Makzan’s Weekly Dispatch 2019w3: Goodnotes and Productivity tips

Hi <<First Name>>,

When you’re reading my email, I’m on the way heading to competition preparation week. I have been looking forward to seeing my friends there. More photos in Kazan on my Instagram (@makzan) next week.

Links worth sharing

Useful shortcut → Capture and share

I build my productivity workflow for quickly capturing ideas and efficiently storing references.

These iOS shortcuts allow me to quickly capture both text and visual ideas. They are so useful that they earn a home screen

My favorite note taking app → GoodNotes 5

I've tried almost every major iPad notes taking app. Linea, Notability, InkFlow are some of my favorites. I even created a shortcut 👆🏻 for quick note-taking and a static pagefor quick sketching on browser.

Among my favorites, GoodNotes is the best, and it just gets better.

Those notes taking app provide more or less the similar features. What makes a good one stands out is the overall experience and details polishing.

GoodNotes 5 improves the old categories folder hierarchy; it makes most common operations less steps; easier to switch document; easier to insert recent photos. Lots of small improvements to achieve a extraordinary result.

Exiting Medium → Signal v Noise exits medium

Glad to see another large blog moving out from Medium. I am not a fan of centralized service for day one.

The internet blooms because of the decentralization and no one company can control it.

Useful iPhone Tips → 7 Useful iPhone Tips You Might Not Know

Nice productivity tips on iOS. Especially for people who uses iPhone and iPad as their main computer.

Progressive Web Apps → How PWA Could Change the Mobile Landscape?

PWA is here. A new era is coming after decades of work we all put into web technologies and JavaScript.

GitHub Free → Announcing unlimited free private repos

A nice option for indies to keep private repositories on Github. Saving $7 per month.

Quote worth sharing

Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me. —Steve Jobs

Until next week,
Thomas Mak

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