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Any.Do | Excellent To Do Lists | Phone App

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 (my new app)

I’m a big user of Evernote and I have some tasks in Evernote that I use to see what I need to focus on.  Since Evernote is great for cloud based note taking and reference tool… it’s not the best for noting down “to-do’s” and doesn’t load quickly.

I will schedule a task using Calendar mostly if I want to block of some time to do a certain task…

With this new app… I can open it every morning and see what I need to do today or start to get “baby steps” going on something so it can be completed.  So it’s easy to postpone and pick when this task needs to be done or when I need to be reminded.

“” is it.  It’s simple and easy.


The iPhone has a remarkable number of iPhone to-do app options, but one of them shines above the rest. Any.DO is our top pick thanks to its ease of use and smart feature set. is a sharp, good-looking mobile to-do list manager.

“Moment,” a short review of everything you have on your table for the day. It also tries to keep your to-do list from getting overwhelming, and really shows you “today,” “tomorrow,” and “later,” so you don’t get overwhelmed by dates and times. It handles multiple priorities, and it integrates nicely with Cal, the calendar app from the same team.

Any.DO Moment from Any.DO on Vimeo.

Beme | The New Social? | Love The Angle + Wish Everyone I Liked Was On It

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

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Watch the short video above and open your mind about how you and others post…

What I like about Beme is that you just shoot and you can’t edit or preview and check to see if you like that “look” before you post.  You also just share without concentrating on your phone.

I like Facebook but I miss just the true stuff you see about people like the personal pictures.  It’s all about sharing funny videos and quotes and news articles.  With many pages on FB just want “shares” to gain “reach” I’m getting less and less real status updates and real pictures from friends since there a math calculation on what Facebook feels you should see and from who.

Right now… I’m the only one on Beme that I know of… and I’m just starting to use it.  It’s just little 4 seconds and you can download the clips later to your camera roll on your phone so it will help me get little footage for my One Second Everyday Project.

I would love key people in my life to use it and I could catch up with what’s up in their world easily.   I think Beme will take off but I don’t think the world is ready yet.  I wanted to get my username locked in.  I like the “honest” sharing it offers with little glimpses that are documented.

My username is “jsdoit” and you should download the app (Android is coming soon) and follow me and start posting some Beme’s.  I would like to play around with this app.

The video by Casey above was done when it launched… so since then the app has had some tweaks to make it better.

Why not get in on “the new social” and start trying it.

If you have Beme on your phone and you are reading this…  click here to follow me:


Where Do You Want To Go? Where Do You Want To Stay? | Airbnb

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

AIRbnb what?  So many listings at so many price-points offering different levels of privacy.  I love the idea of this cool little website.


Airbnb BELONG ANYWHERE from Rod Blackhurst on Vimeo.

Nothing fancy but a neat little spot in Lisbon Portugal but this is a cool little apartment

Gulbenkian Apartment – Apartments for Rent in Lisbon

Apartment in Lisbon, Portugal. A modern and cozy apartment that will make you feel at home while enjoying Lisbon. One bedroom apartment with good areas and a balcony. The apartment is very central and near a wide variety of public transports. You´ll be in the center of the moder… View all listings in Lisbon

Another little cool little spot for a great price close to everything:

Alges House – Apartments for Rent in Algés

Apartment in Algés, Portugal. This beautiful and airy apartment with 1 Bedroom, 1 Living room, 2 toilets, great and sunny kitchen that is smartly modern in white and a light blue, with a stylish breakfast bar for three It is located between Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril. Alges is… View all listings in Algés

Perfectly located Castro – Apartments for Rent

Apartment in San Francisco, United States. 1895 Victorian flat w/ 12 ft ceilings. (No Long Term Rentals or couples) Close to Mission, & 2.5 blocks from Castro theater. MUNI is 3 blocks away. Room is small and cosy, but a great $ for one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the US! We li… View all listings in San Francisco

Romantic Cabana with view in Armenia

Cottage in Armenia, Colombia. Located in the coffee region, a charming cabana made from bamboo, with a great view and a “sendero” or pathway through the bamboo forest which criss-crosses our 5 acre organic farm, leading down to a stream. A place to relax and commune with nature. View all listings in Armenia


Camper/RV in Malibu, United States. Perched on a hilltop with a magnificent 360 degree vista of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina, Santa Barbara Island and the Santa Monica Mountains, spend the evening watching the sunset over Boney Mountain as it fades to black. The stars come out by the… View all listings in Malibu

Columbia Castle in Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn

Apartment in Brooklyn, United States. *THIS LISTING IS FOR A PRIVATE ROOM IN THE APARTMENT IN WHICH I ALSO LIVE* Please message me BEFORE requesting a reservation. This comfortable two bedroom SIXTH FLOOR WALKUP (no elevator) in an apartment complex originally built as a tenement in … View all listings in Brooklyn

Introducing Scannable | This Is Why Evernote Rocks |

Thursday, January 15th, 2015


Scannable is a new mobile scanning app from Evernote that helps you capture the paper in your life quickly and beautifully, transforming it into high-quality scans ready to save or share. Whether on the go or at the office, send paper on its way and move on.

