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Matthew Guay 10837

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@maguay

Writer. Amateur photographer. Information architect. Frm. founding editor @racket and @capiche, senior writer @zapier, Mac and Web editor @AppStorm. Personal blog: @techinch.

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Interesting, you're making me think the reason consistent scanning never stuck for me was that I've only ever used the default, bundled scanning software that comes with multi-function printers.

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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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a year ago

Woah: Just went to Woven's site and found they were acquired by Slack in late April. Maybe there's hope that Slack one day will do all the scheduling things we need?

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a year ago

Superhuman's calendar integration is pretty great! I just wish you could actually make a full event in plain text directly from the command palette.

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a year ago

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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That is pricy up-front, though doesn't work out so bad per month over time. The bigger thing there is that if you actually use the software, it's not really expensive—the truly most expensive software…

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Ahh interesting! Neat that it offers both one-time and subscription pricing; wish Adobe did that.

What got you initially to try Hidenburg Journalist, and what's your favorite features in it so far…

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You have a great point there: $10/month for email is expensive compared to, say, using Gmail that's bundled with Google Workspace for $6/month (or free, on a personal account) or the built-in email…

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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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Ohh great point on printing. I had one recently like that, where an eCommerce platform had 3 labels I needed to print on one screen ... but I'd already printed two of them, so I used Inspect Element…

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Oh nice, Growth Machine has done some really good work. Got to work with Nat years back at Zapier, so while I haven't directly worked with Growth Machine, here's another vote for them!

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Gottcha, that makes sense!

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Are you using Slack Connect to work with any external teams?

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Wait: It's blockchain powered video calls? What part of the call is powered by the blockchain?

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Ahhh great point on Zoom being the default "generic" option now.

How have you found Huddl.ai so far, compared to Meet + Zoom?

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a year ago

Super excited to try those out—it looks like Google Docs might finally stop feeling like a sheet of paper and more like a living document.

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Indeed!

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Ahh yeah that makes sense—it's whatever's on the calendar invite, which is Google Meet by default with Google Calendar.

After using all of them, do you have a preference for one over the other, or…

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Oh wow, I hadn't heard of Around before. Looks similar to the Pitch presentation app's tiny video chat icons that follow you around while working—except here, looks like that same concept would work…

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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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Ohhh that's too bad to hear on the limitation. In looking at Notion's API docs, looks like they've got a cap of 1000 characters per text object, and a limit of 100 objects per request ... so…

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Nice, creating Google Calendar events from Notion would definitely be handy—that would have simplified my podcast scheduling last year. Clever sharing the Zap along with details in a Notion note!

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Super cool. Notion's already popular for building quick landing pages; my team's recently used it to spin up a hiring page, among other things. Can imagine it'll end up being used for a lot of…

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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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