I love falling in love with a company. Someone that gets how to add value to my live and actually cares about integrating into my workflow. 37Signals is one of those companies (and is the bar that everyone is measured against) and now I’ve found values of n.
Values of n is based out of Oregon and has two (at least today) products – Stikkit and I Want Sandy.
Stikkit, “little yellow notes that think”, turns the traditional sticky note on it’s head. You can use Stikkit to:
This is the jumping-off point to adapt Stikkit to your own workflow. Stikkit gives support through it’s forums
Values of n’s other product is an online personal assistant, I Want Sandy. Sandy keeps you organized through your email, text messages and integrating into existing workflows and programs such as Twitter and Jott.
I’ve been using Sandy for over a week and it’s just been really easy to adapt into my everyday system. I can use the website, call Jott or email any to-dos, appointments, notes as well as add contacts and bookmarks.
It’s a lot of fun, too!
Networks Try ‘Twittering’ To Spread Their Message – WSJ.com:
“TV networks are all a-Twitter about the latest marketing play for their new TV shows.”
I bought an 8G iPhone on the first available weekend. For weeks before I was saying I was going to wait – and yet, Saturday morning I’m in (and out) of Apple Soho in 10 minutes with my shiny new gadget and case.
Impressions after two weeks – it’s exceeded all my expectations. My Twitter feed that first weekend was full of hyberbole (even from usual low-key developers) but it really lived up to the hype.
– It’s easy to navigate with the touch screen (the “Calamari” commercial is a real-time example)
– Developers (especially after iPhoneDevCamp) have been churning out new apps
– The iPod sound is so clear, a definite step ahead
– The Text Feature is fun (looks like iChat bubbles) and I’m using it so much more than previously
– The Web app (Safari) turns horizontally and vertically (I really like the the keyboard input while on it’s side)
– While the keyboard was a little challenging at first, I was a pro after just a couple of days.
– The battery life (I have heard others have had issues) has been great. I turn off the Wifi when I’m not using it as I think the sniffer uses a lot of power
– I have a lot of email accounts and all are now on (except work, I need help from my Network guys on that)
Favorite Applications (so far) –
– Mockdock (an online dock for iPhone apps)
- PocketTweets (Twitter on the iPhone)
– gOffice (Microsoft Office for iPhone)
– Meebo (Chat client that includes AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, etc.)
– Ta-Da (37Signals Ta-Da – to do list maker)
Thanks to everyone who shares resources/apps/etc!
I am slowly incorporating the iPhone into my GTD system – more as it becomes ingrained.
WIRED MAGAZINE: ISSUE 15.07
TECH BIZ : MEDIA
Clive Thompson on How Twitter Creates a Social Sixth Sense
Clive Thompson 06.26.07 | 2:00 AM
Illustration by W. B. Jones
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Twitter is the app that everyone loves to hate. Odds are you’ve noticed people — probably much younger than you — manically using Twitter, a tool that lets you post brief updates about your everyday thoughts and activities to the Web via browser, cell phone, or IM. The messages are limited to 140 characters, so they lean toward pithy, haiku-like utterances. When I dropped by the main Twitter page, people had posted notes like ‘Doing lunch and picking up father-in-law from senior center.’ Or ‘Checking out Ghost Whisperer’ or simply ‘Thinking I’m old.’ (Most users are between 18 and 27.)
It might seem like blogging taken to a supremely banal extreme. Productivity guru Tim Ferriss calls Twitter ‘pointless email on steroids.’ One Si”
Twitter & Taking Info Overload Seriously. New tools like Twitter & GTD apps needed to cope.
“The success of messaging service Twitter, which allows bloggers to use their cell phones to post quick updates, is inspiring similar services from rivals including startup Six Apart…”
(Via 37signals product blog.)