FREE REPORT: TOP 10 PRODUCTIVITY APPS AND TOOLS

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

The Asian Efficiency Guide to BusyCal for Mac

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The Asian Efficiency Guide to BusyCal for Mac

We’ve discussed different ways to effectively use your calendar before at Asian Efficiency – like how to use your calendar, or why you need to color-code your calendar, but let’s get specific today and look at our favorite calendar app for the Mac – BusyCal.

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A Comprehensive Video Guide to TextExpander

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A Comprehensive Video Guide to TextExpander

TextExpander is a text expansion app for Mac created by Smile Software. TextExpander is just one of several text expansion apps available for Mac, but amongst Mac nerds that I respect, TextExpander is widely considered the most popular and the most powerful. Thanh recently wrote about the basic features of TextExpander and how he uses […]

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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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