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TO-DO app with ability to categorize, set due dates, priorities and notes for a task

Basically, I'm looking for a merge of teambox, things and redmine. Does anyone knows anything like that? ;) It should have really nice UI and be extremely simple to use. Cross platform or web/linux. ...
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2answers
457 views

how to stop doing the same again and again?

I have been pondering the say “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. So the questions are: how do you detect what things you are doing over and over ...
2
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1answer
219 views

Is it beneficial or detrimental to supplement spaced repetition programs with other flashcards?

I am in the process of studying for a large Japanese Language test (JLPT N1) for which I need to learn a large amount of characters and vocabulary (2000+ characters, 10,000+ vocabulary). I've been ...
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2answers
413 views

Is there a pocket notebook with pen I can keep it in my wallet? [closed]

I am looking for some kind of notebook and a pen to keep inside my wallet to note down my thoughts when I don't want to use my smartphone?
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12answers
2k views

How to get rid of distractions and focus on what I am reading?

I need to study hard for a month, more than 10 hours/day. The problem is, I cannot concentrate on what I'm reading more than 15 minutes. I lose concentration easily while reading. the most important ...
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3answers
319 views

Save a place in a webpage where I stopped reading?

If I am reading a really long book online, after leaving and coming back a few days later, I have no way of remembering where I stopped. Is there any "tool" (for browser say, I use chrome), that can ...
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3answers
282 views

Getting productive without logging and tracking?

My question looks rhetorical but it isn't. I am forcing myself to write to-do lists and tracking what I've done, but I found it difficult. I get bored to write lists longer than 10 tasks, so I set ...
2
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3answers
1k views

Is there a tool specifically for ZTD?

I am new to ZTD, just read a couple of articles about it and out of curiosity did a Google search on the ZTD tools. To my surprise, there were none. Is it because there don't need to be ZTD-specific ...
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10answers
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Windows Freeware/Shareware programs for tracking daily tasks?

I once had a cool little Java program that allowed me to name each task, and toggle back and forth between tasks to track the time spent on each. At the end of the day I could export the data and ...
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4answers
201 views

Self-threatening - destructive or just means to an end

I have been trying out various ways of self-motivating systems, strategies and methods to motivate myself to complete my private projects in time. I often end in a swamp two-thirds in, having trouble ...
10
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13answers
661 views

How can I achieve my New Years resolutions?

It's the start of a new year, and as always I've come up with a few grandiose goals I'd like to achieve across the year. What advice or tips should I bear in mind to give me the greatest chance of ...
5
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5answers
415 views

What Android applications schedule tasks which appear each day?

I have some tasks to complete everyday (the same task every day) or on a weekly basis (e.g. every Saturday) and during a particular period (e.g. January 10 to April 20). Are there any applications ...
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5answers
1k views

How can I move existing mails in Gmail to Evernote?

As part of my personal workflow, I forward certain mails to Evernote for indexing. I also have several hundred archived mails that I would also like to import into Evernote. Unfortunately, I can't ...
3
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3answers
216 views

How to compare performance?

I am trying to apply pomodoro techniques in my work, and it "seems" to be good. But as someone in this site has already questioned: Maybe things is better because of my "psychic" feelings to start ...
2
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6answers
386 views

Not okay to take notes at meetings?

I started working at a new job, and have made it a point to take notes at every meeting, of 2 to many people. So far it's worked well for me. I take notes so often and end up rewriting them in ...
2
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3answers
304 views

How long should you keep letters/paperwork at home

I know that it is important to keep letters when you're asked for proof of address, bank statements, licenses etc etc, but how long should you keep these? I currently have paperwork dating back to ...
8
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3answers
472 views

What's a good system to organise paperwork at home

Can someone please recommend me a good system which I can use to organise paperwork at home. I need to organise paperwork for all family members and the paperwork involves. Car insurance Home ...
4
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2answers
163 views

How to engage those dreaded tasks on time

I am an MS student and I also have a part time job. I am facing the same producticity problem that has bothered me during my Bsc. As to organization, I have a calendar on my desktop showing important ...
11
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5answers
425 views

What do I do with abandoned pomodoros?

This morning I decide to try applying the Pomodoro time boxing technique in my coding, but using it for software development raises some questions I would like to try and resolve before continuing. ...
8
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2answers
432 views

How to discuss productivity (and lack thereof) with your boss?

I have recently graduated college and had a fairly dramatic change of lifestyle. Being that there is never enough time in the day, I used to go to great lengths to minimize my responsibilities and ...
5
votes
4answers
289 views

Does it make sense to continuously listen to some sounds to avoid mind wanderings?

Are there studies or evidence that suggest that continuously listening to sounds helps prevent the mind from wandering or increase focus and productivity during activities such as studying or ...
6
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1answer
2k views

What is a good algorithm for spaced review?

I made a wall calendar outlining study tasks to complete over a 2-year period. Each day, there are 3 new tasks (each coming from 1 of 3 textbooks). Each day, I'll progress through the activities in ...
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3answers
156 views

Brain background education?

I'm interested in one specific brain ability. I'll try to describe it. Imagine that you are learning to play the guitar. You bought an instrument, self-teaching book and started to learn playing ...
3
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5answers
195 views

What fictional characters have high productivity? [closed]

What characters from films, TV shows, or novels are good sources for inspiration on improving one's productivity in work, study, or daily life chores? What can we learn from them about how to be more ...
5
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6answers
422 views

What robots can help with household chores? [closed]

What are some inexpensive robots (less than $200) can improve one's productivity for completing household chores?
15
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8answers
453 views

How to control the urge of refreshing the forum pages to see if someone has replied?

