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The Missing Workflow in iA Writer 3

Oct 12, 2015

The major upgrade of iA Writer 3 took me by surprise. Original iA Writer customers will find the upgrade wonderful, but Writer Pro customers will miss a workflow.

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Back in 2014

Jan 10, 2015

Strive to help people. That’s the mantra I’ve been holding as I write for this site every week starting 2014. This personal space of mine has grown from serving 100 readers into 400 readers a day. I want to deliver more value in 2015, and I would like to share a few choices that have helped me to push through 2014 with a satisfying result.

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Hocus Focus

Jan 01, 2015

I’m a fan of Houdini, a free utility that hides away inactive windows in the background, so you stay focused. Here is a great news. Houdini has been renamed into Hocus Focus, now supporting OS X Yosemite, with a new feature to support multiple profiles.

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Evernote Workflows

Dec 23, 2014

Evernote remembers everything. Workflow automates most of the things. When you combine these two apps together, you have a wonderful setup that can create a note with a few taps. The Workflow series is incomplete if I don’t share these workflows I built as an avid Evernote user.

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Workflow Tips for Beginners

Dec 17, 2014

I’ve been tinkering with Workflow for the past few days to see how many tasks I can automate with it. Surprisingly only a few workflows I’ve created manage to stay in the setup. Since I’m also new to Workflow, I believe the problems I had while using this app can be a valuable lesson for those who are new to Workflow.

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Inside Evernote Histories Notebook

Dec 12, 2014

It’s been a year since I started recording my online activities into Evernote. The “Histories” notebook shows 2651 notes saved — 220 notes a month, 7 notes a day. Here is what it looks like inside this notebook.

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Measure Writing Effort with Word Counter

Dec 04, 2014

Sometimes I write a lot. Sometimes I write little. Sometimes I let the emotion steers the wheel of mind and don’t write at all. Word Counter is the loupe I use to identify who is the captain of the course: emotion or me.

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Deliberate Distraction

Nov 29, 2014

I’ve unsubscribed from ten newsletters today. Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to free ourselves from the endless consumer behavior we’ve been indulging for the last decade. We’ve been shaped to become consumers since we were kids. The result we face is the endless amount of emails that arrives in the form of notifications.

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5 Tips for 1Password Pro Users

Nov 26, 2014

What makes you a Pro? If you’ve bought 1Password for Mac or 1Password for iOS Pro features, then you’re a Pro! I’d like to show you few more tips to bring the best out of 1Password Pro features — from organizing smart folders to securing your backup codes.

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TunnelBear Mauls Away Internet Censorship

Nov 21, 2014

If you’re living in a country where Internet censorship is a rule, you should consider investing in VPN so you can gain back the freedom to access information online. I’ve been searching for the best VPN services for Mac and iOS devices this past few months, and my recommendation is TunnelBear.

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