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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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Yes, that is normal. These systems can send an update out as soon as it happens, but it is also very likely that further along in the synchronization process they are polling/pushing with a certain interval, and not continuously. Also bear in mind that these systems are used by massive amounts of users, so even if everything was immediately put in execution ...


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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 do this with Evernote and RememberTheMilk. In practice, an alert shows up in my task list that says "Review article XYZ" with a link. When I review it, I mark the task complete. The task will appear again after the whatever repeat interval I selected. To make it all work has a number of steps that may sound overwhelming, but in practice is a mouse click ...


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It is difficult not to multitask in the modern environment. I think simplifying can be an answer to your question. Try to create good organized bookmark system. Using bookmarks can be a good way to reduce the amount of tabs on your browser. Also general simplifying as one task per time is a good exercise to improve your productivity. I tend to use chrome ...


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Use OneTab. It is a Chrome/Firefox extension. It allows you to - with a single right click - move all your 500 tabs into a list that is then persistent. This is better than bookmarking them, especially if you only want to read them once and because bookmarking 500 items is a pain.


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Emacs org-mode (http://orgmode.org/ ) does all what you want (and much more). It is also text-based (like your current approach), but much more powerful, as it lets you create an hierarchical structure of goals / projects / tasks that lets you group tasks below the projects and goals they belong to assign start or due dates to any "heading" in this ...



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