For a while now, I’ve been intentionally reducing the number of apps and services in my daily work flow.
This occasionally comes at the cost of features that I might like, but increases clarity, calmness and overall productivity.
Here’s a quote that sums up this idea:
The more complex a machine or procedure or set-up becomes, the less directly it applies its power. Simple forces applied intelligently should carry the day. This is no snub of wile or cleverness or inventiveness, only a caution against dissipating your efforts in the bother and friction of complication. – Jan Adkins, Moving Heavy Things.