Software Alternatives & Reviews

How do you make sure you keep up with useful technology?

Recommended and mentioned products

  1. Track your tasks and projects in a plain text file, todo.txt. A todo.

  2. A second brain, for you, forever. Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.

    I will also chime in for Obsidian. I moved to it from Evernote some months ago and have been having a great time. All of my notes are kept in a Dropbox folder so anything I write is instantly backed up.
  3. Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is run by Paul Graham's investment fund and startup incubator, Y Combinator.

    I'm a software engineer, and I try to read Hacker News a few times a week. I pay attention to what is talked about on a regular basis, and if it looks even the least bit interesting to me, I'll take a closer look at it.
  4. A safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life's work

    I did, I actually tried a few when I made the switch: Notable, Standard Notes and Obsidian.
  5. The Markdown-based note-taking app that doesn't suck.

    I did, I actually tried a few when I made the switch: Notable, Standard Notes and Obsidian.