Choosing which tools you want to use when it comes to improving your productive quality of work can be a challenge. Not only do you need to figure out the tools, you need to understand what you want from them … Continue reading Choosing a task manager? How about a free worksheet to help you decide?
Episode 60 of Being Productive is out and it’s a collection of updates and topics for review and discussion. In this epsiode: Continuing updates on my OneNote task management experiment and how well it’s proceeding. (Could be better, could be … Continue reading OneNote tasks, ghosting employers, and productivity as a term
For years now the idea of wearable technology, be it watch, ring, glasses, or some other combination has been touted as not only the road to better health but improved productivity as well. I’ve been a wearable tech guy for … Continue reading Does wearable tech make you more productive?
Yes, you heard right, the Being Productive podcast is back and better than ever. We’ve taken some time to assess our objectives, mission, and vision for the content you’ve told us you want to hear. You can catch our latest … Continue reading Being Productive is back from hiatus!
If you use both OneNote on the desktop and OneNote on mobile (iOS or Android) you may have encountered the problem I see all the time: changing between a mouse and touch interface. Here’s the situation. If I create a … Continue reading OneNote Tip for Expanding Text
One of the things I use OneNote most frequently for is to gather articles for reading and reference. Reading content on the web has been tackled by apps like Pocket and Instapaper, but I wanted to the ability to keep … Continue reading Using OneNote as an Offline Reader
You can use Samsung Notes to convert your handwriting to text with only a couple of clicks. Have a look at the video and tell me if this is something you think you would use in the comments. Continue reading Converting handwriting to text using Samsung Notes
If you’re a user of Samsung Notes then I recommend watching this video from Mira Adriana over on YouTube with 20 features you can use. I’ve gone back a couple of times now and found features I had missed that have made this application even better. If you have a Samsung device and haven’t tried Samsung Notes, this will show you some of what you’re missing. (I love the leek stylus, btw!) Let me know in the comments what you think about Samsung Notes, this video, and digital note taking in general. Continue reading 20 Features for Samsung Notes
Today on Cross Platform, Augusto and I will be recapping the announcements from Apple, Google, and Samsung this week. We will be discussing what happens when these new tools come available and how you can work them into your platforms. … Continue reading Cross Platform new episode today – Hardware announcements recap
This morning on Anything but Idle I joined Ray, Augusto, and Michael to discuss the new Apple MacBook Pros, Airpods, Home Pods, and screen cleaners. I’ll admit I’m not an Apple fanboy but this new set of hardware has me impressed. Give the show a watch and let me know if you agree with our assessment of the newest Apple products. Continue reading Apple Hardware Launch – Anything but Idle
If you have any investment in technology (and if you’re reading this it’s safe to say you do) then you’ve gone through upgrading your tech at one time or another. The steps can be complicated, challenging, even to the point of procrastination. Augusto and I discuss how we tackle upgrading, the impacts on our platforms, and what we recommend when planning your own upgrade. Remember to Like and Subscribe so you get notified of all Cross Platform episodes and never miss a thing! Continue reading Cross Platform Episode 16 – Upgrading Your Systems
Samsung ran part two of their Unpacked event for this fall and it was all about customization. Custom colors, designs, and new design partnerships were at the forefront. They also doubled down on the Flip 3 phone with almost no mention of any other devices (though they did show them in the videos). Clearly Samsung has recognized the value of the influencer market and is making a full press with the Flip 3 to become the defacto device for that group, challenging Apple for the title. Based on what I’ve seen so far…I think they have a good shot if … Continue reading Samsung Unpacked Part 2 – It’s all about you
I headed out to my workshop this evening to continue my ongoing project of purging, rearranging, and getting it into a general working condition after quite a period of neglect. Standing amid the mid-purge chaos I tried to jump in … Continue reading Sometimes it’s better to just quit.
With all the hardware news coming out this week and a lot of recordings ahead to discuss what’s what, we’re moving Cross Platform to Friday this week. We’ll be digging into all the hardware releases focused on how do they … Continue reading Cross Platform moving to Friday this week
Apple, Google, and Samsung are all making hardware announcements this week and I’ll be covering them with the guys from Anything But Idle on Wednesday, October 20th. We’ll be talking through what’s been shared, what we didn’t see, and what’s … Continue reading Hardware announcements a plenty this week
Adam Savage has a great quote on his YouTube video talking about a tool cart he constructed. When asked about keeping tools in drawers he said, ” Drawers are where tools go to die.” This completely resonated with me and … Continue reading Drawers, where things go to die.
Love to see improvements on Android tablets that are integrating the learnings from other devices. Maybe someday we’ll see an actual iPad competitor (but I’ll keep breathing regularly for now.) Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 series borrows the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s best multitasking feature | Android Central
This week we’re all in on digital ink: it’s history, uses, and challenges when it comes to a cross platform productivity environment. If you’re using an Apple pencil, Samsung S-Pen or some other way to write on your digital devices, … Continue reading Digital Ink on Cross Platform this week
The article raises some interesting questions about the future of the foldable category. My take is the Flip is an excellent “influencer’s” device not only from a striking visual design, but a touch of nostalgia coupled with the ability to … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 launch even more important than iPhone 13 — here’s why | Tom’s Guide
The term remote work is everywhere. Former office-only workers now working from home, a new push from companies to get people back in the office, and confusion on behalf of people when it comes to what they want, have caused … Continue reading Should in-office be the new out-of-office?