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In the two days before this book launched I checked off 387 tasks in OmniFocus. And there’s no other tool I’d rather do it with.

I’ve received a number of requests for more detail around my use of Workflow (iTunes). I’ve said that it saves time, but here are some details.

2015.10.27
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Joe Buhlig

Before I got into OmniFocus, I used Evernote for GTD. I had a few different structures, but I think I ended with a simple setup that worked well for me before I outgrew it.

There are a lot of productivity bloggers and podcasters out there. And we’re all looking for ways to get better, faster, and create higher quality products. That’s pretty obvious when you read our articles.

2015.10.20
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Joe Buhlig

I’ve avoided ads in my creative work from the beginning. But there’s a lot of pressure to use them as a way to make an income. In this episode, I explain why I don’t plan to change.

This website has run on WordPress and Google Analytics from day one and they’ve both treated me pretty well. But I’ve started to see a need for more flexibility in the site, so it’s time for a big change.

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2015.10.13
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Joe Buhlig

I can’t believe I’ve started journaling every day. I’ve always equated journaling with writing in a diary, which is not for me. But the effects of not journaling caught me off-guard.

Drafts is one of those apps that I cannot go without. The funny thing is that my tech-resistant wife is now dependent on it as well. And you can be sure that I am pretty excited about her use of it.

2015.10.06
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Joe Buhlig

I’ve started waiting to upgrade operating systems and hardware when new releases are available. My impulse is to upgrade immediately, but I’ve put it off for a variety of reasons.

When I was 16 I bought my own Compaq laptop. Remember those? I had been using the family computer quite a bit, but this was my own computer. That was the beginning of my journey with technology.

2015.09.29
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Joe Buhlig

People are sometimes scared to get into coding because they think it’s complicated to learn. It’s not complicated, so don’t be one of those people. In this episode I talk about how I got into development (with no schooling) and how I pick up new languages.

When I switched to the MacBook Pro, I also switched from using two computers to one. I know, I know, I was spoiled. But it made my life a lot easier and helped me accomplish a lot more.

2015.09.22
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Joe Buhlig

When you have a new project that you’re doing research on, you need a great way to grab and store that research. Referencing it later can be invaluable and save you the trouble of doing that same research multiple times.

Every Friday morning I do my Weekly Review. I do my Monthly Review on the first of the month and my Annual Review on the first of the year. How do I get OmniFocus to play nicely with this?

2015.09.15
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Joe Buhlig

If you’ve made the decision to get into task management, congratulations! But you need to be intentional with getting started. Here’s a look at how I helped my wife put together her pen and paper system the first time.

I’ve written about my use of Sublime Text for writing, but I didn’t share how I manage the edits from my editor.

2015.09.08
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Joe Buhlig

Creating a checklist for the first time isn’t always easy. And I did it wrong when I created the initial list for this podcast. I did figure out a better way, though.

I love it when my systems do things automatically. In this case, I can capture an idea for a someday/maybe list and it ends up in the right place in OmniFocus.

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2015.09.01
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Joe Buhlig

Ugh. Dealing with water coming into the family room. And of course, I hurt myself and had to have surgery. And surgery leads to pain pills.

2015.08.31
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Joe Buhlig

In today’s world it’s easy to connect with more than 150 people. This is how keep up with 300+.

2015.08.30
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Joe Buhlig

If you go through a job change, you’ll need to change your GTD contexts. I walk you through my recent job transition and what I did to determine my new contexts.

I like to share articles on Twitter. And I want to make sure I give the author credit in the tweet. But it’s not always easy to find their Twitter handle.

I pulled my computer mouse out of my bag and the first thing he said was, “What on earth is that thing?” It was yet another confirmation that I’m strange.

Last week, I mentioned I had purchased a new MacBook Pro. Instead of the migration process, I set it up as a new machine. That means I had to decide which apps needed to be installed first. Simple, right? Well, not so much.

I’ve recently undergone a work transition that led me to purchasing a new MacBook Pro. My traveling work machine was a MacBook Air and I’ve found a few differences in the two that make me wish I’d done this earlier.