In 2019 I finally got back to one of my passions: Writing. Back in September I launched my own blog, where I write about my side-projects but also about general thoughts and feelings about the design and tech field. Back in school I had a blooming fantasy and I loved writing fictive stories. In 2013 I started to write casual music reviews. 2016 I launched my very first side-project, which was an online magazine about design, art, photography, and architecture (I shut it down in July 2019). And here we are now at the end of 2019. For the upcoming year I would like to write one blog post a month, which should be possible, but you never know. I recently took part in a discussion on Reddit about the perfect writing app and decided to share a very short version of my opinion with you too.
Whenever I am actually writing on my MacBook I am usually using iA Writer, which is like THE writing app out there. It supports MacOS, iOS, Android, Windows, which is especially for me a big plus as I am using both MacOS and Android. Within iA Writer you use Markdown, which is super handy. But nevertheless if you want some quick notes or outlining a blog post, I like to use Workflowy. Since I am using the Bullet Journal Method every single day, Workflowy is a tool that seamlessly integrated into my workflow. It is based on a bullet system. So you can jot down some notes really fast. So my workflow looks like this: When I am on road but got some ideas for blog posts, I open Workflowy on my Smartphone and type in some quick notes and outlines. Back at home at my Computer I launch iA Writer and start to write the blog post.
If you are into a bullet system you should definitely check out Workflowy. Also if do not fancy line breaks inside text blocks that much (those are not possible in Workflowy since every line break is a new bullet) you could also use Workflowy for writing. It is definitely one of the best apps I have discovered this year.
Do you have a productivity/workflow stack with apps you use every time for your projects? If so, let me know, since I am currently writing a blog post about my favorite productivity and workflow apps.
If you have recommendations or feedback, drop me a mail or a tweet. For now, enjoy the newsletter and merry christmas to all of you! 🎄