Nova Launcher is easily one of the best apps for Android, it allows for a wealth of customization to your launcher and can make your phone feel like a new device.
While the Prime version isn't necessary, it does open a lot more options and you might as well get it while it on offer at $0.99 (£0.50)
Obsidian https://obsidian.md/ is what Gray:has been using for a bit. I recently got into it and with a few plugins it's everything I hoped a notes app would be: mobile sync, easy text entry, notes aren't locked in (everything is in local markdown files) etc
Out of every podcast app I have used, this is the only one that I didn't want to figure out a way to be violent towards. It's got a lot of shortcomings, the backups are kinda wonky, there's a very large amount of settings, a couple of the podcasts I follow just do not download automatically for reasons I cannot find, there are many overlapping gestures, but it has a nice simple widget, and generally works; I cannot say anything resembling that for other apps like pocketcast or jellycast or whatever they're called.
It ain't Overcast, but it also doesn't inspire you to invent a means to make apps suffer.
Win 10 is not as bad as its reputation implies. But that doesn't mean it's great. Reeks of 'designed for tablets' UI elements which bugs me.
The amount of telemetry it sends to MS is astronomical. You can use this to turn it off (needs the 2010 C++ redistributable to run).
assuming you mean list of daily / weekly / sprint tasks assigned to you. (I use Agenda for this)
assuming you mean lists of tasks to complete a project with options to assign people and communicate with team. (I use Trello for this)
hope this helps, I know it’s hard to create a new app and try to meet expectations and features that other apps have, but still being unique and adding something new and useful to users
You can't change how the widget looks with the official Google Calendar app.
Instead, you can install another widget app that will - I use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.franco.agenda
Deliveries Package Tracker is the single best app I've used for comprehensive package tracking across every carrier. And it has the ability to interpret tracking links automatically.
I use a “view all” filter, discussed here. I also set up a recurring weekly task for Sundays at noon to review the “view all” filter. This filter isn’t perfect as it does look messy, but it gets the job done.
He is actually using Anki, not Enki. Anki is a smart flashcard app for memory maintenance favored predominantly by medical students (speaking from experience). Grey uses it for memory training.
See the show notes for Cortex #56 to confirm.
Former paper addict myself. And not particularly fond of reading books on the iPad, either - so years back I borrowed a Nook (not sure which model) from a friend. That felt like letraset lettering on a thick glass plate, so I quickly returned it. Took my chances on a Kindle Paperwhite back in June 2016 and that one completely won me over (currently reading the collected works of H.P. Lovecraft)
Only downside to the Kindle is that it doesn't work with ePub fiiles. But you can use Calibre (free and available for mac/windows/linux) to convert and sync them over.
As far as I know there is no way to compile code in iOS, but there are interpreters for different languages like Python and MATLAB/Octave. I use Pythonista 3, which has a lot of common Python libraries built in. I mainly use numpy and matplotlib and they work well for the most part.
/u/MindOfMetalAndWheels I recommend you give Nirvana a shot. You mentioned that you've somewhat drifted away from GTD, but this application feels a lot more smooth and relevant right now. If anything, give it a try and let me know what you think.
You're looking for Todoist. The free version is pretty powerful and the Premium version is only $28.99/year.
> Separate tasks by 'project',
The platform is built around Projects, and multiple Labels can be added to tasks in the Premium version.
> Task hierarchy (...at least 2 levels of hierarchy would be optimal; thing project > sub-project > tasks)
It can do sub-projects and sub-tasks down to four levels each.
> Be able to create a project template or copy another project entirely
Templates are available in the Premium version.
> Due dates on some tasks, but not mandatory due dates on all tasks
Due dates can be added, but aren't necessary.
> Windows, Linux (Ubuntu) and Android support. An android app + browser solution is acceptable, but less desirable.
Todoist has by far the widest-ranging support (across every platform) and most consistent experience for a task management app I've seen.
