After a recent presentation I got a follow-up question from an enthusiastic member of the audience about ‘measuring’ in the context of Lean Agile Product Development. Below is the question and my answer with anonymity preserved:
Despite the awkward naming this clipboard manager app is really easy to use and provides life saving utility by storing everything you cut or copy in a searchable list.
The Wunderlist app for OSX is very simple and easy to use, all the functionality of the website in a desktop widget. It almost feels like a mobile app, and works just like the iPhone version which is great.
Notes is built in to OSX Mavericks as well as a few other iOS apps that have made the successful crossing such as Messages, Reminders, Photo Stream, etc. Its really convenient having synced notes on all your Apple devices instantly.
Coda is a very good web development App for Mac that has FTP built in as well as a nice code editing interface with lots of helpful tools. Coda 2 also works with iCloud and neatly backs up and syncs all your files.
5. iKeyboard Remote
This nifty little utility allows you to control your Music app on your iOS device by pairing over bluetooth. For me this means I can shuffle tracks, change the volume, and pause my iPhone while it sits happily on the speaker dock in the corner of the room.
Just a thing that’s annoying me for a long time on Google Apps, my storage has run out after 5 years of usage.
There’s no way to purchase additional gmail storage on a per-user basis. You have to upgrade to the Pro version of Google Apps which is a pretty expensive commitment. The reason this annoys me is that you might have 10 users, in my case 2 of them have reached 99% of the limit, while the other 8 have only used 5-10% each.
The problem is that you have to upgrade every user on the site, so 10 users by $50 per year is $500 just to increase the storage on 1 or 2 users. Continue reading Gmail Quotas & Sessions on Google Apps Mail
I was off work for a week after getting my knee operation (ACL Reconstruction).
That finally gave me a chance to tune up my Dell XPS M1330 which is running on Vista Home Premium. My notebook is packed full of great hardware but I’ve struggled with Vista from the start, its not a great OS and will be very shortlived with Windows 7 around the corner. So I’ve put together my top 5 ways to improve Vista’s performance and make it a more acceptable OS to work with. Its actually working really well now for me.
I started using an Adobe Air application today called “Balsamiq Mock Ups”.
Up to now I have been using Powerpoint 2007 which does an adequate job in layong out Mock-up screens for co-workers and clients.
I have an iPhone for a few months now, a 16GB one with 3G.
The iPhone is mostly brilliant but does fall down badly in a few important areas, like battery life and text messaging.
Anyhow it is mostly brilliant, and a joy to use for surfing the web and reading email.