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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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Set up a folder called "tickler/" somewhere (e.g., on your desktop, as you will be accessing it regularly). In tickler/, set up lots of subfolders named MM-DD for all the days of the year (so, "01-01", "01-02" etc.). Distribute your pdfs into these files, and add txt files containing the URLs you want to review. Every day, check out the subfolder ...


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You could use Docear (http://www.docear.org , free and open source) - a fork of the free mindmapping software Freeplane - which is made for researchers and also incorporates a sophisticated system for extracting text and notes from PDF documents and keeping bibliographic references (even for each single note). You can define an inbox directory and put your ...


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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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I recommend you use Trello for this. You can create a board for your goals with a list per time-period (for example "yearly goals", m"monthly boards"...) You can also create a board per week for example with default ToDo, Doing, Done or whatever lists in it. You can fully search in Trello. Also use labels. For time-tracking and much more I recommend you use ...


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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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GTDNext.com (http://GTDNext.com) meets most of your requirements. It is based on an outline style view so it a good ability to handle top level goals all the way down to your next action steps. (see picture below) You can also do tags and search / filter on those tags along with quite a few other features of course. Good luck in your search!


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for desktop, you can try EfficientPIM The functions they offer quite close to your needs. Hope it helps


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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, I think this is fairly normal. If the app does not show a sync button then it is probably making the decision to sync based on other actions you do. Once you update something or change screens it may initiate the sync. With http://GTDNext.com we sync with the server after most actions so there is little if any delay.


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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 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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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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