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I'd take a look at 1Password or LastPass. They allow you to securely store not just your username but also your password on all of your accounts, and automatically enter them with a keyboard shortcut or a couple clicks whenever you need them.


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KeePass is another multi-platform, encrypted password store. It holds username, password, site name, site url, and notes. Bonus features include keyboard shortcuts for opening sites and entering username and password; generating passwords according to a provided list of rules (length, allowed characters, etc.); running fabulously off a USB flash drive; and ...


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Want to Remember Everything You'll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm talks about SuperMemo, software for this. There are clones to it. "SuperMemo is based on the insight that there is an ideal moment to practice what you've learned. Practice too soon and you waste your time. Practice too late and you've forgotten the material and have to relearn it. ...


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I used Evernote for quite a while, and I have nothing but good things to say about it. It's perfect for a lot of use cases, and may well be for yours. However, I recently switched from using Evernote to using a Personal Wiki. I have an installation of PmWiki set up on my private hosting, accessible from anywhere with a URL but password protected so that no ...


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The reason you don't like GTD is because you are not even trying to do GTD: Bored of writing lists longer than 10 tasks. General tasks that never get done. My list is becoming cluttered and ineffective Is there any established method ...? Don't force yourself to get a whole to-do list at once, but re-iteratively improve it. Here are some ...


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I think you want Evernote with some add-ons from the trunk. Evernote lets you clip sections or full web pages, create notes, import files. You can do it from a browser add-on, a web application, a desktop program, or a handheld device (iOS, android,others) Anything you add from one client is very quickly available from all other clients. The Evernote ...


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Someone else already suggested Anki and spaced repetition for optimal learning. I agree 100% with that recommendation, but would caution that your success with the method (or any flashcard method) depends strongly on the quality of the cards you produce. Well-formulated cards are easy to learn; poorly-formulated ones are a hindrance. The creator of ...


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I find that having lists where I will see them when I need them is helpful. So articles and video links should definitely be stored online. Shopping lists and recipe ideas should be near your kitchen, even if the actual recipe is online. Having a place for everything and having that place make sense is the first important detail to consider. Another idea ...


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Option 1: Checkvist ($3 p/month) Minimalist keyboard driven online outliner and task manager for teams and individuals. Capture your ideas, create checklists and plans, get everything done — together. Option 2: You may also consider kanban for personal todo list: Trello + List Progress Bar for Trello (free) Trello is a collaboration tool that ...


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In Chalmer and Clark's paper at http://consc.net/papers/extended.html they list the use of pen and paper to perform multiplication as an example of extended cognition, and it seems that the to-do list falls into the same category. Furthermore, from the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_mind: The main criterion that Clark and ...


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I have started app called todoist. It has progress bar, karma, priority, and works with chrome, outlook, gmail, and apps for kindle (using that now), ios, and Windows. I fell in love with its simplicity. I added recurring task like this "every Friday @ 9am" and worked perfect. I paid for premium version because I like it and want to see developers eat :) ...


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If you set tasks that never get done, this could mean that these are things that you don't really care about (and you maybe don't need to do them) or are poorly defined: I once stumbled over some really old tasks and wondered why these were so hard to do: They were not a proper instruction what to do, but rather something like "think about $complex_project". ...


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The Method of Loci is not the topic you're looking for, but the techniques are well explained there. It basically is a method of memory enhancement which uses visualization to organize and recall information. Many memory contest champions claim to use this technique in order to recall faces, digits, and lists of words. These champions’ successes have little ...


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The following technique got me through college. And I was taking Computer Programming, so there were tons of technical terms. It allowed me to memorize any list (upto say 12 or 13 items) perfectly. Simply associate each item with a number, and visualize that item / concept with the rhyming number pair word. Here's the list of numbers and their rhyming ...


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I use everything that is at hand to write it down. Sending me e-mails, take notes in my notebook etc. Bookmarks to read and different lists too. Use everything that is working for you. But to write down to do one of the things is the most important thing. In GTD you should write down not only what to do, but what the next action would be to do it. Doing ...


