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Best practices for starting, managing, and scaling a remote team

Best practices for starting, managing, and scaling a remote team

Remote Work Guides
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September 6, 2019

Collection of nerdy interviews asking people from all walks of life what they use to get the job done

Collection of nerdy interviews asking people from all walks of life what they use to get the job done

uses this

Uses This, published twice a week, asks a random selection of people all about the tools and techniques they're using to get things done.

Uses This, published twice a week, asks a random selection of people all about the tools and techniques they're using to get things done.

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September 6, 2019

Messaging app — state-of-the-art security, non-profit and open-source

Messaging app — state-of-the-art security, non-profit and open-source

Signal

Finally deleted Whatsapp, Facebook and Telegram. Now only using iMessage and Signal.

Signal is an easy-to-use app with state-of-the-art security that lets you privately talk, text, and share videos with your contacts.

Signal uses Curve25519, AES-256, and HMAC-SHA256. The security of these algorithms has been tested over many years of use in hundreds of different applications. Signal messages and calls are end-to-end encrypted, which means that they can only be read or heard by your intended recipients. We make it easy for you to verify that you are communicating with the right people and that no man in the middle attack has occurred.

The Signal service does not have access to the contents of any messages or calls sent or received by Signal users. Additionally, the complete source code for the Signal clients and the Signal server is available on GitHub. This enables interested parties to examine the code and help us verify that everything is behaving as expected. It also allows advanced users to compile their own copies of the applications and compare them with the versions we distribute.

The Signal Protocol is the most advanced cryptographic ratchet available. It ensures that new AES keys are used for every single message, and it provides Signal with both forward secrecy and future secrecy properties. The Signal Protocol also features enhanced deniability properties that improve on those provided by OTR, except unlike OTR all of these features work well in an asynchronous mobile environment.

Signal is an easy-to-use app with state-of-the-art security that lets you privately talk, text, and share videos with your contacts.

Signal uses Curve25519, AES-256, and HMAC-SHA256. The security of these algorithms has been tested over many years of use in hundreds of different applications. Signal messages and calls are end-to-end encrypted, which means that they can only be read or heard by your intended recipients. We make it easy for you to verify that you are communicating with the right people and that no man in the middle attack has occurred.

The Signal service does not have access to the contents of any messages or calls sent or received by Signal users. Additionally, the complete source code for the Signal clients and the Signal server is available on GitHub. This enables interested parties to examine the code and help us verify that everything is behaving as expected. It also allows advanced users to compile their own copies of the applications and compare them with the versions we distribute.

The Signal Protocol is the most advanced cryptographic ratchet available. It ensures that new AES keys are used for every single message, and it provides Signal with both forward secrecy and future secrecy properties. The Signal Protocol also features enhanced deniability properties that improve on those provided by OTR, except unlike OTR all of these features work well in an asynchronous mobile environment.

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September 2, 2019

Tips on How to Manage E-Mail from my professor

Tips on How to Manage E-Mail from my professor

How to Manage E-Mail

Everyone uses e-mail. But a lot of people are struggling with organising their e-mail workload. So in this essay, I discuss strategies for a more efficient e-mail management and how to write e-mails that work.

Everyone uses e-mail. But a lot of people are struggling with organising their e-mail workload. So in this essay, I discuss strategies for a more efficient e-mail management and how to write e-mails that work.

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August 18, 2019

Machine learning trained translator

Machine learning trained translator

Deepl

Whenever I am not using Linguee I use Deepl to find more natural translations. By the way, Deepl is created by the same team behind Linguee.

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July 15, 2019

Estimate the gender distribution of your followers and those you follow

Estimate the gender distribution of your followers and those you follow

Proporti.onl

Many tech leaders follow mostly men, but I want to follow a diverse group of people. Twitter Analytics doesn't tell me the gender distribution of those I follow, and it doesn't try to identify gender-nonbinary people. So I built this tool for myself and put it on GitHub. It's inaccurate and it undercounts nonbinary folk, but it's better than making no effort at all. I want you to be able to do this, too. Estimate the distribution of those you follow and see if there's room to improve!