> Additionally, I'd love the ability to set some tasks as 'sequential' (can only be done after the previous one is done) and others to be 'parallel', and for the manager to have a 'dashboard' where only tasks that can be done is shown.
Hmm, I'm not sure about this one but you can probably mess around with ordering and using sub-tasks to get this effect.
/u/imyke if you're getting into Soldering, user flux, it makes the work so much easier, I solder and repair boards for a living and it makes soldering go from mizerable to relatively easy. You can use this flux which is my favorite https://www.amazon.ca/MG-Chemicals-Pneumatic-Dispenser-Dispensing/dp/B00425FUW2/
Other helpful tips: 350C is good temperature to lock at on your iron, and heat up the wires/connections your soldering too, then bring in the solder. Let me know if you want any other help!
Lines has been my go-to icon pack for a long time. Looks great and has icons for almost every app!
Swipetimes. I use it, same issues as you had. This should solve your problems.
It has tasker integration and I find it helpful to automate my day. eg. 7am start "life - hygiene" task, wait 15 mins, start "travel - work" task, wait 45mins, start "serious - work" task. Mon-Fri.
Helps that my day's start is the same for those 5 days.
You could try YNAB it should handle your needs: I think they have a free trial.
This is a pretty well loved piece of software, but I don't like it because I find it to fiddly.
I use an excel sheet myself. When I get home later I can link you to the template I use.
Here are White Architecture and Black Architecture collections I made on Unsplash. Everything is free and downloadable in highdef. White from screenshot is on the top of white collection, black one -- towards the end in the black collection.
And yes, I do have yellow filter to turn on and off for the night. And I don't know how much it helps me with going to sleep -- but it is definitely much easier on eyes.
Are you open to sharing this? I’ve been using Notion as a ‘collect everything I’ve taught over the last 20+ years’ wiki and I’ve been enjoying it.
It’s super easy to use and it means I can point my learners towards specific pages and enable them to duplicate the lessons they need.
Assuming it's a newer chromebook you'll be able to use Android apps with it soon. Sadly my chromebook (Acer C720) is not getting android app support :(
They do use password managers, and they most definitely use 1Password. You can get it either via a subscription for $2.99/month (if billed yearly, otherwise it's slightly more). You also get access to all of their apps on all platforms (macOS, iOS, Apple Watch, Windows, and even Android) or pay per platform for each app.
Can't recommend this app more. I've been using it since the Spring of 2009.
For manual timers like Toggl, check out Timelogger on ios.
For seeing where your time goes on all your iOS devices, check out the app Moment. It has to do a workaround since you can't directly monitor all the time on iOS, it has you do a daily or weekly screenshot of your battery app page and loads that data into the system.
Edit: Adding links to dev pages:
Moment : https://inthemoment.io/ Timelogger : https://timeloggerapp.com
I had the same problem, it took me weeks to find the right to-do app.
I now use 2Do and it's the best I ever tried. Lacks a web app but that's hopefully going to change in the future (and tbh I'm using it just fine with the smartphone).
I haven't explored if the app has calendar integration or not, but if you use pure GTD that shouldn't be a problem (inbox/task management and calendar are to be used as two distinct systems).
Give it a shot, if the other apps aren't your thing this one probably will be.
Remember the Milk has been suggested a few times and I think Grey even mentioned it as something he used in the past. Someone posted on their forums some tips on creating a packing list: https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/tips/21746/ (I haven’t used it so I have no idea if this is helpful)
Are you sure that Workflow is the problem and not IFTTT. At some point even official receipts from Spotify didnt work for me. You can try zapier or just try different recept in IFTTT.
I store mine on Process Street (not necessarily b/c it's good, but mostly b/c it's the first thing I found hehe)
And here are my checklists:
Here are all of my reviews/checklists (though I prefer the term "Check in").
