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Matthew Guay 8709

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

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Ah that's awesome!

The only thing that feels more confusing for me with Coda is the way you manage documents in it—Notion makes it easy to share everything, Coda makes you have to remember to share…

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Neat to hear your experience, thanks for sharing @mturquette!

You know, that progress from a kanban board to outgrowing it and needing something more detailed mirrors my progress with project…

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After decades of PowerPoint being so popular that “PowerPoint presentation” is almost a generic term, presentations are suddenly a hot space. Apple’s Keynote has long been a more design-focused…

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Hey @aleemmawani, appreciate you joining in the conversation! I’ve long thought Streak is an incredibly fascinating app, as an entire new SaaS product that lives inside Gmail.

What’s funny is I’d…

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Gottcha, that sounds very interesting!

I've seen notes apps aimed at something like this, where basically you could take notes about the currently active app or website, and then when you open that…

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Replied to  @martin  on  The story behind Markdown.
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Honestly I can't imagine writing without it.

What's your favorite markdown writing app?

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Yikes, got his and Aaron's last name swapped a few places there. Fixed now—thanks for the heads-up!

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Interesting idea!

I've used the chat feature inside Google Docs before to talk to colleagues while we were all editing the same document. That was definitely handy—though the chat ends up being lost…

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Pipedrive perhaps most famously made a kanban-style workflow the default way to move leads through a sales process, and similar kanban workflows are now common in many CRM apps (along with project…

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For a one-time $50 fee (plus your domain registrar costs), Substack now lets you add a domain to any Substack publication. That makes it a bit more like a personal blog, with your writing behind your…

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Gottcha, neat to hear.

It's wild how it could almost seem that the telephone was invented voice-only due to technology limits, but that it also managed to stumble into discovering the easiest way to…

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Very cool, thank you for sharing!

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Neat to hear you're using Teams for video calls. What made you choose Teams instead of other tools—and were you using Skype for Business previously?

I've found myself doing the same, in following…

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Woah, that’s a fascinating story, thank you for sharing @Richbenny!

That sounds like if you want to personalize deeply and make the email feel like a personal message you wrote to that person, plain…

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Whether you've worked remotely for years, or moved your meetings to Zoom this year, there are certain things everyone does by default. Some leave their camera on or off. Some record calls for later…

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Two options that came to mind:

Mailchimp still offers a Pay as you Go plan, where you buy credits and are charged one credit per email message sent (so if you send 2 newsletters to 1000 subscribers…

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A while back, I was looking for the best tool to get data on how people used our site and where they had problems or got confused. The three apps that seemed the most promising were FullStory, Hotjar…

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AWS turned storage, computing, databases, and more into an API call. Twilio did the same to phone calls and SMS messages. Stripe did that to money. Sendgrid and Mailgun and more did that to email.

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Zoom's a great way to meet with your team—but their team is dreaming up more ways to use the video call service. This week Zoom launched OnZoom with virtual events that you can pay for and join via…

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I’ve hit something similar, and am using both apps. Roam I feel like is better for research, for writing notes and quotes and ideas and linking them together into an outline. Notion, then, feels…

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Penned an essay -  The story behind Markdown.
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To hear an audio take on this story, subscribe to SaaS Radio Hour.

It all started when Charlie Brown let out a *sigh* at the state of things.

Good grief, he'd say when the going got tough. But words alone couldn't express the full human experience. So Charles Schulz reached for the asterisk…

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That is very interesting @kehers. From what I can find, it looks like it was announced then disappeared from their marketing—but the product itself appears to be live and functional still. If you go…

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Interesting question!

I just checked telecommunications services I've paid for personally. Twilio says "Twilio charges monthly taxes for applicable sales and usage in jurisdictions where local…

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Both free and paid users can enable end-to-end encryption for calls with up to 200 people, while Zoom tests its end-to-end encryption over the next month.

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Do you send your marketing emails and newsletters as a plain text email that looks like a standard Gmail email, or do you send HTML formatted emails that look more customized with your company’s…

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