DISCOVER THE TOP 10 APPS AND TOOLS OF PRODUCTIVITY PROS

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Here’s how to use the best tools, technology and software apps to boost your productivity.

Backup Is A Productivity Tool

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Backup Is A Productivity Tool

Backing up your computer is one of those things like eating properly and exercise – we all know we need to do it, but too few of us actually follow through. I would submit that having an automated, tested backup system can have a big impact on productivity, and here are a few examples of […]

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Quick Capture, Part 4: nvALT & Drafts

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Quick capture is an extremely important part of any GTD workflow, and we covered this in detail in part 1 of this series. However, getting your quick captured data out of one app or container and into another can be difficult (or at the very least, annoying). Two of the best programs I’ve seen for […]

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TextExpander Review

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TextExpander Review

One of my essential Mac apps is TextExpander. It’s one of the first apps I install on my Mac because I use it so much day-to-day to get stuff done. I want to give you a quick overview of TextExpander and how I use it to be more Asian Efficient.

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Why Push Notifications Aren’t Always Evil

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Why Push Notifications Aren't Always Evil

At Asian Efficiency, something that we say over and and over and over again is that we want to Pull our data instead of having it Pushed to us as notifications. But this an oversimplification – and in this quick guide, we’re going to go over some deeper specifics.

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How I Use 1Password

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How I Use 1Password

One of my favorite Mac apps is 1Password. If you’re unfamiliar with this app, it manages passwords for you and it saves you a lot of time logging in on websites. With all the recent security bugs making the news (and forcing you to change your passwords) I thought I would share how I use […]

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How do I stay on top of OmniFocus projects when I’m waiting for someone else?

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How do I stay on top of OmniFocus projects when I'm waiting for someone else?

One under-utilized aspect of OmniFocus is that it can help you keep track of who you need to follow up with. Most people use OmniFocus to organize tasks and then check things off as they complete them. That’s great but you’re really missing out on a powerful utility of OmniFocus – especially when you’re delegating […]

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7 Tech Tips for Your iPad to Be Insanely Productive

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7 iPad tips

After my recent post on how I ditched my laptop and went iPad-only I’ve received a lot of emails requesting more tips and tricks for the iPad. You ask, I write. So I came up with a list of 7 handy tips that will make you more productive on the iPad.

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