Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Filofax iOS Update needed??? I don´t think so (aka "Apple just lost a customer - sort of...")

Yesterday I decided on going back to my "old" digital system of iCal and Omnifocus. Mostly because I got annoyed of the hassle of having to write across the rings in my Filofax.

But, loh behold, Apple send me an email telling me that my iPod Touch (1st gen) would not be able to use the mobile-me calender after may 5th.
What is that all about? Do they seriously expect me to run out and get a new iPod Touch just to keep on using their service??

Well, my decision has now been reversed.
My Filofax does not all of a sudden need to update. My data will always be there (unless a catastrophe occurs). I won´t have to worry about syncing etc. etc. etc.

Thanks to all the people giving me advice on my last post - really helped a lot!
Thanks to Apple (in some strange way) to convince me once and for all that analog is the way to go... Funny how stuff turns out...

Off topic:
Listening to Episode 13 of the Enough-podcast which is great. Patrick Rhone is talking about how dependent he and everyone else is on his smartphone - cyborg-like-connectivity... Interesting stuff, but rather scary at the same time...

5 comments:

  1. If you’d like a tool for managing your time and projects, you can use this web-application inspired by David Allen’s GTD:

    http://www.Gtdagenda.com

    You can use it to manage and prioritize your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote, and also comes with mobile-web, Android and iPhone apps.

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  2. I see the advantages with gtdagenda, dannielo, but one of my main focuses of this blog is to explore the analog living because I believe it makes you relate to the surrounding world in a more deep and intense way! But thanks for the hint...

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  3. It took me probably over a year to truly switch from digital to paper, I used to be such a Palm fan. I'd use paper for a while, then get the digital urge and go back, get so frustrated with either sync issues or software inflexibility, or just spending too much time on unnecessary tweaking, so I'd go back to paper for a while until I got that urge again. Now most of the time I can successfully resist that urge. Best of luck to you!

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  4. This proves the "evilness" of Apple. (Actually, I have a Mac, and I love it, and could never use a PC again, but I still don't like some of their practices!!)
    I lost my cell phone a couple of months ago because I am woefully underemployed and could no longer afford the service. For the first couple of weeks I went crazy. But now I find that I have time to sit (instead of checking my FB, or Twitter or play Angry Birds) and think, or sit and people watch, or sit and read. I'm much better for it I think.
    Also, I love my Filofax, and have never been able to use any calendar/organizer so successfully; whether digital or analog.
    *side note: I also MUCH prefer analog time devices!! Sometimes "old-fashioned" mostly means totally better ;O)
    Great post, thanks!

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  5. @Rori. My words exactly!! I really find a different sense of calm of being "off-line" when I´m doing my planning, organizing etc.
    Having said that, I´ve still been experiencing Plaiditude´s need for switching back and forth. But the latest stunt by Apple has made the next switch back to digital somewhat distant!

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