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What we published, and links of note

Here are the things we published this week and last, as well as some great link material. You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter and RSS.

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The best time tracking solution for freelancers »

The best time tracking solution for freelancers

For freelancers, time tracking is a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you want to be paid for your time, but on the other hand, punching a clock is the worst.

Thankfully, modern time tracking tools have made this a lot easier, but there are trade-offs everywhere. Cloud-based solutions give easy reporting and access on all our devices, but come with subscription fees. Dedicated apps may mean missing out out on the ease of access, but often don’t require monthly fees.

After testing several popular apps, pondering the implications of the various business models, and thinking about how my clients interact with with my time tracking, I settled on Toggl as the best overall time tracking system for freelancers.

Zak Winnick’s iOS setup »

Zak Winnick’s iOS setup

Zak Winnick is a technical support analyst and Apple Support Specialist for one of the largest Third-party Logistics companies in the country and also a music and tech blogger/podcaster for his own site.

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How to roll back an iOS device from an iOS 10 beta »

Over the summer, a lot of us like to “test” the iOS betas. This summer is no different. With betas of iOS 10 out currently, it’s always fun to test out the latest and greatest. What’s not fun is regretting it. I tried the iOS 10 beta for a few days, but I realized that I missed the stability of iOS 9. If you find yourself in the same position, here’s how to roll back.

MacStories: Castro 2 review »

Castro 2 was released this week, and the podcast app brought a new and streamlined experience to the market. John Vorhees (MacStories) wrote a detailed review of the new version, which covers all of the major new features and changes, as well as some thoughts on how it stands out from the rest of the players in the podcast player app market.

The Washington Post: Tim Cook, the interview »

Last week, Jena McGregor (The Washington Post) published an in-depth interview with Tim Cook. As we head into the weekend, this is a great interview to read and soak in. The overall message is on par with Apple, but it’s interesting to see how Tim Cook views his role and purpose at Apple.

​Qbserve: Automatic Time Tracking (Sponsor) »


Qbserve helps improve your productivity by giving you a picture of your time spending patterns. It provides instant feedback on your performance by watching the sites and apps you use.

Qbserve stores all the tracked data privately on your machine and doesn’t require a subscription. It is currently focused on self-management, but business features like project tracking and billing are also coming soon.

Try it for free and see where your time goes.

Our thanks to QotoQot for sponsoring the site this week. Sponsorship by The Syndicate.