Web excursions are select bookmarks from Brett's travels around the internet. You can see them all on Pinboard. Visit the bookmarks page for previous Excursions.

Web Excursions for February 28, 2017

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Web excursions brought to you in partnership with Creatable and The Mac Pick A Bundle 2017. Choose from 30 great Mac apps, 10 apps for $39, or all 30 for $99.

Cassette
Cassette for iOS records interviews and offers real-time speech-to-text transcription, and you can tap to bookmark and tag highlights in the moment. Built in search and summarization, and easy sharing. I’ve been wanting to build a podcasting app with a similar feature set, so this is inspiring.
Cerebro App – open-source productivity booster with a brain
An open source alternative to Alfred and Spotlight. It won’t replace LaunchBar or Alfred for me right now, but the API is robust and pretty straightforward, so I’m watching the plugin development here.
Milanote: The notes app for creative work.
“The notes app for creative work.” A web-based, visual, unstructured space for ideas and note-taking. Similar to Curio in concept (though much smaller in feature scope).
Mullvad - World-Class VPN Service
A plug-and-play VPN service to keep your online activity, identity, and location private. Pay €5/mo with Bitcoin, cash, bank wire, credit card (PayPal), or Swish.
AutoSleep
I’m in love with this one right now. It works with the Apple Watch to track your sleep, including heart rate and other Apple Watch health data, but reads it without needing an Apple Watch app. It figures out when you’re sleeping automatically, no app to remember to start up when you’re going to bed.

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