How I'm Using Hey Email, Almost One Year Later

At first I was a skeptic about Hey. Why would I want to toss aside all other email apps? Why would I want to pay for email when Gmail is free? Then I started using it and I was impressed, but still skeptical. It was good, but $99/year good?

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watchOS 8: The Better Computer Concept

watchOS 8: The Better Computer Concept
This is the first year that I've had a serious YouTube presence, so I moved my annual concept/wishlist for the new version of watchOS over there this time. Check out the video below, but if you wanted a summary, here's what I cover: Always-on screen improvmentsControl Center complicationsBetter recent

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Podcasts, Books, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

When you add up house work, dog walking, and some busy work during my day job, I have quite a bit of time to devote to audio entertainment, and my time is split between podcasts and audiobooks. If you ask me what of those two mediums I get more value

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What is Apple going to do in 2021?

What is Apple going to do in 2021?
Here's what I expect Apple to do in 2021 with the: MaciPadiPhoneApple WatchHomePodApple TVI also put some hopes out there that may not happen, but I would be over the moon if any of them come true. Check it out below!

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New Year New Apps? Not so Fast.

New Year New Apps? Not so Fast.
Welcome to 2021! 2020 was a terrible year for so many reasons, and I know all of us are anxious to start what feels like it's going to be a truly different year. So before you go off and start looking for new things to buy, first consider what problems

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My Side Hustle Plans for 2021 (The State of BirchTree)

We’re almost to the new year, and I wanted to do a quick overview of how my numerous side projects are going, and what I plan to do in the new year. Think of it as a state of the union for BirchTree and all its related things. BirchTreeThis

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Why ScreenFlow's Animations Rock

Why ScreenFlow's Animations Rock
I've talked about this before in numerous videos, so I wanted to make a single, focused video on the basics of why ScreenFlow's animation system is so freaking easy to use compared to what I'm used to doing in other video editing apps. Enjoy!

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Birch Bark has Moved to Substack

Check out the first issue over there (#46 total) and you can subscribe there if you have not already. As a refresher for those who don't follow along, Birch Bark is a weekly newsletter (delivered every Friday morning), aimed at giving you my favorite things I found on the web

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My Quantified Life: 2020

Every other year I set up a quike survey for myself to take every night to track a few things in my life. These are things I'm either interested in improving, while others are just general curiosities. I'm publishing this on Christmas Eve, so I'm missing the last week of

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