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Join me in my excursions round the world wide web thingy looking at Apple tech, reviewing software and hardware and sometimes just rambling on, but always from an older viewpoint.

Agenda App as a CRM

I have been playing with Agenda App for the last couple of week, and yes I did ask myself if I really need another note app before you ask.

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Apple All the way

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Like most people I am an easy sell when it comes to new apps, particularly if I am told the latest shiny offering will increase my productivity, however over the last month or so I have been ditching apps which duplicate or build on Apples own offerings and experimenting where possible with running just the stock apps that Apple provides.

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New MacBook Pro

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I finally caved in and bought a MacBook Pro, neccesity? Well I have convinced myself yes, so here is my personal feeelings on a few days on a laptop after nearly a year on an "iPad first" system.

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A few weeks with Omnifocus 3

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So, after a few weeks with the OmniFocus 3 TestFlight Beta and its powerful new tagging system I thought a post detailing my experiences might be of interest, so without further ado.. 

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Technical SEO Journeys

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These last few weeks I have been trying to up my technical SEO chops, something I have neglected for quite a while and something I have discovered I actually enjoy doing.

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Contexts and Tags The Omnifocus Dilemma

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Like many people I have struggled with meaningful contexts over the years trying to find a system that both works, the easy part, and is relevent to me, the hard part.

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My Home Screens

This week I thoughtI would take a leaf out of others book and post about my home screens. There have been a rash of posts recently with some very inventive ideas from using emoji to name folders to colour blocking apps either in folders or on the screen, so without further ado..

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An experiment in time

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This week (well maybe next) I am planning on starting a project to track how much time I actually spend on certain areas of work. 

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Spotify and Spotty Service

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So this is a bit of rant, lets get this out of the way but it does sort of highlight the difference between Apple Music and Spotify the two largest players is music streaming.

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A CRM for One

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I always like to review what I do and how I do things over the Christmas - New Year break and this year has been all about switching to an iPad first workflow, at least where possible.

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Task Management moves

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I wanted this time to post a little reviewing my previous post (inception anyone?) about task management, I have moved on again, I back on Omnifocus and completely reorganised so join me on the latest part of my task management journey.

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IPad Coding a babtism of fire

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Ah now it gets interesting! This more than anything else was the worry and it is what pays the bills, even though its less than 50% of what I do everyday (I probably need to look into that) and it is this aspect of my work I have planned for then avoided facing.

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