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Marked is a Markdown preview application that updates live as you edit text documents in your favorite editor. It comes with a variety of themes and has full support for customization. Marked 2 includes advanced writing and proofreading tools, document navigation features, and overall speed improvements.
Version 2.3 represents a major upgrade for Marked 2, including full GitHub Flavored Markdown support, a multi-faceted URL Handler, advanced document navigation features, and much more.

Marked 2 was just released earlier today. Marked is an app I use all the time to make sure the Markdown syntax I’m typing is giving me the results I’m expecting. In a typical writing day, I’ll use it regularly. Looks like a stellar update to an already great app.

    Marked is a Markdown preview application that updates live as you edit text documents in your favorite editor. It comes with a variety of themes and has full support for customization. Marked 2 includes advanced writing and proofreading tools, document navigation features, and overall speed improvements.

    Version 2.3 represents a major upgrade for Marked 2, including full GitHub Flavored Markdown support, a multi-faceted URL Handler, advanced document navigation features, and much more.

    Marked 2 was just released earlier today. Marked is an app I use all the time to make sure the Markdown syntax I’m typing is giving me the results I’m expecting. In a typical writing day, I’ll use it regularly. Looks like a stellar update to an already great app.

  2. Minimal Mac T-Shirt | Teespring →

    Available once again — The Official Minimal Mac T-Shirt. Express to the world what you believe in while helping to support the site. Available for a limited time with 2 regular color options (Asphalt and Black), a ladies v-neck option, and a long sleeve for the first time ever.

    I really did not have any plans to offer Minimal Mac T-shirts again after I offered them last year. But, I recently noticed that mine are starting to look a bit worn. Plus, I’ve always wanted a long sleeve version too. Therefore, I’m mainly offering them again so that I can buy some. But, I hope you might consider buying one as well. It does help to support the work I do here. Plus, it just looks damn good.

  3. "The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything."

    Warren Buffett

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  4. A Desk of iPad — The Brooks Review →

    When I have my Mac in front of me I am doing a lot of things, but not focusing on a lot of things. With the iPad only I felt that was reversed — I did a bit less, a bit slower, but what I did do was more focused and therefore carefully done.
  5. "The less you require to maintain your desired standard of living, the longer you can maintain it without additional income. This isn’t about celebrating a poverty mentality. Quite the opposite. It’s an acknowledgement that once you find what works, you can remove everything else."

    Garrick van Burren, in his latest Expand newsletter.

    By the way, his newsletter topics are based on his daily tweets which are voted on by favorites and retweets. He then takes the top three and discusses them further in the newsletter. A neat idea and an excellent source of actionable wisdom. Worth every penny to me. You should follow him regardless.

  6. How Little Can You Get Away With?

    This is one of the key questions we must ask ourselves when it comes to seeking a life of enough. The journey to finding what that word — that idea — means for us all is not about finding out how much we need. Instead, it is about about finding out how little we can get away with.

    I purchased a MacBook Air 64GB four years ago. I could have gotten one with more storage and plenty of “room to grow”. But, this is rarely my goal when approaching such things. For me, I wanted to see exactly how little I could get away with needing and for how long. This machine has served me well and continues to do so. Because my goal from the beginning was to seek an answer to that question, any applications I add or how I choose to manage things such as music and photos are weighed against this fundamental question.

    When I travel, the key to packing light for me is asking this question of each item that is up for consideration. I never try to see how much I can take with me, it’s always how little I can get away with taking. Can I take only two pairs of underwear, two shirts, two pairs of pants, two pairs of socks, and toiletries for a week long trip? Can I wear one set and pack the other? Can I wash one set in the sink and hang it up to dry in the hotel bathroom while I’m wearing another? Can I pack everything I need in a 16 liter ruck? Can I get away with that? (The answer, for me, is yes.)

    Even when it comes to projects and tasks, the question I seek to answer is often this one — how little can I get away with doing to get the job done without sacrificing the quality of the end result? Who wants to do more work or take more time to get something done? No one. Of course, we want to do all that is required to get the optimal outcome. But, the approach to that goal should be geared towards how little is needed to achieve it, not how much.

    The next time you approach similar situations, ask yourself this key question. My bet is, you will be amazed at how little you can get away with to achieve what you really need.

  7. Interview: Patrick Rhone über das Schreiben, Papier, Stift und das Leben | ApfelTech. » Apple Tech Blog →

    Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Even if you don’t speak German, you can still read this interview with me by Kevin Wammer of Apfeltech. The English version is included at the bottom. We cover a wide range of questions including using the iPhone as a primary writing device, balancing the analog and digital, and finding “enough” when it comes to technology. It came out well and I think you’ll enjoy it.

  8. There is way too much I could quote from this, that I won’t. Just watch.

    (Source: youtube.com)

  9. "All of the gear I have isn’t worth much if I rely on it more than I rely on myself."

    Mike Vardy — We Are All Workspaces — Medium
  10. "I’ve learned that letting go is an active, continuous process. The default assumption is that we want to be interrupted: notifications are enabled, ringers aren’t silenced, and reminders are set. To get rid of that stuff, you have to take a stand."

    Letting go - Matt Gemmell

    Yep. This!