Morning Check In: (~5 min)
Nightly Check In: (5-10 min)
Weekly Check In: (~15 min)
I also have Monthly Waypoints and Seasonal Reviews but they're mostly just asking myself questions like "how did we do this month?" and "what would have helped us do better?" and aren't very interesting.
I'm a big fan of Mermaid diagrams. They're text based, and supported by several apps including Obsidian. They're not always the easiest to insert earlier steps in if you have lots of parallel steps from that point or to it, but with aliases it becomes quite easy.
Thinking about how there aren't enough reassessment points in this timeless quarantine was part of the reason I made my Time Progress Bars Android app.
I had been thinking a lot about time and ways that it works for my brain to visualize time. I remember that I really liked the @year_progress Twitter account so I made the app based on that idea.
I'm really proud of how it turned out. My theme this year has been "Year of Mobility" as I worked on making more Android apps.
It's on Google Play for anyone interested in checking it out (it's free, no ads): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amandafarrell.timeprogressbars
Not sure what my next theme will be yet, but I'm loving programming (especially mixing programming with interesting visual design stuff, like these progress bars), so I want to do more of that for sure.
Join has been a great alternative for Pushbullet for me, and works better than Pushbullet did the last time I used it a couple years ago.
Honorable mention, Automate, it's kind of a mix between a very different way to do automation, and a graphical programming environment. Hypothetically very powerful and I find it very interesting; but I've never managed to do anything useful with it. Also last time I tried to do something useful with it there was a significant loss of battery time; I'm sure that has a lot to do with the implementation of your flow so it may have been my fault.
I'd say for any given task Automate is more powerful, more difficult, and maybe, if you're the right kind of person, more fun.
From the last episode of Cortex, they will be discussing the The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People on the next podcast and if you want to read the book beforehand, you are given fair warning.
On the other hand, if you don't, they will cover everything they think is useful from the book so you don't have to.
I'm just doing this to refresh my memory so I can make snarky comments to my podcast player as they are talking about the book.
I played with Watson when I was doing something similar.
TaskWarrior might be interesting too.
I then either ran it from the shell or using a Stream Deck with common tasks and tags on a set of buttons.
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Just got the the 3-port myself yesterday, it's really nice.
My coffee mug....
If It wasn't for spell check, I wouldn't be able to communicate in the written form AT ALL.
I made an Android app for progress bars watchers.
Time Progress Bars app for Android on the Google Play Store
Or check out www.AmandaRoos.com/apps
For daily recurrent reminders, I used Water Drink Reminder did exactly what I needed, I just knew that instead of drinking water I wanted to do something else
While it's only good for tracking categories and doing it rather roughly at that I've been using this app. It prompts you to select what you've been doing every time you open your phone. While it's obviously not 100% as accurate as starting a timer for everything you still get fairly accurate results in my experience. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.godmodev.optime
You may want to check out Freedom. It's not exclusive to Android, but it's good for limiting usage of apps and websites, be it scheduled time limits or outright blocking.
However, I think all the goodies are part of the paid service, so that could be a downside for you.
I've used it for a year and it's worked well for me. The fact that it works on multiple platforms is good for those sites and apps that I want to limit on my other devices.
I tried this and eventually moved to Todoist but it does work https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.burgstaller.android.focusgtd3
Also.. Omnifocus is really for tasks and Joplin for notes.. Which do you use Joplin for?
Sounds like you have a good list going there!
May I recommend The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, if you haven't read it? Habits are a lot harder to create or modify than most people assume, and this talks about why that is and has some suggestions for being successful in doing so.
Timeline of the most visited websites in the world from 1996 to 2020.
You ca see worldwide statistics based on websites traffic measured by monthly visits.
This was made using Flourish Studio.
For task/project management it does depend a bit on how you like to organise work. To oversimplify people tend to either enjoy list/checkmark system, or board (scrum, kanban) systems. This depends on how you work, if you feel like you stay more organised if tasks disappear after completion or if you like to see where all task are in the workflow.
