Productivity

Boost your search engine savvy

January 27, 2014 Categorized in: InternetOrganizing

Finding the information you need on the Web can sometimes be frustrating. Make it easier on yourself with these search tips from Macworld senior contributor Joe Kissell.

Organizing ideas with tablets

January 21, 2014 Categorized in: MeetingsOrganizing

Have you ever been in a meeting and needed to aggregate ideas and then organize them into projects? Here are several mind mapping apps worth trying, suggests marketer Kimberly Deas.

No-iron advice for unexpected wrinkles

January 17, 2014 Categorized in: OrganizingTravel

Even dressing in freshly ironed clothes is no guarantee you’ll stay wrinkle-free between home and work. Luckily, there is a pretty easy fix to be found in wrinkle-release spray, says Erin Greenawald, an editor at The Daily Muse.
Like overeating, procrastination is challenging because it’s impossible to give it up entirely. While humans don’t need to smoke or drink alcohol, they can’t survive without eating and they can’t exist without putting off some tasks until later.
If your inbox is always overstuffed and you feel overwhelmed, you’re probably not get­­ting everything done, says Eliza­­beth Grace Saunders, founder of Real Life E Time Coach­­ing & Train­­ing. Here’s what you should be doing instead:
Get the most out of your breaks … Practice “mind over mattress” to become a productivity super­­star … Identify flights with Wi-Fi.
The first few minutes after you arrive at work are critical to organizing your workday. Follow these three steps to coordinate—and simplify—your day’s work.

How to make Siri your admin

December 24, 2013 Categorized in: Organizing

If you’re patient, correct hiccups and tweak settings, Siri will become an effective assistant and maybe even your best friend, says CultofMac.com Editor and Publisher Leander Kahney, who offers these tips to turn Siri into a serious assistant.
The Mini Tasker App is a free application that Android users can employ to make their phones operate on autopilot, says Lifehacker writer Alan Henry.
Learn how to budget your cognitive resources with these tips from Harvard economics professor Sendhil Mullainathan.

Make Dropbox even better

December 13, 2013 Categorized in: InternetOrganizing

By providing a secure place to upload and share files anywhere, Dropbox can help boost productivity both in the office and on the go. What some people don’t know is that there’s also a way for other people to upload files into it.
When a problem doesn’t respond to solutions that have worked for you before, unlock your creativity with these approaches.

Tech fixes for your lack of focus

November 14, 2013 Categorized in: OrganizingTime Management

With so many distractions available via social media sites and other online pursuits, maintaining your focus at work is becoming in­­creasingly difficult. Luckily, there are applications to help you regain that focus.