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What we published, and links of note

Here are the things we published this week, 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 note-taking app for iPhone and iPad »

The best note-taking app for iPhone and iPad

Notes apps are prevalent in the iOS App Store, and the millions who use them seem to want different things from each app. Unlike mail apps where your goal is to read, sort, and delete mail, or weather apps for checking the daily forecast, notes apps present a bigger challenge in determining which is the best.

Some users want a minimalistic approach to notes, while others are looking for an app that is feature-rich with different tools and customizations.

Bear, from Shiny Frog, accomplishes both by designing a user experience that balances the needs of each user, which is just one of the reasons why we think it is the best note-taking app on iOS.

Craig Camp’s Mac, iPhone, and iPad setup »

Craig Camp’s Mac, iPhone, and iPad setup

Craig Camp is the general manager at Troon Vineyard in Southern Oregon, and also publishes The Wine Camp Blog.

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Setting Up Jeff Goins’ Writing System in Ulysses »

There are two ways to overcome writer’s procrastination, and one of them is knowing what to write next. Jeff Goins writing system helps with that.

Brief side note, we’ve got something brand new in the works that’s related to Ulysses. We’ll be letting you know more about it in the weeks to come once it’s ready. To stay in the loop, follow us on Twitter.

How to hide menu bar items with Bartender »

Bartender is a must have for those of us that run a lot of utility apps in our menu bar, but also want the menu bar to remain neat and tidy.

Sometimes, I like apps to remain outside Bartender. Other times, I want them inside Bartender. The great thing about Bartender is that you can control everything on your menu bar.

MacStories: Streaks 3 Review »

Streaks is one of the contenders in our review of the best habit tracking app for iOS, and version 3 adds a lot of great functionality without adding unnecessary clutter. John Voorhees (MacStories) wrote a detailed review of Streaks 3, and points out the main new features, the new design, and the overall usefulness of this app category. We’re excited to take another look at Streaks and see how it performs next to Productive!

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