Tim Cook

01.04.2015 02:00

Tim Cook:

Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. Regardless of what the law might allow in Indiana or Arkansas, we will never tolerate discrimination.


Drafts Gets Friendly with Workflow — MacSparky

30.03.2015 02:00

David Sparks:

A few weeks ago, Agile Tortoise released Drafts 4.1.2. My favourite new feature is the “Run Workflow” action.[…]

This makes both of them more interesting. It is cool to see two apps as innovative as this to play together.


My lefty spiral bound notebook hack.

30.03.2015 02:00

I think spiral bound notebooks are the best, because they make it comfortable to write in a notebook, no matter if you are on the first or the last page.

But, there is a problem, I’m a lefty, and that damn spiral is always in the way.

My problem to this have always been to flip the book over, and to start from the back.

It is a great way get a “lefty notebook”.

It is kind of weird, when I think of it, that there isn’t left handed notebooks.

Every lefty out there should try it!


Use it!

30.03.2015 02:00

I don’t use a case on my iPhone, and I have never used one for more than a few weeks. I have one for my iPad, but thats more of a practical reason, than keeping it from getting scratched up.

I have my pens in the same jeans pocket as my keys are. My Field Notes live in my back pocket. And my large notebooks are just lose in my backpack.

Everything I own have dints and or scratches. My phone, iPad, Macbook Air, SLR, Pens, and you can see that I have used all of it.

You should use your stuff, without thinking about preserving them in “perfect” condition, because you can’t.

Which bring me to my point here. You have two kinds of well designed products. The stuff that looks the best straight out of the box. And the stuff like Field Notes or a Fender Guitar the more you use and wear it down the cooler it looks

Use it! Make it yours!


Analog Writing Tools — Tools and Toys

29.03.2015 01:00

A great post from Tools and Toys about analoge writing tools. I use a lot of the stuff here.


Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

29.03.2015 01:00

Gruber joints the authors of Becoming Steve Jobs at the SoHo Apple Store. A great listen.



29.03.2015 01:00

The only review of Fantastical 2 for OS X you need to read.

I love the new version, but I don’t think I’ll buy it, since I don’t use electronic calendars any more. But it is the perfect app if you are using them.


Our favorite OS X launcher – The Sweet Setup

29.03.2015 01:00

The Sweet Setup, Joe Caiati:

We wouldn’t consider the OS X app launcher space a crowded one, but there are enough options out there that could make oneself think twice about clicking the download button. After numerous keystrokes and much reflective deliberation, we think that Alfred is the favorite launcher for Mac OS X.

I love Alfred, and I have used it since I downloaded it when it came to the Mac App Store, and I have used it every day since then.


Listen to podcasts at whatever speed you want – Marco.org

18.02.2015 01:00


I’m a purist for a lot of things. As I’m writing this, I’m drinking Kenya AA coffee, black (of course), that I roasted myself a few days ago. And I’m listening to music — a full album, in order — on what I can confidently say are the best headphones in the world.

But if everyone had to drink coffee black, there would be far fewer coffee drinkers, and the business would dramatically shrink. I also wouldn’t expect much success in the music business if I spent a lot of time pleading with people to please stop listening to shuffled, streamed singles on earbuds and Beats because that’s “not what the artists intended”.

Some people like it the right way, while others want it their way. I prefer listening to podcast as fast as possible, with smart speed enabled. While other want it the “right” way.

I have come to the point in my life where I don’t give a fuck. Do it your way, just find something you are a purist about; but remember, it is like religion or a penis, it’s okay to have it, just don’t show it in someones face.


Pilot Vanishing Point – The Newsprint

18.02.2015 01:00

A great post, about a great pen. I didn’t go for it when I got my really nice fountain pen. I went for the Lamy 2000. There are many reasons for it

  • I’m a lefty, and the clip really annoyed me when I tried a Vanishing Point.

  • I prefer Lamy pens.

  • I think the Lamy 2000 looks cooler

  • I prefer piston fillers.

There are many different questions you need to ask youself before getting a expensive pen, like this one, or a Lamy 2000. And you need to try this one in person before buying it, because of the clip placement.

It’s a good pen, a lot of people love it, I don’t.