BetterSnapTool – Amazing Application Series

What is BetterSnapTool?

In short, it is a tool for resizing and positioning windows.

One of the most awkward things with MacOS is how it handles resizing and positioning of windows, especially on a multi-monitor setup. The solution to this frustration is BetterSnapTool.

How I use BetterSnapTool.

I actually only use BetterSnapTool to do these 5 things.

Adjust current window to take left half of screen.
Shortcut: Ctrl + option + cmd + left arrow to move a window

Adjust current window to take right half of screen.
Shortcut: Ctrl + option + cmd + right arrow

Maximize current window
Shortcut: Ctrl + option + cmd + up arrow

Move current window to next monitor, maximized:
Shortcut: option + `

Snap a window to Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left, Bottom Right
Previously I had keyboard shortcuts for this, but it was a bit too much. Mouse/trackpad works just fine for these, as they are not used as often as the above mentioned. You simply drag a window to a corner and it will resize it and position it correctly.

BetterSnapTool

That’s it! It might not seem much, but I use it a lot!

It’s $3.99. Probably best buy ever under $5.
Get it here. Enjoy. 🙂

 

Artificial Intelligence – Resources

I recently did a deep dive to gain a better understanding of Artificial Intelligence. More specifically I wanted to learn about where we are today, where we are heading and what opportunities that this technology enables.

I’ll share with you the best resources I found on the subject. If you have a another recommended resource, please share it with us.

Articles

The Economist – Rise of the Machines

WSJ – What’s Next for Artificial Intelligence

Wait But Why – The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence

Founders Fund – Anatomy of Next

Podcasts / Videos

a16z – AI, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning: A Primer

Pedro Domingos – Artificial Intelligence

Courses

Stanford University – Machine Learning, 12 Week Course

Interesting companies

Inc.com – 13 AI Companies

Food for Thought – Part 2

In the Food for Thought article series I will try to collect the best content that I stumble upon. The goal is to gather and share content that provides food for thought.

Podcasts

Digital Frontiers:
Interviews with people transforming the digital economy in Asia. Very relevant for me as I just moved to Singapore. The first two people interviewed in the show are Darius Cheung of 99.co and Pieter Walraven of Pie.co.

Videos

How do get kids to learn? Make it like a video game:
Nothing new here, I’m astonished by how few companies make use of this. Learning about World War II could be fun, engaging and very interesting if the story was told through a game.

Elon Musk introduces the Powerwall:
The whole US not being dependant of fossil fuels for electricity. Does that sound easy? It sure does when Elon explains his vision.

Elon Musk gets introspective:
A pretty awkward interview with Elon Musk. Only recommended if you are really interested in the character of Elon Musk.

Articles

Elon Musk: The World’s Raddest Man:
Amazing start of an huge in-depth article series on Elon Musk on WaitButWhy.

How Tesla Will Change The World:
Great long read about what energy is, fossil fuels and how TeslaMotors changes everything.

Other Stuff

Tricorder XPrize:
Looking forward to see the impact of the $10 million TricorderXPRIZE to bring healthcare to the palm of your hand!

Singapore, after a few months on the country side.

Two weeks ago I moved to Singapore after leaving Barcelona and Schibsted earlier this year to spend time with my newborn son together with my family in Sweden. We stayed for a few months on the beautiful and quiet country side around Stockholm.

I’m really excited about what this new chapter in Singapore will bring. I’ve just recently started thinking what my next steps will be and getting my brain to function after a ~6 month shutdown which is not that easy.

Ps. Singapore is simply amazing, except for the haze. Here is a good introduction to the startup ecosystem in Singapore.

Masters of Doom

Masters_of_doom-Book_coverMasters of Dooms brings back a lot of memories of my youth. Doom and Quake has consumed a lot of my time. I’m glad for it and it made me happy remembering those times again.

Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake revolutionised the PC gaming industry. John Romero and John Carmack are the two founders of ID Software. ID Software is the game company behind Doom and Quake. The story of the two Johns road to success is really something.

David Kushner did a really good job telling the story. Kudos.

It’s a recommended read for everyone, but especially for those who loved and lived the masterpieces they created.

Here you will find Masters of Doom for Amazon Kindle.

Food for Thought – Part 1

In the Food for Thought article series I will try to collect the best content that I stumble upon. The goal is to gather and share content that provides food for thought.

Podcasts

Lazy – A manifesto:
Short and thought-provoking podcast by Tim Ferris. I will keep listening to this one.

Tony Robbins & Peter Diamandis on the Tim Ferris Show:
Tony and Peters is on the Tim Ferris show. Two really interesting characters.

Tony Robbins on the Tim Ferris Show:
Tony Robbins on money mastery and peak performance. He pitches his latest book Money: Master the Game on the show.

Arnold Schwarzenegger on the Tim Ferris Show:
Get a glimpse of how Arnold became #1 in politics, body building and action movies.

Matt Mullenweg on the Tim Ferris Show:
Founder of WordPress and Automattic.
“His” software runs 23 percent of the web. That’s just amazing.

Books & Audiobooks

Masters of Doom:
Interesting book about the two founders of Doom, Quake & Wolfenstein 3D. Follow the story on how the two Johns revolutionised an industry. There is also a lot of reminiscing while reading this one, if you are a gamer.

Other stuff

Productivity Mind Map:
A productivity mind map. I found it quite well executed.

Duet – Amazing Applications Series

What is Duet?

Duet is for people who lack screen real estate. It allows you to use your iPad / iPhone as extra displays for your mac. All this without lag.

It’s made by ex-Apple engineers. Take a look here www.duetdisplay.com/.

Why & How I use Duet?

I mainly use it while on the run and while not being connected to the Thunderbolt Display.  Usually I send reference materials, notes and such to the Duet screen. Duet definitely increase my productivity and focus by allowing me to not switch windows all the time.