Something incredibly cool about Apple Card… I was out with my kids getting ice cream. I gave the waitress my Apple Card to pay the bill … I got a push notification for the transaction on my phone before she even came back to the table.

I still don’t love using Todoist. Though it’s most convenient on my work pc :/ OmniFocus is just meh on the web so far. Wish things had a web app too. Still paying for OF web and I keep swapping around. So frustrating!

I’m still so torn with task management. The real issue is when I’m at work. Todoist is so much better on the web, but OF is so much better as iOS goes. And I know the @omni grouo always supports new iOS technologies. Typically on day one. The web app can’t improve fast enough. Currently paying for all of this 🤑

First soccer camp…

It was a 4 day sort of skills starter camp. He starts in the rec league in a few weeks. He’s excited!

Just finished watching Basketball or nothing on Netflix. No, I didn’t tear up, nope, not me.

One of my oldest mugs. I’m not giving up on you yet.

Impressed some executives at work recently with Todoist. After a meeting which I have to run, I record action items/owner and then resolution using Todoist. I basically did “print with comments” and took a screen grab. People were like, “how did you do that? What program is that? That was cool.”

Didn’t get the job

Instead I am changing teams to work under someone else to get a different perspective. My new boss will be going out for surgery for 6-8 weeks and I’ll be acting manager while he’s gone. Another slot will open soon, hopefully I get the next one.

Interviewing for a manager position tomorrow. Wish me luck!

So weird. I think I actually caused Apple to improve something. Two days after complaining to Apple I checked again and it’s seems to be completely fixed. Not sure how I was the only one with this problem though?

Apple TV Channels

Has anyone signed up for HBO via Apple TV channels on Apple TV? Try browsing for some shows. Maybe try to find Sopranos, for instance. You can’t find it. you can search for it via Siri, but it is not available to browse. This is so weird and such a bad experience. I talked to apple support who told me to download the HBO Now app. I explained to them this WON’T work, but did it anyway. They told me to restore purchases, but that of course didn’t work. You can’t since up Apple TV channels and the separate HBO Now/Go apps. So after talking to a senior advisor, the support rep told me that this is just how it works now. They are still “building it out” and I could cancel my subscription via Apple TV channels, and sign up via HBO Now in order to use the app and get the full HBO browsing experience. The bizarre thing is that you can see all the shows via the app on iPhone/iPad. this is really a bad user experience and something I haven’t seen anyone else discuss.

If @Evernote finally fixes all their bugs and ships these huge updates, I’d go back from Devonthink

Finally finished Chernobyl

gd my eternal struggle. Many of the Omnifocus features are more than I need… and Todoist on my PC functions better than OF for the web, however, Todoist has not and will not add start dates. For the way my mind works… I really want (need?) start dates. I used them for years when I used OF (probably 2008-2017 is), then with Things 3, and I just think they make too much sense for my workflow. I believe that OF will continue to improve their web experience. OF it is for now. They are also the best iOS citizen of the bunch and have already said they will be working to add the new features of iOS 13/iPad OS.

No Klay 😢. Can the warriors hold on?


I really can’t can’t wait for the supposed improvements to @Evernote. I’ve switched to Devonthink, which is great, but if I’m honest I preferred Evernote’s way of doing things. Maybe I was just used to it after 10 years. I only switched because the app on iOS is so buggy.

Will the updates to reminders in iOS 13 push @culturedcode to add some long awaited features? I’m thinking I might switch.

Apple reminders is adding attachment support in iOS 13. It looks dramatically improved. Your move @culturedcode. There are a lot of things users have been asking for. I could see a lot (more) people moving to the built in solution. Please add some things people have been begging for.

How I’ve been using Omnifocus lately, and Why?

Since Omnifocus added OF for the web, I’ve been considering switching (back) from Things 3. I absolutely love Things 3, but it really helps to be able to access and update my tasks from my work PC.

I kind of have a Things 3 -esque workflow:

OF perspectives

I basically start my day with what is available. Then, I flag items that I want or need to work on today. This essentially creates my “Today” list. Similar to Things 3.

At first I was just deferring items out further that I didn’t get done from my “available” items, but then I realized that when I did that, I was changing the original due/defer relationship that I had created.

This is one thing in Things 3 that I like better. When a repeating task is created, that instance that is next due is seperate from the master, in that you can change the “when” date in Things 3 without changing the original repeating task set up.

Hope this all makes sense. The struggle is real!

Sword fight 🤺


Some Feedback I gave to @omni today:

Just as you are allowed to NOT have a due or defer date, when you do have one of those, I wish you did NOT have to specify a due/defer time. Most of my tasks only have a time included as a result of there not being an option to remove this.

This would be in line (IMHO) with the progressive disclosure introduced with OF 3. The result of having to include a time in my tasks results in artificially interleaving tasks amongst my calendar appointments in the Forecast view. Removing the necessity to include a due/defer time would correct this.

Lots of exciting news coming from @omnigroup.

The ball is in your court @culturedcode. Let’s see what you’ve got planned next.

Attachments? Web app (yeah right)! Some type of saved search or filtering?

Would still love an easy way to have inline photos on a blog post from iOS.

Does your blot blog auto post to microblog?