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The Best Journaling App for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

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The Best Evernote Replacement App for Long-Term Research

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Keep It is a powerful and feature-rich research app that offers feature parity between both iOS and macOS platforms.
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Things is a well-designed task manager that is very powerful while also being delightful and easy to use.
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A calendar app with delightful design, superior natural language text entry, and support for iCloud reminders.
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The Best App for Editing Photos on the iPad

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For photographers on the general photography journey — from smartphone photography through to point-and-shoot, mirrorless, and DSLR photography — Adobe Lightroom for iPad is likely to be the last photo editing app you ever need.


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How I Use Notion AI Q&A Each Day

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Steal This Notion Workflow 🔄

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Quick Tip: How to use sub-tasks in Notion

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Let’s build your Notion setup together (New TSS Workshop)

It’s no secret that Notion is one of my favorite tools for managing ideas and notes. It’s also no secret that figuring out your own ideal Notion setup is… kind of a lot. You can spend so much time working ON your Notion workflows, that you end up never creating and working IN Notion. It’s […] »

How To Create A Productivity Dashboard in Notion

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How To Create A Writing Habit Inside of Notion

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Plotter, Sunsama, and Notion: A Simple Hybrid Productivity System

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How to use Notion for Personal Knowledge Management

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Notion Quick Capture Hacks

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Managing My Life in Notion

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How to Use Notion as Your Public Wishlist

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How I Use Notion to Make My Clients Happy

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Should I Move from Evernote to Notion?

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Notion Habit Tracker: The ultimate guide and template for 2024

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An Interview on Using Notion as a Time and Task Management System

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How We Use Notion

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Your opinion: Notion

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Josh’s Must-Have Productivity Apps

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Richard Seidl’s Mac and iOS Setup

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Introducing: Ideas-to-Action 💡

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A Roundup of Habit and Routine Tracking Methods & Tools

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Apps We’re Trying: Matter

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Asier G. Morato’s Mac and iOS Setup

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A First Look at Heptabase, a PKM App for Research and Learning

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Chloe’s Must-Have Productivity Apps

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How to Startup and Shutdown Your Day with Sunsama

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First Look: Arc Browser

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How to Create Text Snippets in Alfred

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Launching Multiple Apps at Once with Bunch

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A Beginner’s Guide to Craft: Documents, Pages, and Blocks

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New Course: To Obsidian and Beyond

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Combat Burnout with a Productivity Journal

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Using Craft Notes for Study and Preserving Long-Term Knowledge

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Why Matt Ragland Starts Every Project by Planning on Paper

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Alex Tai’s Mac and iPhone setup

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The Ultimate Guide to Time Blocking

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How to be Productive with the Apple Reminders App

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Our Favorite Books to Recommend

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We’ve Updated Our PKM Primer

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The Ultimate Guide to Apple Notes

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Introducing Do Not Disturb 🌙

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A Time Blocking Comparison: Sunsama vs. Fantastical

Habits change. Inspiration comes and goes. Workflows spring up and taper off. But for me, time blocking never changes. Time blocking has become fundamental to my work day, ensuring I have chunks of time to complete tasks and ensuring my colleagues know what I’m up to. Time blocking structures my day. Time blocking blocks out extra meetings. Time blocking pushes me forward. »

The Margin Reset: A Complete Guide to Getting Your Time Back

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A Mindfulness Monday Review of the Onyx Boox Tab Ultra

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Introducing Focus Boosters (for TSS Members)

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Raycast for Mac. The Next-generation Alfred?

We love Alfred here at The Sweet Setup. It’s been our go-to app launcher for the Mac for years, and it’s hard to believe, but it’s been 11 full years since Alfred 1.0 hit the scene and took over as the app launcher of choice for nerds like us. »

How to Record Professional Screen Shares with CleanShot X or Loom

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Exploring Canary Mail’s SecureSend and Other Privacy-Focused Features

I’ve been working with Canary Mail over the last few weeks to better secure my email workflow. Canary recently debuted SecureSend, a smart encryption feature that secures your email and attached files. SecureSend also has revocation features, enabling you to revoke access to an email or attached files after a certain amount of time, or if the email security has been breached. »

Some First Impressions of Apple’s Studio Display

The Studio Display is one of the most giddy-worthy Apple products I’ve played with in a long time. Its design is impeccable, speakers deep and thorough, display bright and crisp, I/O usable and manageable. »

An Early Look at Matter on the Web

Matter is a relatively new read-it-later service that's been getting a good amount of attention, including several features here on The Sweet Setup. It may be simplifying history a bit, but the very broad strokes version of this market is that Instapaper popularized it, Pocket took it really mainstream, and Matter wants to do right by those of us who loved Instapaper but never really clicked with Pocket. »

GoodNotes is Now Free to Try

GoodNotes recently updated its pricing structure to allow new users to get a better grasp of the app before fully committing to the $8 purchase price. Now, you can create your first 3 notebooks inside GoodNotes for free. »

My Workout Videos

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“Next Year, I will not….?”

