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If you can, read it later. There are dozens of great services, like Pocket or Instapaper, that allows you to save texts, files and even entire web-pages to read them later, when you have finished your other tasks. They are great, since you can also have offline versions of site-pages and you can install them on tablets/smartphones. This should prevent you ...


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I use Trello personally to manage my day. It has org level boards as well that lets me to collaborate easily. Trello allows to have different columns[status - I have ideas, to do, in progress, awaiting, done]. I can easily add deadlines, sync up with my gcal, upload files, etc. I have tried using mindmapping technique earlier, but then the difficult part ...


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I think you might want to use XMind at http://www.xmind.net/ (the free version would do fine). Below you can find a screenshot of what you can accomplish: Task 1 is a topic formatted as a matrix where the "properties" are subtobics Task 2 is exactly the same except with the subtopics hidden Task 3 is again the same but now a floating topic Task 4 is yet ...


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A wishy washy (but true) answer is that you should do what makes sense for you in your GTD system. Try something, figure out how it doesn't work right for you, then change it so it works better. With that in mind, here are some thoughts. I agree with you that it doesn't feel right to have a class as an Area of Focus (20,000 foot). I would have Student as ...


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Courses are generally time bound (semester, start and end date etc.) or they can be classified under (pervasive) topics of knowledge. If they are kept as time bound categories, then considering them as projects (with many sub-projects) works like a charm. However, in my personal system, I consider multiple courses under topics and have tried to keep each ...


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I used to have a 24" LCD in addition with my MBP 15". Here are some of the use cases: Coding: IDE on primary screen and resource on secondary screen. Reading: Take notes on primary, material on secondary. Web programming: IDE on primary, webpage result on secondary. productivity: GTD tools on secondary for reference, e.g. OmniFocus or Evernote where you ...


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You do not say specific information about what you have to do with your computer in your work, so I would like to show you my current setup for gathering some ideas. In my work I read/write documents, data sheets and e-mails most of the time, but - as I am officially something like a software development manager - sometimes I have to write or review source ...


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Try PDesk (Was a Windows project manager which synced to the Palm OS; now Back by popular demand, on several OS flavours!) from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdesk/ I have actually organised a web team and projects over two floors of a building, each of us able to somehow open and edit a single file on a file server. Pdesk is ridiculously simple to look ...


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I think you can give Google Docs a try. Google has been integrating it well into Gmail and other services very well lately and it is expected to get even better as time progresses.



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