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Simplenote For iOS Adds Support For Markdown

iOS: Simplenote has long been one of our favourite syncing notes apps, and the iOS version is getting a little better with an update that adds in support for Markdown.


Navbar Tuner Unlocks A Hidden Nav Bar Customiser In Android Nougat For Some Nexuses

Android Nougat: Google likes to play around with experimental features in Android betas. One such nixed feature is a powerful tool that lets you customise the little bar at the bottom of your screen with the Home and Back buttons. If you have a certain few Nexuses, you can get it back.


Clean Text For iOS Helps Fix Your Formatting

iOS: One of the annoying things about working with text on your phone or iPad is that properly formatting it can be a bother, especially when you’re copying and pasting between apps and get line breaks where you don’t want them. Clean Text for iOS aims to fix that.


Olympians Teach Us To Forget The Goal And Focus On The Process

There’s something to learn from an Olympic athlete’s work ethic, even when the games are over. Sure, they spend most waking hours training, but the part where they set epic goals and grind it out, day in and day out, even when it sucks, even if you never get there? That’s what’s important.


Why You Should Avoid Checking Email First Thing Friday Morning

Sometimes checking email first thing in the morning helps you get it over with and focus on more important tasks. However, there’s an equally compelling case against checking email first thing. If you work better ignoring your inbox in the morning, you’ll want to make sure you steer clear on Friday mornings in particular.


Use The First Hour Of Your Day For Creative, Inspiring Work

If you have the flexibility in your schedule to do it, start your day with something creative and inspiring. Maybe it’s that novel or short story you’ve been working on, or a painting, or a craft project. Whatever it is, if you can, give it your first hour. It’s uninterrupted time, and a good start to the day.


'You Don't Find Time. You Make It.'

Trying to find the time to work on passion projects is always difficult. In the above quote, Shawn Blanc suggests that one step to doing so is to alter your outlook a little.


iPhone Notes App Vesper Is Shutting Down, Here's How To Save Your Data

iOS: Vesper was released in 2013, and its claim to fame was that the development team included Apple pundit John Gruber and developer Brent Simmons. While it didn’t offer anything new, it was a solid notes app that a lot of people loved. Now it’s shutting down, and with that news comes a new export feature.


What Psychology Teaches Us About Structuring The Workday

Our workdays often are governed not by priorities or desires but by what’s screaming loudest and closest in our faces. Well intentioned as you might be about having a productive day, it’s easy for the hours to pass in a flurry of emails, meetings and demands that eat away at your time like a tapeworm — stealthy, but destructive.


The Reclining Recovery Workspace

Reader Alan is going into surgery soon (best wishes for a speedy recovery!) and wanted a workspace that he could use comfortably while he was out of commission and recovering, but still effective enough to get some work done and do a little gaming. Here’s what he came up with, complete with a quick video tour.


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