Id recommend you start with a list based system as they are easier to get used to.
I recommend, and use, todoist (https://todoist.com/downloads). It is easy to maintain, they have apps for most platforms and you can add tags, duedates and nest tasks to create "your" system.
Start small, add a project for work and a project for personal. use duedates and notifications if you need help reminding you of work.
I was with Todoist, then TickTick, then back to Todoist. IFTTT recently added TickTick support, so I may go back and try it again...
Todoist just (literally today) added kanban boards, which I anticipate myself using a lot. I'll probably stick with Todoist because I enjoy its aesthetics more and want to support the company.
Notion is my favorite note-taking app. I've searched for the best note-taking app for years. I've used Evernote, Apple Notes, Microsoft Onenote, Wunderlist, Google Notes, Dropbox Paper, and Things 3. There's more but I won't bore you with an extensive list. I found Notion last year and imported all my notes into it and never looked back. Not to mention that Notion is also cross-platform so you don't have to worry about being locked into any particular OS. Check it out, you won't regret it.
I developed brutal RSI in both wrists to the point where the movement of brushing my teeth hurt.
I found this keyboard and have been using it (and its replacements) for over twenty years. I am a professional writer and I'm on the computer all day. This has absolutely kept me out of surgery. Kinesis Advantage Pro
Equally important is my Wacom 6" x 9" pen tablet set to "mouse mode." It's like using a pencil and removes all the strain.
One by Wacom https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S1RR3FR/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_g_dl_D32DDRTWCB7G524T4CAB
I'm using TimeStatement, have you heard about it?
You can set up and manage projects and teams, use it for time tracking, creating invoices and reports, also for tracking expenses. What I love about this time tracking app is that it has multi-language and multi-currency support.
I would love to hear what you think about it?
Check it out - https://timestatement.com/en
Sorry for the long delay replying. I struggle with social media. :)
What I do with the data is mostly flip through it occasionally to eyeball whether (a) I'm spending time in alignment with my goals and (b) there's an obvious piece that's not working.
I also use Exist.io to help me spot any correlations with other factors in my life.
To be more specific, I might note that if my day of was intended for relaxation, how much offline time has there actually been? Am I getting sucked into project work to "just do one quick thing"? Or, are my non-work tasks spilling into project time?
Over this year, I've actually found myself trying to disengage a bit from tracking to force a particular outcome and shift toward tracking to observe behaviour reflect on the big picture. I'm exploring totally outside my comfort zone at the moment, and that's required a radical change in outlook.
In the two months since your question, have you had any better luck with taking Wednesdays off?
/u/imyke for TfL travelcards, check out Citymapper Pass—works with Apple Pay and Express Travel, and is actually cheaper than a weekly Oyster (£32 for Z1–2, vs £36.10 from TfL)
I like using YouTube via the terminal via https://github.com/mps-youtube/mps-youtube
Takes some effort configuring it, but makes any usage be very explicit. Also the ads are gone. Makes YouTube be lovely. And I find my use of it being more intentional.
For mobile I’m still kind of looking for a solution. I currently ssh into my desktop from my phone, copy the YouTube url from the terminal app, and paste the url into a shortcut that plays the YouTube video in a Picture in Picture (can watch in background while doing other things or listen in background) :
Again the major advantage here is it makes use be explicit. Kind of inconvenient.
I’d say desktop terminal is the final answer. Couldn’t be happier. Mobile not as much.
I think https://dayoneapp.com/ can achieve something close to this with daily reminders and templates features, I've thought about setting something similar up, but just haven't really had the time.
Maybe worth looking at something like raindrop.io? It has a free tier with unlimited bookmarks, and apps for all platforms (though I haven’t used Android or Windows myself) & browser extensions,
Can also tag bookmarks & sort them into collections (maybe one per chrome window?).
