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Help me organize my text files!

MacFilter! How do you keep your documents organized? Is there an iTunes-ish program for organizing and working with lots of text files? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Jan 10, 2011 - 29 answers

Help me organize my photographs

Good, simple photo catalog? There have been several questions like this over the years; but they're all either too old to be of much use, or their focus is different from mine. I'm a serious amateur photographer. I have several thousand digital images, and I'm looking for software to help me organize them. [more inside]
posted by steambadger on Jan 10, 2011 - 14 answers

Keeping Track of Research Materials?

I've gotten a small grant to do undergraduate research (yay!), please help me keep all of my data and other information organized! [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Jan 9, 2011 - 14 answers

Lost in the household

How can we manage to do our chores despite working all day [more inside]
posted by jfricke on Jan 4, 2011 - 57 answers

You want me to get a file cabinet? Really?

Interested in finding a personal organization system like Getting Things Done, only NOT geared towards middle managers from the late-1990s. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Dec 20, 2010 - 18 answers

How to ace every math class I ever take

I just failed my math class (a finance class). I'm smart at math but I don't handle organization well for math-related classes. How can I handle them classes better? [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Dec 17, 2010 - 17 answers

Every app on my phone, in three touches or fewer

Does a widget exist for Android to jump instantly to any home screen with one touch? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Dec 15, 2010 - 13 answers

How to organize DIY clutter

Handypeople and DIYers, how do you organize all the small stuff you accumulate so that you can find it later? [more inside]
posted by torticat on Dec 8, 2010 - 23 answers

Yet another iPad app recommendation filter

Just bought an iPad! What are some good iPad apps for a diligent student, such as myself? [more inside]
posted by Junior687 on Dec 6, 2010 - 25 answers

i'm my own jewish mother

Looking for a special snowflake to-do/calendar type thing. [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Nov 16, 2010 - 7 answers

How to decorate my space?

What are your best tricks to make a space feel put together and cozy? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Nov 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Hacks for managing multiple research projects?

What are your tips and tricks for sustaining momentum and focus during longer-term research and writing projects? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Nov 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Putting those do-dads in their place.

I need help figuring out where to put all my teeny, easily lost, stuff. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Nov 12, 2010 - 28 answers

An Organizationally Odd Couple

Mr. Pr0n likes to keep his stuff in neatly labeled bins. I like to keep my stuff close at hand. How do we find a middle ground where I don't feel suffocated and he's not irritated by clutter? Concrete examples of our organizing styles inside. [more inside]
posted by freshwater_pr0n on Nov 11, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I overcome my very messy tendencies?

How do I learn to take better care of myself and my surroundings? I feel like a total unorganized mess and need some advice. [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Nov 10, 2010 - 20 answers

How do I prioritize my to-do list?

Okay. I made the to-do list. I broke the tasks into small, actionable pieces. Now how do I decide which piece to do first? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Nov 6, 2010 - 34 answers

Stopping music from slipping through the cracks

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 - 22 answers

How can I best organize my books?

What's the cheapest way to organize all of my books? I've got a small apartment, more books than bookshelves, and an extremely low budget. [more inside]
posted by ejfox on Oct 31, 2010 - 16 answers

Is there a tool to help me consolidate all these image files?

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 - 3 answers

user.name, what does it all mean?

Please tell me everything I need to know about the GMail dot feature (placing - or not placing - a dot in the username of a gmail email address). I don't understand it, how to use it, what it does and how to take advantage of it. As an email receiver and sender. Also, what problems are created with this? Is there a way I can use it to categorize email, both received and sent? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 15, 2010 - 18 answers

Best way to create a snapshot of a file structure

Is there a simple way to take a snapshot of a file structure/hierarchy on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by tawny on Sep 30, 2010 - 6 answers

Tangled up in beads

My necklaces are currently in a drawer, getting tangled up and forgotten. Any ideas on how to sort them out? NB I can't hang anything up on the wall. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 21, 2010 - 34 answers

A better system for organizing clothing that's been worn

How do you arrange worn clothing? I tend to wear clothes more than once before laundering them, especially pants and outerwear, and usually drop them on the chair or the bed. Are you supposed to fold them up and put them in with the cleaned clothes? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Sep 6, 2010 - 26 answers

The Happy Hooker - crochet yarn organization?

I'm taking a beginner's crochet course soon, with a view to going on to do amigurumi and maybe (much further down the line) trying a hand at knitting. What do you wish you knew when you started? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 18, 2010 - 29 answers

Getting Things Filed

Professors, researchers, teachers: How do you organize your files on hard disks and with physical folders? [more inside]
posted by meijusa on Aug 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Not-so-reckless recordkeeping

What are the most interesting, relevant, and satisfying ways you keep track of your life? [more inside]
posted by aintthattheway on Jul 30, 2010 - 31 answers

Help me stay on top of email threads

I stay on top of my tasks/projects pretty well, except in one case: when the project needs a reply to an email to move forward and I don't get a reply. Is there a simple way for me to address this? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Jul 28, 2010 - 20 answers

I'm in my own personal Groundhog Day. Help.

