A quick look at my task list as it stood for a brief moment:
I saw this on Reddit the other day… I immediately LOL’d:
Good products challenge people to rethink their existing workflows and consider changing them so that they might adopt the new tool.
This requires time and patience, trial and error, and can even create a lot of anxiety.
I won’t lie… ProductHunt’s new SHIP platform looks dope af.
I’ve been eyeing it for quite some time and their launch intersects perfectly with two distinct projects that I’m working on. Last night, I finally had a moment to put it together:
I haven’t had an update about my To-Do List App, George, in over a month! I can’t believe that, especially since I’ve been using it for the last 5-6 weeks!
And the goal of those weeks were to give it a serious run as a personal tool, for my own use, with the explicit intent to discover if I would truly and honestly use it for my own needs.
[Check out the temporary landing page here! You can sign up for early access too…]
One of the things that I’ve been incessantly obsessed with over the years as a professional is ensuring that I not only am using the best tools to get the job done but that I’m also reviewing the underlying behavioral mechanics that have driven me to choose one particular tool over another.
You see, there is a intimate relationship between my own natural behavior and the tools that I choose to use. The hope is, of course, that the right tool will exponentially increase my ability to execute and perhaps even automate that behavior without my explicit input.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how to build fundamentally simple systems, especially as it relates to software products.
I think this is one of the best times for me to be thinking about them because I’ve got a startup and a team that’s building a massive and intelligent software solution for technology companies, especially for those at scale.
I’m working on a very small To-Do iOS app and I’m sharing my process and my thoughts candidly through the process in a new YouTube playlist affectionately titled “Let’s Build an App“.
As you already know, I’m heavily involved with my startup and that’s where 99% of my time goes, but, in the 1% I’m sloooooooooowly putting this thing together.