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Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for modern teams. I write about productivity, #NoOffice, #iPadOnly and I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do.

Michael Sliwinski

Let’s talk about your team’s productivity!

I’m the founder of Nozbe and Nozbe Teams - to-do apps for busy professionals and teams, which I’ve been running for the last 13 years. I’m also a writer (#iPadOnly and #NoOffice) and serial podcaster.

With the launch of Nozbe Teams I’m all about “team productivity”. Basically:

I help small teams do great things by working in a truly modern way.

My team is all-remote and we all work from our “home offices” (just like the one pictured above) while delivering two global apps with more than 700,000 users worldwide.

Want to get in touch?

This site is in: English (this), Spanish and Polish

I post stuff mostly here in English, but I do sometimes write or do interviews in Polish or do webinars or public speaking in Spanish. I also speak German, for the record.

BTW, this is my new site, which I just launched. My previous site is here: Sliwinski.com.

Also - this site is free and open source. Copy anything you want, just credit me back, thanks!

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    📲 ☑️ My new minimalist iPhone 12 Mini Home Screen for 2020

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

    My new minimalist iPhone 12 Mini Home Screen for 2020

    Now after I’ve posted the details of my iPad Pro 11” home screen it’s time to share the Home Screen of my cute iPhone 12 Mini. As I was doing my annual review I decided to also simplify and reduce the number of apps on my iPhone’s screen as well as embrace the two things iOS14 was all about - the widgets and the app directory. Here’s the result:

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    📱 ☑️ Updated and simplified list of iPad apps that help me work #iPadOnly and get lots done on my iPad Pro 11”

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    Updated and simplified list of iPad apps that help me work #iPadOnly and get lots done on my iPad Pro 11”

    About three years ago I posted a detailed screenshot of my iPad Home Screen with the list of apps I use that help me work #iPadOnly using iPad Pro 11” as my main computing device. That list hasn’t changed much over the years. Now that we’re entering 2021 I’ve decided to re-think and simplify my app setup. I hope this inspires you to set up your iPad as a more serious computing device that you can carry anywhere.

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    🥇 My best blog posts of 2020

    Monday, January 4, 2021

    My best blog posts of 2020

    I’m in the middle of my annual review and I’m getting ready to write summary of this past year (as I did in 2019 and in years before that). Before I publish it though, I decided to first reflect on the best blog posts of this past year (you can check best of 2019 here). I hope you’ll find some of them useful and actionable:

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    📝 What’s up as of January 3?

    Sunday, January 3, 2021

    What’s up as of January 3?

    Finally 2021 is here. 2020 is gone and it’s time for a new beginning! Hopefully the vaccine will help us stop the pandemic!

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    🎧 The Podcast #209 - Lean house

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020

    The Podcast #209 - Lean house

    We’re back recording The Podcast! after more than half a year of silence! And we geek out. Actually, Radek does as he explains how he’s managing his groceries (the same way the Japanese factories are doing lean manufacturing!). Let’s hope we’ll be recording more episodes in 2021 - please let us know if you want us back for good!

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    🎙 No Office FM #10: Merry Christmas

    Saturday, December 26, 2020

    Welcome to the episode #10 of my podcast about working remotely with Rafal, Nozbe’s VP of Product. The last episode this year is a mixed bag of some follow up from past 10 shows and a chat about doing an annual review.

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    📱 📲 😎 Rolling the virtual dice when playing board games! 🎲🎲

    Monday, December 21, 2020

    Rolling the virtual dice when playing board games! 🎲🎲

    Every now and then it’s good to get off the screens of iPads and iPhones and just play a board game. As a father of three girls, we like spending evenings playing Catan, Carcassonne or Monopoly. Or even just a simple “Snakes and Ladders” game. But to be able to play, you need dice. And in a household like ours, dice magically disappear… so in order to be able to have them always handy, I decided to quickly build virtual dice, so that we can use the phone to throw them in a truly random fashion! 🎲🎲 Get virtual dice here.

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    📱 📲 ☑️ Simplify journaling, daily planning and time tracking with just one Siri Shortcut and iA Writer

    Thursday, December 17, 2020

    Simplify journaling, daily planning and time tracking with just one Siri Shortcut and iA Writer

    I like journaling daily. I like planning my next day in the evening. I like tracking how my day is going and what I spend my time on. Yes, I care about all these things and to make sure I do them consistently I prepared a Siri Shortcut (iOS only, sorry!) that helps me do just that! I hope you’ll also find it useful:

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    🎙 No Office FM #9: Building your Home Office

    Monday, December 14, 2020

    Welcome to the episode #9 of my podcast about working remotely with Rafal, Nozbe’s VP of Product. We talk about setting up our home offices and making them truly ours just like I am describing it here.

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    💼 ✅ How an idea is born… and what happens with it next?

    Thursday, December 10, 2020

    How an idea is born… and what happens with it next?

    Yesterday I had an idea. One of many this week. I’m an entrepreneur after all so I have ideas all the time. But this was different, because in a span of one day it went the full circle from inception, through development and it’ll most probably be implemented pretty soon. And the best part is that this idea wasn’t completely new. It was more of an intersection of several ideas that came before it. But finally it all clicked together. Here’s how it went down.

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