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2022-12-05: Why I think about augmented reality I am really looking forward to more mainstream augmented reality (AR) for my own generated content. …

2022-12-03: Because I am sentimental and nostalgic, there is a very strong association for me between Christmas …

2022-12-02: Inspired by the @GabrielCornish 📺 post, here is my “introduce yourself in five TV shows”: Severance …

2022-12-02: Stable! 🥰

2022-12-01: He and I both.

2022-11-28: The mood in which I find myself.

2022-11-28: Loving the Bookshelf feature on micro.blog! I was looking a while ago for an easy way to store and …

2022-11-25: heyscottyj.com is now living on micro.blog! There is still a lot I want to do, but the good news is …

2022-11-24: Tonight I muck with my website in the interest of simplifying. Hurrah!

2022-10-17: Agenda Daily Journal Widget with WidgetPack

I’m a big fan of Agenda, and use it to store a daily journal for myself. Recently, I was inspired …

2022-09-13: Easy Access to Daily Journals

The Agenda app has great widgets, but I find myself wanting to make sure I always have at-hand …

2022-09-02: HeyScottyJ's Day Automation Shortcuts

Structure your day, combining the notetaking and task management experiences.

I love having a …

2022-07-29: Day Automation: Agenda Rapid Email Clipper

I got clued in to this tweet by the wonderful Federico Viticci through the latest Shortcuts …

2022-07-19: Day Automation: Agenda Daily Log OmniFocus Variant

Update 07/25: Improved URL encoding, link handling, and some other light refinements. Hope you love …

2022-07-13: Day Automation: Rapid Logging with OmniFocus

Update 07/19: Now with OmniFocus task notes

Update 07/20: Fixed unintentionally re-used task note …

2022-07-11: Day Automation: Rapid Logging

When it comes to capturing things as they come in to my life, I love the notion of rapid logging as …

2022-04-26: Day Automation: Agenda Daily Log

I thought it would be good to do a series about how I automate my days as a means of keeping myself …

2022-03-22: MS Productivity

I got to talk about my health when I had the opportunity to guest on the Conduit podcast (which was …

2021-09-17: Search and Replace in Agenda

I posted about this on the Agenda community, but figured it belongs here as well: I made a Shortcut …

2021-07-29: Productivity in Illness

“You’re not dying, you just can’t think of anything good to do.” – …

2021-07-12: Lists to Go with Cheatsheat

It was just a month or so ago that was thinking I needed a good way to take particular OmniFocus …

2021-05-25: [v1.21] Sticking Stuff Together with Bubble Gum

v1.21 update

2021-05-19: Shortcuts and Widgets on Learn OmniFocus

I recently had the enormous pleasure of being able to return to Learn OmniFocus, joining Tim …

2021-04-02: Making Meetings with Shortcuts

I recently needed to conduct a series of user interviews at work to get feedback and engage in …

2021-03-29: Working Agile in Slack with Shortcuts

Recently, I was introduced to Block Kit for Slack, and I was super pumped to try to …

2020-12-18: The Deliberate Productivity Workspace

On the latest episode of Nested Folders, Rosemary Orchard and I talked about decluttering for …

2020-11-23: Productivity Home Screen: Reminders Edition

I wrote about re-imaging my Home Screen for productivity, and have gotten some tremendous feedback …

2020-11-18: My Reimagined Productivity Home Screen

Update: The links for the Get To It and Dashboard widgets have been updated with fixes (addressed …

2020-10-04: OmniFocus Widgets 2.0 with WidgetPack

Update: just fixed a minor bug in refresh for Flagged and Forecast-Tagged widgets - links updated …

2020-10-01: Working OmniFocus with Widgets

Maybe I'm impatient, but I just love OmniFocus as my task management system, but am also finding my …

2020-09-29: In or Out, It Can Be That Simple

At my work, we develop goals on a quarterly cadence, and we do so pretty thoughtfully in order to …

2020-09-14: Homescreen Goodness: Using iOS 14 and Charty to Keep on Track

I am loving using the iOS 14 widgets to keep a clear eye on my day, and with Charty and its (beta) …

2020-08-26: Easier Integration of Shortcuts and Slack with Data Jar

Back on episode 25 of Nested Folders, Rosemary Orchard and I discussed agreements and the many kinds …

2020-08-03: Solved: Making Checklists in OmniFocus via Reminders

One of the features I wish OmniFocus had was the ability to add checklists. As an example, I need to …

2020-05-20: Automating Next Action Creation in OmniFocus

One of the things I wanted to make easier was how to build a new action in OmniFocus based on an …

2020-05-15: My Guided Weekly Review

I really really benefit from the review of my projects and actions weekly, but I find it so hard to …

2020-05-08: The Coronavirus and ADHD are Terrible Roommates

I generally prefer to write shorter form, but I’ve failed at that here. Maybe fix a sandwich …

2020-05-06: Preparing for a 1:1 Meeting

I’ve written before about a Boss Review Shortcut, a way to make it easier for me to prepare …

2020-05-05: Automating Emails With Data Jar

I don't write code, and I don't know how to script, but I really love the value of automation. This …

2020-04-02: Creating Better Structure: My Digital Bullet Journaling

Last year, I spent the time reading The Bullet Journal Method, by Ryder Carroll, and also wrote …

2020-03-10: Three Next Actions On the Breaking Perfectionist Blocks episode of Nested Folders, Rosemary Orchard and I spitballed an …

2020-02-25: Avoiding Distraction in OmniFocus Inbox Processing

Processing my OmniFocus inbox is critical for me, because I capture like a maniac, but because I am …

2020-02-17: Taming my Drafts Inbox

I am (once again) in love with Drafts, and having all my text start there.

