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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.

👨🏼‍💻 iMagazine

I write a monthly column to the leading Polish lifestyle magazine iMagazine - if you speak Polish, I keep an archive of most of these articles


☑️ 👨🏼‍💻 I challenge you to simplify your life in 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

I challenge you to simplify your life in 2020

In the January isssue of iMagazine - the leading Polish lifestyle magazine I wrote a column challenging people to simplify their stuff (and the way they’re doing things) in 2020 - to make this year a year of simplifications and reducing the barriers of entry to things they want to be doing more of… to basically simplify in order to create good, meaningful habits.

Get iMagazine 01/2020 and read my column (in Polish)

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🗯 👨🏼‍💻 Digital Minimalism part 1 - fighting the compulsive iPhone checking - iMagazine column 19/03

Friday, March 1, 2019

For many years now I’ve been writing a monthly column for the leading Polish lifestyle magazine - iMagazine and in the month of March I decided to start a short series on “digital minimalism”, inspired by the book with the same title by Cal Newport (Amazon, Audible) and the discussion I’ve had with my The Podcast co-host Radek in episodes 168 “Get bored” and 175 “100% Buzz-free”.

To read my column (in Polish), get the latest issue of iMagazine (it’s free) or just read it on my Polish blog.

If you don’t know Polish, apart from mentioning the book and the two podcast episodes, I also talked about other resources that help me stay sane and not give in to the compulsive behavior of checking my phone:

In the article I also mentioned a few tips and tricks which we discussed with Radek on The Podcast so please make sure to subscribe :-)

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👨🏼‍💻 📲 How I fell in love with the iPhone X – my review from a productivity guy’s perspective

Monday, January 8, 2018

How I fell in love with the iPhone X – my review from a productivity guy’s perspective

Just like every year, I “needed” to change my iPhone for a new one. This time, however, I decided to wait for the iPhone X instead of immediately getting the iPhone 8 Plus, and now it’s finally here! I’ve been using it for two months now, and it does not cease to amaze me. Read on to find out why and how the new iPhone boosts my productivity! :-)

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👨🏼‍💻 ☑️ How wireless headphones improve my productivity… and take me into the future!

Monday, November 20, 2017

How wireless headphones improve my productivity… and take me into the future!

This article was inspired by questions from readers and my discussion with Radek in the 95th episode of “ThePodcast.fm.” In that episode, we were chatting about our new wireless headphones and discussing how they make us feel like we’re living in the future. On top of that, I also believe wireless headphones significantly improve productivity. So, if you’re still using wired headphones, then, to quote Steve Jobs: “you’re doing it wrong.” Read on to find out why.

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📱 👨🏼‍💻 Being #iPadOnly on 10.5” – is the new iPad Pro with iOS11 finally a serious setup for work?

Monday, August 7, 2017

Being #iPadOnly on 10.5” – is the new iPad Pro with iOS11 finally a serious setup for work?

While the title of this article might be phrased as a question, those who know me already know my answer, which is: “Of course, the iPad is already being used for work!” I’m unique that way because I’ve been using my iPad for work for more than five years now – since iOS6… Meanwhile, many people still don’t consider the iPad to be a “serious” machine for work. This article is dedicated to them.

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☑️ 👨🏼‍💻 My top 5 tricks to improve your productivity almost instantly

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My top 5 tricks to improve your productivity almost instantly

Today’s post will be very productive and practical. When I talk to people about time organization, they ask me for a few simple tips they can start using right away. That’s why, a few years ago, I decided to create the “10 Steps to Maximum Productivity” course. But, because we’re all looking for shortcuts, today I’ll focus on five key tips you can start applying today to see how they’ll improve your workflow. What’s more, they’re closely related to each other.

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😎 👨🏼‍💻 7 proven rules that will help you lose weight… for good!

Monday, February 6, 2017

7 proven rules that will help you lose weight… for good!

After spending Christmas over three years ago (2013) in my hometown, I came back home and stepped on the scale. I’d gained 2 kg (4.5 lbs) during the holidays. Although it may not seem like much, I was terrified. After all, I’d spent nearly the entire fall dropping those 2 kilos… I was disappointed that I destroyed a couple months of weight loss efforts in just 2 weeks. I decided that it was time to put this to a stop… for good. I managed to do it and now three years later I’m still slim and healthier than ever before. Here’s how you can do it, too:

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⌚️ 👨🏼‍💻 Apple Watch Only – a day in my life with the Series 2 Nike Apple Watch

Monday, December 19, 2016

Apple Watch Only – a day in my life with the Series 2 Nike Apple Watch

I bought my first Apple Watch in May 2015, right after its world release. Even though the first version of the watch wasn’t perfect – both the software and hardware left a lot to be desired – I saw a huge potential in this product. It later became my gadget of the year. I just really loved the way I could access lots information “straight from my wrist.” Today, after a year and a half, WatchOS 3 and Apple Watch Series 2 are available, meaning that the potential has increased significantly! In this post I want to show you how much impact this device has on my life in a simple day-to-day scenario.

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📱 👨🏼‍💻 How “baby” iPad Pro became my computer of the year 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

How “baby” iPad Pro became my computer of the year 2016

I’m writing this article just before Apple’s MacBook Pro event. It’s about time. Many of my colleagues can’t wait to replace their old MacBook Pros with the new models. I’m not that impatient, since I already picked my computer of the year. It’s my 10-inch iPad Pro, which I call “baby Pro.” About a month ago I wrote about my hesitation about which iPad I should continue to use. I started having doubts about whether the large, 13-inch iPad Pro is doing a good job as my main computer. After more than three months of tests, I finally chose the winner. It’s the smaller iPad Pro, and in this article I’d like to tell you why. As a bonus, I’ll tell you how my #iPadOnly workflow looks right now with the example of writing this article… on my favorite iPad.

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📱 👨🏼‍💻 There are two iPads: a big one, and a small one. But which one is better for me?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

There are two iPads: a big one, and a small one. But which one is better for me?

Last fall Apple released the 13-inch iPad Pro. I bought it straight away. I also had to get a new bag because suddenly I needed to carry around a device the size of Macbook Air. Slowly, I began to get used to the large iPad. I even got used to the Smart Keyboard, which I wrote about in one of my previous articles. I figured that if I wanted to be #iPadOnly, I needed to have the best iPad available. But is it really the best?

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📱 👨🏼‍💻 It’s been 4 years since I went #iPadOnly but the real era of iPads has just begun

Thursday, August 4, 2016

👨🏼‍💻 New features in iOS10 and macOS Sierra that will help boost your productivity

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

📲 👨🏼‍💻 iPhone Only on vacation? Why it’s not a good idea to bring your laptop or iPad on vacation.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

👨🏼‍💻 📱 What my new iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard taught me about productivity

Monday, April 18, 2016

👨🏼‍💻 ☑️ Productive Plan for 2016 - how to achieve goals month after month!

Monday, January 18, 2016

👨🏼‍💻 📱 Who is iPad Pro for? Me or you?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015