We have our windows 7 computer organized by user, and the folder system is a mess.
I want to be able to browse photos, and videos, by one simple criteria, date taken. For example, want to see every picture and video on my PC That was taken on July 19, 2013. I don't want it to be tricked by the save date, the edit date, what folder it's in, or which camera was used. Only the date I snapped the shot.
Fantastic would be some kind of timeline that you can very quickly scroll thru and it shows you some kind of date display where you're at.
posted by greptile
on Mar 8, 2014 -
I do some developery-type stuff at work and the more complicated it gets, the less organized I am. I often find myself wondering why I did this or that or what I was trying to accomplish with it. I reuse a lot of the same functions and bits of code but I don't have a good system of keeping track of them. I know about commenting within code, and I do that, but I'm looking for a larger system of general best practices more than a specific solution. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Mar 12, 2013 -
I am *finally* getting an assistant to help me tackle my workload and upcoming projects, which has been a chaotic undertaking for one person. She's really smart and retentive in exactly the way an awesome assistant should be... we're determined to get super organized as a team so I want to start off on the right foot and be able to focusing on monetizing instead of answering email all day. Here's my question: what are the best apps/sites/software nowadays to manage and document big workloads, contacts, meetings, tasks brainstorms, and overall projects and stay organized easily as a team? I know there has to be some great new stuff out there that I haven't heard of. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on Aug 14, 2012 -
I need the world's simplest time management/task management software for the Mac and/or web. Ideally free/open or cheap. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on Jun 15, 2012 -
I'm writing a paper that involves reading forty articles by about thirty different historians. Their biographical details are relevant. I'd like to be able to enter information about these articles and their authors into a database (or something similar) and then be able to sort by the various categories, link entries together, easily have lists of all of the people or articles who fit a given criterium, et cetera. What should I use? Free or cheap, OSX-compatible, relatively low learning curve.
posted by naturalog
on Nov 8, 2011 -
I listen to a lot of music. I also just have a lot of music that I have laying around on my computer waiting to be listened to that never does. There's also a lot of music that I want to have that I never really get around to buying/downloading. How can I organize my listening to make sure all my music gets some love? [more inside]
posted by azarbayejani
on Nov 4, 2010 -
MacFilter: Looking for a program or shell script that will allow me to quickly and easily scan my computer (Mac) for duplicates of images and consolidate them so that aren't redundant copies taking up space everywhere. [more inside]
posted by Bengston
on Oct 26, 2010 -
How do you make note of different project ideas and various information that relates to it? Preferably a system that could scale well between an abstract idea and a really detailed one. [more inside]
posted by ejfox
on Jun 16, 2010 -
Is there a web-based app that lets you plan project pipelines, and set up pipeline templates and associated tasks for common project types? [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on Oct 27, 2009 -
What time/project management software or sites might be able to help me view my week in hourly clumps and allow me to check off completed tasks or monitor their success? I've tried a number of GTD services, but none of them has been quite right, so I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by metalheart
on Nov 29, 2008 -
What is the best ebook library management software you mefites can recommend? I've googled about a bit and found some things that didn't look too promising or were not available on either of my platforms of choice. What I'd like is a total library management solution, similar to what iTunes or Amarok does for music. I have a Linux workstation as well as a Mac, so I would like suggestions for non-Windows tools only, unless the tool is so superior that it's worth the hassle getting it working with Wine or somesuch.
posted by thedaniel
on Apr 2, 2008 -
Dear Hive Mind: Please help me find the best "must have" Mobile Windows 5.0 apps for my AT&T 8525, specifically software focused on Productivity / Organization. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac
on Aug 5, 2007 -
Is there a Mac application that can help me keep track of hours, dates, and time I spend writing? [more inside]
posted by agent99
on May 2, 2007 -
What kind of software can I use to keep track of information on each client and/or project that I'm working on? [more inside]
posted by iguanapolitico
on Apr 24, 2007 -
Any good tips on managing approved software applications within an enterprise? [more inside]
posted by daHIFI
on Oct 26, 2006 -
Some time ago I saw a program for the Mac that you could scan barcodes of various things and it would maintain your collection of them. I can't seem to find my bookmark for that and my googling is failing me. I would actually like to know if there was a windows version of it out yet, or a similar product for windows. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten
on Aug 20, 2006 -
I'm interested in how small software development teams (under 10 people) organize themselves. [more inside]
posted by medpt
on May 1, 2006 -
Easy list-making software? I'm looking for a program that will let me generate a simple packing list that I can reuse every time I travel. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist
on Mar 19, 2006 -
I like what VisualCD
does (makes a browseable catalog of a given disk), but it is bonking on files bigger than 2GB. This is a deal breaker for my needs.
Anybody know a more robust alternative for Win32, that does the same thing?
posted by everichon
on Nov 8, 2005 -
There is so much new organizational software available and I haven't kept up. I'm talking outliners, notes organizers, etc. I am currently using TexNotes Pro, have seen OneNote, Basecamp/Backpack and at one time used KeyNote. One program I know is popular, but I don't care for is Evernote. With that in mind, any suggestions of similar software that is new on the scene?
posted by Independent Scholarship
on Aug 11, 2005 -
Having recently finished Getting Things Done
(and after following 43 Folders
for some time), I'm inspired to organize my life. I've gathered supplies and plan to organize my physical life this weekend. My on-line life (based on a Mac) needs help, though. How do you stay organized on your Mac? Do you use iCal
? (It still seems so buggy to me.) What e-mail program do you use? Is Microsoft's Entourage
all that? I know about Quicksilver
, but can you recommend other little apps to keep my digital life organized and worry free? (Tips on physical GTD organization are welcome, too.)
posted by jdroth
on May 20, 2005 -
Our small web development company is looking into project management software. I've been looking around, but can't seem to find something that really suits our needs. [more inside]
posted by frufry
on Apr 14, 2005 -
If you're using a wiki for personal note-taking and keeping organized, how have you organized it? [more inside]
posted by isotope
on Apr 6, 2005 -
Is there any good Wedding planning software or web services out there? I'm looking for something like Business Plan Pro or Basecamp, but for weddings.
posted by Jairus
on Mar 24, 2005 -
Tidying my email: Over the years I've developed hundreds of different folders for messages. They're currently all in Mail.app's MBOX format. I want to sort them into one big gmail-style archive folder, and get rid of the many, many duplicates.
Is there any way to automate searching for the duplicates?
posted by bonaldi
on Sep 17, 2004 -
I am looking for a piece of software that organizes ideas, thoughts, notes, etc. in a relational, graphical sort of way. And for the life of me I can't remember, or think of, what that kind of program is called. (It's Saturday, and creative thinking has turned to mush, thanks to Looney Tunes!)
posted by grefo
on Mar 13, 2004 -
I'm looking for a very simple to-do list that will sit on my desktop. I've searched Google, but a lot of the results that come up are integrated with calendars and other functions I don't have use for. The ones I did download seem suspicious and attempt to contact their home networks; I don't want anybody spying on me. Does anyone use something like this, where I can simply type a linear list of things I have to get done, and have it floating on my dekstop?
posted by tomorama
on Jan 5, 2004 -
Fonts. They're driving me nuts. Does anyone know of a simple program to generate a specimen book from all fonts present on a system, installed or not. True type, open type, type 1, etc. The problem is, I have my fonts organzied well enough, but I frequently forget what the ones I don't often use look like.
posted by Grod
on Jan 3, 2004 -