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Toolbox Pro Review

I’ve been using Shortcuts ever since it was Workflow – it’s helped me streamline a lot of things that I do on a daily basis, including tagging and sorting my notes and framing screenshots.

Toolbox Pro extends Shortcuts by providing 50 more advanced functions for the app to use, such as advanced reminders integration, natural language and much more. Toolbox Pro plugs into Shortcuts to extend upon what it already offers.

T7 Gaming Mouse Review

There are lots of cheap mouses out there, and often they’ll have some pretty basic features. In this post, I’ll be reviewing the T7 Gaming Mouse – a mouse I’ve been using for the past two years, and features adjustable DPI, programmable buttons and adjustable polling rates.

ProWritingAid Review

ProWritingAid is a grammar and style editor that will help you improve your writing. It checks for spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and also offers suggestions on how to improve your writing.

I’ve been using ProWritingAid on a few of my essays and have been impressed with the results. It has allowed me to remove complex grammatical mistakes, style errors, and my overall results. Besides this, I love the plagiarism check and the ability to check for overused words.

ProWritingAid analysis on a short essay.

Cluster, a Tab Manager for Chrome – Review

Recently I’ve been dealing with a lot more tabs and windows in Chrome, my web browser of choice. Cluster is a Chrome extension that allows you to sort your windows and tabs, as well as quickly see an overview of various windows you have open. Sorting options are available, as well as the ability to quickly sort tabs, and multiple other features.

Multiwindow on iPadOS Makes It Easy to Be More Productive

My iPad is my on-the-go computer, and it’s what I take to lectures. I’ve been surprised by how useful multiwindow, the iPadOS feature that allows you to split the same app into multiple windows, has been. In particular, I’ve been using Things 3, my favourite task manager app, a lot with it.

FX-Audio DAC-X6 Review

The FX-Audio DAC-X6 is a headphone AMP and a 24 bit DAC. With an AMP, you can power high impedance headphones, and a DAC converts digital sound into analog – essentially smoothing out the stepped digital signal. You can learn much more about this in the brilliant article that can be read here.

In this review, I’ll be taking a look at the DAC-X6 and seeing how it performs with relatively low power headphones, being Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pros at 80 Ohms, which are enough to warrant the use of an amp. I won’t be including detailed diagrams and graphs, which you can find here, but will be reviewing based on my opinion of sound quality, build, aesthetics and various other factors.

Dark Noise Review – Ambient Noise on iOS

Ambient noise is a very popular method of environment control, that can help people concentrate and relax. Dark Noise is an app that offers various noises, from water to urban noises. It has an easy to use interface, with close attention paid to animations in the app. In addition to this, Dark Noise takes advantage of many iOS technologies, including Siri shortcuts, widgets, alternative app icons, and much more.

Notifier for Reddit Review

Reddit is a great platform that allows you to find interesting content, sales, deals, and so much more. In this review, I’ll be taking a look at Notifier for Reddit, which allows you to set custom filters that immediately send you an email alert when they are triggered.

I’ve recently reviewed Alerts for Reddit, which offers a similar package to Notifier for Reddit. However, Notifier for Reddit boasts a near-instant alert via email, as well as boolean operators and the ability to use it on desktop.

Timenoten Backpack Review

The Timenoten backpack is a slim, hard case backpack that’s designed for the city. With successful funding in both Japan and South Korea, the backpack is now aiming to enter the Western markets with their Kickstarter.

I’ve been using the eBags Slim Professional for over two years now – I love it’s slim form factor, so it will be interesting to see how the much cheaper, a smaller, Timenoten compares to it.

Meld – The Best Diff Tool for Windows

If you do a lot of programming, writing, or anything that you need to compare versions of different files, you’ll know how important a diff tool is. I’ve been using Meld to compare large directories for websites I’ve been developing, and have been very impressed with the performance and ease of use the app offers.

Meld allows you to see edits, additions, and deletions to individual files, as well as seeing what complete files have been added, changed, or deleted. This makes it incredibly easy to keep track of changes, and can come in handy for group projects.