While I love the idea …

2020-01-30: Safari Reading List in Agenda If you’re keen on having all the things in Agenda, I made a Shortcut called Agenda Clipper for …

2020-01-17: Seeing OmniFocus Completions

There was a question on the OmniGroup Discourse Forums the other day about seeing completed items in …

2020-01-09: The Agenda Meeting Wrap-Up Shortcut

In the past, I have written about my Agenda and OmniFocus workflow. Today, I’m excited to …

2020-01-04: My Project Structure for 2020

On the last several episodes of Nested Folders, Rosemary Orchard and I have discussed topics that …

2019-12-17: Projects in OmniFocus and Agenda

On episode 12 of the Nested Folders podcast, Actions vs. Reference, I mentioned a shortcut to create …

2019-12-02: The Daily Agenda Journal Shortcut

I had a blast writing about Shortcuts with OmniFocus 3.4 last week, but based on reader Jason …

2019-11-29: Day Five: The Daily Journal, Five Days of OmniFocus Shortcuts

It’s day five of my series of posts about the wonderful addition of Shortcuts automation in …

2019-11-28: Day Four: Inbox Processor, Five Days of OmniFocus Shortcuts

It’s the penultimate post in this series of Shortcuts for OmniFocus! For day four, I’m serving …

2019-11-27: Day Three: Today's Actions, Five Days of OmniFocus Shortcuts

Carrying on with Shortcuts sharing in support of OmniFocus 3.4, this one is a quick reference …

2019-11-26: Day Two: Project Markdown Table, Five Days of OmniFocus Shortcuts

It’s day two of sharing Shortcuts that take advantage of the new OmniFocus 3.4 capabilities, and …

2019-11-25: Day One: Five Days of OmniFocus Shortcuts

There’s a new release of OmniFocus in the world, and does it ever bring some powerhouse features …

2019-10-14: Collaborating with Shortcuts and Ulysses

On lucky episode 7 of the Nested Folders Podcast, Rose Orchard and I discussed how we “do …

2019-09-24: Is It Worth Automating? And a Shortcut or Two

On this week's episode of the Nested Folders podcast, Rosemary Orchard and I discussed automation …

2019-09-11: How I Weekly Review

On this week's episode of the Nested Folders podcast, Rosemary Orchard and I discussed our …

2019-08-27: When Not to be Productive

On this week’s Nested Folders podcast episode, Rose and I talked about when not to be …

2019-07-23: Me on LearnOmniFocus

Earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of working with Tim Stringer of Learn OmniFocus to …

2019-07-16: Announcing Nested Folders After several months of discussion, planning, preparation, and writing, I am so proud to announce …

2019-07-12: From Digital Bankruptcy to More Attention: How I Fixed My Broken System

My system has been broken. Not broken in the way that the mechanics of it don’t work, but broken in …

2019-03-29: The Boss Review

A weekly status review on projects with one’s boss tends to be part of having a job, and I was …

2019-01-23: Fifty-Two Project Goals

We’re well in to January, but it’s still resolution season, right?

Every year, around this time, I …

2018-12-19: Managing Gift Giving

Need to do some last minute holiday shopping? I know I do. Thankfully, I have a workflow for how I …

2018-12-17: My Agenda Action Workflow

In a previous post, I wrote about my iOS Shortcut that connects Agenda to OmniFocus. With thanks to …

2018-12-04: OmniFocus for the Holidays

It’s that magical time of year where I have to shovel my driveway four times in one weekend, but …

2018-11-20: No Commitments Left Behind

I’m a meetings guy. Largely not by choice, but a lot of my work day is meetings.

One of the biggest …

2018-11-19: OmniFocus 3 Tags are Lists

One of the marquee features of OmniFocus 3 is the move from Contexts to Tags. I adore this …

2018-11-09: Organize Information to Make Something Out of Nothing

I was recently asked by a colleague how I approach the development of new strategies or processes or …

2018-11-08: Unsure? Two maybes make a probably.

2018-11-06: Today's Progressive Disclosure

I’m going to write a bit more about the Forecast and Forecast Tag in OmniFocus 3, because I …

2018-11-05: What’s In A Name? Everything.

In the physical world, things have names for a few purposes:

  1. Common language
  2. Identity or brand …

2018-11-03: Whither HeyScottyJ

The last few weeks of my career have been tough. Like, really tough.

We’ve all been through this. …