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A Look at Evernote Tasks

Evernote, my favourite notetaking software, has recently introduced a new features – tasks. I am still looking for the perfect task manager, with my favourite, Things 3, not being available on Windows. Evernote Tasks aims to allow you to manage deadlines, important tasks and similar all in the note.

Narwhal Piston-Fill Fountain Pen Review

The Narwhal Piston-Filled Fountain Pen is a strikingly designed acrylic fountain pen, filled with a piston mechanism using bottled ink. A newcomer to the fountain pen industry, Narwhal is a fairly little known fountain pen brand.

Coming in at $50, the pen is extremely well made, with striking looks and a pleasant nib to write with.

WorkOutDoors Review

WorkOutDoors is a powerful activity tracking app for the Apple Watch. With a huge amount of customizability, vector maps, route tracking and much more, WorkOutDoors is a great choice for those who want a more powerful and flexible workout tracking app.

Following routes, creating custom views and screens for individual activities, and detailed analysis of activities is just some of what WorkOutDoors can do.

BlitzWolf BW-AS3 Review

The BW-AS3 from Blitzwolf is a high quality and high power speaker with cylindrical housing covered in fabric and a touch interface on top to control the device, weighing at around 2 kilograms. The BW-AS3 is a nice portable speaker that is great for using around the house and bringing to places where you want a loud speaker with 360 sound.

Nirvana Task Manager Review

Having used Things 3 for years, I finally decided to give another task manager a go – using my phone to manage all my tasks was getting pretty clunky, and I wanted something that I could access on my laptop and desktop too.

The most important thing for me in a task manager is the ability to not only set due dates, but to schedule those tasks. For example, I want to be able to have a task such as ‘write essay’, and have it in my today list without losing the due date. This ruled out Todoist for me – I really like the app but it does not have this essential feature.

I found Nirvana – an app fairly similar to Things, and it had everything I needed – cross platform support so I could use it on all my devices, the ability to schedule and have a due date, and sorting features. In this review, I’ll go through Nirvana’s main features, as well as things I like and dislike about the app.

Brainwavz XL Earpads Review

After 7 years of heavy usage, the earpads on my DT 770 Pros finally reached the end of their life. I really liked the sound signature they had, however they were constantly falling off and in dire need of replacement.

To replace them, I settled on the Brainwavz XL earpads – these were popular earpads that were comfortable and easy to fit. They are also made out of sheepskin, so are easy to clean.

Colimata Concorde FXP for X-Plane 11 – Review

I’ve always had an interest in aviation, and over the past few months I’ve found the time to start playing X-Plane, a flight simulator. The Colimata Concorde is an aircraft that can be purchased, and offers a simulation that lets you experience some of what Concorde would have been like to fly.

In this review, I’ll go over the externals, systems, and other features that the Colimata Concorde has.

Jailbreak Your iPhone with unc0ver

For years jailbreaking has been a tricky thing to do with iPhones – often it would run with a significant risk of bricking your device, and would require knowledge of the iOS filesystem. In general, it wasn’t something your everyday iOS user would be able to do.

However, unc0ver changes that – compatible with all devices between iOS 11.0 – 13.5, unc0ver is a fast and simple way to jailbreak your iPhone with no risk of bricking your device. In this post, I’ll go through how to use unc0ver, as well as some good tweaks that I would recommend.

Automate VLC Scrobbling to Trakt with Trakt Scrobbler

I last wrote about Trakt Scrobbler halfway through 2019, and it has undergone significant changes since then. This post is an updated version of the previous version, with new information and a new guide on installation.

If you use Trakt, you’ll likely know about scrobbling – where your media player checks you into what you are watching automatically, so it gets marked as finished automatically. Not only does this let you automatically show in the ‘now watching’ section of the show and show your progress on your profile, but it lets you keep Trakt up to date without having to go on the site.

Don’t know what Trakt is? Check out my in-depth review on it.

I use VLC to watch my videos – the official plugin doesn’t work, so I went around looking around for an alternative. I found Trakt Scrobbler – a small Github repository with less than 20 stars. However, I was blown away by how great it is – allowing me to easily scrobble from VLC. It also supports various other players, such as MPV, MPC, and MPC-HE.

Using Trakt Scrobbler with VLC allows shows to easily and automatically scrobbled.

Using Zotero to Manage Citations

If you do any academic writing, you’ll come into contact with citations a lot. For some reason, many people overcomplicate using citations – manually entering them, and creating spreadsheets to tracks sources they have used. Zotero is a brilliant, free, citation manager, that will make adding citations to your work as simple as a few clicks.

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