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Matthew Guay 10141

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

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Notion's API is finally live in public beta, with new Notion Zapier integrations ready to automate your Notion databases at least.

Have you set up any Notion automations yet? How do you plan to use…

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Does your team send all receipts to an app like Expensify, or do you track expenses manually perhaps in a spreadsheet? Have company-focused credit cards like Brex and Stripe Corporate Card made it…

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Do you prefer to try to keep everything about your work in one place—in a notes tool like Notion or a CRM or project management app—or do you prefer to use a best-in-class app for each task? Even if…

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You need a search tool to find stuff online—odds are, Google fills that slot for you.

Then, you need something to find files and software on your computer.

And then, you very well may need a tool to…

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I'm looking at using Headway to share new features in out app, after having used a blog to share our release notes previously. Anything else we should consider using?

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Of all the software you use—or that you’ve paid for in the past—what had the least transparent, most confusing pricing? What software did you have the hardest time figuring out what you’d owe each…

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Odds are your team doesn’t use the same tool to manage projects and assign work as you use to manage your personal life. Even your calendar appointments likely live on separate Google Calendars, one…

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I recently set a Twitter account to private, then couldn't figure out where to approve new followers.

Turns out, there are two ways to see who's requested to follow you: Open Twitter's web app…

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Often the greatest productivity benefits come from changes in how you work more than the tools themselves. In a recent discussion about the best to-do list apps, the most popular option was pairing a…

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Now that Unsplash was recently acquired by Getty, I've been looking around at other stock photo options—and was pleasantly surprised to find that Noun Project has photos, too, now.

Do you have any…

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Does your team regularly check social media, App Stores, eCommerce sites, and other places where customers might interact with your products for reviews and comments? Or do you let users review your…

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Has your team done anything to tweak Slack, Microsoft Teams, or other team chat apps to make them more productive, less distracting, and a better assistant to your work? Any tips to customize chat…

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When you've got too many things to do, how do you keep track of them all? Have you started using a new to-do list app recently, or found an old one is still doing the job well?

The last time we…

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I've for years written in mostly Markdown, in plain-text apps like iA Writer and Ulysses, and shared team notes in Notion.

But every once in a while, I'll still need to make a print invoice or make…

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We were recently considering switching the tool our team uses for data and dashboards, and realized most of the options only offer web apps—and that we might consider switching the tool we use just to…

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After a couple weeks of hints and early posts from the Basecamp team, Hey just got a new option to start a blog via email.

It’s as simple as it sounds. If you have a Hey email account, open Hey and…

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#Hey

As tools like Notion have combined notes with every other app feature you could want, the iPad and Galaxy Notes have digitalized handwritten notes, and Roam Research has made backlinking and building…

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What text-based, terminal software do you still use daily—and if you're still an avid terminal user, are you also a developer or not?

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It's easy enough to start a blog, build an email newsletter list, run Facebook or Google ads, Tweet regularly, and more. Those are table stakes today.

What are some of the more interesting marketing…

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I'm looking for a way to list 3 weekly onboarding events where each one is run by a different person on our team, and where multiple people can attend each events. Ideally we could let people see a…

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Most new software adds a slight new twist to the way you already work—perhaps it helps you send email faster or add notes automatically, but generally works in the same way as other tools in the…

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Excel started life as EP, then Multiplan. Mario was called Jumpman at first.

Sometimes everything rises and falls on what its called.

Newsletters were almost passé until everyone started a Substack…

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Files are increasingly abstracted away, replaced by notes and designs and projects in modern software. You don't share a Figma design in Dropbox, or attach a Google Doc to a message; a link and a…

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Whether you already were working remotely before 2020, or switched remote during lockdowns, how has your remote work changed over the past year? Any new apps or habits you've found that make remote…

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Sometimes you need a new app—and there's nothing that exactly fits the need. That's part of what's made tools like Notion so popular, since you can customize them and build new tools that fit what you…

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