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Adding a second monitor will ease this somewhat--especially being good for eliminating the repetitive flipping between two windows such as might happen when taking notes from a pdf or learning an application from a video tutorial. I have personally found that by becoming disciplined in closing down apps/windows when they are no longer needed, organization ...


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Spaces and full screen layouts are great. I use Moom to help arrange my screen as cleanly as possible — there are other tools that let you do the same thing. But to really make my workflow sing, I use AlfredApp and created keyboard commands to switch to my most used apps. F2 sends me to my code editor, F1 to my broswer. By not taking the second or two it ...


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I have migrated my GTD system from one implementation to another multiple times. I started with a Palm, moved to Outlook and Palm, then Outlook, then several different Wiki based implementations, then to Remember The Milk in several different shapes, then Evernote in two different ways, and finally to the mixed tool system that I'm using now. In all cases, ...


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I think you will be overall more effective if you abandon the idea of categorizing your notes as you take them. Take notes in one step, then organize and categorize as a separate step later. You'll get better notes, and better organization. You are attempting to conflate (at least) two different concepts and types of thinking into a single process. One ...


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My advice is to turn off the automatic reordering of the spaces, since it makes it harder to remember the position of a certain space. This way I position the most important application in one space and move additional stuff to the space left and right. I then can quickly navigate left and right using a four-finger-swipe. A second tip is to force certain ...


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I use an iOS app called Pomio for iPhone and iPad. It records everything and creates a simple timesheet.


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Could you explain what you mean by "dealing with multiple projects"? Do you mean manage multiple projects in their own files and at the same time have an overview about all of them? Task Juggler is free and open source:http://www.taskjuggler.org/ it should also be able to manage multiple projects, see ...


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I'm not a Mac user, but from what I recall from back when I had one, Spaces are an implementation of virtual desktops, which is something I've used heavily and happily on Linux, so my experience may be relevant to your problem. The system I use and have been very happy with is as follows: - have quick keyboard shortcuts that take me directly to a chosen ...


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+1 for adding as many monitors as you can. More imediately - I've found window managers (I use Divvy but take your pick) to be an imediate gain for best controlling how I switch between applications (Divvy let's me quickly and easily put the lots of windows in the best place for the work I'm doing. While you're on Lion - If you do a lot of commandline ...


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Instead of command-tabbing many many times. Hold down command-tab, point and click on the app icon. I 've found this little trick to save me several milliseconds each time I want to switch windows.


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I use Keep Focused, which is free and easy to use. You can also enter some basic description before each activity, useful if you want to track the activities afterwards.



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