Getting Things Done

I just bought Things. I’ve been using the free beta for weeks slash months and love it. So what did I do when the dialog popped up and told me the free loading was over and it’s time to buy version 1.0? I ran for my wallet and spent that money as fast as I could!

A few weeks ago, I also bought Things for the iPhone, and I’ve never been more organized or productive. This is a fantastic application. It’s clean, polished, organized, and gets things done.

Thank you Cultured Code.

Duplicate iPhone SMS Alerts

An incredibly annoying feature of iPhone 2.1:

Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages

Great. So instead of vibrate meaning “You have a new text message,” it now means “You have a new text message oh wait maybe not it might be an old one.”

When I got a text message, it displays it on the home screen with no need to unlock the phone. This is great, because I can simply read the message, and put the phone back in my pocket. But now, 5 minutes later i get another buzz for the same message I just read

I hate having to unlock -> relock the phone just so it doesn’t give me a reminder for the message I just read. Why am I being punished for reading my text messages without unlocking my phone?

I sincerely wish that my iPhone buzzing meant “hey adam, something new just happened on the phone you should take a look at” instead of “hey adam, something new just happened  or maybe not it might be something I already told you about why don’t you take a look and re-read the message you just read 5 minutes ago.”


It’s not even an optional setting.

Rainer Spehl’s Wooden Laptop Case

For anyone doing their Christmas shopping a tiny bit early, this is on my list. Rainer Spehl‘s “Wooden Laptop Case with leather lining and magnetic closing device  for Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro 15inch.” (via Design Milk)

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