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Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for teams. I write essays, books, work on projects and I podcast for you using #iPadOnly in #NoOffice as I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do. More…

✅ Nozbe

Posts about running my Nozbe online startup business and developing/designing Nozbe apps. Successes, failures, mistakes and lessons learned… it’s all in there.


💼 ✅ Aulery - how I won my first startup award

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 /aulery/

In a few days the Polish startup community will be awarding new startups Aulery - an annual award for innovation and global ambition. The funny thing is that the history of this award aligns with my history of starting and running Nozbe - because I was one of the first winners! Here’s how it went down:

Aulery - how I won my first startup award

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✅ 🎬 Nozbe Product Vlog 6 - Improved Comments, Sections and more!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 /nozbevlog-6/

In this episode of Nozbe product vlog we talk about small but very important improvements in how our product works. The comments - the basis of task-based communication - get lots of love - better handling of attachments and finally my beloved markdown formatting. Check it out!

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✅ 🎬 Nozbe Product Vlog 5 - Project Templates, Calendar & Filters

Friday, April 29, 2022 /nozbevlog-5/

This time on the Nozbe product vlog we discussed the most-requested feature by far - project templates - and how we implemented it. We also share our best Weekly review advice there so make sure to check it out as today is Friday and you should definitely do a review like this! More info ℹ️

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✅ ✔️ Activity - my favorite part of the new Nozbe - or why as CEO I hate asking for status updates

Friday, April 22, 2022 /activity/

Normally on this blog I’m not writing much about details of my app, Nozbe. I write about lessons learned in business, life and the like, but hardly about the particular features of Nozbe app… however when a feature helps me become a better CEO, I think it deserves a highlight. Let me explain why I hate asking people for status updates and why the “Activity” view in Nozbe helps me stay on top of things without doing any kind of asking.

Activity - my favorite part of the new Nozbe - or why as CEO I hate asking for status updates

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🌎 ✅ On Nozbe blog - how about giving away $15 for each new team?

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 /15bucks/

On Nozbe blog I published a short blog post explaining how we’ve made more improvements to the Affiliate/Referral program. Now when you recommend Nozbe to others, you’re spreading #NozbeLove ❤️ with $15 in free credit! More info ℹ️

On Nozbe blog - how about giving away $15 for each new team?

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💼 ✅ 🎬 Clarity - why our new message that Nozbe Teams becomes the new Nozbe resonates with people

Thursday, February 3, 2022 /clarity/

As we celebrated 15 years of Nozbe we made a big announcement that our latest product that we launched less than 2 years ago, became the new Nozbe. In the same time we explained that our Nozbe Personal users are taken care of, and we’ve got options for them. Apart from the birthday announcement, we also improved the “Compare” page that explains the differences between both apps in detail and I recorded a special video for this: More info ℹ️ at nozbe.com/compare

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✅ 🌎 🎬 Celebrating 15 years of Nozbe with a special announcement

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 /nozbe15/

Wow, 15 years ago today I launched my productivity application called nozbe and 15 years later I’m still running it! And in the last few years we were in the transition period to finally announce that our new app, formerly known as “Nozbe Teams” is in fact the new version of Nozbe going forward - that it’s the future (More info ℹ️):

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🎙 ✅ No Office FM #32: How we develop the product in Nozbe

Monday, December 20, 2021 /noofficefm-32/

Welcome to the episode #32 of my podcast about working remotely with Rafal, Nozbe’s VP of Product. I love these kinds of episodes where we pull back the curtain and show how “the sausage is made” and how we really design, decide and build Nozbe features. Listen if you want to learn from us and feel free to steal our ideas and build on them!

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✅ 🎬 Nozbe Product Vlog 4 - multi-teams, teams of 1 and filters and more!

Thursday, December 2, 2021 /nozbevlog-4/

This Cyber Monday we went online with Rafal to discuss the Nozbe and new features - how finally you can have many teams, and filters and great iOS widgets for #iPadOnly people like me! Check it out: More info ℹ️

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✅ 🎬 In Conversation With Sarah Harkleroad - how I enjoy talking to Nozbe customers!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 /sarah/

In my upcoming book, #NoOffice I describe the concept of Meeting customers and explain why and how I regularly talk to many of our thousands upon thousands of customers. I love it. I love meeting new people, getting know different industries. And most of all I like getting to know the people who’s life my Nozbe app impacts. And recently I had a pleasure of talking to Sarah, and I really enjoyed it:

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✅ 🎬 Nozbe Teams Product Vlog 3 - Task-based communication in practice

Monday, September 27, 2021 /nozbevlog-3/

✅ 🎬 Nozbe Teams Product Vlog 2 - API, hashtags, pins, links to tasks and more!