I read the article and the salient points are that the team at Hey thinks email is things you need respond to, things you need to know, and receipts. There's a waiting room for emails from people/places sending you stuff for the first time and other perks that make you feel like you're in control of who has your attention.
It's interesting, but I won't be switching as I am not motivated in the slightest switch email accounts. I think the innovation would be there. Some method of seamlessly and easily (with privacy in mind) switching all 1,000 accounts to a new email whenever I want. If someone does that, I'll consider a switch to a Hey.com account.
u/mindofmetalandwheels I found this cool little app which I am still exploring but it is a minimalist task manager. It has apps for ios mac and on the web. http://swipesapp.com/ and it has a dark mode which is always nice :)
I highly recommend Strides: https://www.stridesapp.com/
I use it for daily habits (good and bad) that happen once a day and it’s super simple. But you can change the number of times per day, the frequency (daily, weekly, etc.), and your streak goals. It’s very easy to look back at a habits history.
Just for completion, I’ve just had an instagram add for the thing I was talking about...
I've been going through the process of de-Googling myself as well. I also tried ProtonMail earlier in my quest, but found it was not viable for me, for similar reasons as what you're describing.
The solution I've been going with for the last few months is to use mailbox.org as a primary email provider (for ~$1 / month you get several email aliases + 11 disposable email addresses– I like the service a lot), coupled with my own domain. My other email accounts include a few legacy Gmail accounts and Outlook for work. I use Spark on iOS and Apple Mail on MacOS. So far I haven't had significant issues with Spark though. I don't love the app, but it has been reliable enough, and IMHO is far less awful than everything else I've tried.
I'm curious, what are you trying to do that is not possible with Spark?
Lawl no. Being a parent is about having a million micro interruptions an hour and it makes spending time with your family miserable.
I journal throughout the day when home, and when working I use the pomodoro method.
When it comes to shared lists we do these adhoc in reminders. Because my wife is anti list making we tend to divide responsibilities in the house and handle tackling what ever way works best for us.
I personally use Tick Tick as my task manager because it has a built in pomodoro function in it. A ticking timer is also a great chore timer with kids who also like to know when something is done.
I don't 🤷♂️. With kids (especially babies) you can either run yourself to death and have a clean house, or you can just run yourself ragged and choose what you let burn to the ground. I prioritize health of my family and so if my house is clean but messy I couldn't care less.
Some examples of this look like,
I don't work on any side hustle stuff at home (unless my family is gone for the day) and instead will make an effort to get up in the morning and exercise and meditate before people are awake.
The primary time I work on side hustle stuff is on lunch at work... so barely at all. This is just an unfortunate fact of life and as the kids get older it will probably get better.
I'd love a tool that ticks all those boxes. Closest I've come so far: TickTick
Biggest drawback: No actual project support. I tried to emulate this with what they provide: You can create lists of tasks, and a task can have sub-tasks (sadly those subtasks don't have the same features as the main tasks, f.e. no reminders of their own). I emulate projects by creating a list as a template (stored in a separate directory) and create a copy of it when I need that list.
Task can be repeated (either regular, or relative from completion).
It has a free version, but I'm unsure which features you're missing then.
Note: I want Google Wear OS support as well, so I might be unaware of a solution that works great for your case (like Wunderlist)
If you're an RPG/video game nerd, Habitica is a lovely app that levels up a little character when you check things off, and takes away from a health bar if you miss dailies or practice a negative habit. It's got desktop and mobile versions and can be customized to fit your needs - you can set it up to use positive and/or negative reinforcement for habits, have multiple checks under a to-do, and set "dailies" that re-set at a custom hour and can repeat certain days. It's ad-free and is supported by subscriptions and microtransactions (buying gems to get cool equipment for example) so it's unlikely the program will vanish or be bought out like lo so many to-do apps before it.
I use Wrike for work and Habitica with friends and feel pretty balanced. :)
I personally prefer Todoist, it's not as powerful as Omnifocus (at least based on what Myke & Grey discuss about it) but it gets the job done. Of all of the productivity apps I've used Todoist has been the best.
