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GoodNotes 5 Universal Purchase Option, a Webinar on Productivity, Our Quarantine Desks, and More

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GoodNotes 5 Now a Universal Purchase for Mac, iPad, and iPhone »

GoodNotes 5 Now a Universal Purchase for Mac, iPad, and iPhone

Perhaps caught in the weeds of worldwide news, Apple began offering universal purchases for Mac, iPad, and iPhone apps back on March 23. We haven’t seen too many apps jump aboard the new pricing structure just yet, but one of our favorites is making the conversion this week.

GoodNotes 5 is now a universal purchase for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Formerly, you could purchase the universal iPad and iPhone app and purchase the accompanying Mac app for $7.99 on the Mac App Store. Now, the previously paid Mac app will be discontinued and the universal iOS app will have an additional Mac app available for download.

Why Matt Ragland Starts Every Project by Planning on Paper »

Why Matt Ragland Starts Every Project by Planning on Paper

In this Mindfulness Monday post, YouTuber Matt Ragland shares about the boundaries he’s established to maintain intentionality with his tech, his bullet journaling practice, and why he starts every project using analog tools.

Matt Ragland makes productivity and journaling videos on YouTube and is the Director of Creator Success at Podia — a platform for creators to sell their courses and content without worrying about the tech.

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Productivity: Back to the Basics (Webinar Video) »

If you ever find yourself in a back alley about to be attacked by some bad guys, trust me… that is not the time to try your spinning backflip kick. When things are crazy — the most effective and sustainable approach is with the simple basics.

That’s why, when it comes to being productive, the basics matter a lot. When things get difficult and out of control, we resort to what is most simple and easy in the moment.
We resort to what we can do without having to think about too much.

The video webinar (embedded above) was recently hosted live for the TSS community. In it, we cover a few basic productivity misconceptions as well as a handful of quick wins and workflow ideas that you can use right now!

The Desks of The Sweet Setup »

The Desks of The Sweet Setup

One of my favorite work-from-home posts over the last few weeks came from the folks at Basecamp. CEO Jason Fried posted a message asking for a photo from each of the employees to compile a long thread of sublime, messy, ergonomic, uncomfortable, and throw-it-together work-from-home setups.

There’s something so personal about peering into everyone’s work-from-home life. Not that you can directly tell what the person’s position is based on how they setup their workspace, but the little personality touches really drive home each individual.

So here’s Blanc Media’s work-from-home setups, complete with a list of the main items in each setup. If you’re anything like us, you’re sure to be curious about a few of the coffee cups gracing these tables.

Shopping Quickly with Drafts »

As much as I do enjoy shopping, I’ve never wanted to spend hours aimlessly wandering around the supermarket. Over the years, I’ve honed my skills and automations to enable me to get organized beforehand so I can get in and out of the store as quickly as possible!

MindNode gets an update with new export Shortcut, new node options »

MindNode (our pick for the best mind mapping app) received an update to version 7.1 this week. It’s a small update that adds a couple of new node customization options and one important Shortcuts action for exporting tasks into your task manager. Read on to see what else is new!