Category: Productivity

Is Evernote on the way out?

The past couple of days have seen a few stories about Evernote's performance. The company, not the app. It doesn't make for pleasant reading... Apparently, they've lost a worrying number of senior people and several key metrics can be, at best, described as 'stagnant'. And I'm not sure whether or not to be worried... I've ...

A plethora of note-taking apps

Despite my love of writing things down in lovely notebooks, I'm also a fan of electronic notes. This is due to a combination of fear that I'll lose important things written on paper and a (perceived) need to have access to anything I've ever written at any time or in any location. Judge me. But keeping ...

Moleskine for Evernote: The satisfaction of a well-made notebook

I mentioned previously that I recently picked up one of Moleskine's Evernote notebooks - long after they were first introduced, so I'm not blazing any trails in this area! Essentially, these notebooks are created with the note-taking app in mind, allowing you to scan them into the app with your iPhone's camera. After a week of ...

Moleskine Evernote notebooks: Take a photo – it’ll last longer!

Ah. I've never had the opportunity to use this particular sarcastic comeback in real life, but it occurred to me this was what motivated me to trial Moleskine's Evernote notebook: the ability to accurately record your notes from the page to the digital. Because they'll last longer. Now, I'm pretty confident you don't absolutely need to ...

Evernote for iOS: simplified!

I've only spent a few minutes toying with the new version of Evernote for iOS, but I have to say I'm impressed. This newest version (Evernote 8.0) seems to be a complete rebuild of the app on iPhone and iPad and is a big step forward. For me (and others, if you simply google it) ...

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Postach.io’s back!

You may recall I got very excited by a start-up called Postach.io come time ago. Simply put, their USP was taking your simple Evernote notes and turning them into a simple blog. Just tag a note as 'published' and it appeared as a new blog post. Simples! I quickly fell in love with it, due ...

Add tasks to ToDoist from Slack

A nice integration of Slack and ToDoist - both excellent tools! You can now add tasks to ToDoist straight from Slack. As I spend a lot of my working day messaging colleagues from within Slack, I'm definitely going to be trying this out. Check out the short video below for the (very simple) details on how ...

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Creating a reading list with IFTTT, Instapaper and ToDoist

I'm a big fan of both Instapaper - a great tool for saving interesting reading materials for offline reading later - and IFTTT, the system that allows you to connect your various online accounts and create magical automated workflows. And, as any reader of this blog knows, I love me some ToDoist action. Lately, I realised ...

My battered Midori Traveller’s Notebook

My lovely black Midori Traveler's Notebook, part of the massive haul of stationery I picked up on our last trip to Japan, has been in the wars. After a few months of daily use (and I mean daily) it was carelessly thrown into a bag alongside an iPad charger and came off second-best against the plug's ...