Author: Justin Cox

Freelance writer and consultant helping nonprofits, businesses, and individuals tell their stories. Can I help tell yours?

Over the last two years, Apple has slowly transitioned its entire product line from Intel processors to Apple Silicon. With only the Mac Pro left to transition, WWDC is sure to be huge. However, anyone expecting an Apple M2 chip announcement at WWDC is in for a surprise. Don’t expect the M2 in The Mac Pro. During the most recent Apple event and the insanely powerful M1 Ultra announcement, Apple announced the M-series chip line is now complete. Many people speculate that subtle mention indicates the Mac Pro will receive the next-generation M2 chip. On the contrary, I believe Apple…

Read More

As a freelance writer who loves technology, I’m on a never-ending quest to find the best tools that support my business. Since there isn’t a perfect all-in-one tool for freelancers, I use multiple services to achieve my goals. Let me be your canary in the coal mine, testing freelance tools to figure out if they’re right for you. Today, I look at Revue, the free newsletter tool owned by Twitter. What does Revue do? Revue is a newsletter tool. It does one thing very well: create and send emails to your audience. Unlike other email marketing tools, Revue offers frills…

Read More

Want a bigger iMac? Too bad. Apple’s Peek Performance event just unveiled the impressive new M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, and Studio Display. All three are exceptional feats of computing power that will blow away all competition if everything Apple says pans out. But, these machines, with their professional audience (and price points), leave a massive hole in the Mac ecosystem. Where is the 27” iMac? I’ve been waiting for a new 27” iMac since Apple announced the transition to Apple Silicon in June 2020. When the updated 24” iMac launched last year, I figured Apple was waiting to put higher-end…

Read More

As a freelance writer who loves technology, I’m on a never-ending quest to find the best tools that support my business. Since there isn’t a perfect all-in-one tool for freelancers, I use multiple services to achieve my goals. Let me be your canary in the coal mine, testing freelance tools to figure out if they’re right for you. Today, I look at Flodesk, email marketing for people who care about design. What does Flodesk do? Flodesk is an email marketing tool with most of the features you expect from similar systems. Compose and send emails, create automated workflows and onboarding…

Read More

As a freelance writer who loves technology, I’m on a never-ending quest to find the best tools that support my business. Since there isn’t a perfect all-in-one tool for freelancers, I use multiple services to achieve my goals. Let me be your canary in the coal mine, testing freelance tools to figure out if they’re right for you. Today, I look at Gusto, the all-in-one people platform. What does Gusto do? When setting up a freelance business, there are all sorts of legal methods and entity types — Sole Proprietorship, LLC, S-Corp, Corporation. Each of them has different rules and…

Read More

As a freelance writer who loves technology, I’m on a never-ending quest to find the best tools that support my business. Since there isn’t a perfect all-in-one tool for freelancers, I use multiple services to achieve my goals. Let me be your canary in the coal mine, testing freelance tools to figure out if they’re right for you. Today, I look at the endlessly customizable Notion and how it makes freelancing easier. What does Wave do? Wave is an accounting system with some bonus features. The Wave bread and butter are tracking transactions and preparing necessary reports — Income Statements,…

Read More

As a freelance writer who loves technology, I’m on a never-ending quest to find the best tools that support my business. Since there isn’t a perfect all-in-one tool for freelancers, I use multiple services to achieve my goals. Let me be your canary in the coal mine, testing freelance tools to figure out if they’re right for you. Today I evaluate Bonsai and its host of freelance-focused features. Note: I have an affiliate relationship with Bonsai and work as a contract writer for the company. The opinions in this article are my own and based on my personal use of…

Read More

As a freelance writer who loves technology, I’m on a never-ending quest to find the best tools that support my business. Since there isn’t a perfect all-in-one tool for freelancers, I use multiple services to achieve my goals. Let me be your canary in the coal mine, testing freelance tools to figure out if they’re right for you. Today, I look at the endlessly customizable Notion and how it makes freelancing easier. What does Notion do? Notion’s tagline is “One workspace. Every team.” If you’re a little confused about what that means, you’re not alone. The software is a bit…

Read More