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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…

🚀 Projects

Things I’m working on outside of Nozbe. Projects on this site, like Dice or YouTube watcher. As well as my past projects, startup ideas or some behind-the-scenes scoop.


⌨️ 🚀 Sliwinski.com blog redirects to here now - I am Michael DOT Team

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 /sliwinski_com/

Ever since I set up this new site I wanted to migrate all of the content from my previous personal blog to here. Finally it’s done. All blog posts from way back in 2008 to today are migrated, reviewed and tagged and available for you and me to enjoy. Boy, it was a long and time-intensive journey and here’s how it went down:

Sliwinski.com blog redirects to here now - I am Michael DOT Team

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

Monday, December 21, 2020 /rolling/

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.

Rolling the virtual dice when playing board games! 🎲🎲

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🚀 📲 📱 Psst… don’t tell YouTube that I created a page to watch videos without being tracked 🤫

Thursday, November 5, 2020 /youtube/

On my iPad not only I can download YouTube videos now, I also created a special page to be able to watch YouTube videos without being tracked. Here’s why I did it and why I hope YouTube/Google will not find out about it:

Psst… don’t tell YouTube that I created a page to watch videos without being tracked 🤫

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⌨️ 🚀 My new site Michael.team launches today!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 /new/

Today is the day when I’m finally launching my new home page. I know, who cares about a “home page” anymore in 2020? Well, I do, and below I’m going to explain to you, why I do care so much about it. Anyway, new blog, new address, new technology, lots of new things. Here are the details:

My new site Michael.team launches today!

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📱 🚀 The #iPadOnly book is an oldie but a goodie… and is free for you to read online!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 /ipadonlyfree/

10 years ago the iPad went on sale and exactly 8 years ago to date I started my quest to use the iPad as my main computing device - I started being #iPadOnly. And a year later I co-wrote a book about this with my friend Augusto Pinaud and today this book is free and open-sourced for you to read online. Here is how it all came to be:

The #iPadOnly book is an oldie but a goodie… and is free for you to read online!

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🚀 HitRSS - a story of my failed startup project from 2005

Monday, August 31, 2015 /hitrss/

About a month ago I posted about one of my first big “startup project” ideas: QTbar - free Windows launcher. In that post I explained how that project influenced me and taught me a lesson or two about entrepreneurship. And indirectly helped me launch [Nozbe][n] and make it a success. Today I want to talk about my other, more recent project, called HitRSS which I launched in 2005. How I was very bullish about this project… but it wasn’t my passion so when I launched Nozbe in 2007 I started gradually giving up on HitRSS and left it unmaintained for the next few years… and eventually I shut it down. Here’s the story:

HitRSS - a story of my failed startup project from 2005

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🚀 QTbar - my first small global “success” - a launcher toolbar app for Windows 98/Me/XP

Monday, August 3, 2015 /qtbar/

This is a story of a small Windows application I made back in college (in 2000-2002). Back then I was a Windows user and I wrote this application to help me launch programs/files/bookmarks faster on my computer. I gave it away for free and I reached a total of around 100,000 downloads of the app, I think. It was my first “major” and “global” success. It wasn’t a business success, but I learned a lot building and distributing it. In this post I’d like to share QTbar’s story. You’ll also find links to download the app, if you dare want to try it. Here goes:

QTbar - my first small global “success” - a launcher toolbar app for Windows 98/Me/XP

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🚀 🎬 It only takes 3 minutes to build a mobile app from a blog

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 /remag/

Last week I announced I was going to launch my second startup this year: Remag - and we’re launching today with this short video:

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🚀 💼 Why I’m starting Remag? To reinvent digital mobile publishing!

Thursday, February 12, 2015 /why-remag/

It is a very exciting time for me. Very soon, together with my team we’re launching my second startup - Remag - to revolutionize digital mobile publishing. In this blog post I’ll try to explain why I’m doing this… and why now… and what it’s all about…

Why I’m starting Remag? To reinvent digital mobile publishing!

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