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All your communication is split between multiple services and inboxes—between your phone and your computer. Here's how to turn Gmail into the central hub of all your SMS messages, phone calls, instant messages, voicemail, and more. Not only are our communications spread over multiple inboxes, but a lot of times, it's hard to refer back to those inboxes later.
iPhone Explorer Turns Your iPhone or iPod touch into a Disk Drive We all love our thumb drives , but sometimes the best thumb drive is your phone. Unfortunately, iOS devices are locked down to the point where you can't access the file system or store files as you please. iPhone Explorer solves that problem by giving you partial file system access to iOS devices without the trouble of jailbreaking. DoubleTwist Adds the Slickest Wireless Sync Solution We've Seen for Android While Android excels at syncing most of your data effortlessly, media sync isn't exactly ideal. If you want a way to sync your iTunes library with your Android, DoubleTwist is pretty awesome.
There's an app for every inch of your home screen and so it's easy to find your smartphone's home screen full of clutter. How do you organize your home screen to find things easily and work better with your phone? We've taken a look at organizing your Android home screen , but as an iPhone user I don't have a ton of options for keeping things nice and tidy. All I've got is a grid with folders and pages.
Android lets you add a lot of things to your home screens—widgets, shortcuts, folders, apps—so much that organizing it all can get overwhelming. Here are some tips for optimizing your Android's home screen for maximum productivity. Everyone's phone is different. You may have a Motorola Droid with just a three-home-screen vanilla version of Android, or you may have an HTC phone with seven screens, a ton of extra widgets and other UI enhancements. Regardless of your situation, though, there are a number of things you can do to keep your home screen organized, so you can spend less time flipping through them and more time using your phone.
Solution: Divvy is an entirely new way of managing your workspace. It allows you to quickly and efficiently “divvy up” your screen into exact portions. With Divvy, it’s as simple as a single click and drag in the Divvy interface and your window will be resized and moved to a relative portion of the screen.
If you're disorganized, unhappy with your clutter and the time wasted looking for things, and ready to get things in order, come along as we take a tour through the New York Time's bestselling organization book: Organizing from the Inside Out . You've got lots of stuff, you've got limited time, and those two factors conspire against you to turn your home, car, and office into a pit of disorganization. Today we're taking a look at tips from Julie Morgenstern's New York Time's best selling book Organizing from the Inside Out . Let's get our spaces in order.
We've featured quite a few Windows downloads throughout 2010. Here's a look back at the most popular free applications to help you tweak, customize, and enhance your Windows experience. Photo remixed from an original by Matt Katzenberger
Editor’s note : This is a guest post from Mary Jaksch of Goodlife ZEN . Do you want to be more productive? Maybe you do, but I’m sure you don’t want to feel stressed, overwhelmed, or unhappy – which happens to many super-productive people.
For all of its wild popularity, caffeine is one seriously misunderstood substance. It's not a simple upper, and it works differently on different people with different tolerances—even in different menstrual cycles. But you can make it work better for you.
Often we're pressured to make decisions before we're ready, or we take too long because we feel we're not. Setting a time for important decision-making can solve both problems by providing time to think and a time when you have to decide. Creativity coach Mark McGuinness, writing for the "idea think tank" blog The 99 Percent , questions the right time to make a decision. For him, personally, he never makes an important decision after 4:00PM in the afternoon because he feels he's worn out and less likely to make the right choice: For one thing, all of us are subject to circadian rhythms of arousal and rest during the daily cycle. If you want to be truly productive, you need to know whether you're a morning person or a night owl, and take advantage of the times when you are most alert to do your most important thinking.
Nothing can stand in for a good night's sleep. Today we're not going to show you how to scrape by with less sleep; instead, we're going to help you reboot your sleeping habits so you get the sleep you need (and deserve). Photo by groenmen . Who wouldn't want more sleep?
Earlier this week we asked you to share the free apps you're most thankful for , and you came through with thousands of votes for apps covering the desktop, mobile phone, and devices in between. With a little spreadsheet magic and a few choices of our own, we bring you the top 50 free apps we're all most thankful for. Whether you're celebrating the holiday or not, it's a great list of free software that ought to make for some gluttonous downloading. The popular apps are some of the more obvious, however, so be sure to look further down the list for new free software you may not yet know about.
Google Voice is suddenly everywhere—in Gmail, Android devices, and now even on iPhones . Beyond the basic call/text/voicemail services, though, Google Voice can do some pretty incredible things. Here's a look at the more unusual—and unusually helpful—alternate uses.