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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

Put my ideas on fire without Tinderbox (TM)

I'm looking for general, "easy to use" note integration and relational database software like Tinderbox, but for Windows. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Feb 21, 2010 - 6 answers

I want a sexy kitchen!

How can I best use the top of my refrigerator? What's on top of your fridge? [more inside]
posted by Bergamot on Feb 2, 2010 - 47 answers

Help me help you

Hacks for getting a team to work well if you are a contractor, underling, etc. [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on Feb 1, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me give my hats a home

Help! I has hats... hats who has no home. Help me organize my hats. [more inside]
posted by finitejest on Jan 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me organize our files?

How should I organize all the assets and files for my non-profit's Internet team? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Dec 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Word processor that organizes docs like OneNote does.

Word processor that organizes my docs right there in the interface? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Dec 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Please help me make the most of a paper planner.

I am thinking of switching to a smaller paper planner for 2010. I currently use the "classic" size where the pages are roughly 5.5" x 8.5." I've become enamored with the DayTimer wirebound 3½” x 6½” planners, but I can't figure out how anyone writes that small on the monthly pages. I'm looking for any suggestions you can give on how to maximize your paper planner (including tasks), especially if it's making the most of a smaller space. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Nov 27, 2009 - 7 answers

You can't just throw a Google search together!

Does anyone know the Far Side volume that includes the "posse organization" one? [more inside]
posted by barnacles on Nov 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Wait, sorry, what?

Call it procrastination, call it forgetfulness, call it disorganization, call it laziness-- whatever it is, it's affecting my work life, and I want it to stop. [more inside]
posted by cereselle on Nov 13, 2009 - 25 answers

Is having "it" together an unrealistic goal?

As a 30-year old who is a part-time grad student and a full-time office worker, are my goals to get control over my life (weight loss, finances, home, work, etc) really unrealistic? Is there a way to just be NORMAL and balanced, or is it really just normal not to really have things together, even as an adult? [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Nov 13, 2009 - 27 answers

How best to organize python scripts?

What is the best way of organizing python scripts? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Nov 4, 2009 - 15 answers

Where can I find better music metadata?

Need more metadata for my music. I'm looking for track-by-track recording date/performers/composer/etc. mainly for jazz albums. Is there a source out there? [more inside]
posted by imposster on Oct 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Online tool for planning and visualizing project pipelines?

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 - 2 answers

Veni Vidi Vicious

How do I become an effective leader? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Oct 20, 2009 - 16 answers

So many shoes, so little space!

Organizing fans: Help me figure out what to do with my shoes in my miniature entryway/kitchen this winter! [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Oct 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Cleaning up messy music folders

Help me clean up my messy music files [more inside]
posted by 1024x768 on Oct 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Any suitable science research-based organization software (mac)?

I am doing research in a Hematology/Oncology genetics lab and I am looking for computer software that can organize my research data (e.g., new project, dates and findings, results, task management) and was created for scientific purposes. I have a macbook (black), OSX10.6, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB ram. I am looking for one that is free or inexpensive (under $150). Any help? Thanks.
posted by jbreyfogle on Oct 1, 2009 - 5 answers

What do I need to learn to write a Gmail Labs feature?

What do I need to learn to write a Gmail Labs feature? [more inside]
posted by Matt Arnold on Sep 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Reporter's notebook

Journalists' notes: how do they take them, store them and reference them later? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Sep 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Office Organization Tips?

For those of you who are managers or administrators: what are your pro tips on office organization? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Sep 24, 2009 - 9 answers

I need help storing hundreds of clothing items in a manner that I can quickly access them.

Please help me manage my clothing inventory in a smallish office! I am not just limited to closet organizers and have an entire room to get this together. [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Sep 17, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me organize research

Zotero, Scrapbook, Papers, Evernote, etc. What should I be using to best organize materials for a research paper? [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Sep 13, 2009 - 15 answers

how do I minimize the number of applications I use to track various areas of my life?

how do I minimize the number of applications I use, while still keeping my organization online? Over the past year, I have been trying to go fully paperless, and web-based. This meant migrating from Outlook to Gmail, Gcal, etc. However, now I am drowning in apps. I have Wesabe for finances, Google for calendar and mail, Todoist for todo lists, WeightWatchers app to track my food, another app to track my workouts. Is there any way around that? Unfortunately, I am finding that an app meant solely for a specific task work better than an all in one solution... Has anyone figured out the best way? Help!
posted by esolo on Sep 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Online client/contact management for Dummy

One-man businessman looking for good online client/contact task/follow-up system. Everything I've found is geared for big business and large collaborative groups. [more inside]
posted by mojoworkin on Aug 26, 2009 - 6 answers

How to be a membership chair?

I have recently been appointed the 'membership chair' for a hobby-related organization of which I have been a member for some years. The club president and I have agreed that my duties will consist largely of:

* Contacting members who have lapsed and inviting them to rejoin

* Devising various means of recruiting new members

I have no experience in this sort of work. I could definitely use pointers, suggestions, and especially referrals to any articles or books that may be relevant.
posted by zainsubani on Aug 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Worth trying to change an organization from within?

An organization which I have belonged to for many years has taken a position which I find abhorrent. Should I withdraw my membership outright or, should I first try to get the organization to reconsider its position? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Aug 16, 2009 - 14 answers

Knick knack hoarder organization

Help with affordable storage for a knick knack hoarder. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Aug 3, 2009 - 4 answers

My comics are cluttering up my house.

Casual comics readers: What do you do with your old issues? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Jul 30, 2009 - 21 answers

Guy seeks advice on helping reduce girlfriend's clutter

My partner has a lot of physical clutter in her life. I have relatively less. We've been living together for almost a year, and it's slowly driving me insane. Please hope me have a productive discussion about this with her. Yes, this is going to be one of those relationshipfilter questions, and there's ... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2009 - 43 answers

What's a good application for organizing photos on a Mac?

What's a good application for organizing photos on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jul 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Organizing better to raise money?

I work as a fund raiser and need a better system of organization for following up on calls to and from alumni. We are using Banner, which is very clunky and heretofor I am unable to leave the system. I feel very reliant on the computer but as my portfolio grows smaller I want to find a more desk-oriented system that will allow me to peruse my portfolio and follow up on things faster. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Jul 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Need products to help organize a home office

What organizational products should I get for a home office? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Jun 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me figure age in a photo!

I have photos from two consecutive years, in which my brother was 6 mos - 18 mos. I can group the photos somewhat by clothing or activity - but can I separate them into the two years at all reliably? I know nothing about child development, and can't tell myself from looking at the faces. [more inside]
posted by mccn on Jun 24, 2009 - 7 answers

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