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A Guide to Sketchnoting on iPad, a Few of our Favorite Keyboards, and More

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A Guide to Sketchnoting on iPad (using GoodNotes) »

A Guide to Sketchnoting on iPad (using GoodNotes)

Sketchnoting is a powerful way to take visual notes that help you retain more of the information you hear. But if you’re like me, you might have thought to yourself, “there’s no way I can create something like that.” I understand — sketchnoting can be pretty intimidating when you’re just getting started.

A Few of Our Favorite Keyboards »

A Few of Our Favorite Keyboards

We polled the entire Sweet Setup team to find out which keyboards we all love and use on a daily basis. Each and every one of us uses a keyboard for a large portion of our daily work, and with the number of key actuations taking place, it’s no wonder each of us has our own special keyboard (or several).

From iPad keyboards to Microsoft keyboards bending to fit a Mac to mechanical keyboards with nothing more than the necessary QWERTY keys, you’re bound to find a great writing/mathematical/development/email-specializing keyboard in this bunch.

Ulysses 17 Debuts Keyword Manager on iOS, Improved Fullscreen Mode for iPad, and More Export Formats »

Ulysses 17 Debuts Keyword Manager on iOS, Improved Fullscreen Mode for iPad, and More Export Formats

Ulysses is one of the most feature-consistent apps across iPhone, iPad, and the Mac — if you can do it on the Mac, you’re almost surely able to do it on the iPhone and iPad.

That “almost” gets even smaller with the debut of Ulysses 17. With the latest update from The Soulmen, you can now manage your keywords on iOS just like you can on the Mac. The update also provides new exporting styles for very specific uses and Ulysses on the iPad now has an updated, distraction-free fullscreen mode for hitting your most extreme levels of focus when you’re writing.

Apps We Love: Moodnotes »

There are many different ways to journal. Day One (our personal favorite) gives you the ability to record your favorite moments using text, audio, images, and video. Jour gives you prompts and step-by-step guidance to help new journalers establish a journaling habit. Another one of our favorites is Moodnotes, a simple iOS app that helps you track and understand your emotional state.

Get Started with Mail Rules on Your Mac »

macOS Mail has built-in rules and filters that you can use to manage all of your accounts. These run whenever your Mac is awake and connected to the internet and allow you to do anything from set the background color of emails in the list to executing AppleScript!

Audioengine A2+ Wireless Computer Speakers »

Released earlier this year, Audioengine’s [A2+ Wireless Computer Speakers][1] are a high-quality mini music system for your desktop, bookshelf, or other small space. The two speakers put out a lot of sound for their compact size, which comes as no surprise since they share the same bones as their predecessors, the wired A2+, except now with easy Bluetooth connectivity for all your devices.

How to Make Fancy Screenshots with Picsew »

You’ve probably seen screenshots all over the web with an iPad or iPhone frame around them, and you may even have a Shortcut that can do that, but there’s a new app in town that can tidy up your screenshots for you, and it’s called Picsew.

Wait. There’s a Bonus….

Custom Productivity Templates for Your iPad

If you want to use custom productivity templates on your iPad, we’ve put together a free, walkthrough guide along with two of our in-house templates that can help you get started.

We’ll show you…

  • How to create and save custom page templates.
  • How to use those page templates to transform GoodNotes into your own productivity notebook (or any other type of notebook replacement).

Plus, we also have included two of our custom productivity templates for you to get started with.

This guide is available for FREE to our email subscriber community. And you can get it right now.

By joining the Sweet Setup community you’ll also get access to our other guides, early previews to big new reviews and workflow articles we are working on, weekly roundups of our best content, and more.

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