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

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In Roam Research, everything's an outline. Press enter to make a new line, and it's a new bullet. Notion and Coda hide it a bit—new lines still look like new lines—but they act like outlines, where…

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A laptop's all you need to work from anywhere, but you likely need a few more tools to work at your best performance and not end the work day with an aching back and wrists.

Whether you've worked…

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"The future's here, just not evenly distributed" quipped author William Gibson—and nowhere is that more true than in software. Features show up in one app, and then end up becoming a new requirement…

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In addition to Todoist’s default list view, you can now also view your task in a board view that’s reminiscent of Trello’s kanban boards. There, your tasks will be organized by your project sections…

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With the new Tools -> Citations option in Google Docs (rolling out first to G Suite education users, then more broadly to everyone), you can save citations while writing your document, then insert…

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Several months back, Amazon AWS launched Amazon Honeyccode as a low-code app builder, something slightly akin to Airtable.

Then Microsoft launched Microsoft Lists as a way to "track information and…

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Whenever you build a new blog or start a new website, what are the apps and services you add to it first? Google Analytics and Google Fonts? Segment to tie everything together? Disqus for comments?

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Imagine a world without social media. Seems easy if you try—and yet. Somehow it fills some need where it’s hard to imagine a connected world not having a way to publish your thoughts.

Spreadsheets…

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iOS 14 is here—and with it, homescreen widgets for the first time on iOS.

Would love to hear how everyone's customizing their homescreen now that you can have widgets along with standard app icons!

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The Information recently announced that Zoom is investing in more chat features to take on Slack and focus more on its text chat features in addition to it’s more well-known video calls.

Zoom already…

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There’s something new to watch out for in Google Drive. For years, if you “delete” something in Google Drive (or any other G Suite core app including Docs, Sheets, and Slides), Google would put the…

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Tools like Zapier, IFTTT, Integromat, and more make it easy to connect data between apps and get work done automatically.

But sometimes they're not needed. It's increasingly common for software to…

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Have you ever added image uploading to your site or app—and if so, what library or tool did you use to add it?

Especially looking for tools that let users upload a photo, then select a section to…

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There’s data about everything today, some of it crucial to your business (revenue and signups, perhaps) and others less important (total social followers, say). When you first start your work day…

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One of the original automation tools, IFTTT has also been typically a simpler alternative to Zapier and other more detailed workflow automation software. IFTTT—which stands for If This Then That

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Do you use WordPress or Medium's default comments, direct people to comment on Hacker News or Twitter or another forum or social network, or do you use a hosted comment tool like Disqus?

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We talk a lot about the software we love and tools we use for work. What apps are so crucial you keep them on your homescreen or dock? And especially on mobile, do you change out your homescreen apps…

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Some of the tools people complain about most are ones that you don’t get to pick, things like issue trackers and content management systems that would be incredibly hard to replace.

Then there are…

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One of Roam Research's most celebrated features is backlinks, where you can add wiki-style links to any bit of text to link it to a page—or create a new page if one doesn't exist. Once you add the…

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There are plenty of advanced, powerful software filled with enough features to do almost anything. And then there are the tiny utilities that don't do much, but that are great at what they do do.

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I've used GifBrewery for years to make GIFs from screen recordings, but just realized their app is currently unsupported (UPDATE: Actually, as @AndyDentPerth mentions below, turns out GifBrewery is…

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It almost felt like common knowledge that software was increasingly expensive. Yet was it, really? Had the move from boxed software and one-time licenses to subscriptions and SaaS had actually resulted in higher prices, we wondered?

So last year we picked 100 popular business software, dug through…

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Over the past decade, software got 62% more expensive on average—and in 2020, software got 2.2% more expensive.

Asana went up 10%. AWS pricing went down 1-12%, depending on which services you use…

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Every time I see a popup on a website asking me to enable notifications, I instinctively click no while wondering if anyone actually uses web push notifications.

Perhaps I would use them if I used…

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Superhuman recently got calendar integration, and has a Rapportive-style sidebar with contact info, but otherwise is mostly focused just on the core email experience.

The Command Palette in…

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