PTPL 047: The Plain Text Experiment Helped Me Discover 2 Superb Apps
PLUS Why manual note taking might suit you better than automated alternatives
Welcome to the Plain Text, Paper—Less Productivity Digest! A once-a-week taster of the unusual, the helpful, and the delightfully mundane, as well as the next installment in my quest to futureproof and simplify my digital-analog workflow.
This week —
Isn’t plain text ugly and hard to use? — No. No, it isn’t.
Why you probably don’t need a read-it-later app
2 great apps I found because of the plain text experiment
Productivity Tips and Inspiration
This! I couldn’t help but smile on reading the FAQ on the hledger Plain Text Accounting website:
No way, it’s great, honest. We love it. You’ll love it. It’s fast. It’s cheap. It’s non-distracting. It keeps you focussed on the content. It’s copy-pasteable. It’s accessible to screen readers. It’s resizable. You can pick the font and colours. You do not need “Plaintext Reader, Trial Version” to read it. you do not need “Plaintext Studio Pro” to…
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