Piques of the Week - Volume 3
Here’s a few things that are piquing my interests this week:
Monoprice Fastening Tape
Jeff Mueller mentioned this life hack to me after he purchased the same backpack that I did a few weeks ago. By using this, you can get rid of the flapping straps using simple fastening tape.[^1]
I ended up purchasing the yellow version because I not only wanted to have something other than plain black, but I wanted something that would help me easily identify my bag if I ever needed to check it or set it somewhere.[^2]
Not a bad deal for about $5.
This app was of zero use to me when I picked it up. I’ve never really warmed up to having a clipboard manager before. But that was before Gabe had another terrific idea for using it not only as a text replacement tool, but for something that holds affiliate links, animated GIFs, email signatures, etc. I’ve moved a lot of stuff out of Drafts that really belonged in a clipboard manager.
To unlock the power of Copied, you'll need to get the $2 IAP. This unlocks the ability to have multiple lists of your choosing, backups to iCloud for syncing your iOS devices. This has been so helpful to me in just such a short time. I highly recommend picking this up.
How on earth did I run my site without Coda?
Coda is from the fine folks over at Panic, makers of other fine apps like Prompt, and Transmit.
Coda is an editor for multiple web languages; I’ve been using it for HTML & CSS. It is specifically designed to manage your site via FTP, allowing you to manipulate & customize your site. I’m just barely scratching the surface, but I can already appreciate what it will help me do in the future.
or what you might call Velcro® ↩
Also, that makes my bag grey & yellow. Notice anything? ↩
in the wake of the TextExpander 6 fallout ↩
There’s a separate app for Copied on the Mac that you’ll need to buy if you use a Mac. It syncs using iCloud. I’ve not used it, but I also don’t regularly use a Mac. ↩
There are also Mac apps for Coda and Transmit if you’re interested in those. ↩