That wastes time. Huge time. I also tried setting up mail notifications so that I don't have to keep on refreshing tabs, but in this case I get dragged to keep a parallel eye on the Gmail as if my ...
11
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5answers
487 views

motivation strategies for GTD weekly review

David Allen has described the weekly review as key to GTD, but it's been the hardest part for me to adopt. When things get really busy, I am usually able to keep up with a minimum amount of ...
2
votes
2answers
285 views

How to resolve conflicting personal goals?

I made 3 personal goals about 3 years ago. I should have a girlfriend and have sex any time I want I should weigh 100 kg, push out 70kg bench press and have a good physique I should have 1 million ...
7
votes
1answer
279 views

How to find out in which subject you will be the most productive?

I seem to be somewhat blessed (or cursed) with the fact that there are multiple things that I can do reasonably well. Because there are so many subjects I am interested in I am actually not really ...
7
votes
2answers
553 views

Are there resources on Pomodoro success in teams?

Are there any resources on using Pomodoro in teams? According to The Pomodoro Technique the book, the "text" Applying the Pomodoro Technique in Teams details the Pomodoro technique for teams, but I ...
3
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3answers
156 views

How can I notedown my dream in bed with minimal movement?

I really like the concept of lucid dreaming, but in addition to having to wake up in the middle of the night (according to it's technique), my biggest hurdle to being able to practice it is actually ...
4
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7answers
756 views

Software to restrict access to time-wasting applications? [duplicate]

I am looking for free solution to block some programs on my pc for sheduled time? Seems to be hard to find one.
2
votes
3answers
457 views

Can tea be the cause of sleeping issues?

I'm drinking it for a while and it relaxes me at work, but I've realized I'm kinda over-excited before to go to sleep. Does it have an effect similar to caffeine?
8
votes
1answer
247 views

Should I schedule my tasks with deadlines?

Currently I have a few tasks that I want to do, such as reading book X, reading blog Y, listening to podcast Z, watching video W. I do them usually in my free time when I'm done with urgent work and I ...
14
votes
6answers
3k views

How to concentrate (read a book or work) when other people are talking instead of listening to their conversation?

I find it very difficult to concentrate on a task, if people are talking in the "neighborhood", e.g. reading a book in the tram or train or in a doctor's waiting room where other people are ...
12
votes
11answers
668 views

How do you start working?

I am a student, so doing my homework has to be the most horrid part of my day. Although I know I can do it, and it really won't take that long, I hate it. Something in my mind makes me repel against ...
8
votes
3answers
707 views

Preparing questions when studying some topic

I noticed that I focus very well and do not forget the topic for months when I am told to prepare some questions for problem session (recitation) hours of the course I assist. On the other hand, I ...
12
votes
8answers
626 views

How to improve concentration on more important priorities than facebook?

I used to be a very focused student in school. But after coming to college after i got access to unlimited internet,freedom my concentration has fallen very steeply. Even while studying for my final ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

Things vs Omnifocus - what are the advantages and disadvantages of both programs for task management?

I'm searching for a new software for managing my tasks and projects with a modified GTD approach (inspired by Michael Linenbergers "Master Your Workday Now"). I'm on MacOS X (10.6, Snow Leopard) and ...
13
votes
3answers
4k views

Has anyone tried using Trello to track GTD projects?

For me, tracking projects has always been the hardest and most intractable part of GTD. In particular, how to manage future actions and keep track of sub-projects I've delegated to others. Future ...
7
votes
3answers
310 views

For the Pomodoro Technique, how do I deal with two task streams…career tasks and personal tasks?

I work from home right now. I have an activity list that contains items that are career tasks and more personal tasks. Sometimes there is a fine line between what tasks go in which bucket. E.g. Last ...
11
votes
7answers
524 views

Is there a master “catch-all” system for keeping track of things?

I hope this isn't too broad a question, but basically, I find myself constantly trying to keep track of many different things. I'm wondering how other people do this. For example, I have: a list ...
15
votes
15answers
6k views

Is there software to log tasks daily?

My boss wants me to write a logs about what I do during my work day, and he wants me to write how much it takes to perform the given task and details. Something like: Revising the CSS of the main ...
12
votes
2answers
715 views

How to use the Pomodoro Technique while finishing a task and the Pomodoro rings?

I was using the pomodoro technique while programming. The Pomodoro timer finished and I was just in the middle of adding a new parameter to a function and was refactoring my code to make sure that the ...
3
votes
3answers
276 views

How to overcome “hyper” sensitivity? [closed]

Two days back I read about the Germans atrocities during world war II. The gas chambers, the scientific experiments of bone transplants without anesthesia, rapes etc. And now my mind is disturbed. I ...
10
votes
3answers
937 views

Intelligence And Productivity Are Correlated - What does the research have to say?

What does the scientific research say about productivity and IQ? Most people would assume that intelligent people accomplish more in their lives ( ie. are more productive) but I have never heard of ...
12
votes
4answers
555 views

How to implement a behaviour of discipline

Discipline is -at least in my opinion- the key to changing behaviours and increasing productivity. Pomodoro, GTD as well as other techniques are methods that need discipline in order to consistently ...
6
votes
7answers
263 views

How do you keep tasks tagged as “unimportant” from turning into mini-disasters a month later?

Imagine the following situation: Once upon a time, you get asked to do something. You are already extremely busy. Your dolist is overflowing with overdue items tagged "important" and though you're in ...
2
votes
1answer
155 views

What happend to Microsoft Pivot?

Does anyone know whatever happend to microsoft live labs pivot. Where can I download it? Couldn't find anything on the web. Seems like Microsoft has wiped all the traces of it.
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Remember The Milk alternative that is not “in the cloud”?

I use RTM for my personal task management, and I love it. I'd love to use it for work as well but my company has policies that do not allow me to put company data onto external services. I currently ...

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