Many tech leaders follow mostly men, but I want to follow a diverse group of people. Twitter Analytics doesn't tell me the gender distribution of those I follow, and it doesn't try to identify gender-nonbinary people. So I built this tool for myself and put it on GitHub. It's inaccurate and it undercounts nonbinary folk, but it's better than making no effort at all. I want you to be able to do this, too. Estimate the distribution of those you follow and see if there's room to improve!

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July 2, 2019

20+ Mac Productivity Hacks

I'm always surprised by how many Mac hacks, tricks and workflows I keep finding out that boost my productivity and make my life easier. Sometimes they're hidden features, sometimes clever workflows people come up with — and this is also where the Mac community shows its best side. So, here's the idea: I'm asking a handful of Mac power users what are some things they do to be more productive with their Macs. If not anything else, I hope this is useful to someone and keeps this sense of community alive.

I'm always surprised by how many Mac hacks, tricks and workflows I keep finding out that boost my productivity and make my life easier. Sometimes they're hidden features, sometimes clever workflows people come up with — and this is also where the Mac community shows its best side. So, here's the idea: I'm asking a handful of Mac power users what are some things they do to be more productive with their Macs. If not anything else, I hope this is useful to someone and keeps this sense of community alive.

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June 27, 2019

Transcribe and edit sound or video by editing text

Transcribe and edit sound or video by editing text

Descript

I can’t wait to get a chance to use this for a project. The concept and interface looks promising.

At Descript, our mission is to give voice to your vision - to use technology to take away all the things that get in the way of your ability to express your creative intent, while leaving that intent untouched. Increasingly we’re all creators - but few have the time or technical mastery to craft what we've captured. By making an editor that's as simple as using words, Descript makes creation easy, fast, and fun. Based in San Francisco, Descript launched in December 2017 with funding from Andreessen Horowitz. You can read about our origins here.

At Descript, our mission is to give voice to your vision - to use technology to take away all the things that get in the way of your ability to express your creative intent, while leaving that intent untouched. Increasingly we’re all creators - but few have the time or technical mastery to craft what we've captured. By making an editor that's as simple as using words, Descript makes creation easy, fast, and fun. Based in San Francisco, Descript launched in December 2017 with funding from Andreessen Horowitz. You can read about our origins here.

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September 3, 2019

Namecheap

Namecheap offers the latest in high-quality domain and hosting products at the most competitive prices in the business. We work every day to provide unparalleled levels of service, security, and support. We won’t bother you with unwanted upselling or aggressive advertising. Our goal is to be honest, straightforward, friendly, and helpful. It’s that simple.

Namecheap offers the latest in high-quality domain and hosting products at the most competitive prices in the business. We work every day to provide unparalleled levels of service, security, and support. We won’t bother you with unwanted upselling or aggressive advertising. Our goal is to be honest, straightforward, friendly, and helpful. It’s that simple.

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July 13, 2019

Lightroom Classic

Lightroom Classic gives you powerful one-click tools and advanced controls to make your photos look amazing. Easily organize all your photos on your desktop, and share in a variety of ways.

Lightroom Classic gives you powerful one-click tools and advanced controls to make your photos look amazing. Easily organize all your photos on your desktop, and share in a variety of ways.

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July 11, 2019

Try fonts for free and rent them instead of buying

Try fonts for free and rent them instead of buying

Fontstand

For when you are trying to find the appropriate typeface for your project. After you’ve rented a font for a total of 12 months, it will be yours to keep and use forever. Fontstand gives €20 of Fontstand credit per academic year to design students.

Fontstand is an app for Mac OS X and Windows that allows you to try fonts for free or rent them by the month for desktop and web use for just a fraction of the regular price.