I love asking myself, and others, this question: As you begin looking toward the next year, have you considered what you are NOT going to do? »

A Complete Ulysses Writing Workflow

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One Month with iPad mini

When it was announced during the September iPhone event, I immediately thought that the sixth-generation iPad mini was the star of the show. New iPhones are cool and all, but this iPad mini seemed like it was tailor-made for how I was (and wasn't) using my iPad Pro. I ordered one before the end of the event, and having used it for a month now, I have to say this is by far the most fun I've ever had with an iPad. »

A Beginner’s Guide to Craft: Linking

Blocks are the very core of Craft. They provide countless ways to format, structure, and build out your documents. They can take numerous forms, from text, audio, video, PDFs, sketches — there is very little Craft can’t handle thanks to its block-based system. »

A Look at Big Widgets and Focused Home Screens in iPadOS 15

With big displays come big widgets in iPadOS 15. Though we had a glimpse of the “larger” widgets with iOS 14’s News widget (sort of), the larger horizontal widgets in iPadOS 15 mostly came out of left field. iPadOS 15 widgets are even larger than the vertical News widget in iOS 14, taking up three columns in the app spring board and displaying content in bold new ways. Apple touted these extra large widgets as being great for media apps like Music, TV, and Photos, where the media inside the app can shine brightly. »

Bart Kesner’s Mac and iOS Setup

My name is Bart Kesner and I'm currently responsible for IT transformation efforts for a global engineering/consulting firm in the Kansas City area. This entails partnering with internal and external resources to analyze the delivery and use of products and services to enhance overall effectiveness, and lead teams to resolve any identified issues. Prior to that, I ran the Customer Experience program for a global manufacturing firm. »

Capturing Ideas on the Apple Watch with Drafts

The productivity space has been going through a bit of a revitalization recently, and maybe surprisingly, it’s note-taking apps that are causing the bulk of this excitement. Solutions are sprouting all over the place lately, with things like Roam Research, Notion, Obsidian, Bear, Craft, RemNote, Drafts, and oh yeah, Evernote, occupying a considerable amount of […] »

How to Use the iPad for Study and Deep Learning

It’s my education experience that has led me to believe the iPad is the world’s greatest learning tool. Ever. In the history of humanity. The iPad is humankind’s greatest educational achievement. »

Mike’s iOS 14 Widgety Home Screen

iOS 14 introduced Widgets to the iPhone, which has allowed for some very creative home screens to be created to suit an individual’s preferences and personality. Here’s a look at my current iOS 14 Widgety Home Screen, and the thought process that went into designing it. Remember Why You Came I don’t know about you, […] »

We’ve Updated Our Review of the Best Getting Things Done App

The last major update to our review of the best GTD app for Mac, iPhone, and iPad came in 2017, when Things 3 was still quite new and when many of the best GTD apps were in the midst of redesigns and major changes. Here we are, at the end of 2020, and though everything […] »

A Close Look at TickTick

Like many of you, I’ve been in and out of many task management systems over the years. I’ve used and loved all of the major players for macOS and iOS at different times as my needs have changed. But no task management system is ever perfect, which leads me to regularly try new things. »

A Thorough Beginner’s Guide to Roam Research

Roam Research is a new note-taking tool that's re-imagining the way that we capture information, and it takes many of its cues from the pre-internet era. Doing away with the traditional file and folder structure that most note-taking tools have stuck with since the dawn of the PC, Roam has more in common with Wikipedia than it does with a traditional notes app. »

The Ultimate Guide to Collaborative Writing in Ulysses

In this guide, we’ll show you how to get Ulysses set up for collaboration with others using a version control system known as Git, as well as a companion app for working with Git on iOS/iPadOS called Working Copy. »

Magic Keyboard: Turning the iPad Into Something New

Our accounting office is right next to a Telus store full of Android and Windows fanatics. I haven’t been able to get any person in the store to even consider an iPhone or Mac for themselves, let alone convince them the iPad is a great business device. The Magic Keyboard is the first accessory that […] »

Shawn Blanc’s iPad Blogging Workflow

A detailed look at how Shawn Blanc captures ideas and links and what the process looks like for moving those from the starting line of an idea to the finished product of a published article. »

Things releases version 3.5

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Edwin Leong’s Mac and iOS setup

Edwin Leong is a Senior Compliance Analyst with the British Columbia Securities Commission in Vancouver, and also a photographer. »

Nadeem Vaidya’s Mac and iOS setup

Nadeem Vaidya practices medicine as an ophthalmologist specializing in surgeries of the retina and vitreous, and operates his own practice in Irvine, California. »

Accessibility Features on iOS

At its core, accessibility is about access — hence, iOS's accessibility options are tools with which users, regardless of physical or cognitive ability, are better able to access their devices. »