An update to our favorite RSS app for iOS, a post about using Day One to start a journaling habit, and more

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We updated our pick for the best RSS app for iPhone and iPad »

We updated our pick for the best RSS app for iPhone and iPad

Where many folks once consumed and gathered their interesting links through Twitter or Facebook, we now see many folks venturing back into their RSS queues to more directly control the types of content they’re reading.

It was only appropriate to jump back into our review and update our pick for the best RSS app for iPhone and iPad. Our pick hasn’t changed, mind you — Unread is still our pick for the best RSS app for iPhone and iPad for most people. Its beautiful interface, best-in-class reading experience, and unique gesture-based navigation system make it the easiest app to recommend to RSS users for daily usage. Unread was previously our pick for the iPad only, but our update introduces Unread as the pick for the iPhone as well.

Bonus! One more thing…

The Complete Guide to Managing Tasks in Things (Video)

If you struggle to keep up with all your tasks, we can show you some organization tips that may help you.

We put together a video that shows you everything you need to know about a task in Things:

  • The difference between start dates and due dates and how to use them effectively.
  • How to set up reminders so you never forget an important task again.
  • How to use checklists for tasks that require more than one step.
  • How to configure daily, weekly, monthly, or even annual repeating tasks.
  • And more…

You don’t have to use any of these things in your tasks if you don’t want to. But knowing what they are and how they all work will help you be more organized, save time, and ensure you are using Things in the way that suits you best.

This video is something we have made available for free to our email subscriber community. You can get it right now. By joining the Sweet Setup community you’ll also get access to 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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Drafts 5 launches with tagging, workspaces, advanced scripting functionality, and much more »

Drafts 5

Greg Pierce’s jack-of-all-trades app has officially reached version 5, bringing with it a slew of improvements, a range of new designs and features, and an entirely different revenue structure. Thanks to Drafts’ new scripting features, Drafts is sure to be the backbone of many iOS automation processes in the years to come.

Pick one thing to kickstart the journaling habit »

People often struggle with how to start a journaling habit. My experience has been that if you start small, the habit will expand over time. Choosing one small part of your life to track in a journal can be the step you need to adopt the habit more permanently.

One primary use case of Day One for me over the years is to track my home maintenance tasks. Not that I need to track them — I track that in Things — but the fact that I’ve done them gets recorded in Day One, along with any details about what I learned or things that might be important to know later.

This is why I keep a journal: to help my future self.

How to edit the titles of iCloud Photos Memories »

I love using iCloud Photos, but I especially love the “Memories” section. The memories section tries to remind you of photos of your past, which might include vacations, holidays, birthdays, etc.. Most of the time, it’s on point with the title. Other times, not as much.

If the title is not correct, you can easily edit the name on either macOS or iOS. Thanks to Thomas Verschoren for the tip!

(Six Colors) Writing on my iPad at home »

A couple weeks ago, Jason Snell (Six Colors) wrote about the clicky keyboards he uses and enjoys. It was an interesting read that also featured a quick blurb about how Jason uses a mechanical keyboard with his iPad in a mobile setup at his kitchen counter. This, of course, prompted questions from Twitter, which Jason kindly answered in this latest post. We love seeing how people use their devices to fit their needs, and this is a perfect example of rigging up a functional mobile setup that suits the individual and situation perfectly.

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