DISCOVER THE TOP 10 APPS AND TOOLS OF PRODUCTIVITY PROS

Information and Data Organization

Here’s how to organize your data and information effectively.

The Essential Physical Inbox

Organization
Messy desk

If you’re like me whose desk is always cluttered with papers, cables, rubber bands and other little objects then it’s time to invest in a physical inbox. Most of us are familiar with one – the paper tray. As much as I prefer going paperless, I’ve found that having a physical inbox where you can […]

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Organizing Your Files, Folders and Documents

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Stack of Paper

One of the simplest and most overlooked aspects of being organized is getting your computer files organized. It’s something that’s easy to take for granted, especially when you forget that most people don’t use their computers like us crazy systems-people do. Let’s look at some good practices for keeping your files and documents neat, in […]

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Going Digital and Paperless with Your Magazines

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Going Paperless with Zinio

I love reading magazines. When I was a teenager I was hooked on the weekly edition of The Economist. As the years went by and I started to subscribe to more magazines, my resentment towards magazines also grew. I loved consuming interesting content but my room would be cluttered with all these magazines and I […]

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Journal Entries

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Journal

If you’ve been reading our time management case studies, you’ll notice that a recurring recommendation is the use of journal entries as part of morning and evening rituals. The reason for this is simple: journals help you keep track of things, in a very useful way. It’s kind of strange that as kids, many of […]

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A Simple Personal Wiki with VoodooPad

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Droids

If you’ve been using GTD or any other sort of task management system, on occasion you end up with an item in your inbox that makes you go “well… uh… what am I supposed to do with this?”

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Mindmaps, Notes and Spreadsheets

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Mindmaps Mindmap

Let’s talk about Mindmaps. Specifically, what they are, when to use them (and when not to use them), and how they compare against, say, traditional linear note-taking. I’ve been using mindmaps for a long time. Somewhere around 10+ years. I used them through school, through university, and I continue to use them in the business […]

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Going Paperless With Your iPhone and Evernote

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Going paperless with only your iPhone and Evernote

The lease on my apartment was ending in a couple weeks and I didn’t have any plans to renew it. Instead, I decided to live in Europe and Asia for a couple months and then return back to LA. As I was cleaning my apartment, I realized I needed to keep all these important paper […]

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