PTPL 057: A Productivity System Under Stress—5 Insights While Traveling
PLUS Alternatives to Adobe products, and finding creativity by embracing your limitations
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How leaning into your limitations can produce extraordinary results
The best Alternatives-to-Adobe list I’ve ever seen
How my productivity system is standing up to working away from home while on holiday
Welcome! I’m Ellane, and this is a once-a-week taster of the unusual, the helpful, and the delightfully mundane, as well as the next instalment of my quest to future proof and simplify my digital-analog workflow.
Limitations can boost creativity
I’ve been following Chris Silverman’s daily art on Mastodon for a few months now. It boggles my mind that not only does he create interesting, imaginative images on a daily basis, he does it solely in the Apple Notes app on his old iPhone (no Apple Pencil).
Having everything handed to you on a platter can be a creativity killer, simp…
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