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Matthew Guay 9321

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

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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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2020 saw an explosion in the use of video chat tools—and the ecosystem of add-on software to make video calls better and other tools to aid remote work. It also saw notes apps be an increasingly…

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What's your favorite software that you've started using this year? Anything special that improved your workflows and helped you be more productive in 2020? Or were there any major updates to software…

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Some software can stand alone, no other tools needed. You could use Photoshop or PowerPoint on their own forever without missing out on much.

Other tools thrive with connections. You could use a form…

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2 months ago

My phone's contacts app is perpetually a mess, filled with old contacts I don't need anymore, duplicate contacts from merging email accounts and upgrading to new phones, and more.

Is there a better…

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I've been tracking the growth of software with command palettes over the past year.

To a degree, pure search tools like Alfred and Command E count, as does Raycast (an app to add a command palette to…

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You've got a new idea, something you want to build or a task you've been putting off that you've finally decided to see through to completion.

Where do you start your planning?

Do you pull out paper…

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There's Figma as an Illustrator or Sketch competitor ... and that's one of the few creative programs built as a collaborative web app. While CRMs, project management, email tools, database builders…

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Listen to an audio take on this story on Capiche's SaaS Radio Hour.

“Software is dead,” declared Salesforce’s original marketing at the turn of the century. It was “the end of software,” software as we knew it anyhow, as the hopes and dreams of a generation went up in dot com bubble smoke. Maybe…

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It’s been 7 years since Slack changed how teams chat—and now that it (along with Microsoft Teams, Google Chat, Discord, and more) has made team chat ubiquitous, chat feels the same almost everywhere.

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It's hard to imagine the world without software—without video calls and instant messages and spellcheck and all the tiny bits of software we rely on without thinking.

What software changed your life…

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Penned an essay -  The Product / Feature Line
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“It’s a feature, not a product,” said Steve Jobs of Dropbox, after approaching founder Drew Houston about acquiring the file sync software.

Everything could be a feature, to Jobs. Cameras, alarm clocks, calculators—all features in the iPhone. Even Apple’s other products weren’t immune. The iPod was…

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It's been a crazy year for logistics—enough to make you figure out new ways to move your products around the globe. What are your favorite logistics services? Do you have any shipping services or…

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Curious about something: If you use Roam Research as your primary notes/writing app, do you also use its extra features such as kanban boards, timers, and more? It feels like features like that are…

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For decades, email, contacts, and calendars have been shipped together as a bundle in everything from Microsoft Outlook to today's Google Workspaces. Email always got the focus; calendar and contacts…

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The New Yorker recently ran an article about the rise and fall of GTD, something I've felt myself as I've switched from OmniFocus and strict GTD to more ad-hoc to-do lists on paper and in Things, and…

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3 months ago

If you're using Hey, have you tried out the new Hey for Work yet? Would you consider switching your company's email service for Hey's features? After discussing the new business plans for Hey on SaaS

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#Hey

Subscriptions are everywhere, the core business model behind everything from new media and entertainment to the software that powers our businesses. And they're easier than ever to start, with tools…

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