Thursday, September 2, 2021 /nozbevlog-2/

🌎 ✅ 🎬 Nozbe Teams Product Vlog 1 - new features and backstage (on Nozbe blog)

Thursday, July 1, 2021 /nozbevlog/

🌎 ✅ The Pyramid Of Communication - Your Team’s Efficiency Guarantee (on Nozbe blog)

Thursday, June 24, 2021 /pyramid-nozbe/

😎 ✅ 10 years after my earthquake adventure in Japan

Thursday, March 11, 2021 /japan/

✅ 🎥 🎬 14th Anniversary of Nozbe - Team Productivity Show #10

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 /nozbe14vlog/

🌎 ✅ Nozbe turns 14 today!

Monday, February 1, 2021 /nozbe14/

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

Thursday, December 10, 2020 /idea/

✅ ✔️ 🎬 Live demo walkthrough of Nozbe Teams - how to do GTD in teams?

Thursday, October 22, 2020 /demo/

💼 ✅ 17 commandments of work - my VISION for Nozbe team and Nozbe Teams product.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 /17c/

✅ 🎬 Nozbe Teams launches today on Product Hunt!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 /producthunt/

✅ 💼 RIP Wunderlist - an app that changed the course of Nozbe for the better

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 /wunderlist/

✈️ ✅ 💼 MindBlower - un-official Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference symbol I’m giving away for free at the event

Monday, June 3, 2019 /mindblower/

💼 ✅ Having Nozbe featured as “App of the day” on the Apple App Store is great!

Friday, January 4, 2019 /appoftheday/

✅ Why I started doing webinars and why I’m loving them?

Friday, June 16, 2017 /webinar/

✅ 💼 Ten years feels like one day – Nozbe’s 10th birthday

Monday, February 13, 2017 /nozbe10/

🎧 ✅ The Podcast #83 - 10 years of Nozbe special

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 /podcast-83/

✅ 🌎 My company, Nozbe celebrates 10 years! [on: Nozbe Blog]

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 /nozbe10-link/

✅ 📽 🎬 Interview with Marek Zmyslowski - Getting Things Done in Africa - Productive! Show

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 /marek-zmyslowski/

✅ 📽 🎬 Interview with Jeff Sanders - Productivity for Podcasters - Productive! Show

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 /jeff-sanders-podcast/

✅ 📽 🎬 Interview with Glenn Williams - How to Delegate Tasks? - Productive! Show

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 /glenn-williams/

✅ 📽 🎬 Interview with Erik Fisher - Beyond The Todo List host - Productive! Show

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 /erik-fisher/

✅ 📽 🎬 Interview with Mike St Pierre - Getting Things Done at schools - Productive! Show #104

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 /mike-stpierre/

✅ 🌎 Let’s give thanks and donate to help buy computer equipment for orphans! [on: Nozbe blog]

Thursday, November 24, 2016 /enedue/

✅ 🎬 📽 Last year’s interview with Marcus Platt on Little Book of Nozbe

Thursday, November 17, 2016 /marcus-platt/

✅ 🎾 A triathlon-packing checklist I created for me and you [Nozbe.HOW]

Friday, June 17, 2016 /triathlon-list/

✅ 🌎 Watch all the Inspiring Productivity Interviews with…

Monday, February 8, 2016 /allinterviews/

✅ Almost a decade getting stuff done - how I celebrated 9 years of Nozbe?

Monday, February 1, 2016 /9nozbe/

🌎 ✅ 💼 Why Black Friday sale is perfect timing for Nozbe users… [on: Nozbe blog]

Monday, November 30, 2015 /blackfriday/

✅ 💼 Why it’s so great to be in a “good” business and what it means to me, my team and you

Thursday, October 15, 2015 /good-business/

✅ 🌎 🎬 I’m not doing it alone! Meet the Nozbe team on video [on: Nozbe Blog]

Thursday, October 1, 2015 /nozbeteam/

✅ 😎 Enjoying the present moment - thoughts after Nozbe Reunion

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 /present/

✅ 🎬 🌎 Video: How I work with my assistant step-by-step [on: Nozbe blog]

Friday, September 11, 2015 /assistant-video/

✅ A new experience: becoming a micro celebrity

Friday, September 4, 2015 /micro-celebrity/

🌎 ✅ Why You Should Be Using Nozbe for Task Management [on: Jeff Sanders 5am Podcast]

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 /5am-nozbe/

✅ 🌎 How I work and communicate with my assistant [on: Nozbe blog]

Friday, August 7, 2015 /assistant/

✅ ✔️ How clarity and essentialism helped me get to NozbeZero. No more tasks for today.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 /nozbezero/

✅ ✔️ 🌎 How I use a project template to implement Pomodoro Technique and Unschedule Calendar every day [on: Nozbe blog]

