Productive! Magazine #9 and #1 on the iPad

Chances are that if you follow my Tweets you know by now that recently we launched a new Productive! Magazine iPad app with both - the old issue with David Allen (back from PDF from Nov 2008) and the newest issue with Laura Stack. It's kind of a big deal for me. Let me explain.

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Issue #1 with David Allen on the iPad and many many productivity bloggers

When my good friend Maciej Budzich approached me with an idea to do a productivity-oriented magazine I loved it right away. I just didn't know how to pull this off... 

I asked friends to help :-)

Firstly I approached Oliver Starr who was then working for David Allen Company and David Allen himself if they wanted to participate and do an interview with David for the issue #1. Guess what? They agreed!

Then I started emailing the productivity bloggers I knew and respected to ask if they wanted to participate as well. Guess what? Many of them said yes! Finally when the magazine was ready at the end of November 2008 (almost three years ago!) we had an amazing lineup of articles and a great interview with David:

- Interview with David Allen by Oliver Starr
- Zen To Done by Leo Babauta
- Top 10 reasons why happiness... by Alexander Kjerulf
- Happiness at the end of a working week by Nick Cernis
- 7 tips for making yourself happier... by Gretchen Rubin
- Having one of those days? by James Mallinson
- The GOYA method by Steven Aitchison
- 17 things you should stop doing by Mark Shead
- How to work less and still impress by Mark C
- 3 Essential Tools for Productivity by Stephen Smith
- 7 Idea Dumping Tips by Glen Stansberry
- 10 tips for keeping your desk tidy... by Chanpory Rith
- 14 Numbers on Your Cell phone... by Brett Kelly
- 7 Questions that will change your life by Alex Shalman
- GTD Primer by Michael Ramm
- The 5 W's of Weekly Review by John Kendrick

As you can see, the lineup for the first issue was just fantastic. No wonder more than 200,000 people read this issue alone :-)

With next issues we managed to attract more great gurus to interview like Guy KawasakiMichael Bungay StanierLeo BabautaLuis Miguel Urrea GuiaStever Robbins  Michael HyattJason Fried and finally Laura Stack:

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Laura is the first woman on the cover of our magazine and this attracted more female contributors to the magazine and you'll see their articles in #10.

The issues #2, #3 and #4 are being currently ported to the iPad. The rest of the issues are there and here's my video about the magazine which I sent to my Nozbe users earlier this week:

Anyway. The magazine changed from a "pet project" to a fully-fledged magazine sponsored by Nozbe. With help from Piotr Wo┼║niak (our new technical editor), our great editors Lori Anderson and James Tonn, my fantastic assistant Delfina Gerbert-Czarniecka and many other people who helped, the magazine is gaining traction and I love working on it.

Issue #10 coming mid-October and #11 coming mid-December. We'll stick with the bi-monthly schedule until the end of this year and hopefully next year we'll make it even a bigger deal than it is now :-) With your help, everything is possible.

And there is one more thing...

Productive! Magazine #9 will be released in Spanish thanks to fantastic translation by Augusto Pinaud! Watch it out soon! We're going to take the world by storm and bring the good word of productivity to everyone we can get. So please help us spread the word and pass this link to everyone you know:

and the iPad app:

Thanks so much :-)

I'm Michael Sliwinski and I'm an entrepreneur who's also the...
.. Founder of Nozbe.com - a time and project management web application
.. Editor of Productive! Magazine - a global PDF publication on productivity
.. and a blogger as well as a producer of a weekly 2-minute Productive! show.

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 (productivity)