Fontstand is an app for Mac OS X and Windows that allows you to try fonts for free or rent them by the month for desktop and web use for just a fraction of the regular price.

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June 14, 2019

Powerful visual website builder

Powerful visual website builder

Webflow

After spending countless hours on Wordpress, configurating the server and domain, searching plugins, fixing bugs, optimizing for different breakpoints… I finally settled for Webflow. I prefer spending a bit more so I don’t have to worry about all that anymore. It’s really well thought out, their tutorials are on point and the support also has been excellent. If you don’t need control over every element I’d go for Squarespace. It’s impressing how they communicate with their community. They have a forum, wishlist platform, blog, and Youtube channel with dozens of videos in which they explain new features in detail, answer questions from the community, recreate websites and talk with Webflow employees.

On a mission to democratize creation for the web. Webflow is a visual web design platform, CMS, and hosting provider perfect for building production websites and prototypes.

On a mission to democratize creation for the web. Webflow is a visual web design platform, CMS, and hosting provider perfect for building production websites and prototypes.

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July 13, 2019

Cross-platform password manager

Cross-platform password manager

1Password

Best designed password manager I’ve tried. I am currently also using Apple’s iCloud Keychain for convenience. But with 1Password you can better manage passwords and also safely store other sensitive information Safari can’t save like passports, licenses and notes.

With 1Password you only ever need to memorize one password. All your other passwords and important information are protected by your Master Password, which only you know.

With 1Password you only ever need to memorize one password. All your other passwords and important information are protected by your Master Password, which only you know.

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July 13, 2019

Creating, presenting and sharing slide decks

Creating, presenting and sharing slide decks

Slides

Slides is a place for creating, presenting and sharing slide decks. Slides is a suite of modern presentation tools, available right from your browser. Unlike traditional presentation software, there's no need to download anything. Working with collaborators to make an awe-inspiring presentation has never been easier.

Slides is a place for creating, presenting and sharing slide decks. Slides is a suite of modern presentation tools, available right from your browser. Unlike traditional presentation software, there's no need to download anything. Working with collaborators to make an awe-inspiring presentation has never been easier.

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June 14, 2019

Set unofficial screen resolutions

Set unofficial screen resolutions

RDM
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June 14, 2019

Track household budgets

Track household budgets

Splitwise

Have been using Splitwise for a few years now to track expenses with my roommate and on trips with friends! And yes, it’s ugly but it works great!

Splitwise is a free tool for friends and roommates to track bills and other shared expenses, so that everyone gets paid back. On the web, iPhone, and Android.

Splitwise is a free tool for friends and roommates to track bills and other shared expenses, so that everyone gets paid back. On the web, iPhone, and Android.

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July 13, 2019

Reliable and minimal to-do app

Reliable and minimal to-do app

Wunderlist

Simple but also extremely reliable and fast to-do app.

Wunderlist is the easiest way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist is here to help you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos.

Wunderlist is the easiest way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist is here to help you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos.

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July 13, 2019

Daily new wallpaper for your Mac

Daily new wallpaper for your Mac

Wallcat

This app will update your wallpaper with a new, hand-picked desktop image every day. Wallcat has different themed channels to choose from, so your desktop image matches your taste.

This app will update your wallpaper with a new, hand-picked desktop image every day. Wallcat has different themed channels to choose from, so your desktop image matches your taste.

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June 14, 2019

Create beautiful forms and questionnaires

Create beautiful forms and questionnaires

Typeform

If you are doing a survey or similar Typeform is the best option today + based in Barcelona and not Google. Great backend and frontend design. The interface might look simple but Typeform has many customization and integration options.

Forms & surveys for the people. The most important online interaction for a business is the exchange of information.

Forms & surveys for the people. The most important online interaction for a business is the exchange of information.

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July 13, 2019

Minimal newsletter service

Minimal newsletter service

TinyLetter

Perfect if you want to start a personal and simple newsletter. Not too many confusing options, a straightforward interface and completely free. Once you need more features you’ll probably want to switch over to Mailchimp.