How can I organize my life when I have no deadlines at all? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jul 28, 2010 - 9 answers

simple gmail fix?

gmail filters: I have a utilitarian phone that doesn't MMS. I have gmail set to forward incoming mail to my phone number as SMS. When I am mailed attachments, they usually bounce a Mail Delivery Sub. error. [more inside]
posted by roygbv on Jul 21, 2010 - 4 answers

My head is cluttered with thoughts

I'm going back to school. But I keep have this weird feeling that I don't know what I'm doing, even though I've got it all planned out, but my thinking keeps getting sloppy and jumping. Please help me figure out how to organize my next steps. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2010 - 5 answers

file folders & fluffers

Searchin for a 2-pocket presentation folder...with a filing tab on top. This must exist, right? [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on Jul 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Trying to avoid the app-splosion!

Ideas for organizing a metric ton of iPhone apps? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Jul 1, 2010 - 10 answers

But I'd have to kill you...

Is clinical depression generally a disqualifier for positions entailing a psychological exam? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2010 - 6 answers

How to get a handle on office organization

What system and/or software can be used to organize constantly changing information/emails etc? [more inside]
posted by maxg94 on Jun 22, 2010 - 5 answers

The internet is full of political science. How do I narrow it down?

What's a good way to organize my PhD application process? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jun 21, 2010 - 18 answers

How do I keep track of different project ideas?

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 - 3 answers

What devices will help me organize my small freezer space?

My freezer has about 24 in (W) × 16 in (H) × 14 in (D) usable space. There's no internal shelving, so things are easily disorganized. Is there a good plastic shelf I could get to help? Other helpful devices or freezer organizational ideas?
posted by grouse on Jun 9, 2010 - 13 answers

iTunes seems to have split several podcasts I follow into two similarly named podcasts. Help me bring them into a great conjunction again.

Several of my podcasts (This American Life, Radio West, and Radiolab) have split in two in iTunes. Help what was sundered and undone be made whole, the two made one. [more inside]
posted by weston on Jun 4, 2010 - 3 answers

JPEG / Picasa Metadata Export

Picasa/Jpeg Questions: How can I export metadata from my massive photo collection? Also, is there any reasonable way to get the face recognition information into the pictures themselves? [more inside]
posted by Popcorn on May 31, 2010 - 3 answers

Looking for great examples of organizing developer documentation

Which software projects' Web sites stand out as having really well-organized documentation? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on May 25, 2010 - 17 answers

Help out or hold out?

My friend is trying to raise money so that his college group can go to Haiti to help earthquake victims with this Hands On Disaster Group. I am opposed to and skeptical of this concept. How do I reconcile my biases and support him? Should I? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2010 - 23 answers

Best way to catalogue the records of a small nonprofit.

What is the best way for me to catalog our organization's files? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on May 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Goin' to the chapel...

What helped you most when you were getting married -- or helping someone else get married? [more inside]
posted by alynnk on May 1, 2010 - 24 answers

Looking for a simple freeware image organizer for Mac

I use a Mac. I'm looking for a simple freeware app that will scan a directory of images and sort them by resolution into directories named after their resolution size. Bulk preview, delete, etc is a plus but not necessary. [more inside]
posted by bandersnatch on Apr 30, 2010 - 10 answers

My new job requires me to be EXTREMELY organized. I am the opposite. Has anyone overcome serious organizational obstacles?

My new job requires me to be EXTREMELY organized. I am the opposite. Has anyone overcome serious organizational obstacles? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2010 - 17 answers

I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty, where should I store them?

What to do with all these bolts, screws, sanders, screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, pliers, hinges, socket wrenches, bells, whistles, twine, and spare change? I need to organize a tool shed and I want the result to be easy to use and orderly. Looking for tips and photos. [more inside]
posted by ajarbaday on Apr 18, 2010 - 9 answers

What is your one game-changing tip to manage multiple projects with multiple timelines?

What is your one game-changing tip to manage multiple projects with multiple timelines? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Mar 25, 2010 - 10 answers

NYC non-profit professional networks

Seeking networking groups for a youngish, unemployed, non-profit-minded professional in NYC. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Mar 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Mac and web apps to help keep a science grad student organized.

I’m starting grad school in chemistry in a few months and I am looking for Mac/web apps that are useful to help keep a science grad student organized…citations, notations on papers, brainstorming, etc. Any ideas?
posted by stevechemist on Mar 10, 2010 - 26 answers

QR codes to organize my life

What are the most inventive uses of QR codes that you have seen? [more inside]
posted by SueDenim on Mar 8, 2010 - 22 answers

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