Copying a system isn’t the answer
Having a system you've created and use daily is the best way to be more productive. However, if you copy a complete system from someone else, you will not benefit from it. On the contrary, I would argue that you'll get even less productive.
The problem with email inbox zero
Inbox zero is great, but if you’re only doing it for the aesthetics, you do not understand the whole issue. My mistake has been not explaining what it means when I post screenshots of my email window on Twitter.
How to use TextExpander to save you days of work
If you want to be more productive, do less. That might sound like voodoo magic, but with tools like TextExpander you can make the work you do on your Mac way easier and quicker.
Multitasking is overrated
Multitasking can be good in many ways, but when it comes to working on your Mac, or any computer, it can be a distraction. I’ve found that working on one app or task at a time yields way more productive than trying to do too much at the same time.
Apple Mail: Organisation without folders
Using Apple Mail is easier when you use it simply. Email is the simplest tool in your toolbox, but over the years, I’ve found many making it more complicated than it needs to be. So I’m going to show you how not using folders will help.
Don’t focus on the software
Productivity shouldn’t be something you’re taught how to do. It should be you just getting your work done. So using the tools or software should come from the way you work, not from some guru who tells you what your should use.
Don’t 'unread' it. Deal with it!
Doing something later is ok at times. But when it comes to your email inbox, you have to deal with it the moment you have read it. Leaving it ‘unread’ is a recipe for disaster.
More life. Less work.
Hustle culture has to stop. We all need to work for obvious reasons like rent etc. However, do you need to work as hard as you are? I think the tide is shifting towards less work, more life.
Apple’s new productivity push
Every year Apple puts on a show called the WWDC for developers. And it previews the next operating systems for their devices. This year, it seems, they’re pushing into the productivity space.