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Matthew Guay 10329

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

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

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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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Ahhh clever on the Slack etiquette. Did you disable @here globally, or just have a broad policy to not use it, and then keep it enabled just in case it's really needed someday?

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That's a great idea on the Random channel; we literally were discussing how #random is only for truly random, non-work stuff this week.

And I still feel like #general is the weirdest channel that I'm…

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That sounds like a great system, especially since Google's OCR is pretty great for search!

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Yup love scanning documents on my phone—even the built-in scanner tool in the iPhone Notes app is pretty great (albeit doesn't have OCR).

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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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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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Do you use any specialized software for your job that are far more expensive than most other software—and do you find they're worth it? Did you try to find cheaper alternatives, or are you glad to pay…

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Do you open Inspect in Chrome or Inspect Element on Safari often—and if so, what are your favorite reasons to use it? Do you check how others pulled off a design, or use it to get around broken things…

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If so, how have you found it so far? Do you prefer Slack Connect to email and/or directly joining another team's Slack?

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Something to pull all of your tasks and messages together from every app.

Odds are, you’ve got personal tasks in one to-do list, team tasks in a project management app, and miscellaneous stuff…

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After a year in which everything possible seemed to happen over Zoom, the video chat app's name is cemented in our lexicon—enough that "Zoom Fatigue" is the default name for feeling tired after one…

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