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Comp. Science student who loves to keep things productive.

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Aug
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comment What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
@Martin: Unanswered til this point. Limiting the amount of directories / files per folder and the depth of folders is a good start, but it isn't perfect...
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Jun
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comment How effective is the Dvorak keyboard at improving productivity?
Thanks for mentioning @Stephanie, I know of that (as it is listed on Wikipedia and I literally feel this while typing) but it indeed is missing from above post. :)
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Apr
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revised What can I do to be more productive when working with several applications at the same time on Mac OS X?
Made question more constructive, denoted that the question is specific to OS X as the answers suggest.
Apr
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comment What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
Okay, read your profile. The point is that "tagging" is only an aid as it doesn't result in a messy structure that one has to maintain. Hence which is why a hierarchic structure is still required...
Apr
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comment What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
Infinite tags really sound like a lot of work, but I would like to know the benefit behind all this cost. I am missing research here, can you link me to it?
Apr
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comment What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
Has this been shown to improve productivity, or will this merely increase my procrastination by mindless tagging with a high cost instead of structural organizing with a high benefit?
Apr
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comment What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
Please note (as I mentioned in my answer) that I am looking for structural and not for semantical advice, which would include advice like "X items / folder, Y subfolders / folder and Z levels deep are optimal in terms of having relevant stuff together as well as access time" doing so prevents you from "having big folders", "having not enough or too much sub folders" and "having to click miles before you get to your content" but rather have your data "just right for every form of navigation". This not only improves pure navigation, but it also improves seeing the relevant files, search, ...
Apr
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comment What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
@0x6d64: For the file location or relevant files to be useful, it would require to be structured as well. Files that are related should be together, because when I am working on mathematical exercises in one file the chance is high I would need to write about my findings in a file that's very related to it. It would make sense for these two files to be in the same small directory, and not together in a very big directory or miles apart from each other. This is where the importance of structuring lies, as without a proper folder structure, file names and metadata any navigation is useless...
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