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Oct
20
comment How to “do it now”?
Would you please summarize the information at these links, explaining why you found it helpful? Link-only answers have a way of going back when the links die, and a summary will help preserve the information.
Oct
9
comment “How to Resist the Temptation of Multitasking at Work”…?
What research have you already done to get an answer to this question? How are the other questions on this topic on this site lacking in suggestions for you? As it stands, this question looks like a duplicate of several others with similar tags.
Sep
30
comment Writing on paper first then digitise to PC
My handwriting is not especially tidy or clear (I should have been a physician) and Evernote manages to figure out my photographed white board scribbles pretty well. It may help that I tend to use the Palm Graffiti character set when writing on the white board, although not always.
Sep
22
comment How to structure content in a private wiki where information grows naturally?
This is pretty much the answer I'd have written. I've followed the same path of trying a wiki, and discovering that Evernote is better for keeping reference information and finding it later when I want it.
Sep
22
comment Event tracking via email with easily exportable data to track health
I'm no expert on IFTTT, but I'd expect the timestamp in email headers to be accessible. And there's a Google Drive channel available which apparently can append to a spreadsheet. Someone that is more facile with IFTTT than I am could probably find a way to do it.
Aug
25
comment How do I Increase my productivity without getting distracted by the things happenned to me in the past?
I'm not sure what question related to personal productivity is being asked here. Can you edit and clarify? Much of the text as it stands right now looks like something that would be a better fit at workplace.stackexchange.com
Jul
30
comment Personal Planning Software
But the original poster specifically said desktop application, no web apps. Trello and Workflowy, are both web based. Downvoting for not answering the question asked.
Jul
21
comment how to come out of self destructive mindset and be productive?
There are a lot of apparently unrelated statements in this huge mass of text. I can't tell what the question really is. Please edit and focus on a question that can be answered according to productivity.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic and productivity.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask
Jul
21
comment What methods can I use to allocate my time between different tasks?
If the OP had asked for help scheduling work, I'd have given him an answer more like this one.
Jul
8
comment Are there any movements to declutter digital mess?
Thanks. I've done a lot of less-than-optimal things since I started using GTD, and I'm happy to share what I've learned.
Jul
7
comment wiki integration with mail program, calendar, files
As written, the question appears to be off topic, asking for a software recommendation. If you were interested in improving your productivity workflow using your existing tools, you might rewrite the question.
Jun
16
comment How to deal with vague tasks?
This is wandering off topic - we'd prefer to have questions and answers, not discussions. If you want to ask another question about readability metrics please do. Briefly, the standard for years has been the Flesch Reading Ease Metric, which is built in to Microsoft Word. There are other metrics that are generally accepted and useful in different areas, a search for "readability metric" should find them. There are also tools that evaluate grammar.
Jun
16
comment How to deal with vague tasks?
I've edited my answer to include links, as I said I would, and to address the comment above.
Jun
11
comment Is there a way to measure how many emails I “process” in a day?
As a side issue getting at what I see as a potential issue behind your question, you may want to take a look at the "inbox zero" concept, and get your tasks out of your inbox.
Jun
11
comment Is there a way to measure how many emails I “process” in a day?
What action(s) will you take based on this metric? What is the purpose of collecting this data?
Jun
3
comment How identify negative aspects of your own personality?
How is this related to personal productivity within the scope of this site? productivity.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic. Please edit and explain the productivity aspect. Thanks.
Jun
2
comment How does one handle it when he/she is the center of blame always?
This doesn't look like a productivity question to me, within the scope of productivity.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic. There may be one or more productivity questions embedded, but this question needs to be edited (and perhaps split into multiple questions) to bring them out. As-is, I think this is off topic.
Jun
2
comment Mail: Read = done, or should you archive to achieve 'inbox zero'?
On a day when I'm working my process well, I only look at email during scheduled email time. I turned off all "you have mail" alerts years ago, they're a huge time wasting distraction. So I don't know about "how do I.." etc. quick questions. My team knows email will get answered in a few hours, if they have something that needs an answer faster than that they will IM, phone, or walk in. My family knows I don't do personal email during work hours, if there's something urgent they will phone. When I really need to focus on a task, I will shut email off entirely until a scheduled time.
May
30
comment Timebox scheduling in GTD
I'm not clear on what the question is. Whether or how to schedule your work in a GTD workflow? Should you schedule your work? How to use GTD to keep up with tasks? Can you edit and ask a question? I have practices I use on calendaring actions in my GTD system but I can't tell if that's what you're asking for.
May
29
comment How to coordinate digital calendars?
I think this question is borderline. Coordinating calendars is productivity. Editing may help.