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Like first post said, the only future-proof technology is the ASCII (or UTF-8) text file. However, you will soon find yourself wanting more. Amongst many others, I have made substantial use of the following knowledgebase systems. Presenting in chronological order of when I started using it and how much I've written in it: Freemind (200,000+ words): ...


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I use Dropbox for a long time and I am very happy with it. I follow the following process: I've Dropbox installed and all my projects are in the Dropbox folder, so they are synchronized. If I don't have Dropbox installed, I use a web browser to upload or download my files. The nice thing with Dropbox is that you can access your files everywhere. You don't ...


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I started building a while ago a personal knowledge base (kb) with similiar requirements and concerns as yours. After considering a lot of different choices, finally settled with a mediawiki installation and haven't regretted since. I'll fundament my choice considering your requirements. future-proof In my point of view, building and practical, ...


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ManicTime is a time tracking application that allows you to collect your time spent, use it to denote what you spent your time on and analyze where you spent your time. This allows you track your tasks, and more than that if you feel it could be useful in other parts of your life. Auto tracking of computer usage Manictime sits in the background and ...


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Since text is a popular answer for this question, I would suggest Emacs, with Org-Mode. It also uses plain text as it's backend but has a lot of features. Links, tags, todo lists, time tracking, tables, basic spreadsheets, publishing/exporting to html and or pdf and support for referencing and embedding source code. Synchronyzing Org-Mode's text files with ...


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Software which best and most nearest to Sapience is Rescue time - The free version does everything you need. It's intended use case is to see how productive you are being, and with pro to remind you to stay on task, as opposed to monitoring as you require, so it probably won't be ideal. [Edit: I personally use it to see how productive I'm being, and like ...


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I would avoid file type specific version control systems as having to look in too many places would not help your situation. For that reason I would recommend moving from SVN to Git for the repository for a few reasons. I know that would not be an easy task but keep reading for my reasoning. Git treats all file types the same (text, binary, etc.) Content ...


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Emacs org-mode is probably the way to go. It's everything and the kitchen sink, including: Stores all data in 100% future-proof plain text files Allows easy manipulation, linking, and sorting of text. Emacs is cross-platform, so put your org files in a dropbox folder and work on them everywhere. Runs locally, so you don't need a server running php as with ...


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There are 2 ways to do this: choose a solution that will last forever accept that you will need to do a conversion every 5-10 years The first will probably have a much lower functionality than the second. Choose a solution that works best for you now. Make sure that it has "export information" functionality, that you can use when converting to next ...


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Let's Do This - $0.99 Let's Do This is the simplest, easiest, and best looking way to manage your daily to do list. There are many to do apps, but ours doesn't try too hard, and doesn't confuse you with too many features. It's simple and easy to use. It includes a day planner or desk calendar. Sorted - $0.99 Sorted 2 is an elegant and simple to-do ...


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Opaloflux Clock and Calendar Application Calendar: · Provides a drag and drop, zoomable based appointment calendar, which lets you change the date and change how many days the calendar shows. You can customize appointments and the calendar skin. Alarm Clock: · Provides an alarm clock manager for all your alarms. This unique alarm clock offers ...


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I would use a version control system like Git, SVN, or Mercurial. (A tutorial on SVN vs. Mercurial differences). I've been using this method at work for several weeks and it's helped immensely. The main advantage of a VCS over carefully named files (as I suggested here in an answer you already saw), is that a VCS will store meta data, so you can capture ...


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Some of the alternative that you should try Wunderlist:Wunderlist is a free, open source, simple and beautiful cross-platform task management tool that lets you sync your to-do list between different computers and devices Remember The Task:Remember The Task is a light-weight ToDo application that allows you to maintain a list of tasks to be done. It Syncs ...


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This might seem a little old-school, but especially due to my multi-tasking nature, I find it handy ( and sanity-preserving :c) ) to keep a simple text file saved on my desktop to keep track of websites I am currently using/investigating. The problem I think you are asking about is... how do I track where I am in a huge amount of text on one webpage. If ...