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When I have problems similar to what you describe, I step back to look at my GTD system. I almost always discover the problem is caused by one of two things: entries on a "task list" that really belong on the Projects list general "tasks" instead of explicit Next Actions In GTD terms, a Next Action is a very carefully defined thing, that must result in ...


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Mendeley is a free alternative to Evernote (but they also have a Pro plan for more features). You can install its client application and use it independently of a Mendeley online account (I did so about a year ago - Things might have changed now). It has fairly good PDF management features. I noticed Mendeley website is becoming like a social media where ...


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I put research materials into Evernote. The Windows, iOS and Android apps have an integrated PDF reader, so I can read documents wherever I am. I pay for a pro account, so I can have access on handheld devices when I'm offline. Depending on what project the material is for I use different notebooks or tagging to track what has and hasn't been read. For ...


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The usual productivity approach is to gather data from hard to reach places into a single place which is easy to reach; one approach is an automated tool as mentioned in the other answer(s), another approach is to store in in a place that is easy to reach but still secure. OneNote allows you to easily store and retrieve data in nodes, also allowing you to ...


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Having a separate password application means: one more place to have your information spread across one more app to install on every device you use one more app that can become incompatible with a new O/S change or upgrade one more app you'll probably have to pay for, once for each device when you find free versions don't do what you want. I went down ...


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A task manager tailored to GTD will usually emphasize next actions, contexts, a weekly review and a project list, among other things. A Task Manager may or may not have support for these workflows, and even if it has may not emphasize it in a way that's easy and straightforward to use (e.g. locating projects without next actions) If you don't know or use ...


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I use citeulike, a free alternative of Mendeley. It's web based, and you can upload your personal PDF's. It manages your papers, priority for reading, notes, tags, BibTeX export, etc. Their bookmarklet allows you to export information from journal websites directly (or if you have access to DOI, it accesses databases for you). Personally, I put papers that ...


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I would suggest using Zotero, I created a Zotero folder "to-read" to pile up the pending papers. You can assign existing properties or make new ones to each individual paper like "PagesRead", "Related Paper", "Tags", "Notes" etc. I have tried Mendeley and many other tools but Zotero stands out to be the best for managing research papers.


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I keep a small notebook and pen in my pocket, and write things there for later. I'm a GTD user, with intermittent Pomodoro within that when I need finer control. In GTD terms, you're asking about "Capture", how to get ideas and thoughts into your system for future processing. I've tried a number of different approaches, from various electronic tools ...


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I don't use Rands technique, but I do something similar with a tickler file. That's 43 folders, one for each day of the month and one for each month of the year. Every morning, I check the file first thing every morning, and part of regular processing is to drop things into the file for future use. See http://wiki.43folders.com/index.php/Tickler_file for ...


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I personally use Remember the Milk, which serves the requirements you have, expect that it does run in a browser but with google gears you can also run it offline within Chrome, if that is an option for you Reminders though due dates Browser Window can be moved to second monitor Different lists with the tagging funtion and saving searches for tags


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After upvoting Yuji's response, I wanted to note that 1Password also has Windows and Android clients. In addition, thanks to the wonder that is Dropbox, there is a web interface into your 1Password database in the instance that you are away from your computer, smartphone, etc. You may not use it normally, but you'll be happy it's there when you absolutely ...


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So here's what I do. It might help. I have two 'effective' inboxes. I have the inbox for my tasks (which is also my mail inbox - I send a lot of mail to myself with things to do or remember). Every active thing that can possibly be redirected there is (including SMSs and voicemails, they arrive as new emails there). If you set this up right you know that ...


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I can recommend movielens for tracking your movie list. The more movies you will rate the more precise the predictions for you will be. I'm using it for about two years and it gives me good recommendations. I have a feeling I have seen similar sites for other things too (like books, music etc.) Recently, quite popular is a kind of social network named ...


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I second Evernote response. It's available through a browser and there are clients for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. I've been using it for years and it's great. If you pony up for the premium account it adds neat features like text recognition in photographs. I couple this with Nozbe as a to do list. Nozbe is also available in the browser and has ...



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