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Matthew Guay 10136

@maguay

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

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There really wasn't a great option for recurring Notion tasks ... until now, with Notion just launching its API. That means now you can use Zapier's Notion integration to automatically add new items…

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They've got to be the best example of following the advice of "doing things that don't scale" when starting out an early-stage startup ... and yet they've continued to do that for years.

I honestly…

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Nice, what's best about it so far?

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Ohhh that's clever. So you essentially use your bank notifications as the single source of truth, instead of receipts?

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Same—that, or juggling expenses between multiple ventures that you need to track separately.

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Ohhh fun challenge!

One of the first ways I ever used Zapier was to do something similar with a WordPress blog (if I remember correctly, we may have had to do it through the MySQL integration at that…

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It's funny: I'm eternally lured in by all-in-one apps, only to fall back to individual apps for specific tasks over time. And so, I've split the way I use software.

I tend to use individual, smaller…

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This is great, thanks for sharing!

On getting a calendar that'd work with Obsidian: I wonder if NotePlan and/or Agenda could work there? They're both calendar-centric notes apps that let you save…

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@shawnyeager Seems a common feeling from people who found Roam clicked for them. Curious: How do you bridge the gap from Roam to team software, to truly have everything in one place? I feel like…

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Airtable's database sizes are partly limited by plans—free plans get 1,200 records per base, Plus plans get 5k records, and Pro plans get 50k records per base—and are capped at a max of 100k records…

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@brgrz We're using Google/Twitter/LinkedIn for authentication, then managing user accounts internally with custom user admin tools. Works well enough at this size.

And anecdotally that seems common…

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I'm infinitely curious about software, love trying out new stuff, and thus am quick to join beta programs and try stuff out even if ultimately I won't end up using it. That partly is due to my work…

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I write copy more than code, and find songs with lyrics tend to be distracting while writing if I focus on the lyrics. I tend to alternate between two things: Either I'll put one song on repeat (which…

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Ahh that's very cool, yeah most tools like this have you write new release notes manually instead of pulling them in from other apps. That's clever!

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You know, I think Apple Watch may be the only one there that has a social aspect—where you can add a friend, compare and compete over workout goals, and get notified when they workout if you want…

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Oh that's an awesome list, thanks for sharing!

Curious: What's your team's core inspiration for Makelog, and what is your favorite thing in it versus the competition?

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With the caveat that I'm bad about actually using them and haven't made them as much a part of my routine lately as I should:

  • Apple Watch for fitness, it's silly but the little badges do convince me…
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This is likely not the best option, but the easiest route that came to mind for me was to use a project management app that has a built-in client mode (of which, I know Basecamp offers that, as do…

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For writing personal copy, I've always preferred native apps, specifically iA Writer and Ulysses. They're where I draft most of my work and keep personal notes and tasks.

For tools more similar to…

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What made Dropbox Paper that bad for you?

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Just discovered a new one from the WordPress team: CC Search. https://twitter.com/photomatt/status/1387098632336265216?s=21

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Oh wow, super cool. I may have to give that a shot!

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Figured I'd kick this off with a few of my favorites:

  • Web Search: Google. I still can't kick my Google habit, try as I have to switch to DuckDuckGo. Old habits die hard. Direct Google search is…
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With the caveat that I haven't extensively used Monday.com, and so can only deeply compare Airtable and Smartsheet from personal experience:

Airtable's a database that works a bit more like a…

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Yeah, absolutely—comparison pages would be great to get built out.

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