January 2015

Where do External Triggers Belong?

Uncategorized Jan 23, 2015

The great thing about blogging vs a shorter medium like Twitter, is you can have actual, in-depth conversations. There’s nothing better than someone replying to a post you wrote with one of their own. So here’s one… Last week I wrote about External Triggers in OmniFocus. Sven Fechner of SimplicityBliss picked up my post add added his own thoughts. He…

I Will Not Use the Phrase “Growth Hacking”

Uncategorized Jan 22, 2015

But I will call it marketing. It’s always something that I’ve been interested in, but it’s also something I’ve always put off until “I have more time”. Well, that time is now. I spent two days in December and did a thorough review of my little software business. The obvious take away is that 90% of my revenue comes from…

Creating a Weekly Preview from your Weekly Review

Uncategorized Jan 14, 2015

I’ve long felt that the two most important aspects of following GTD are having an inbox where you can quickly record any task that occurs to you and then the regularly scheduled review that keeps your system on track and up to date with your priorities. For me, the weekly review has always been the key component. It’s what keeps…

External Triggers in OmniFocus

Uncategorized Jan 12, 2015

In OmniFocus, and in other GTD systems I’m sure, there is the concept of a sequential project. A sequential project is any task with two or more steps that have to happen in a specific order. You can’t move on to the next step until you’ve completed the first step. An example that’s currently on my plate is a project…

Lowering the Project Threshold

Uncategorized Jan 08, 2015

One part of GTD and OmniFocus that I’ve always struggled with is the idea that any action that requires more than one step is actually a project. It sounds simple, and I agree with that definition in theory, but I’ve never followed through in practice. My OmniFocus project list has always been relatively sparse – really just containing my three…

Even Panic is Having Trouble Making Money on iOS

Uncategorized Jan 05, 2015

(I hope the title of this post doesn’t misrepresent what Cabel wrote.) The 2014 Panic Report is a wonderfully candid look into Panic’s successes and struggles throughout 2014. Continuing in line with the trend of small developers finding it difficult to make money on iOS is this nugget… Wow! 51% of our unit sales came from iOS apps! That’s great!…

Benefits of Selling Outside the Mac App Store

Uncategorized Jan 02, 2015

Dan Counsell, founder of Realmac Software with an up-front and insightful post about the benefits of selling your software outside the Mac App Store. Imagine if your app made $30,000 in the first month it launched. That’s great, apart from the fact that you have to give Apple $9,000 of that. Is the service they provide really worth that much?…