AmazonBasics bluetooth keyboard is highly portable... →
You don’t need a keyboard for an iPad, but if you decide that you want one, the AmazonBasics Bluetooh Keyboard is light, thin and easy to slip into a bag. The power switch keeps if from activating in your bag, but most importantly, it feels good while typing. All of that for about half of what you’d pay for Apple’s Bluetooth keyboard. From the Dept. Of Nice To Know.
recenseo: Simplifying Tasks →
recenseo: I was recently introduced to Todokyo.com by @munishp on Twitter. It’s a super simply web based to-do app. If you depend on OmniFocus, this is definitely not your thing. There are three main “features”: adding a task; completing a task; automatically delete all tasks before the next day. An interesting approach. There is something very seductive about starting each day with a...
70Decibels - Blog - The Golden Headphones... →
Look, it’s simple folks. Click the link above. Go to the questionnaire and make a mark anywhere you see Enough - The Minimal Mac Podcast or my name, Patrick Rhone. Just kidding. Vote for whomever you wish. But, I do appreciate any kindness I receive.
The only standard is impermanence.– Seth’s Blog: “It’s always been this way” As I wrote recently, everything in existence is permanently impermanent. Even those things we have come to believe are less so. Perhaps, especially, those.
Post-PC era, indeed – Wind on a Leaf →
Interestingly, Annette said she didn’t miss having a notebook at all (the kind that needs a battery and a startup jingle, not the kind bound with a useless slinky). She can’t wait to get to college and, while she hasn’t settled on a major, she doesn’t see a notebook in her future. “If I end up needing to do a ton more typing in college than I do now,” Annette said, “I might get a wireless...
So, the Internet is shaking with the power of ten thousand wagging fingers over Go Daddy’s support of SOPA, the evil legislation that threatens everything we know and hold dear about the ‘verse. It is even so evil that it threatens the things we don’t care about too. I have never used Ho Daddy (mis-type intended and a bit more honest judging from their commercials). They always...
The Best Word Processing App for Mac is... →
The Mac is not lacking in word processing apps, and many aim to serve a specific niche. Nonetheless, we feel Mac OS X’s TextEdit is your best option thanks to its focused and helpful feature set, good document format support, and free price tag. Welcome to the party, Lifehacker.
MacTech Boot Camp 2012 | MacTech →
Held in cities around the country, MacTech Boot Camp is a one day event for those that support the home user, and small business market. MacTech Boot Camp is a single-track, hotel based seminar that is specifically geared to serve the needs of consultants and techs wanting to serve their base better. I’m also very proud to announce that I will be one of the session co-chairs for the...
Meditate with distractions | 52 Tiger →
I mention work because that’s were we get to apply this stuff. In fact, that’s the whole reason to meditate (for me, at least): to extend those moments of focus to real life. When you’re at your desk and emails come pouring in or the phone rings off the hook 1, remember the mountain. “Oh, there’s the phone. Oh, there’s email.” In and of themselves, they’re not bad. Or good. They’re just a phone...
In reality, minimalism (or zen, or whatever) doesn’t have a fixed definition. It...– Minimalism and Real Work — 512 Pixels What we believe in. (As I have said time and time again here and many places elsewhere. Look it up.)
Steve Jobs’ Minimalist Workspace — 512 Pixels →
Right in line with Einstein. In fact, every genius I know (and I know a few).
I get a minimum of a half-dozen emails each day about new products and applications. I do cover the ones that fit as my time allows but, sometimes, I get way behind. This is one of those times. So, in an attempt to clear these off of my list and, thus, clear a bit of my conscious, I am sharing a quick list of these here with you: Favomatic – It’s an iPad app that helps to remind you to check in...
The 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 9 - Keeping It... →
Now is the time of year where things can get pretty hectic — and likely already are. Today’s offering in Lifehack’s 12 Days of Giveaways is on that can serve to slow you down when you’re going to need it the most. It’s a great book by Patrick Rhone (Minimal Mac, the Enough podcast) called Keeping It Straight: You, Me & Everything Else, and it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long...
