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Episode 4: Fear

Episode 4: Fear

This week on the Scatterbrain podcast, I talk about fear and doing, talking about productivity, I consider when it’s time to set aside the to-do list and just take the leap.

I also briefly discuss my workflow for writing, and making this podcast, both of which definitely aren’t ideal but work for me.

I also give a mention to my new pet project over at Take An Ad’ Break where in the coming weeks and months you’ll be able to find commentary from me on some of the most awesome and most appalling adverts on television plus coverage of advertising in other mediums.

Samovar Stories Tea with Dean Karnazes: Moorish Mint, Wuyi Oolong
The post I wrote in the rain
Take An Ad’ Break

Apps:

The Hit List
Things
OmniFocus
DropVox
Simplenote

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Listary actually looks to be the closest to what i’ve been looking for for a long while: I really just want to make shopping list’s for books, clothes, software etc. and Listary seems to provide an elegant solution, with most shopping list apps the interfaces are garish, and almost comical - the interface the Listary really look bare-bones and clean. It inspiration obviously comes from the UI of Simplenotes, which it sync’s to as well so you can access lists as plain text from the Simplenote web interface or the app. I didn’t see the benefit myself at first, but that also means it sync’s to Notational Velocity in turn, making it a relatively capable productivity app as well, you can set up an inbox as well as lists for current projects on the go in simple list form, which is awesome since it’s all i’ve ever needed from a to-do app and nothing more.

so many great beta app’s this week. i downloaded justnotes a couple of days ago and i’m loving it so far! the app has built in syncing with simplenote for ios which is really useful when i’m on the go. simplenote and justnotes have replaced the default notes app on the ipod touch. although justnotes is really functional there is definitely still room for improvement, the icon is in my opinion pretty ghastly so ive replaced it with the default ios notes app - one thing about the default app i really like! - also the graphics within the app aren’t exactly great with the cog for the preferences looking a little jagged, however i’m sure as the app moves out of beta these will improve.
the only other issue is that as far as i know you actually have to go into the applications preferences to quit it! another thing which i’m sure will change if enough people moan about it! regardless of the aesthetics of the app the syncing with simplenote has proved really useful while i’ve been using it as well as justnotes supporting hot-keys which has definitely helped my productivity.

so many great beta app’s this week. i downloaded justnotes a couple of days ago and i’m loving it so far! the app has built in syncing with simplenote for ios which is really useful when i’m on the go. simplenote and justnotes have replaced the default notes app on the ipod touch. although justnotes is really functional there is definitely still room for improvement, the icon is in my opinion pretty ghastly so ive replaced it with the default ios notes app - one thing about the default app i really like! - also the graphics within the app aren’t exactly great with the cog for the preferences looking a little jagged, however i’m sure as the app moves out of beta these will improve.

the only other issue is that as far as i know you actually have to go into the applications preferences to quit it! another thing which i’m sure will change if enough people moan about it! regardless of the aesthetics of the app the syncing with simplenote has proved really useful while i’ve been using it as well as justnotes supporting hot-keys which has definitely helped my productivity.