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Evernote (http://evernote.com) can do what you're looking for, and more. It's cloud based and platform independent. You can attach an unlimited number (as far as I know) of tags to an item. You can create a tag hierarchy if you want to, although hierarchical retrieval isn't Evernote's strength. It will hold all the data types you mention.


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Emacs org-mode is a very powerful solution which lets you (among other things) ... (see features overview on org-mode homepage) features and advantages for your application store text or code snippets work directly with source code do complex filtering and searching (regexp, etc.) in "agendas" assign multiple tags to each of the text snippets organize ...


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I personally use FreePlane, which is an open-source mind mapping Java application. Mostly, I like the idea you can store information hierarchically. Among other things, you can: store your information hierarchically in nodes add notes to each node, which can be viewed in its own window (great for storing code snippets) add hyperlinks to URLs, or any file ...


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Find a test taking book. It usually has strategies to help you avoid "traps" in the test. For example, may questions may give you 2 points. But one of them may take 10 minutes, while another one takes only 2. Do the 2 minute question FIRST, then do the 10 minute one later if you have time. This is just one of many tricks for increasing your score. Another ...


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One of the most important things to do before an important exam is to make sure you are well rested. We often get caught up in trying to get so many things done we neglect one of our most basic needs – sleep. I would also do something that normally raises your self-confidence: look at previous accomplishments, take note of how far you have come since you ...


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There is a study The Effects of Aerobic Exercise Intensity and Duration on Levels of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Healthy Men There is a result: The mos beneficiary is a 40 minutes intensive aerobic exercise. Other study: Aerobic exercise effects on cognitive and neural plasticity in older adults Given the extant literature summarised in ...


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I'm afraid that my experience is that the 10,000 hour rule holds true for reading. Getting something you already want to read and getting started is likely the best way to improve speed and comprehension. When you need to read something that holds no intrinsic interest for you, the skills you developed reading stuff you enjoy will often be transferable. ...


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This is a very common problem. To get good score in exams requires two things. First one is knowledge and second one is to use that knowledge in exam in the right manner (Exam Skills: Ability to present your knowledge in the exam hall). So First acquire knowledge. Go through every concept. Try not to memorize rather try to learn every formula derivation. ...


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Sadly, the best you can do like learning most skills is practice. What you could try doing is picking up a few really technical/specific books. Something you know you'll struggle with. Try to muscle through it, but note places that don't seem clear, are confusing, or take a bit to figure out. Take a minute to get in touch with a friend or colleague that is ...


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I'm a big fan of Chains.cc. Set the interval of a task (daily or on select days of the week) and challenge yourself to make your 'chain' of consecutive accomplishments as long as possible! It has sharing, groups and even achievements. And it's free.


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I believe that aerobic exercises (i.e., running) is the best for learning efficiently. This was the result of several studies covered in the excellent book: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain http://www.amazon.com/Spark-Revolutionary-Science-Exercise-Brain/dp/0316113514


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As I understand the question, you primarily want to visualize something (for example the things that are needed to be done and the things that are already done). A very easy to use and at the same time extremely customizable tool would simply be Microsoft Office Excel (or the free Open Office Calc). There you can visualize via piecarts, graphs and so on. ...


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It doesn't matter what the topic is, there are only a few things you can do that will make a difference: Most importantly: study the topic fully. Make sure you understand the types of questions that will be asked Practice: take as many similar tests as possible - you can train yourself in taking tests more effectively Rest well: make sure you get a good ...


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How does a software developer will become most successful person in his professional life I am a software developer, too. It depends on what you mean by "success" here. You can think of "success" by making software in two ways: Making a lot of money from it Making an impact Point 1. is implicit because you chose this as a profession. Point ...



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