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Matthew Guay 8480

@maguay

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

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Ohh that's a great point. Notion's built-in spellcheck is definitely lacking. My general workflow for blogging is to write in whatever app I want (often for me, research and tasks are in Notion, but I…

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Nice, that's awesome Notion filled that gap in your workflow! Did you ever try dedicated outlining apps in the past, and if so, any reason you think those didn't stick for you? And do you find…

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We're using at least 19 apps company-side right now:

We use the following to power our site: Google Analytics, Amplitude, Segment, Agolia, GitHub, AWS, Stripe, Twilio, and Typeform

And then these…

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Neat, thanks for sharing! There's so much potential for using gamified techniques across a far wider range of software.

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Interesting, yeah that makes sense. I actually think widgets would be more interesting if I didn't have an Apple Watch—that already has reduced how much I glance at my phone for tiny bits of info like…

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Doesn't seem to be any details about why it shut down, beyond the founder's announcement on Twitter.

The only close alternative I know of is Front—it doesn't have the per-line comments, Google…

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Roam Research is, I think, a great example of how popularity can slowly build until it hits a point and then seemingly overnight it can "go viral" and be a success (another similar example would be @_

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@sebastianseilund Woah that's very cool—don't believe I've seen either a kanban-style workflow builder or a command palette in any workflow-style builder, much less an onboarding tool. That's awesome…

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Ohh good call. It feels like a default in my mind, so then it surprises me today when new software comes out that doesn't support integrations. At a minimum an API that deeply ties into the core app…

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Well since there is a free version, it could make sense to include it in the full Google Apps bundle where free Gmail users get the free version, and paid G Suite users get the pro version. That'd…

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Great point on macOS having this first. Over time, it feels like both iOS and macOS are becoming more similar to each other (especially with the iPadOS variant of iOS), and the end goal may be…

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Frankly I often just go with Google Sheets instead of Storage (as it's easier to view your data and make sure things are working right—and then to use that as a backup if they go wrong), but…

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This is actually a challenge with a lot of drip email services. I use Customer.io, and it can get someone out of a drip campaign if they open a message or click a link in a message—but it can't watch…

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I finally got a decent office chair after my legs kept going to sleep after sitting for too long—but I went cheap, got a display model, and the pneumatic cylinder has gone out so it now sinks as you…

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Kanban boards are a big one here for project management apps. What started out as Trello consumerizing a project management flow from Toyota factories turned into one of the default task…

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Interesting, which Logitech camera did you settle on? I’ve seen people recommended the Logitech Brio but it seems a bit overkill.

What’d you do to reduce echo?

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Fascinating, thank you for sharing your experience!

That’s very interesting to hear on your experience with office chairs. Reminds me of how they say American football became more dangerous as…

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Yup it's almost something that needs to be in place from the beginning of a new software category being invented to actually take root. Or, it needs a few major vendors to partner and push together a…

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Wiki linking is a huge one, especially paired with backlinks. The concept goes back forever, and if anything two way links were part of the original ideas behind the web. And wiki systems have had…

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Interesting. Essentially, this would mean making new IANA media types for things like tasks, similar to the existing ones for calendar invites, CSV formatting, and more. That would then enable, say…

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Great point. I often have to Google obscure Terminal commands before using them, when in Alfred I can just type part of what I’m looking for and it finds them. That has made text-driven interfaces far…

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WordPress is at the very least one of the most flexible options. It’s perhaps not the simplest for blogging or eCommerce or anything else, but it’s one of the few ways to do them all and more together…

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Love the chat-style interviews on your blog; that’s really nicely done!

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Great point: I never really found a great way to mark tasks as done in Trello other than to have a “Done” column and drag tasks into it. Archiving feels too final when you might want to go back and…

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Great point that this article focuses on web software automation—where there was desktop software automation for decades prior, and more recently native mobile software automation with tools like the…

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