TinyLetter is a personal newsletter service brought to you by the people behind Mailchimp. People use it to send updates, digests, and dispatches to their fans and friends. Though they're built on the same infrastructure, TinyLetter is for people who don't need all the business features that come along with Mailchimp. Simplicity is at the heart of everything we do at TinyLetter. TinyLetter is a completely free service.

TinyLetter is a personal newsletter service brought to you by the people behind Mailchimp. People use it to send updates, digests, and dispatches to their fans and friends. Though they're built on the same infrastructure, TinyLetter is for people who don't need all the business features that come along with Mailchimp. Simplicity is at the heart of everything we do at TinyLetter. TinyLetter is a completely free service.

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June 14, 2019

Prevent Mac going into sleep mode

Prevent Mac going into sleep mode

Theine
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June 14, 2019

Prototyping master tool

Prototyping master tool

Sketch

The biggest advantage are the hundreds of plugins for Sketch. Whatever need you have, there is a plugin for you. Make sure to instal Sketch Runner as it makes it really easy to install plugins + many more little usefull features.

Sketch is the definitive tool for digital design. It’s used primarily by screen designers who create websites, icons, and user interfaces for desktop and mobile devices. For beginners and industry professionals alike, Sketch’s powerful tools, gentle learning curve and intuitive UI allow designers to focus on what they do best; design.

Sketch is the definitive tool for digital design. It’s used primarily by screen designers who create websites, icons, and user interfaces for desktop and mobile devices. For beginners and industry professionals alike, Sketch’s powerful tools, gentle learning curve and intuitive UI allow designers to focus on what they do best; design.

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June 14, 2019

Create parametric typefaces from scratch in the browser

Create parametric typefaces from scratch in the browser

Prototypo

A custom font conveys a company’s heritage and values. It is a priceless investment lasting the brand’s lifetime. The web application Prototypo gives the ability to create custom fonts and export them to use everywhere (desktop applications, websites…). After choosing one of the four templates available (designed by the international foundry Production Type) users can design their own font by moving over 30 sliders (x-height, curves of the serifs, width…). The changes apply live to each character of the Latin alphabet. Thanks to its “Glyphs individualization” and “Manual editing” features, the app gives users a high degree of customisation. Prototypo allows them to create a fully functional font without using any other software. Based on the parametric fonts technology that uses algorithms to generate letters, Prototypo automates the repetitive tasks specific to type design.

A custom font conveys a company’s heritage and values. It is a priceless investment lasting the brand’s lifetime. The web application Prototypo gives the ability to create custom fonts and export them to use everywhere (desktop applications, websites…). After choosing one of the four templates available (designed by the international foundry Production Type) users can design their own font by moving over 30 sliders (x-height, curves of the serifs, width…). The changes apply live to each character of the Latin alphabet. Thanks to its “Glyphs individualization” and “Manual editing” features, the app gives users a high degree of customisation. Prototypo allows them to create a fully functional font without using any other software. Based on the parametric fonts technology that uses algorithms to generate letters, Prototypo automates the repetitive tasks specific to type design.

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July 8, 2019

Clipboard manager

Clipboard manager

Paste

I was previously using Jumpcut — a free and super simple clipboard manager. Paste won me over with 3 core featrues: 1. Organizing snippets you use frequently in Pinboards 2. Visual clipboard history and preview any type of content 3. iCloud sync. There is also an iOS app as well but I've never really used it.

Paste automatically stores everything you copy across all your devices and keeps your clipboard history organized.

Paste automatically stores everything you copy across all your devices and keeps your clipboard history organized.

