I read this article (I borrowed the title, thanks Linus) and it really resonated with me.

I've been doing software for a long time and for businesses (and people) its a constant fight between conforming to whats possible with the tools, and changing the tools to the way you work.

So often we change our workflows to suit using Excel, or Wordpress, or whatever we have at hand, because we have a job to do, and just need to get it done.

I really liked how Linus identified small areas in his life that could be helped with small tools, and built or found that one thing.

Frieden looks so useful and I want to find a way to use it. It shows calendar availability without booking. Often you just want to know when the other person is available while you look for times to meet up, without having to navigate a booking interface.

So how have your tools shaped your workflow? How often do you push back and go "No, I want something that works the way I do?"