Using Drafts, Reminders, and Slackbot as a task management system.

I know, this sounds like a fever dream. Stay with me. I promise it’s headed somewhere. Over the summer, I made the decision to split my work and personal tasks between two separate systems for a lot of reasons. It’s stuck, and I’m really happy with that decision. I also decided that in terms of … Continue reading “Using Drafts, Reminders, and Slackbot as a task management system.”

Auto-posting to WordPress (and archiving in Dropbox) with Drafts.

Last week at WWDC, I was lucky enough to spend some time with my friend Manton Reece talking about writing. He shared with me that he had a great little setup for posting short content to his WordPress site using IFTTT’s Do Note app and a plugin. He uses a customized version of the “status” … Continue reading “Auto-posting to WordPress (and archiving in Dropbox) with Drafts.”

Using Drafts as an Alfred replacement on iOS.

Lately I’ve enjoyed working from my iOS devices more than ever, due in large part to the great changes in iOS 8. But every day, I still do a great deal of work from the Mac as well for reasons of control and speed. I use Alfred for a ton of functionality, for everything from … Continue reading “Using Drafts as an Alfred replacement on iOS.”

Summer explorations, part two: The serpentine path of satisfaction.

Part one of this series is here. As I said in the last post, splitting task data was something I’d not done before, and it became a very interesting scenario. I toyed with the idea back in July, but it was purely a theoretical thing, a thought technology and not much more. It didn’t stick … Continue reading “Summer explorations, part two: The serpentine path of satisfaction.”

Summer explorations, part one: A feeling of relative control.

Summer traditionally seems to be a great time to muck around with my systems and workflows. Lots of people are away, so the office gets these nice little lulls where I can sit quietly for bits of time and ruminate. We’re on the cusp of a new iOS release–and new hardware–but nothing is happening quite … Continue reading “Summer explorations, part one: A feeling of relative control.”