70Decibels - Enough - The Minimal Mac Podcast - Ep... →
Today’s episode of the Enough Podcast is perhaps one of my favorites yet. In this episode, Myke and I discuss the fact that, when it comes to any of this stuff about simplicity, minimalism, and “enough”, I struggle with it just like anyone else does. I never, ever, want people to perceive me as some kind of expert. I feel I’m quite the opposite actually. The only difference might be is that...
On Backpacks — And What’s in Mine — 512 Pixels →
So nice to see my old BackPack put to such great use.
7 Ways to Have More by Owning Less | Brain... →
Here are seven services that help shrink your carbon footprint, lighten your economic load and generally liberate you from the shackles of stuff through the power of sharing. I had not heard of any of these before. GiftFlow seems especially timely. (via Amy Bryant)
Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought...– David Ben-Gurion (via mnmal)
The truth is, it’s OK to curate your life.– Simplicity - Matt Gemmell (via Shawn Blanc) What we believe in.
Light and Liberty: Saving iPad Artwork →
tylerlevesque: So as I was listening to Patrick Rhone’s review of the Levenger Punch and I came across an idea. This idea was sparked by his tip to use the punch to create books of your children’s art and give it to them when they are older. Why limit this to just the art they create on paper?… You should create a folder or even an entire account to your children’s artwork. Like Patrick...
The Cosmonaut is a fantastic new stylus from my friends at Studio Neat who are sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed. It’s designed to be like a dry erase marker which is comfortable for adults and kids alike. As you can see from my little girl above, the larger width is far more comfortable to hold for longer periods. I feel it offers even better control as well. This is not only...
Grandview - Dark Heartfelt Software [Sponsor] →
I’d like to thank Dark Heartfelt for sponsoring this week’s Minimal Mac RSS Feed with their excellent writing software, Grandview. If you care about focusing on the beauty and power of words, and care deeply about each one, then this is the app for you.
Bicycles For Our Minds by Michael Mulvey —... →
The more I take a look at them, the more I’m liking these posters. Would look great in a nice frame hanging in the office. Worth kicking in a few bucks for sure. He’s also doing them as decals too if you are into that sort of thing. Even a $1.00 pledge gets you a set of those so everyone gets something for their pledge. What a great idea.
Everything You Need | Bridging the Nerd Gap →
Sitting here at my desk looking at my computer, I realized something. All of the tools I need to do any number of creative, world-changing things are literally right here in front of me. Yep. Welcome to Macintosh.
Don't Be A Free User (Pinboard Blog) →
What if a little site you love doesn’t have a business model? Yell at the developers! Explain that you are tired of good projects folding and are willing to pay cash American dollar to prevent that from happening. It doesn’t take prohibitive per-user revenue to put a project in the black. It just requires a number greater than zero. So, today I recorded a future episode of the...
Grandview - Dark Heartfelt Software [Sponsor] →
Handful of Suns by Patrick Rhone each morning I awake to the sound of the girl at the end of the hall the sun is on she tells me though it’s not not this early or this late in the fall she believes she sees light which is enough for me to rise and respond to her call what matters more than sleep is these mornings while she is still so very small in life with a child ...
Free Buddha Machine iPad app - Boing Boing →
The Buddha Machine is a fantastically-fun little gadget that plays loops of experimental music. It’s very low-fi, simple, inexpensive ($23!), and still wonderfully entrancing. Of course, there’s also a Buddha Machine iPad app and I’m told that for the next 5 days, it’s free! Buddha Machine - iPad edition I downloaded it and have been listening ever since. Think of this...
TurboScan for iPhone
TurboScan is one of those apps that does one thing very, very ,well and that you don’t think you will need until you do. It basically allows one to take photos of documents with their iPhone camera and “scan” them into a PDF (stitching together multiple pages if you like). At that point you can email them to yourself, open in another app that can read PDFs, or even send them to an everything...