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jack
jack

Suffering a serious bout of Subscription Fatigue today, so I decided to cancel all non-critical subscriptions. All but one of them were "Annual" plans. Canceling those doesn't feel quite as good as I'd hoped.

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ridwan
ridwan

@jack This reminds to get hold of all of my subscription in a spreadsheet. How many did you end up cancelling?

jack
jack

@ridwan Readwise, Dropbox, Day One, Qobuz, and a couple of newsletters so far.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jack I usually reconsider all of them prior to renewal. One of the reasons I like using apple's system for them is how they notify me weeks before annual ones renew giving me plenty of time to consider alternatives

jack
jack

@hjertnes Any service that doesn't send me a heads up prior to renewal gets put on the naughy list. I have too many scheduled tasks like "Confirm renewal of NNN subscription on June 11" etc.

timapple
timapple

@jack critical is a sketchy slope for me... I to have to many subscriptions and I know some I could probably live without, but I have a very hard time canceling. It's much easier to add more. 🤣😂🤣😂

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jack Ahh. I have a shit list for that purpose. Or it also contains anything or anyone that annoy or piss me off. At the moment wordle is on the top

jack
jack

@hjertnes I just scroll past them, much like 80% of everything everywhere.

jack
jack

@timapple I mean, it's only $5/month, right?! After auditing mine, I found that these "It's just a cuppa coffee" priced subscriptions added up to over $300/month. That's nuts. I'm down to $250 😀

timapple
timapple

@jack I feel really guilty when mine push $75.. you made me feel much better, thanks! 🤣😂🤣😂

pratik
pratik

@ridwan @jack Check out Bobby app, it gives me a quick overview of my monthly subscription costs.

jack
jack

@timapple My list included everything, NYTimes, Netflix, Apple, etc. Still a lot, though.

jack
jack

@pratik Didn't know about Bobby, thanks. Although I kind of prefer blissful ignorance most of the time :)

pimoore
pimoore

@hjertnes @jack I don’t even need to put Wordle on a shit list, it didn’t even register as interesting to try in the first place. 🤷🏻‍♂️ 😂

pimoore
pimoore

@jack What did you replace Readwise and Day One with (if anything?)

hjertnes
hjertnes

@pimoore it's in my shit list for making all my feeds insufferable

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@jack @pratik i tried Bobby … useless … you might as well pull up numbers / Airtable … much more powerful

jack
jack

@JohnPhilpin Good to know, thanks!

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@jack I feel so much better about myself … thankyou

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@hjertnes poor Wordle … it’s free, ignores everyone … what did it do to upset you?

hjertnes
hjertnes

@JohnPhilpin it's annoying to see all the posts

pimoore
pimoore

@JohnPhilpin @jack @pratik Numbers doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves, highly underrated app.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@pimoore concur - add in the sharing - with anyone - you wonder why anyone would bother with Google Docs.

Same for Keynote and Pages.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@hjertnes well that’s not Wordle’s fault 🤪

pratik
pratik

@pimoore Numbers is overkill, no? I mean, it's an Excel equivalent (not quite but still). Otherwise even Notes.app will do 🙃 @jack @JohnPhilpin

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timapple
timapple

@JohnPhilpin numbers, keynote, and pages aren't cross platform natively and their web versions aren't the best.

Google Docs is pretty good and you can run an organization through it.

And none of them can hang with MS Office for features or function.

But if your just doing simple spreadsheets and some basic documents 🍎 products work.

ronguest
ronguest

@pimoore I’m a big fan of Numbers as well. For my projects it is actually more powerful than Excel.

pimoore
pimoore

@ronguest I hate Excel, though credit where it’s due: Word takes the cake for my level of despise.

lukemperez
lukemperez

@jack some one posted on Twitter how to mute the green squares on Twitter. My life improved immediately.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@pratik numbers so you can do things like categories - monthly versus annual etc etc - but yes - notes as a list is fine

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@timapple we’ll agree to disagree on google sheets/docs etc … understand cross platform world.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@pimoore especially if you're not a spreadsheet person

KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@lukemperez Told my husband to do this the other day and he is much happier with his feed now.

pratik
pratik

@JohnPhilpin Bobby does that too. Plus you can look up splits by categories (streaming, writing, etc.) I mean, any spreadsheet app or notes app with BoE calculation will work.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@pratik but it’s all one at a time - import and export of data would help - it all seemed to me to sit slowly putting stuff in and not getting anything out - there is an AI soln in the Us tgat scans your bank statement and highlights a summary in one go - much more useful - but not tried it - seems to me that I already have all the data I just need a layer to explain it

lukemperez
lukemperez

@kimberlyhirsh it’s the little things.

timapple
timapple

@JohnPhilpin sounds like a plan, my opinion may change if I ever get a mac someday.