Choosing Reminders over Things

It’s been about 2 weeks now since I made the transition to Reminders after being a Things user for most of the year. I liked Things, it has a nice UI and plenty of features to boot, however I’ve been finding that the more features something has the less I find it functional for my use case. Sometimes less really is more and that’s why ultimately I switched to Apple’s Reminders. I’ve mentioned several times on here that I like to use Apple’s native apps where possible and I’m...

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Moving Back to Strava

I’ve tried a lot of running apps, some I’ve liked, some I’ve hated. I really liked the Nike Run Club one for a while and used it for well over 6 months. Unfortunately though there are some features that stopped working and it just became buggy and annoying. Yes, it’s totally free and it offers you a lot with that in mind, but if something doesn’t do what you want then then free or not, it’s not worth it. Strava has had a bit of flack recently for most of it’s features...

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First Impressions of iOS 14

This week I finally installed the iOS 14 public beta onto my iPhone XR. I was a bit concerned after hearing about some pretty annoying bugs that people were experiencing but wanted to give it a go. It took way less time to install than I thought it would, although the settings app did crash twice when asking for my passcode but once it was installed it was fine. I actually didn’t really notice any major issues (other than the storage issue of course) with regards to apps crashing or...

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I Like Apple Mail?

I see a lot of articles about why people don’t like the native Apple Mail app and what app they prefer to use instead. Now of course, apps are totally personal preference. The reason I use Things as my task manager of choice might be the exact same reason you dont use it. The same goes for mail apps, there are certain apps that offer features that people just fall in love with and no longer want to be without. A few years ago there was a mail app that I loved, I can’t even remember...

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What I’m Most Excited for in iOS 14

In case you missed it, Apple’s WWDC Keynote came out on Monday and they announced a lot of great new features in the upcoming iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7 and macOS Big Sur. Of course they announced a bunch of cool stuff on top of this and it goes without saying I’m looking forward to it all but today I want to specifically cover the features I’m most excited for in iOS 14. Home Screen Widgets Sure widgets already exist within iOS but not like this. With iOS 14 you’ll be able to...

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3 of My Most Used Shortcuts

If you don’t know what that Shortcuts app on your iPhone or iPad is then boy have you been missing out. Shortcuts (previously Workflow) is basically an app full of, you guessed it, shortcuts to functions your iPhone/iPad can complete. There is a gallery full of pre-made shortcuts to choose from, simply have a scroll through and add one that sounds useful to you. For example there are shortcuts such as Reading Mode which when used will turn on Do Not Disturb, enable Dark Mode, open your...

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3 Apps I Use Everyday

There are some apps that you use everyday without fail. Whether it’s the standard set of apps that came with your phone or a bunch of apps you downloaded that you rely on each day, we’re all on our phones a lot and we’re not just starting at our home screens. At least not all of the time. These are the five apps I use everyday (or thereabouts, I’m only human after all). Things 3 Things 3 is my task manager of choice and I check it every single morning and it’s usually the first thing...

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New Apps to Me | March

I’m back with another post that kicks off a new monthly series (on months where I discover new apps at least!). If you missed my iPad & iPhone Games post last week then you can check it out here. That post was the first in a monthly series I’m planning on doing covering the different games I’m playing month on month. I really like posts like this because not only do they give me a chance to share what I’m currently using but they’re also a way to document when I started using a...

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My 3 Favourite iPad Apps | February

Drafts – I’m actually using this app right now to write this blog post. Drafts is a great note-taking app that is available on the iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. It allows you to take notes really quickly and categorise them as well as add tags to make them searchable. Another aspect of this app that I love is that you can use your voice to add a note and it will transcribe your recording for you, great if you have an idea you need to get down but can’t type it for whatever...

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