Zen Apps: Desktop Tools to Organize Your Brain Great believers in the power of organization to drive productive creativity, we’re always on the look out for new (and preferably free) tech applications that can help us stay on track, improve focus, or just waste less time on the unimportant stuff. Here, we run down a few recent faves that are helping us magnify our ability to make ideas happen: Evernote. A one-stop system for visual filing. Recently, I decided to completely digitize my personal files using Evernote. Receipts, medical files, and old business plans have all been imported into notebooks, while my myriad of magazine pulls have been similarly organized into a quickly accessible visual database (that’s entirely personalized).
5 Task Apps for Visual Thinkers Most productivity tools and reviews focus on very linear, left-brained thinking. What if you’re a visual thinker and looking for a tool that suits your needs? Pen and paper, a massive whiteboard, or post-it notes can work for the right-brainers out there, but they’re also not necessarily very practical in this digital age, where you might need to access your tasks on the go, keep notes and track progress on them, or share them with someone else. Ditching Evernote? Check Out 5 Free Web Clipping Alternatives Perish the thought. Why would you ditch Evernote? The one de facto tool that can take care of capturing, annotating, tagging, and organizing all the information that’s out there. If I am sounding too gung ho about this software, I am definitely not alone.
To do list, simple, easy, fast, sharable: Ta-da List Hello, We launched Ta-da List back in January of 2005 so everyone could have a fast and free to-do list app in their web browser. There wasn’t much out there that was good in 2005. My, how things have changed. 5 Best Free Personal Wiki Software Here are 5 free personal wiki software that let you create your own desktop wiki, and keep notes. 1. Linked Notes One of the free personal wiki software that you can use to organize your notes is Linked Notes. It is a free desktop wiki software that will help you make your notes synchronized and chronologic as you prefer it to be.
The Quick & Dirty Guide to Personal Wikis Personal wikis were a big fad for productivity geeks for a while, but that seems to have toned down a lot through 2008. Wikis are still incredibly useful, and can make you more productive. You can think of a personal wiki like a bit of a catch-all binder. Whether you want to manage personal information, use it as a freelance web-worker, or to manage your corporate work, this article will introduce you to a few of the options out there and kickstart you with some ideas for getting productive using your wiki.
8 ways OneNote is better than Evernote Every time I’ve tried Evernote it has been a disappointment. OneNote is far more flexible and feature-rich. Of course, both Evernote and OneNote have multiple different app versions that vary in features and quality across each operating system and platform. Because of that variance, OneNote on Windows Phone 8 may be better than Evernote on Windows Phone 8, or Evernote on Apple’s iOS may be better than OneNote on Apple iOS. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll mainly look at what would be the most powerful OneNote and Evernote clients; the Windows Desktop versions of both apps. Onetastic Onetastic is a free multi-purpose addin for Microsoft OneNote 2010 and 2013 Documentation for Macro Language is now available. Click here to check it out.
6 Awesome Visualization Tools to Bring Out Your Inner Graphic Designer They say a picture is worth a thousand words—but online, a chart or infographic could be worth a thousand backlinks. What’s that you say? You’re the farthest thing from a graphic designer? Check Your Wrist: BBM is Now Available on Android Wear Devices The wait is over. BlackBerry unveiled BBM’s integration with Android Wear at Mobile World Congress (MWC) earlier this week. BBM is officially available on a wristwatch near you. You can receive alerts when new BBM messages come in, read your messages, respond using voice recognition and more.
Personal Brain and Getting Things Done (GTD) - TheBrain Technologies Message Board I have the "GTD system" thought which has main lists such as Projects( in my case "10K Projects"), Actions (in my case "Reports"), Waiting and calendar connected to it as children. Higher level horizons of focus such as 50k life, 40K visions, 30K goals and 20K areas of focus are not children of my main "GTD system" thought because they aren't really used as much on a day to day basis as a working part of the system. I could of course still always check them whenever I want though. I have a thought "My Six-Level GTD Model" which has all horizons of focus from life purpose down to next actions. It is a native Personal Brain mind map saved as an attachment to a thought (I use my script for this functionality)
The Top 10 Best Dropbox Services, Addons and Hacks Everyone from heavy Dropbox users to those who are wondering just what the fuss is all about with this cloud syncing business should be able to find something useful to them in this list. If you’re unfamiliar with Dropbox it’s a sync service that keeps one folder, the drop box, on your computer in sync with the Dropbox server and any other computers or mobile devices that you have Dropbox installed on. It’s a fantastic way to keep a selection of files handy no matter where you are. This is a collection of 10 of the most useful Dropbox services, apps and hacks that take Dropbox beyond convenient and into the realm of necessity. Note that this list focuses specifically on addons and tweaks rather than applications that feature Dropbox integration. We’ll take a look at those another time.
How to set up Outlook to wirelessly synchronize your contacts and calendar with a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone Do you use Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2007 or 2003 to store your contacts and calendar on your computer and want to wirelessly synchronize these items with your BlackBerry Z10, but your email provider doesn’t support these features? If so, today I’d like to show you how to you can sync these items wirelessly between your BlackBerry Z10 and Outlook using Outlook.com and the Microsoft Outlook Connector. We’ll use your existing Microsoft account or connect Outlook with your BlackBerry Z10 using the new Outlook.com service from Microsoft. The reason for doing this is simple as well; these accounts support wireless synchronization with your BlackBerry Z10. Since Outlook makes it easy to manage multiple accounts, you can enjoy the benefits of wireless synchronization with your email provider as well as wireless synchronization of your contacts and calendar. Before we begin, a very important note!