When using Things for iPhone v2.6.3, you can’t add multiple to-dos in rapid succession by pressing Enter after each to-do. This action is a fantastic workaround.
Feature idea for Cultured Code: Copy Drafts’ implementation of their New Draft button (tap and hold) to the New To-Do button. i.e. Add multiple to-dos:
- Without tags to keep it simple.
- Within a list, area, or project.
- Within a new project.
Please and thank you. :P
Binaural works well.
Binaural beats can help you relax, meditate, sleep, or even concentrate.
Binaural is the simplest, easiest to use binaural beats generator. Just pick a frequency, hit play, and it’ll do the rest.
I took a short break before a final hour of work this afternoon. Selecting an alpha frequency and medium rain setting, I placed headphones on my ears, sat in our comfortable bamboo rattan chair (which can lean back and rock a bit), and passed out within a few moments for fifteen minutes.1 After the noise stopped, I woke up and felt refreshed. Incredible, and free. Give it a try.
Aside: I wrote this post a few months ago.
- I used the built–in timer in the Clock app. For the option When Timer Ends, choose “Stop Playing”. Binaural also has a timer if you buy the IAP for $2.99. I wrote this before the feature was added on November 12, 2014. ↩
I’m sipping three shots of coffee from my AeroPress this morning. I have a hunch it’ll be necessary.
I’ve enabled the unread count badge for Instapaper on my iPhone because I do my best to zero out my “queues”.
My current count is 201 unread items. Slowly, but surely, I whittle away. End of March, perhaps. :)
As any barista will tell you, switching coffee shops isn’t hard. The job really only involves somewhere between six and eight discrete physical motions.
Learning a new job is simply a matter of reorienting your muscle memory to recognize a different set of tools […] Professional development is really about figuring out how to perform these six-to-eight movements at an ever-increasing pace, perhaps with some degree of style.
While the “six-to-eight movements” portion isn’t relevant everywhere, these highlights are great to remember when you’re starting with anything: photography, productivity, WordPress, or even card magic. :)
Beautiful nuances in your methods will emerge throughout your progress. Build your speed slowly, and the rest—including speed and flourishes—will follow.