Don’t know what Evernote is… then hit my other posts here.  Hands down… the most powerful free app that changes how you document your life and save information for reference.

Evernote & The Post It Note | Handwriting For Android | Scan Snap

Friday, November 21st, 2014



please… i need a scan snap in the tiny house…

When you watch the teasers…. can you open your mind on how you can use it to simplify your life and keep track of your journey….

What Am I Using? | Evernote | Tekie Friday

Friday, November 21st, 2014


Love Evernote… Really taking it to another level with my life in a effort to go paperless.  Love how it all through all devices and it’s free and powerful.

What is Evernote?  Your mind can only hold so many things.  So why not stick a ton of things into Evernote and then later on you can easily search for things and bring them up.  It’s Free!  So save your ideas, inspiration, things you like, you hear and things you see through pictures + video.  Then you can search Evernote on your laptop, phone, iPad and all your things are synced across all devices.  You can search by keyword or tags and it will find those words inside what you saved into it.  It will even find a word on a T shirt that someone is wearing in a picture you sent to it.

A couple ways how I use it:

– When flipping through magazines like Toronto Life I can simply take a picture with my phone of inspiring things, places to go or places I want to eat at.  I will take a picture of the little bio on it.  Then the words inside the picture are searchable.  I do this for things that I need to get on my wishlist.

– Excellent for helping me GTD (Getting Things Done).  I can add things to “Today” and then sort by things regarding calls, errands, online, emails to do.  It’s easy to create a checklist with little boxes to tick off when things are completed.

– A super way to reference everything.  Articles from the web, websites to keep bookmarked, photo’s taken, audio notes of tasks + thoughts, PDF’s of bus schedules + swimming hours at all the surrounding pools, photo’s of business cards received (text is searchable from inside the photo), all sales receipts are added inside for reference, daytrip ideas with the kids, photo’s of boxes in storage and what’s inside each one, music that I want to download, emails forwarded to Evernote that get filed automatically, contracts, lock combos, warranty info, PDF instruction manuals and a whole bunch of other crap I am importing into it.  I can use “Clearly” (download it from on my laptop to push a button and have the whole screenshot, article, website captured and sent to Evernote.

– Using it as a Journal of thoughts with video + audio diaries of the day.

– Keep track of all online accounts with reference info and login + account info.  I can also forward any emails from Third-party to my Evernote Email address and simply delete the emails from my inbox.

– Scan kids artwork and school work into it.  I also take pictures with my phone of drawings, test scores, etc.

– All statements for banking + accounts are sent to it.  I take the PDF’s of the statements and email them to Evernote.

– Each Client of mine has a Folder and all communication + notes are inside for reference.

– I use it to hold my list of 101 Things in a 1001 Days.  I also send voice memo’s, ideas and pictures to Evernote about any progress and updates to my list.

– I add songs I hear and I want to download through iTunes when I get online and have a credit to spend on it.

– Always sending links to articles and websites I like and might want to reference later or share with someone.  I do this a lot.

– I snapped a picture for every store card I have… so If they want my card… I can find it and read the number to them… so no more wallet full of store reward cards.

– I snapped pictures of my kids health card & immunization records for future access.

– Marketing ideas get put into Evernote for reference + action items needed to be completed.

– Created shared notebooks that certain people have access to for collaboration on projects.

– I use Evernote Clearly as a Web Clipper and Clip Articles and Recipe’s from the Food Network, Food & Drink, Canadian Living + Martha Stewart.  If I am flipping through a Magazine… I will simply take a picture of the dish, directions with ingredients so I can pull it up if I want to make it in the future.

– Add photo’s of handwritten notes to be reference later.  Evernote understands my writing and all the text is searchable later from the words captured in the photo.  This is super awesome!

All it takes is to open your mind at how you can add many things into it.  We use Google to search for public things.  The more you add into it…. you can use Evernote to “Google” the stuff that your mind can’t remember and you can find things quickly to reference.  It’s wild to think about.  I am throwing more things into it each day.  It’s a record for anything…