Category: Productivity

Coding Rails app with iPad and Cloud9

Almost there. I used iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard yesterday to scaffold a rails application with cloud9 web IDE. Almost there to make C9 fully…

Working on iPad is more focus

Using iPad is more focus than using macOS, thanks to the nature of app-based environment vs. window-based environment. Moreover, Mac has so many background processes…

2017 software for my productivity day

Software that supports my productivity day: Google Keep to save all my fragmented ideas and inputs. Dropbox to store files based on life roles and…

Introducing Log.md—A logger for everything flash in your mind

Yesterday I built a tool to log my every day’s thoughts down. It is called log.md. By using this tool. I can quickly jot down my…

Writing in iPad is more focus

I feel more focus when writing in iPad. There are so many distractions when using MacBook to write. I’m getting the section 3 script of my 2nd edition of…

“Area of Concern”—My reference when creating todo list

When I’m making todo list items, I always go back to the following essay from Ryan Singer to remind me the areas of concern. Link: Managing Product…

My flow to record video explanation solely on iPhone

I’m doing an experiment to see if I can create some of my video tutorials by using solely iPhone. 1. First, I prepare the slides in…

I’m using Basecamp for almost everything

I really stick to Basecamp 3. I’m now using it for almost everything, including coding projects, design projects, promotionals, book writings, daily office works, inspirations…

My experience on Pomodoro technique

Link: The simple technique to fit a 40-hour workweek into 16.7 hours That’s 25 minutes of steady, focused work on one task. No multitasking. No emails. No phone…

Minimal Homescreen

I posted my home screen last year. Here is my latest one. 2 folders and 2 often used apps on dock. Nothing more. If there are too…

Saying No

This week, the page Product strategy means saying No from Intercom is popular. Saying no is hard, but a great product manager isn’t afraid to make tough decisions to…

Say — Text-to-Speech Command in OSX

The text-to-speech function in Mac OSX works in command line too. A simple say command with a string provided: $ say “Thank you for calling…

Make inline text bold and italic in Paper app

It’s so easy to forget that we can mark inline text as bold, italic and even strikethrough by using the iOS styles when selecting the…

I draw sketch in Paper horizontally

It’s more nature for me to draw in Paper app in horizontal orientation. My left hand holds the phone. My left thumb chooses between tools.…

Single Task

Link: I’m Returning to Single-Tasking I’ve been a fan of Leo Babauta. I gave out his book to my friends as Christmas gifts. I just realise that I…

Have a well defined done state

Productivity is not about doing things faster. It’s about thinking and planning better. If things are well planned, it won’t take much time to complete…

Restore deleted documents from iCloud Drive

Link: Quick Tip: Restore deleted documents from iCloud Drive To restore files, sign into your iCloud account through the browser, and go to Settings → Data & Security.…

The role of Paper ideas and Apple Notes

Paper is for sticky notes. It’s the idea that I don’t know how it forms and improves. I can freely draw and type my ideas. And…

Focus means saying no to phenomenal ideas

From MacRumors: Jonathan Ive also shared details on Steve Jobs, saying that Jobs was “the most remarkably focused person” he’d ever met in his life. “You…

Do you really need so many apps?

I have only 1 page of apps in my iPhone. All my daily apps are accessible via the only home screen. I don’t use too…

Get focus tips—Unplug the A/C Power

I’m using a technique to boost my efficiency within 2 hours to get things done. The method is to unplug the A/C power of my…