Apple User? You Already Have (Almost) Everything You Need.
To-do apps are plentiful. Given that there are so many around, why has it been so difficult to find one that meets my needs?
After years spent trying most of them, I’m finally beginning to figure it out. For the first time, I now have software and a system in place that allows me to stay organised and on top of my priorities. Better still, it costs me almost nothing.
Every so often, a piece of software comes along that is so helpful it changes how I do my digital work. This doesn’t happen regularly, and this makes ‘Drafts’ remarkable.
Ideas come first for most of us. We think of something, and then we immediately think about the best way to capture it. The best way to capture it depends on what we plan to do with it, and so the options are many.
We immediately find ourselves in a situation where several decisions need making before we can get any further. Which detracts from the important thing, that idea you had a moment ago.
This is where Drafts comes in.
I’m staying in my car. You should too.
Working from home has drawbacks. Many of us prefer not to return to traditional office spaces either. Electric vehicles may be part of the solution because they make great places to work. Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time in mine, and it’s turned out to be the best office I’ve ever had.
Trying to find the right productivity apps to use gets a lot easier if you give up the illusion that there is something out there that will do everything you want it to do perfectly.
Apps that are outstanding in some ways will almost always have issues that bug you. The trick is to see if you can live with the limitations and incorporate those killer features into your workflow.
Email is the OG. Being able to send a message to someone on the other side of the planet for free and within a few minutes was truly mind-blowing back in the eighties. It’s still pretty amazing now when you think about it.
More impressive still is that it hasn’t really changed at all in the past forty odd years. The fundamentals have remained more or less the same. It has endured. The fact that it has been pretty much universally adopted tells you all you need to know.
Are you struggling to get motivated?
For me, the feeling of being unmotivated is easier to understand if it’s reframed into something like ‘I’m struggling to force myself to do something that I don’t want to do’. Now it makes sense.
I have spent countless hours foraging through an endless stream of articles from those who have cracked the code and found a way to unlock super-human levels of productivity and focus. Sound familiar?