Google Keep. As you mark/check things off, you can uncheck them after you're done shopping for those reoccurring items that you're frequently buying with each visit. I share my list with my boyfriend so we can both add things. You can also set location reminders so if you just happen to find yourself near the grocery store, it can alert you when you're there.
Some other time a redditor shared Notion in this sub, started using it for every hobby project.
Each project gets their own page, with a todo-list/kanban board page on top and notes, references, etc gets their own pages, based on needs.
As an artist, notion works out especially well for me as you can easily make picture galleries.
Maybe this: https://obsidian.md/
I don't know. Both default notepad and OneNote kind of let me down, but I'm disappointed with all other options as well. I just want to write a bunch of random stuff down and organize it later.
I’ve been using this for years (have bought three at this point, one to give to a friend): Heloideo 10000mAh Portable Charger Compact Power Bank External Battery Pack with Built-in AC Wall Plug and Micro Type-c Cables … https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B8J6N2L/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_QNACBGQ8FBX07RG9A61Q?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Integrated lightning cable AND usb-C AND plugs directly into the wall is for the win.
It may have been a variant of this Jackery Power Bank. They are the ones I know of with an OK reputation and integrated cables. I got an older version of one for my Mom several years ago and she liked it.
I really like my Solo bag. It's a convertable messenger and backpack with pockets for my laptop and tablet and book.
I found this, Cocoon-GRID.
I use a app called Loop for daily tasks and habit tracking. It works completely offline, with an option to make backups and export your data. It has reminders and recurrence options (do the task X times every Y days).
OP here. There are plenty of these! Here the first result for "mug warmer" on Amazon. They all just happen to look pretty cheap or not for all the criteria I listed above :/
For better home screen customization, I use Lawnchair laucher. Currently without any custom theme, to reduce the ammount of time I spend tinkering with it.
My browser is Firefox.
My productivity apps are from the Google ecosystem:
I also use the Loop Habit Tracker.
For larger projects, I use Trello. In the past I would use it for everything, but I would loose a lot of time tinkering with it instead of working.
My password manager is KeePassDX, with its database synced using Syncthing.
On the desktop side, I use the Fedora Workstation operating system with Gnome Calendar, Gnome Todo and Geary for syncing calendar, tasks and e-mail with Google services. I also use GSConnect to see my phone notifications and a pomodoro gnome extension.
I use VSCodium for writing code, Setzer for LaTeX and Apostrophe for markdown writing.
Found this, a mug that heats up when placed on a charger pad that also works as a wireless phone charger.
That's great to hear just as I ordered this variety pack based on Grey's recommendations! :D
I’d assume you’ll have to wait a few weeks/month... but there are those ‚pen cases‘ with elastics that go arriving the iPad... maybe give that a look...amazon link
Awesome thanks! I've benn using a very similar one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.declutter.adeclutteredlauncher but it stopped working for me on android 10. I will give your suggestion a try
True, I've been using this one forever and sometimes don't immediately know what the original icon looks like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sikebo.materialistik.material.icons&hl=en_US
Boosted - Productivity & Time Tracker
I think the interface is fast and intuitive. It does have a calendar view and a report view.
I haven't used Swipetimes, but based on your description, I think there are similarities in that time needs to be assigned to a project. You can then break that down by tasks within a project. Those are quick and easy to create, but I'm not sure if it'll go as granular as you're looking.
That'd be lines https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.natewren.lines
There's also a free version https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.natewren.linesfree
I'm using it with nova launcher.
I have been using this app if you want to give it a try. A simple to use app with some amazing features. It is not only the best app for recurring items (weekly, monthly, daily) but it has this quick alarm feature which I personally like wherein you can set reminder after every 'n' minutes. It helps me to take power naps during working hours.
You should definitely give it a try!
