I sure do like Slack. It's a hugely convenient service that I actually pay for.1 Many of my best friends are on Slack and it's a continuous source of enjoyment and intelligent discussions for me. But I use it less now because I can't trust its security.
Slack has a lot of functions, but end-to-end encryption isn’t one of them, which makes the platform a no-go for some users. Launching to the public today, ClearChat comes along to save the day, serving the needs of the slightly more security-conscious teams, with chat, file transfer and more.
I don't trust companies that bill themselves as "like Slack with Dropbox" unless they go quite a way to prove it. The website for ClearChat has changed over time and the price has disappeared from the information section.2 I do like the sound of end to end encryption. Let's hope this is a priority for Slack as they grow in popularity among those of us stuck in a surveillance state.
I've long used nvALT and Dropbox to maintain my collection of notes on my Mac. The benefit of this system is that so many iOS applications sync with Dropbox. I can search and edit my large collection of notes almost anywhere that I'm sitting. But 2016 brought some ...
Email is more than just a communication tool for me. With unbelievably inexpensive storage options and incredible search and filtering my email is now a filing cabinet. I make the extra effort to organize my email archive because it improves my search experience, but even if I just moved everything ...
Some activities just work best with multiple windows. Tabs are helpful but nothing beats dragging and dropping between folders. But it can be tedious to arrange windows every time I want to organize data. Luckily my constant companion on my Mac these days is DEVONthink Pro Office. Workspaces in DEVONthink ...
The clipboard manager has been available in Alfred for long enough that I regularly forget to use it. A recent project had me working in a large TaskPaper document. I wanted to collect several lines into one block and then move them to the end. There are several ways to ...
Dr. Drang moved back to Apple Mail (for now). While I still use MailMate everyday, I pretty much agree with all of his comments. MailHub could feel like magic and I still miss its intelligence. I wrote about my affection back in 2013. I'm sticking with MailMate because my ...
I've rewatched David's entire series on Vimeo and it's great. It works everywhere Vimeo works plus you can still download the videos if you want. As with GTD itself, I find that an annual OmniFocus refresher is time well spent.
This is a long and tedious post. It's not really about beer, rather it's about:
- Text files
- Note taking
- Python scripting
- Keyboard Maestro
Ok. It's a little bit about beer. Let's start this story already...
I miss TapCellar, the iOS beer tracking app I ...
I was honored (and a bit surprised) to be invited as a participant in the Six Colors 2016 Apple report card. If it's not obvious, I think Apple is killing it with the iPhone. In other areas, well, you should read the report card. What I love about the ...
Katie and David were kind enough to invite me on the Mac Power Users podcast. We only talked briefly about DEVONthink. It's always so much fun talking to the hosts of a show I listen to every week.
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