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Matthew Guay 10501

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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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Was looking into using AppAnnie, but they require a sales call to use their paid plans. Do you have any experience with them or other tools to research App Store keywords, search rankings, and…

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Looking at ways to make sure people don't mistype their email when they sign up. Sendgrid has a verification API—have you used it and does it work well, or do you have other email verification tools…

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4 months ago

Inflation's back.

After decades of relatively low inflation rates—averaging 1.2% a year in the US since 2000—suddenly prices are rising again, especially in the US where consumer goods, on average, cost 5% more this year and inflation is predicted to hit 3.4%. That's been illustrated most…

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Sticky notes on a wall? Random ideas on a whiteboard? Outlining or mind-mapping apps? Kanban cards, notes connected in a Roam Research-style wiki, random ideas scribbled down on paper until something…

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Twitter's new Twitter Blue feature will let you make bookmark folders to organize your favorite saved Tweets, undo Tweets to edit without having to delete a Tweet, and a Reader mode to read threads…

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The best documents start and stay digital—they're easy to edit, simple to share, and nowadays are almost always automatically backed up to some cloud service. You can even print them if you need.

But…

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Do you use any specialized software for your job that are far more expensive than most other software—and do you find they're worth it? Did you try to find cheaper alternatives, or are you glad to pay…

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Do you open Inspect in Chrome or Inspect Element on Safari often—and if so, what are your favorite reasons to use it? Do you check how others pulled off a design, or use it to get around broken things…

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If so, how have you found it so far? Do you prefer Slack Connect to email and/or directly joining another team's Slack?

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After a year in which everything possible seemed to happen over Zoom, the video chat app's name is cemented in our lexicon—enough that "Zoom Fatigue" is the default name for feeling tired after one…

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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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6 months ago

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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7 months ago

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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