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Matthew Guay 10480

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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SEO tools—both for web search and for app store keyword optimization. There are free tools, Google Keyword Tracker for one, but of the professional ones, none are cheap enough to easily recommend to…

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Its simplicity. No matter how many writing apps I try, I always come back to iA Writer when I want to quickly write something down without distraction.

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Ohh hadn't seen Dalo before, that looks nice! Reminds me a bit of the Clear to-do list app from Realmac software.

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We've definitely hit newsletter overload—it's tough to keep up with everything if you subscribe to all the newsletters you come across.

A few things I've found that help so far:

  • Make a split inbox…
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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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2 months ago

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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 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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3 months ago

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

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3 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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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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