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Here is one such application ("Most Popular Pomodoro & GTD Integration Software"): http://www.pomodoroapp.com/ I found it at Which computer-based Pomodoro timers exist and what are their features? which has other apps you can try out. @eflat: The link between Pomodoro and GTD is that during your Pomodoro you are supposed to write down any internal ...


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if your routine going on for sometimes then it is really the time to break out of your routine now. yes breaking your project into small pieces as pointed out by @gekkostate will definitely help. 1) i think that taking some sort of a break is also important to bring the motivation back for example if you can take 1 month all fun trip to somewhere leaving ...


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You'll be a better programmer if you have experience of multiple programming paradigms and different techniques (server-side, web etc.). That said, some programmers who know just one thing (like Cobol programming) will thrive because of great demand for such specific skills. To say that other development experience doesn't count for an iOS position is ...


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If you don't know where to start, then just start with the simplest way. Then look back at your code, and refactor it (not rewrite, but refactor). Rinse and repeat until you are happy with your result. For my own game I did this. In fact I improved the original creators code on GitHub, then I "adopted" the game and made it my own. Then I attempted rewrite ...


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Are you required to use ppt and docx files? Proprietary formats have many disadvanges; plain text is generally preferable. Also, of course, version control works better with plain text. Consider using TeX/LaTeX or a similar text based typesetting system if possible. Bear in mind that while text formats can be converted to proprietary formats with little ...


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With Emacs and org-mode, you can create tasks and clock in/clock out of them with a keyboard shortcut: "Org-mode allows you to clock the time you spend on specific tasks in a project. When you start working on an item, you can start the clock. When you stop working on that task, or when you mark the task done, the clock is stopped and the corresponding time ...


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Both Things and OmniFocus will meet most of your requirements. And you're also right to point out that none of the other options out there come close to meeting your needs. I've been down that path as well and although there are other well-made todo apps, none of them come close to the feature sets of OmniFocus and Things. The trade-off between these two ...


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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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I think the power and potential of voice activation tools lies in using spoken word to trigger actions and events, but not to replace typing. For example, if you can configure a voice recognition package to trigger commands like "open", "save", "build", "run", etc., then you can save yourself time hopping through menus or typing hotkeys. However, I ...


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have a problem you need to solve that a form will help with thoroughly understand the problem draft a form that solves at least part of the problem apply good human factors design principles to the form optionally, apply good graphic design principles to the form test the form in practice. If it doesn't work, repeat from #3 This is a somewhat ...


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Personally I'm using trello for my own tasklist. Boards - group of interest (Generic TODO, Books to Read, Articles to read, etc.) Tasks (or object in your case) - simple but feature rich entities. You can add checklist, comment, description, etc. You can use trello at desktop and mobile. Mobile app works even in offline but has degraded functionality.


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If your technically inclined take a look at Fossil It is a single executible that provides a Wiki as well as source code control. While you may not need to manage source code you can use the source control aspect of the program to help organize electronic documents and electronic reference meterial. Backing up is simple since the repository is a single ...


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Right now I'm using the BETA version of MyLifeOrganized. I don't particularly care for the app on the PC, but the Android version is fairly smooth. It doesn't support the kind of customized lists I'm used to with Remember the Milk, but it does the things I'm looking for above - unlimited sub-tasks, and it provides an "Active Tasks" view which, as far as ...


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I have probably the same problem as you do. My kindle contains over 200 books that I started to read, but never finished. I've tried things like GTD, Pomodoro Technique, but it always fails for me, because I don't have enough discipline to keep doing it long term. However I found out one thing that does work for me, at least for short term planning. And ...


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Most of your requirements will probably work with both programs (e.g., "3 days" => in three days, dependencies, etc.). I would try out both programs first and decide then -- they both have a trial version and thus allow you to test the software for free. I think OmniFocus has more options regarding the customization and is more powerful overall (and for me ...



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