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Jun
5
comment How to manage daily tasks especially in office
I think your question consists in fact of three questions: 1. How to improve my excel skills? (maybe better suited on another stackexchange subsite) 2. How to improve my techninical english (search the site for some suggestions) and 3. How do I manage my daily tasks. For the third question, I would like to know which method you currently use. For me, the "getting things done" method has a nice collection of ideas which are worth thinking about even when you do not implement a real gtd system for yourself.
May
30
comment Super effective way of storing day to day information where I can access them quickly?
@Ashfame: I group the evernote notes into large groups like DIY, reference, work, blogging. Whats more important is to make sure that you will find them again via the search bar, so include tags. I also write a two sentence abstract in front of saved web articles which include crucial keywords.
May
29
comment Which GTD apps provide cloud syncing, android device access, and SSL?
Is there the possibility that you are the author? Then you should say so if you are proud of your app...
May
29
comment Which GTD apps provide cloud syncing, android device access, and SSL?
Some people say that they have implemented GTD with Evernote, and there are guides out there how to do it, so it's quite reasonable to include it into the list IMO.
May
26
comment Help me study and read paperlessly, with some ebook reader efficiently?
What ever you end up with: I missed the possibility to sync my last read page and bookmarks between my devices. This will work better with iTunes+iPad (but I refuse to touch anything other than a Macbook, because I need a device which accepts free software). If Android tablets have a good pdf reader which can read files from your Dropbox you may have the thing you need. Also notice: PDFs need screen space. This is also why the kindle sucks a this task.
May
25
comment Help me study and read paperlessly, with some ebook reader efficiently?
I agree with the things said about pdf and e-readers: I have a kindle 3 (the e-ink thing with the keyboard) and reading pdfs on the thing is not fun at all. Converting anything more than a plain text + some headings into another format does not work. Stay away from this kindle if you want to read pdfs, I would recommend a quality netbook + Dropbox. Geek-mode: forget about dropbox and use rsync or sth. similar.
Apr
29
comment Is there a time tracking application for Mac OS X and iOS that can sync with each other easily and does not require an Internet connection?
I don't know what your requirements for the software are, but if you manage to do some "manual" time tracking with a simple text file, evernote is the way to go. Bonus: It's free and can do a lot of other neat stuff.
Apr
27
comment What is a good way to begin your work day?
+1 for creating the todo list in the evening before. For heavy procrastinators use the form "in situation X I will do Y to achieve Z". Example: "First thing when I arrive at work I finish the report to get rid of the guilty feelings which haunt me for quite a while".
Apr
22
comment Equipment for computer-printing, into a notebook
Why don't you go fully digital and take your notebook/tablet to the meetings?
Apr
16
comment Gamification to improve myself
Would you mind to share your script here? I suppose it's some kind of gnuplot magic glued together by shell scripts?
Apr
14
comment org-mode and productivity
You don't have to use org-mode to organzize your life in plain text. I personally use a combination of Taskwarrior and plain text files (+markdown markup) synced via dropbox to do a lot of my note taking. This approach needs little effort to learn and is powerful enough for me. The reasons to use org-mode or a setup like mine is that it is independent from any service provider, internet connection or software installation (you can read your data even in the most basic text editor).
Apr
11
comment What can I do to be more productive when working with several applications at the same time on Mac OS X?
In my personal experience I seldom had a big problem regarding this: Fortunately most of the applications I work with give me the choice to open documents in tabs of a window rather than a new window (Firefox, TextWrangler, TotalFinder). The only time the problem you are describing hits me is when I open two multi-file projects in TexShop: If both projects have a file called "introduction.tex" then I'm screwed, since the path is not displayed under the windows. This certainly would be a neat feature!
Apr
11
comment What can I do to be more productive when working with several applications at the same time on Mac OS X?
@flow: Unfortunately, I don't have a solution for this problem. I personally would not like to see only the windows from the current space.
Apr
11
comment What can I do to be more productive when working with several applications at the same time on Mac OS X?
Divvy is great: I use it myself constantly because it's stable and works (lags from time to time under heavvy system load, but I don't care). Friends of mine enjoy using Better Touch Tool which has some functions for resizing windows. It however focuses more on gestures to do all sort of things than on resizing.
Apr
9
comment What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
Did you say there that a file search does not output the location of a file in the file system tree? Then I'm wondering what kind of search you are talking about, since that is one of the most basic functions of a search: Telling you the location. Same with "disallowing" the access to relevant files? What do you mean by that? Is the idea that every file has some information attached to it which files are related?
Apr
8
comment What are must have time management and productivity books?
If GTD is too complicated, you can just choose a subset of methods from it. I myself use a kind of uber-light GTD: Collect tasks in single place, break down steps, think about next step to do, review every week. Works ok for me.
Apr
8
comment What can I do if my boyfriend sabotages all efforts
Sounds like this is more a social issue of your boyfriend than an productivity issue of yourself. My advice would be to try to talk to him about the issue without using sentences like "you always do X". Consider also to chose a moment when both of your aren't angry or tired. Maybe you are just stuck with an [deleted]. Best wishes!
Jan
16
comment Experiences of PhotoReading
To be honest, even if your brain would get an accurate input of these amounts of text per second, would you really be able to understand the information? The website I visited on this topic claimed that the reader stores the information in his subconscious mind. I think this is just a clever (?) way to avoid proper evaluation of the method. "Your measuring method doesn't work with my new uber-method of $foobar!!1", thats usually a lame excuse.
Jan
11
comment Save a place in a webpage where I stopped reading?
Or print the website to a pdf file and add bookmarks/notes to the pdf version.
Jan
8
comment Is there a tool specifically for ZTD?
IMO you can use any GTD tool for ZTD also, but I read only a little bit about ZTD though.