It's easy to get caught up in all the features of software, and then get lost in the all the various things you can do with it. A post at Minimal Mac argues it might be best to change your mindset and work with the smallest amount of tech possible to get things done.
Photo remixed from Jeff.
The idea here is to essentially make the most of what you have, and utilise it in a way where you're working without extraneous junk clogging up your workflow. Minimal Mac suggests you completely recalibrate your outlook with a few questions:
Force yourself into the mindset that this is all you have. In other words, imagine this is the last working technology on earth. How would you still get the job done? How would it help you create? How would it help you work? How would it help you survive?
Essentially, it's about working with the exact amount of tools you need — no more and no less. It's not always possible, and your mileage will vary depending on what exactly you need, but it's a good reminder that oftentimes we already have what we need, we just need to use it better. It also fits in nicely with our love of software like Simplenote.
The Best Upgrade Is You [Minimal Mac]