01-01-2020

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_of_loci use mult8iple encoding stratgies (visual, auditiory, etc) absurdity musical - ancient man encoded maps using song spaced repetition https://www.academictips.org/memory/mnemeffc.html https://www.academictips.org/memory/link.html https://www.academictips…

12-21-2019

Apple Lying About "User Agent" in iPad Pro - Blocking PWAs Apple is lying about the user agent in the latest iPad Pro. They're misrepresenting both the OS and the chipset. They should be saying that they're iPadOS on the A12X chipset. Instead they're saying that it's running MacOS on Intel. I…

12-20-2019

Polar 1.80 - Manual Update Required for Desktop Users Polar 1.80 for MacOS and Windows requires users to manually update to the latest version by manually downloading and installing the latest version. We're very sorry for the inconvenience. There was a bug in Electron >7.1.2 that broke updates for…

12-16-2019

We have a new version of Polar out with some really interesting features. Further, since holiday season is upon us, we are offering a special 1-year deal for Polar Premium for $19.95. That’s a 50% discount on the regular price. Holiday Discount We've decided to offer a 1 year license of Polar for…

12-11-2019

Polar 1.70 is out! Lots of big changes in this release! I know I promised you guys that we would create a video for each release but I can't create one for 1.70 just now as I'm trying to rush it out to fix an issue with Google authentication (more below). Normally emergency releases I will do a…

11-25-2019

Dark Mode by Default - 95% Prefer Dark over Light Mode One thing that's kept coming up when talking to Polar users is that we should implement dark mode. It's quickly become one of our top requested features. I think it's about #3 right now in our new feature roadmap. The problem is that it's a lot…

11-20-2019

Another big release is out to help prepare us for 2.0. Most of the changes here are small to moderate features and improving stability but there have also been a lot of library updates too which were important. Prompting for Premium and Locked Features One of the big changes in this release is…

11-12-2019

Building Polar's Product/Market Fit Engine For the past month or so I've been revamping Polar's product-market-fit engine to help understand our users and to prioritize feature requests. More importantly, it's helping me build a product for the long-term based on science rather than whim. Wouldn't…

11-11-2019

Polar 1.50 was just released and will be rolling out to everyone in a staged over the next week. This is one of the biggest releases we've had in a long time and will be the foundation for 2.0. What's In This Release Now let's get into what we've changed in this release. Improved Incremental…

10-24-2019

Polar 1.40 - Tags in the sidebar, Drag and Drop Folders, and more! Polar 1.40 is now available. This release includes a number of new features upgrades and stability improvements. First, I should apologize for the slower release cycle lately. I've been working on a number of internal refactors to…