Review of the Crucial X8 portable SSD

External SSDs are becoming increasingly popular, faster and bigger. Crucial sent me their 2TB X8, a 110mm model. It’s not their newest, that would be the X6 which is even smaller at 70mm and available in sizes up to 4TB, but it’s the fastest with a performance that reaches 1050MB/sec. Both X models are drop proof to 2.30m on a carpeted floor, made from aluminium and formatted with ExFAT for use in any device, including Macs, iPad Pros from 2018 onwards, Windows, Xbox One, PS4 and Android devices.… Read More Review of the Crucial X8 portable SSD

Foxtrot Professional Search discovers content you didn’t know you had

The Mac’s Spotlight feature is powerful enough to find any file on your Mac, but its functionality is limited. You could index your documents using a database app like DEVONthink Pro and then search within that database, but that isn’t a set-it-and-forget-it game. There’s a much more powerful search app that is in a league of its own: FoxTrot Professional Search.… Read More Foxtrot Professional Search discovers content you didn’t know you had

Craft, the note taking app that combines a beautiful design with powerful functionality

In my pursuit of note taking apps for the zettelkasten method, I stumbled across a new app that I had briefly seen going by sometime around the end of 2020. Back then, I thought that it was yet-another-app like Bear and Notes and Drafts and… As I wanted to write an article on software that fits a zettelkasten system, at this point in time I thought I’d give it a go. It wasn’t love at first sight, but upon digging deeper, I found a true gem and one that shines for zettelkasten purposes too.… Read More Craft, the note taking app that combines a beautiful design with powerful functionality

Sorted 3 vs Fantastical 3

Many of us use a task manager to manage our daily workload. Sorted 3 takes a unique approach others don’t. Instead of managing your workload with what are in essence lists, Sorted 3 uses scheduling and claims it’s based on a number of — disputable — psychological effects of procrastinating. Currently, Sorted 3 is available… Read More Sorted 3 vs Fantastical 3

Bear app’s encryption best, strongest, most user-friendly

A slim note taker with markdown capabilities at its core, Bear by Shiny Frog has gained a considerable advantage over its competitors. Mac and iOS app Bear is well known for its bare (sounds like bear but no pun intended) interface that stays out of the way as you gather your thoughts, web pages, recipes, checklists and anything else you can jot down in wordy format — with or without images. The newest version has full encryption capabilities.… Read More Bear app’s encryption best, strongest, most user-friendly