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The best third-party camera app for iPhone, a reader’s setup, and more

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The best third-party camera app for iPhone »

We updated our review of the best note-taking app for iOS

We’ve tested about a dozen highly-rated third-party camera apps we’ve found in the App Store that have come recommended by photographers and enthusiasts alike, and we think the best option for most people is Halide. It was a tough call, but it delivers a great balance of all of the features you want in a third-party camera app.

Nathan Snelgrove’s Mac and iOS setup »

Nathan Snelgrove's Mac and iOS setup

Nathan Snelgrove is a freelance designer and front-end developer, a recovering pro photographer, and a hobbyist guitarist.

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New Time Management Course Now Available »

Over on our sister site, we have been hard at work on a huge update to our popular class on time management. And the time has come…

The new class is available now.

There is a complete table of contents below, but some of the main themes addressed within the class include:

  • How to get breathing room in your day.
  • How to survive in a meeting-loving, urgency-centric office culture.
  • How to create a time management system that works.
  • How managing your time can empower a spontaneous and open schedule.
  • The importance of valuing relationships over efficiency.
  • Using your time to do work that matters and build your business, side project, etc.
  • And so much more…

The class consists of 33 video lessons which add up to more 4.5 hours worth of video content.

Our first look at Shortcuts on iOS »

When Shortcuts was announced at WWDC, I became incredibly excited. Apple bought Workflow back in March 2017 and I was a little concerned about the future of the app. Workflow was created by a small team to enable automation on iOS β€” and Shortcuts has taken all of that, and added more. Much more.

For any developers who have applied to test the Shortcuts beta, it’s still in its earliest days. It’s important to keep in mind the reality of an early beta. In short, things will change!


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How to configure a Nest thermostat to operate on a schedule »

My favorite feature of the Nest thermostat combined with the external temperature sensor is how you can schedule the thermostat based on the external sensor. During the day, I’m not as concerned with the disparity between the main unit and my boys’ bedroom. It’s only at night that I want the bedroom to be the priority, and since their bedroom is at the end of the HVAC run, it experiences the most extreme temperature disparities. During extreme weather, there can be as much as a 2-3 degree difference between the main unit and the external sensor. I was worried before I bought it that it would be an either/or situation, but Nest has this figured out.

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