps thread going!

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@siddxxvii You’ve got a good point: Pair G Suite with Airtable for databases and Zapier for automation, and you’d have a pretty great modern office (especially with some of the smaller G Suite apps…

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My ideal office suite today would include:

  • A tool like iA Writer and/or Ulysses for writing—ideally with Google Docs-style collaborative editing, comments, suggested changes, and version notes…
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Personal CRMs seem to be a popular segment this year. Clay has had me most curious this year, with a simple mobile-first design built around taking notes about contacts. Looking forward to trying it…

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I’d done a bunch of research into text editor tools like that a while back back, when we were considering adding a rich text or Markdown+toolbar editor. The core thing I was looking for was Markdown…

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Added more detail about how Coda works.

Additional features and details.

Added popular Coda alternatives.

Added additional pricing info.

For over 30 years, the Office suite has meant a bundle of software including a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tool among other apps.

But are those the most relevant tools for a modern…

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I've used G Suite for years primarily for shared documents and spreadsheets, along with iWork's Pages and Keynote for print documents and presentations respectively. Or, I've replaced Office-type apps…

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One day, Internet Explorer was nearly the only game in town, powering 96% of website visits at its peak in 2002. Then, quickly it turned into the app you only used to download Firefox or Chrome, or so the joke went. And then Internet Explorer died and turned into Chrome.

Empires rise then quickly…

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