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July 13, 2019

Personal all-in-one database

Personal all-in-one database

Notion

Discovered Notion around the same time as Dropbox Paper. Notion is basically the more powerful option. It’s become my personal database for everything except to-dos. Unfortunately it’s too slow to use as my daily to-do app. The biggest advantage I see in Notion is its modularity and integration with other tools. There are building blocks for texts, lists, to-do-list, quotes, code, vide, calendar, tables, boards and many more. It feels like a smart blank digital piece of paper. It’s been impressive to follow how the team has been constantly shipping new features oevr the past few years.

The all-in-one workspace - for notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.

The all-in-one workspace - for notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.

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June 14, 2019

Simple collaboration pad for smaller projects

Simple collaboration pad for smaller projects

Dropbox Paper

Been using Paper since it was in beta a few years ago and immediately recognized its appeal. It’s a well crafted simplified version of Google Docs and therefore great for people without a lot of digital expertise. It think it’s especially good for smaller finite projects. I’ve used it to crowdfund presents for my flatmate’s birhday with more than 30 people, manage university projects and for the internal wiki at Fuxblau.

A new type of document designed for creative work. Collaborate in real time, assign tasks, make to-do list and more. Start today!

A new type of document designed for creative work. Collaborate in real time, assign tasks, make to-do list and more. Start today!

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July 13, 2019

Syncing files across devices

Syncing files across devices

Dropbox

Best syncing tool — reliable, secure and fast.

We’ve always been obsessed with making work better for people. Back in 2007, that meant designing a simpler way to keep files in sync. Today, it means designing a more enlightened way of working—on files, projects, and more. Most “productivity tools” drain creative energy. They constantly ping, distract, and disrupt your team’s flow. And none of them connect, so you spend your days switching between apps, tracking down feedback. It’s busywork, not the meaningful stuff. We want to change this. So we’re building a home for all your team’s work. A better way to stay in flow and bring your team’s best ideas to life. A set of tools that maximize inspiration and minimize distraction.

We’ve always been obsessed with making work better for people. Back in 2007, that meant designing a simpler way to keep files in sync. Today, it means designing a more enlightened way of working—on files, projects, and more. Most “productivity tools” drain creative energy. They constantly ping, distract, and disrupt your team’s flow. And none of them connect, so you spend your days switching between apps, tracking down feedback. It’s busywork, not the meaningful stuff. We want to change this. So we’re building a home for all your team’s work. A better way to stay in flow and bring your team’s best ideas to life. A set of tools that maximize inspiration and minimize distraction.

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June 14, 2019

Special characters missing on your keyboard

Special characters missing on your keyboard

Copy Paste Character

Find all those special characters you can't find on your keyboard.

A web and iPhone application for copying the ‘hidden’ characters that comes with the computer’s typefaces, to be pasted into emails, tweets, text documents, forums and whatever else you might need to spice up with an extra ♔, ฿ or, ❒.

A web and iPhone application for copying the ‘hidden’ characters that comes with the computer’s typefaces, to be pasted into emails, tweets, text documents, forums and whatever else you might need to spice up with an extra ♔, ฿ or, ❒.

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June 14, 2019

Cloning hard drives

Cloning hard drives

Carbon Copy Cloner

I use it to make an exact backup of my external hard drives. CCC has been a true timesaver over the years. No more manually copying, comparing folders and duplicate files.

The simplest method to migrate to a new, larger hard drive, especially if you have lost your original Mac OS X Installation DVD. Support for block-level clones for super-fast upgrades. Fast, incremental backups copy only the items that have changed since the last backup. Archive past versions of your files and items that have been deleted. Back up to hard drives or to disk images. Schedule backup tasks on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Configure a backup task to run when the backup device is (re)attached to your Mac.

The simplest method to migrate to a new, larger hard drive, especially if you have lost your original Mac OS X Installation DVD. Support for block-level clones for super-fast upgrades. Fast, incremental backups copy only the items that have changed since the last backup. Archive past versions of your files and items that have been deleted. Back up to hard drives or to disk images. Schedule backup tasks on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Configure a backup task to run when the backup device is (re)attached to your Mac.

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June 14, 2019
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