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Photographer and friend Layne Kennedy just put together this great book combining a ton of images he’s taken in Iceland over the years, many of them were on the trip that I took with Layne, Steve LeVahn and Dennys Bisogno. His photos are amazing! This book is a great walk through that wonderful place.
I got special thanks on page 83 for the green laser I brought over with me. You can see my Iceland photos on my photography site.
I’ve been cleaning through old files and found the copy of the April 30, 1999 issue of the Star Tribune that I had saved with the article about BigCharts being acquired by CBS MarketWatch. I couldn’t just recycle this before running it through the scanner. Phil sure had some hair back then. :-)
A bunch of people at work got new iPad’s recently and I figured some may find it useful to know what productivity apps I’ve been using on my iPad. Over the last couple of months the iPad has really become a critical tool for me.
I use OmniFocus all day, constantly on my iPhone, iPad and Mac. Everything I need to do gets put in it. It’s a GTD-style task tool. YMMV, but I find it very useful. OmniFocus sits in my home row on all iOS devices.
If I’m taking notes in a meeting I’m always keeping them in an outline, and a proper outliner is a huge win for that. I also use OmniOutliner 2 to frame out any presentations I’m giving. One thing I particularly like to do is have an outline document for each recurring meeting, and then have a “node” in the outline for each week where I put my notes. Makes it super easy to see last meeting items.
I’ve been using HipChat for team chat. It’s awesome, and the iPad version lets me stay connected all the time. Great tool.
If you are at all into mind mapping this is the best one by a mile for the iPad. Great tool for brainstorming a topic.
I use 1Password to manage 400+ unique passwords for everything I use. Critical to have it on iOS as well.
An obvious one.
I know most folks are PowerPoint junkies. Personally if I can I prefer Keynote. The iOS version is on par with the desktop one. Enjoyable to work on slides on a plane using this.
The calculator builtin is no fun at all. This is a serious, heavy hitter calculator that supports RPN for folks that are into that sort of thing. I don’t know if it does the beloved 12C functions for all the finance folks, but this is my preferred calculator by a mile. Nice bonus is you can email the “tape” if you’ve done a set of calculations.
Like Microsoft Project but for the iPad. If you need to do any standalone project planning this is a great tool.
If you are brave enough to write long form text on your iPad, this is my preferred tool for that. Has great keyboard setup that makes writing longer form things much better.
Pretty much required.
If your gonna Twitter, ditch the Twitter official client for Tweetbot. It’s about a million times better. At some point a new iOS 7 optimized Tweetbot will come out for the iPad, it’s already out for the iPhone, but until then this current version is the best out there.
A funny thing happened on Twitter yesterday. My wiki project that keeps a database of nutrition facts Tweets every 6 hours with a random food from it’s 28,000+ entries. Yesterday, it highlighted trout:
— Wikinosh (@Wikinosh) November 4, 2013
Which promptly received an IRC-style trout slap!
— IRC Trout (@theirctrout) November 4, 2013
So great. Two bots being surprisingly funny. Trout slapping is a meme that started the 1990′s in IRC. It warms my heart to see it alive and thriving on the modern web. :-) See also, trout slapping on Wikipedia.