Plain Text Notes with The Archive and Zettelkasten

Plain Text Note Taking

One of the most read posts on this site is a brief note praising Brett Terpstra’s wonderfully robust plain text notes app, nvALT. I’d wager the popularity owes much to a lack of alternatives. Note takers have never had so many apps to choose from, but nvALT still has significant advantages over most plain text … Read more

Setapp: Mac App Subscription Service Adds Dropzone

Setapp Dropzone.png

Setapp, the mac app subscription service, has added another of my favourite utilities to their collection. I mentioned Dropzone in one of the earliest posts on this site, and it continues to be one of the handiest automation tools I have on my Mac. I use it every day. At its most basic, Dropzone extends … Read more

Note Taking Automation with Notebooks, Workflow etc

Ipad Note Taking Automation

* This is the second of a two part feature on Notebooks, for part one see here Notebooks Part II: URL schemes and iOS Note Taking Automation Aside from being an excellent general purpose notes taking app, Notebooks has a host of features uniquely suited to academic work and study — or any kind of research for … Read more

Create Smarter Presentations with Deckset for macOS

Deckset Macos Presentation Software

Presenting complex ideas in a clear, and simple way is as undervalued as it is difficult to master. It doesn’t help that established presentation software is mostly dated, awkward, and time-consuming. Just as we have with writing apps, we have painted ourselves into a corner with presentation tools. Keynote can standalone as an alternative to … Read more

App Highlights: Best of the Mac in 2017

Best Macos Apps 2017 Setapp

Welcome back productivity nerds. This is part two of a gripping trilogy on software highlights from 2017. In part one, I catalogued some of my favourite iPad apps from last year. The meat between the iOS device sandwich, is of course the Mac. So here we go again. Before we begin, if you’re interested a … Read more