Sep 30, 2016
Joe Buhlig
~2 mins
Sep 30, 2016
Joe Buhlig

This past weekend my wife was gone on a retreat. That meant I took care of our girls on my own. They go to bed about an hour and a half before I do, and like any self-respecting web developer with an aging web design, I took advantage of the extra free time and made some major changes to the look and feel of my home on the web.

Sep 29, 2016
Joe Buhlig
~3 mins
Sep 29, 2016
Joe Buhlig

I’ve always admired the thought and intentionality that Kourosh Dini applies to his methods of working and developing structures that help him accomplish his tasks. So I was excited when he gave me the opportunity to go through his video course, Zen & The Art of Work, prior to its launch. I must say that I think this is his best work to date.

Sep 28, 2016
Joe Buhlig
Sep 28, 2016
Joe Buhlig

This week Mike and Joe talk about the value of finding a “why” in everything we do and what happens when companies start with “how” or “what.”

Sep 26, 2016
Joe Buhlig
~1 min
Sep 26, 2016
Joe Buhlig

I’ve been impressed by the speed of the Omni Group’s release cycles lately. It’s obvious they are hard at work on the automation methods for both iOS and macOS. One of these recent releases introduced the ability to create new projects within a specific folder on iOS.

Sep 23, 2016
Joe Buhlig
6:14
Sep 23, 2016
Joe Buhlig

Earlier this week, I published an article eluding to my use of Gmail’s permalinks. It sparked a number of unexpected questions about how to get them and how I use them on both macOS and iOS. But rather than write it out, I figured a screencast would help convey the process better.

Sep 19, 2016
Joe Buhlig
~1 min
Sep 19, 2016
Joe Buhlig

Folks are quite passionate about the software they use to access their email. I fell in that camp for a while but anymore I just don’t get it. I think that stems from my intent to touch emails only once, keep my inbox as empty as possible, and use a single archive folder for all emails I want to keep.

Sep 16, 2016
Joe Buhlig
~1 min
Sep 16, 2016
Joe Buhlig

I’m always looking for a way to automate a process or develop a structure that removes steps from a frequently repeated task. That’s to be expected since I enjoy the world of productivity and do a fair amount of development.

Sep 14, 2016
Joe Buhlig
Sep 14, 2016
Joe Buhlig

We’re trying a different flavor of book this time and discussing our relationships and feelings with Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly.

Sep 12, 2016
Joe Buhlig
~2 mins
Sep 12, 2016
Joe Buhlig

When the Omni Group implemented the new automation methods in OmniFocus for iOS, I was both excited and worried. I had over 30 actions in Drafts that send text to OmniFocus using background emails as an action method. Switching all of those to use URLs was going to take some time.

Sep 9, 2016
Joe Buhlig
~3 mins
Sep 9, 2016
Joe Buhlig

There are a plethora of articles promoting and dissecting the tenants and principles proposed by Cal Newport in his book, Deep Work. That’s what led me to picking it for an episode of Bookworm. After implementing my takeaways for about a month, I can see a decided difference in my productivity and effectiveness. It’s what allowed me to release Working With OmniFocus when I did and to develop the depth of detail in those videos.

Sep 1, 2016
Joe Buhlig
> 1 min
Sep 1, 2016
Joe Buhlig

Working With OmniFocus has been recreated in video format! It’s now available on the new dedicated website: workingwithomnifocus.com.

Aug 31, 2016
Joe Buhlig
Aug 31, 2016
Joe Buhlig

When you step out beyond time management you land in the world of energy management. It’s a simple concept that is drastically different for everyone embarking on the journey.

Aug 17, 2016
Joe Buhlig
Aug 17, 2016
Joe Buhlig

Mike has a new Apple device despite his minimizing efforts and Joe has finally done something about his email issue.

Aug 15, 2016
Joe Buhlig
~4 mins
Aug 15, 2016
Joe Buhlig

For the last year I’ve been running my business from a MacBook Pro and an iPhone. No iPad. No Watch. And no external monitors.

Aug 12, 2016
Joe Buhlig
~4 mins
Aug 12, 2016
Joe Buhlig

I hear people refer to information overwhelm more often than I would expect. The context varies but the idea is the same: finding information on the internet is so easy that the person has a hard time deciphering what is right and what to question. Some even take it as far as to suggest Google is making us dumb.

Aug 8, 2016
Joe Buhlig
~1 min
Aug 8, 2016
Joe Buhlig

One of the most difficult aspects of building websites or doing knowledge work full-time is the lack of motivation and pride that typically comes from physically seeing the work of your hands. Yes, it is possible to achieve this sense of accomplishment when working purely with information and computers, but it’s far from natural.

Aug 5, 2016
Joe Buhlig
~2 mins
Aug 5, 2016
Joe Buhlig

I have been hesitant to adopt the new automation methods in OmniFocus for iOS. The abilities of the new URL Scheme are exciting but there’s still quite a bit missing from the structure as it stands.

Aug 3, 2016
Joe Buhlig
Aug 3, 2016
Joe Buhlig

This week Mike and Joe talk about cutting back and simplifying life with Joshua Becker’s book The More Of Less.

Aug 1, 2016
Joe Buhlig
~3 mins
Aug 1, 2016
Joe Buhlig

One of the common threads in the books we’ve read for Bookworm is the impact of computers on our effectiveness, self-control, and overall happiness in life. Their prevalence and ubiquity in our world coupled with the newness and speed of their adoption has a lot of us wondering and speculating about the positives and negatives of this shift. So I would expect any book written in the last decade to incorporate thoughts on the topic.

Jul 29, 2016
Joe Buhlig
~3 mins
Jul 29, 2016
Joe Buhlig

When Smile introduced the new “Snippet As A Service” version of TextExpander, there was quite an outcry. To be completely honest, I was confused by and resistant to the change at the onset. However, if I look at the new version without allowing my previous experience to color my opinion, it is striking how similar it is to my other choices for software.