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Matthew Guay 10468

Founding Editor, Racket
@maguay

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

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Gottcha, makes sense. That definitely might be worth doing in the interim at least. Thank you so much!

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For just digital whiteboards, I’m a fan of Figma’a new FigJam boards. Works well on any screen size, so you could show it on a TV in the office while about working remotely could still contribute.

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Interesting, did you end up going with anything else instead?

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Looking at ways to make sure people don't mistype their email when they sign up. Sendgrid has a verification API—have you used it and does it work well, or do you have other email verification tools…

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And then there’s another: I just got an email from Backblaze that their plans are going up a dollar a month, from their 2019 price of $6 a month to now $7 per month or $70 per year.

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a month ago

Yeah that's a big change—and you have a good point that sometimes, it's the mid or upper tier plans where pricing gets changed, even if base plans stay closer to the same. QuickBooks has long had…

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Google Sheets does include a built-in deduplication tool. In the Data menu, click Remove Duplicates to remove duplicated items. It works great with single columns of data; can be difficult to use with…

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a month ago

Inflation's back.

After decades of relatively low inflation rates—averaging 1.2% a year in the US since 2000—suddenly prices are rising again, especially in the US where consumer goods, on average, cost 5% more this year and inflation is predicted to hit 3.4%. That's been illustrated most…

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a month ago

Not sure this would exactly fit what you need, but Agenda Notes is an iOS and Mac notes app that sounds somewhat like what you're looking for. Its notes are tied to dates, so you can essentially add…

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2 months ago

This sounds like a great setup. If only Figma worked better on the iPad—right now, it halfway works in Safari as long as you have connected a mouse or trackpad—then the iPad would be perfect for…

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2 months ago

Interesting, what have you found Clover does better than Bear and Notion for you so far?

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2 months ago

One of our team's favorite ways to brainstorm in-person has always been with either a whiteboard to sketch out ideas and flows, or sticky notes to brainstorm ideas and group similar ones. To do that…

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Interesting, wouldn't have thought of using Feedly for that! So you're using it to discover new content from sites you're not already following in Feedly?

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Interesting, what was the original idea that got you to build Pry, and what's your favorite thing you've built into it so far vs. spreadsheets?

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Sticky notes on a wall? Random ideas on a whiteboard? Outlining or mind-mapping apps? Kanban cards, notes connected in a Roam Research-style wiki, random ideas scribbled down on paper until something…

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Here there be dragons 🐉

There are so many project management apps that at Zapier we tested likely around a hundred and ended up putting 50 apps in a roundup of "best" project management apps. In…

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Interesting, that'd be a bit like LinkedIn InMail, then.

I honestly think Twitter's Premium APIs to get faster/more detailed search seem far more valuable from a business perspective than anything…

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This is perhaps a crazy idea but ... is there an API endpoint to see if a domain is available and purchase it? If so, could you for example add a domain in a spreadsheet and have GoDaddy automatically…

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The easiest way to make a split inbox in Superhuman is to press / then search for anything: A sender, a tag, a keyword, or anything else. Then press CMD+K, and type split and press Enter, and…

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Ohhh great call on using IFTTT to monitor Twitter—I used to do something similar with Zapier and had almost forgotten you could do so!

Any success with Google Alerts?

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I'd looked into this a bit recently, as we pivoted from Capiche FM's live recording to Racket's shorter audio focus. The best options I found include:

  • Descript, as you mentioned, is generally…
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Twitter's new Twitter Blue feature will let you make bookmark folders to organize your favorite saved Tweets, undo Tweets to edit without having to delete a Tweet, and a Reader mode to read threads…

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The best documents start and stay digital—they're easy to edit, simple to share, and nowadays are almost always automatically backed up to some cloud service. You can even print them if you need.

But…

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2 months ago

Just came across yet another new calendar app: Reclaim.ai, which looks like it's built around "smart" time blocking to help you schedule your focused work time and then schedule meetings in the other…

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I use Inspect Element all the time to remove bits of the UI before taking screenshots—often to hide admin-only features, or to remove sensitive data. Open Inspect Element, click the target button…

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