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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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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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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 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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Your doing everything right. I'd add find all the free podcasts and Youtube channels that cover the technologies you are interested in and stay up to date with these. For example I'm a .NET developer so follow DotNetRocks, Channel9 to name a few religiously. Also identify the people or teams who work on the technologies you use. If these people have a ...


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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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Evernote can be used that simply, and has additional features you may find useful if you choose to make use of them. For offline use, you'll need to get a Pro subscription. The offline sync has been flawless for me in the 3+ years I've been using it. Some additional ways Evernote can help make your commute productive: clip web pages into Evernote for ...


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There is a lot to tackle here, but I'll focus on what I consider the single most important item for any project. That's the Project Plan. You need to know what you're doing before you try to do it. Laying out the purpose and objectives, describing the vision, defining the scope, and then stating the requirements is where it all starts. Without a plan, ...


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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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I wrote a system using a similar approach to Tavis', and have been using it for a few weeks. Basically it runs Dragon with NatLink and Dragonfly in a VM and executes the actions on my Linux system. It's definitely still duct tape coding, but I'm quite happy with coding in it. https://github.com/calmofthestorm/aenea. Many of the grammars should be of use with ...


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I don't know if it's what you are looking for, but Droptask is very different from any of the tools I've seen. It has circles for projects and you make additional circles within each project for tasks that are to be done.


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I would like to share another Pomodoro app for iPhone (Disclaimer: I'm one of the developers). It's just 1.99 and we think we've put out the best UI out there! You can get it at https://bitly.com/1ePOUHH


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I'm not aware of any such software that already exists. You did not tell what operating system(s) you are using. There are several options that come to my mind for building such a structure yourself: Microsoft Visio or similar software I think, you could build such thing yourself e. g. with Microsoft VISIO or a similar software (there might be free ...


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Dropbox with the Packrat feature (has to be paid extra) turned on will keep an unlimited number of previous versions of any files you put in it. description taken from the Dropbox Homepage: Packrat is a feature that gives you unlimited deletion recovery and version history. By default, Dropbox saves a history of all deleted and earlier versions ...


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Outlining with Emacs org-mode Emacs org-mode (http://orgmode.org/) should be able to do what you want. It is an outliner software, so it naturally supports a tree-like structure with headlines, sub-headlines, etc. You can add tags, categories and other metadata to each headline/bullet point There are very comfortable features for clocking time spent on ...


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For most people, generating ideas is the easy part. The challenge in bringing an idea into reality is: designing and prototyping your idea validating the idea in the marketplace to ensure there is a customer base developing a functioning minimum viable product (MVP), delivered with just the right messaging and marketing That's why so many ideas and ...


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The best thing I know is to browse Stack Overflow, which you already do. Whenever I encounter some new technology or toolbox in the world, I have already at least seen references to it at Stack Overflow. I would never feel so oriented without that unique presentation. Try to visit a local User Group and meet real people doing work that relates in some way ...


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You can compare softwares in this link: Comparison of notetaking software I suggest to you use google keep Browser: Mobile app: I suggest you to use google keep because: 1. Simple 2. MultiPlatform (Android, Chrome extension, browser based) 3. Integrate with other google services In google keep you can create: 1. Simple note 2. Check list 3. Image ...


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What i do to be "one of the updated" is less hands on courses on new techs but following hackers, who are well known in their respective communities, to get something like a birds eye view of the industry. This way you don't have to spend time going through the information right away, but you still have good chances to not miss anything usefull. You could, ...


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Since you are open to non-software approaches I'll tell you what I do. But since what I do is a personalized version of the old Franklin Day Planner system (that I have implemented in a spreadsheet rather than their planner book) I just checked the Franklin site to see what they have. They do have a software options and from the video I don't see this being ...


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Orgmode is a free add-on to Emacs. Legend has it, many people learn Emacs for org-mode alone. It has support for: outlining tables with almost-excel-level formula support task logging with time tracking (clock-in clock-out) generates summaries of what you've spent your time on (by day, week, etc) ... honestly, too many things to mention. If you can think ...


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I used to use SmartSheet (www.smartsheet.com). It's an online spreadsheet that also has a tree structure. I used it for a to-do list, plus project planning. They cancelled their free plan, and now only have a 30 day free trial. The smallest package they now offer is $15.95 a month. If you don't mind paying, I truly recommend their site. It is very ...


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here is an answer from outlinersoftware.com The classic ‘hierarchical spreadsheet’ is B-liner (varatek.com). As far as I know it has been undeveloped for ages, aside a minor update for Windows 7 compatibility (I think). I therefore do not recommend it. My recommendation would go to the mindmapper MindView, which was the first to integrate formulas that are ...


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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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From all the Android apps I've tried, I'd suggest Clockwork Tomato. It it's essentially a timer (offers a ton of settings, though) has a beautiful UI, you can also use the widget it offers for quicker launch, and can display history for all completed pomodoros, in columns for days, aligned by hour. It also has these two great options: to "include ...


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Mindmapping Mindmaps are able to visualize a hierarchical "tree" structure of data naturally. I recommend the free and open source mindmapping tool Freeplane (http://freeplane.sourceforge.net/) - I am using it myself and it has a lot of very nice and useful features. It manages and creates hierarchical structures easily and clearly arranged It lets you ...


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Maybe you can give Beeline Reader a try. BeeLine reader adds a color gradient to text to help you read faster and more accurately.


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TL;DR: Don't use Evernote as a to-do tool. I find Evernote to be a great place for reference material, but not for actual to-do lists that frequently change. For that, I use a mix of two other tools instead: workflowy.com is the most fantastic outliner I've ever seen. It's minimalistic in appearance but packs the perfect amount of functionality in a very ...


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There an online product called jendoux which allows you to customise your speed reading by choosing the group size of words. http://www.jendoux.com/



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