This is the app that I've been using for simple reminders. The first thing that happens when you open the app is a dialogue where you can add a reminder. The only thing that you might miss is that there's no reminder history and no syncing in-between devices.
For simple reminders though, it's the best app I've found.
There's Bodbot on Android, which is the same idea. I don't know how it compares, though. I tried it for a while and quite liked it, but didn't want to pay for it. Might try it again now. It's got 4.6 Stars on the Play Store, so it's probably alright.
Yes and no; I'm using the Line-X icon pack, which has a pre-made set of icons. That is the only available icon for Steam.
That said, other icon packs could have different colors for the Steam icon, but then it likely wouldn't match the style of all of the other icons.
If you are interested in tracking all of your time, I have used this app. It allows you to customize up to 9 categories, and will prompt you from the lock screen to track what you have been doing each time you pick up your phone. If you just want to track time spend on specific projects toggl is probably better.
I haven't tried it out but I remember hearing them talk about it. I was using Wysa and I found it only useful when I was unable to speak to others during difficult times. I think I'll download Moodpath and see how I like it for a bit.
The only things that are keeping me from switching over is the lack of event-based automation and the lack of navigation controls that I like (see swiftly switch). I'm good enough at Tasker that I can implement almost any feature that I want.
Another Todo / checklist app. Im not super satisfied with any Todo app at the moment but I've used todoist for a good few years now. It has good features but manages to stay pretty clean.
For Android I use Diary in combination with Tasker to create a theme-system like template for each day, then just fill it out on the day.
ExpressVPN is one of the relatively new Relay FM sponsers and if you take Myke at his word, it sounds like a good one.
I've enjoyed how the ads went from a security focus to just admitting it's to watch Japanese anime now.
For OP: like others said, use something else. Mullvad, ProtonVPN, IVPN are the top 3 recommended. I wouldn’t suggest any others if you’re looking for privacy.
For a while I was forced to use a dining table and hard wood chair when working from home, which was incredibly uncomfortable and painful after a day or two.
I bought this cushion from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FR9R0RA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I'm not recommending this specific cushion (although it is good!), but recommending a shaped memory foam cushion, with 'coccyx' cutout. That cutout goes at the back of the seat and lets the coccyx bone at the base of your spine sit in it, and therefore takes pressure off it completely.
https://www.amazon.com/Homall-Computer-Executive-Ergonomic-Adjustable/dp/B01MRZ02TL this was really great, but a bit expensive. The reviews on Amazon weren't actually all that good, but I thought it was so comfortable and helped my back problems a little. The only problem is that it is a little small, so if you say you are tall, that might not quite work. (I am only 5'7'') . I am just saying if you can afford it, gaming chairs are quite good for your back and comfortable.
I have used this app on Android to randomly remind me to fix my posture few times per day. This could be used to remind yourself until it becomes habit. I haven't check if there is something similar on iOS. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jamesmorrisstudios.com.randremind.donate
This one seems to do the trick!
As an android user myself I'd recommend Podcast Addict it can skip silence too and has a good dark interface.
Also why would you keep the grid layout on android? you have all the freedom you want!
Thanks all for the suggestions - after a night of trying an endless amount of apps I landed on PackTeo it's a purpose build app and I can customize it to my needs. Let's see how it holds up after a multi destination holiday season.
A book about how modern navigation was made possible through solving a seemingly impossible problem namely determining the longitude. At the time the solution was thought to be astronomy and the scientific community ignored the simple solution through watchmaking developed by a single man. A nice David vs. Goliath story about a guy fighting to be recognised for a simple mechanical solution to a problem thought to be impossible.
A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts https://www.amazon.com/dp/014311235X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8NWuDbYZJJT2W
The author interviewed every single astronaut who went to the moon in the 90s when they were still alive and compiled basically the “definitive” history of the Apollo program. Just the sheer amount of effort put into the program is reflected here and the astronauts different personalities shine through.