Mailbrew is the only app that allows you to receive news and content from the web in the form of regular digests. The idea behind it is to avoid the anxiety and guilt caused by endless feeds in social apps by doing bulk delivery of content at a pre-defined time throughout the day. If you commit to it you don’t just open the email, Twitter, a news app, and YouTube throughout the day to check if there’s something new – you know it will just come to you.
I’ve always been one of the people who religiously lives by their task manager – I can’t survive without one. That’s why I’m always surprised when I talk to people who actually get by. For a lot of people task managers only cause anxiety and end up abandoned and forgotten. What if I told you that you were just using it wrong?
It’s one thing to read a lot of content, it’s another to spend hours jumping between apps trying to get a dopamine hit and then getting caught in them. You open an email client to read some great newsletter (and a lot of good authors only send out newsletters without a corresponding blog), begin to think about work, start reading some marketing emails, then go to Twitter which always tries to put out some tweets you missed. That can go for hours. And every news website out there wants you to install their own app and put it right on the first home screen.
I think the lack of sideloading has been a tremendous advantage for iOS and Apple’s ecosystem overall. I also think Apple should open it up.
One of my most controversial opinions is that online ads are actually great for the society and the public narrative shifting to paid subscription software, services and content might prevent a lot of people from accessing them in the first place.
In all the teams I worked, we used different tools for project management: from Asana to Notion and Todoist Business. I’ve also looked at Monday, Trello, Flow, Taskade, and others. Still, none of them can match a personal task manager.
Investor updates are a great tool that allows you to build a sense of connection and show your momentum to the current and prospective investors. But most people don’t know how to write an update that would actually help them.
iOS 14 has finally added an option to set the default browser. But the limitations iOS still imposes and these browsers’ own shortfalls will still lead people to Safari.
Just like a lot of other areas, external communications shouldn’t exist on their own. PR is a part of the overall firm’s strategy and vision. The only way to be properly heard is to be authentic.