Thursday, July 30, 2015 /unschedule/

✅ 📽 🎬 Behind-the-scenes look of how we release Nozbe - Productive! Show #97

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 /ournozbe/

✅ ⌚️ 🌎 🎬 New video with yours truly - how to get things done on your wrist [on: Nozbe.watch]

Monday, July 20, 2015 /nozbe-watch/

✅ 🌎 Nozbe is doubling down on Android [on: Nozbe]

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 /android/

🌎 ✅ What I think about Nozbe being one of the “best new apps” on the AppStore [on: Nozbe Blog]

Friday, June 12, 2015 /link-bestnewapp/

🌎 ✅ How much is productivity worth to you? [on: Nozbe]

Monday, June 1, 2015 /how-much/

✅ 💼 ✏️ Nozbe story - interview with me for “Stories of the best Polish apps”

Monday, March 2, 2015 /nozbe-story/

✅ 💼 ✏️ Nozbe celebrates 8 years in business! Going stronger than ever!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 /8nozbe/

✅ 📽 🎬 How I (the CEO :-) use Nozbe - Productive! Show #84

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 /how-i-use-nozbe/

✈️ ✅ ✔️ Why we’re so excited about our all-team meeting: 7 steps to an amazing week with my Nozbe team!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 /team-meeting/

✅ 💼 ⌨️ Why my Nozbe team has the highest priority… and how I want to serve you better with this site

Friday, October 24, 2014 /site/

✅ 📽 🎬 How to apply a Nozbe Productivity Sticker? Productive! Show #72

Thursday, June 26, 2014 /nozbe-sticker/

✅ 👨🏼‍💻 WWDC’14 - iOS8, Mac OSX Yosemite and our Nozbe 2.0 development = my crazy ideas :-)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 /wwdc14/

✅ 💼 👨🏼‍💻 How to design a productivity app? Our Nozbe 2.0 design process

Monday, June 2, 2014 /design/

✈️ 💼 ✅ Back in Japan! Why it’s Nozbe’s second home.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 /big-in-japan/

✅ 💼 ✏️ 7 years running Nozbe… and just getting started!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 /7nozbe/

✅ 😎 ✏️ How to never forget to pay your bills (thanks to Nozbe)

Friday, December 13, 2013 /nozbe-bills/

✅ 🌎 🎬 I’m very proud of: New @Nozbe 1.5 suite of apps, including New Webapp, iPhone, iPad and Android tablet apps

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 /something-i-m-very-proud-of-new/

✅ 💼 ✔️ ✏️ A definitive interview with me - Michael Sliwinski’s story - it’s all about passion!

Thursday, February 7, 2013 /interview/

✅ 🍎 Nozbe means Productivity on the Mac App Store

Sunday, June 3, 2012 /nozbe-means-productivity-on-the-mac-app-store/

✅ 💼 5 years helping folks get things done

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 /5nozbe/

🌎 🤩 ✅ Leading from a distance

Sunday, February 5, 2012 /leading-from-a-distance/

✅ 🏝 Nozbe retreat - how to recharge batteries of your team

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 /nozbe-retreat-how-to-recharge-batteries-of-yo/

✅ 😎 ✈️ #publicNozbe - simply help someone in Japan

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 /publicnozbe-simply-help-someone-in-japan/

📙 ✅ Lucky number 7 for Magazine and Nozbe

Thursday, February 17, 2011 /lucky-number-7-for-magazine-and-nozbe/

✅ 💼 Forget Crunchies. Let people vote with money.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 /forget-crunchies-let-people-vote-with-money/

✅ 🏠 Don’t disturb - genius at work

Thursday, September 16, 2010 /dont-disturb-genius-at-work/

✅ 💼 5 Tips on Creating Subscription Plans in a Startup - Nozbe case

Monday, May 10, 2010 /5-tips-on-creating-subscription-plans-in-a-st/

✅ 💼 ✔️ CEO of a small company needs to eat his dogfood. It’s yummy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010 /ceo-of-a-small-company-needs-to-eat-his-dogfo/

✅ ✔️ Constraints should be obligatory - limit your choice to make good decisions

Sunday, November 8, 2009 /constraints-should-be-obligatory-limit-your-c/

✅ 📲 Preview of the new iNozbe - native iPhone app

Thursday, July 31, 2008 /preview-of-the-new-inozbe-native-iphone-app/

✅ ¡Organízate con Eficacia! (Nozbe.es) - Nozbe in Spanish

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 /organizate-con-eficacia-nozbees/

✅ ✔️ 🎬 10-Step Simply Get Things Done Course using Nozbe version 1 (2007-2009)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 /10-step-simply-get-things-done-course/