Thoughts on productivity, writing, and more.
Best screenshot and screen recording tools as of 2019
Published November 15, 2019
An organized review after sifting through hundreds of screenshot + screen capture tools to pick which ones hit the mark
Getting Things Done with Amplenote
Published November 14, 2019
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
Exporting Your Notes
Published August 6, 2019
Your notes are just that – yours. They represent your invaluable time, effort, creativity, and intellectual property, and we believe you should be able to use them however you like, whenever you like.
Writing in 3d: how the writing method impacts thinking
Published July 24, 2019
Conventional wisdom states that the quality with which one writes can only be as good as the quality with which they think. But what if it works the other way too?
2019 Examples to Compare OCR Services: Amazon Textract/Rekognition vs Google Vision vs Microsoft Cognitive Services
Published July 18, 2019
We're building a note app that needs to do OCR as well as possible. We hoped there would be a good modern 2019 comparison of the image OCR services, but as of July 2019, there wasn't, so we wrote one.
"Quick Actions" for Less Click Actions
Published July 13, 2019
Today brings the launch of a small, simple, and very powerful feature we've been clamoring for since we started making lists.
A to-do list that auto-sorts using the Eisenhower Matrix
Published June 16, 2019
The internet is lousy with people making strong arguments about why to use the Eisenhower Matrix. They say that it allows us to work on more of what matters. And that's where the agreement ends.
What makes long term personal goals so damn hard?
Published March 19, 2019
The pursuit of long-term goals is a defining aspect of the human experience. Its grand promise is to translate our most precious dreams into lived reality. So why are we so dreadful at it?
Repeal the todo list tax
Published February 3, 2019
The best managers aren’t successful because they've mastered multitasking. They are successful because they've mastered prioritization. Now let's take a stab at prioritizing Oprah's todo list...
Invitation to Amplenote
Published December 24, 2018
Amplenote is now mailing invitations to those who sign up via the home page! If you're an existing note taker or list maker, we've got a lot to offer.
Brush off your barnacles
Published December 10, 2018
Barnacles -- our moniker for hard items that get stuck to the bottom of your todo list -- can be an existential threat to list makers. Let's look at how Amplenote can help prevent them.