Can you help me decide between PDA's, Smartphones, Pocket PCs and the year 2008? I am looking most specifically for info on the Sony Clie PEG NX70V ... IPAQ 4350 ... and IPAQ 2215. But advice on any of this would be immensely helpful! I did search AskMeFi, but found only info for new equipment or old posts. I'm talking used equipment instead, older but able to keep up with current software stuff. (More inside) [more inside]
posted by thewhynotgirl
on Jan 24, 2008 -
It's time for yet another round of "What is the best project management software!" Come meet the final contestants. Particularly if you have used Microsoft Project or Open Workbench. [more inside]
posted by salvia
on Jan 8, 2008 -
As part of my new-year-self-improvement kick, I'd like to track the amount of time I spend browsing the web. Is there an app that will track how long a single application (in this case, Opera) is open each day, and show the total time somewhere on the desktop? [more inside]
posted by ad_hominem
on Dec 26, 2007 -
Hello MeFi peoples, I am trying to find the tool or tools to run my sustainable business consulting practice, which I started in August, and I've been going a bit nuts with too many choices. I've been looking all over, and am getting near hits, but all "not quite there"s. Highrise sort of works, but has some quirks that that it doesn't hit the mark, and it's missing some of what I want to do. Daylite looks interesting, but no...well I'll explain below. Basecamp, same thing. Copper, ditto. Help me find the needle(s) in the haystack! [more inside]
posted by healthyliving
on Dec 19, 2007 -
I've heard of studies that having a day of rest in the week (like Sunday) actually increases productivity than had they worked all seven days. Does anybody know of any studies or statistics to support this claim?
posted by JaySunSee
on Dec 13, 2007 -
How can I increase my evening productivity (i.e. not be such a lazybones when I get home from work) ? [more inside]
posted by infinityjinx
on Oct 24, 2007 -
How do you maintain sight of your long-term goals? I chronically sacrifice long-term success for short-term gains and it's not working out for me. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger
on Oct 16, 2007 -
What can you suggest for long term life planning? I would like to set up something like a time line for my life and goals. I want to manage what I will do in 5 years, 10 years, 50 years, etc. Does anyone know of any useful software or other things I could do manually? I want to be able to adjust things as needed and see where I've been.
I appreciate your help.
posted by Knigel
on Aug 22, 2007 -
What do I do when insomnia pays a call?
I know how to avoid insomnia but when I don't succeed, what the hell do I do? I mean, aside from TV and books, is it an insane time to start a project? Do my taxes? How does the hive mind cope with the hours between 3:30 and 6:00 when not asleep?
posted by From Bklyn
on Aug 20, 2007 -
Looking for a Firefox extension or alternative browser that allows for web pages to be grayed out (specifically images) a la Ghostzilla. [more inside]
posted by Smarson
on Aug 10, 2007 -
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 -
GTD-filter: I'm trying to organize my (academic) work life using GTD. I've read through the book, and it sounds like it can help me a lot. I am thinking of using my Macbook as my folder system, but I can't seem to find an app that works the way I want. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Aug 3, 2007 -
I've just bought a new Motorola Q because I am keep on organisation; however, the tasks and calendar seems horrible and there doesn't seem to be any note function. Am I just stupid or is this thing totally lacking in functionality? [more inside]
posted by Knigel
on Jul 18, 2007 -
Photoshop Keyboard Shortcut: Anyone know the keyboard shortcut for "Fill path with foreground color"?
I can't find it anywhere and usually you can google and find something, so I'm thinking maybe there isn't one, and you just gotta click it in the paths tab. Thanks..
posted by 0217174
on Jun 4, 2007 -
I've tried a lot of personal organization systems, and have had varying degrees of success with each. I've yet to stick with any, however, so I'm trying to find a system that works for ME so that I can be productive more often than not. [more inside]
posted by SanctiCrucis05
on May 13, 2007 -
What free, open-source projects can I run in a privately accessible portion of my webspace that would be useful to me in terms of making things more practical in my own life (think Lifehacker-43 Folders kind of stuff)? I'd prefer Mefites' personal experiences with their own installs over linkage that you've seen but never tried — although I'll take either one. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on May 7, 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 -
AutocadFilter: I'd like to change two shortcuts that aren't possible via the "aliasedit" command. [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer
on Mar 8, 2007 -
I've bought and read most of David Allen's Gettings Things Done. I've also read a ton of things on line. But I'm still having a bear of a time wrapping my mind around GTD. I feel like I understand it on one level but I don't know how to fit it into my normal daily workflow. What is it that I am missing? [more inside]
posted by dgeiser13
on Dec 14, 2006 -
I'm on a Mac and my browser of choice is Opera. I was wondering if it would be possible to block a handful of sites entirely and only allow myself access on Sundays?
posted by mordecai
on Nov 27, 2006 -
What are the alternatives to exporting emails from Lotus Notes client to text files in order to share information. Is this best practice anyway? [more inside]
posted by razzman
on Nov 1, 2006 -
This summer I want to do some self-improvement in terms of writing skills (essays for university), study techniques, etc. Basically I want to maximise my abilities and develop the best possible studying routine. What books did you find helpful when you were an undergrad? Or what books do you wish you had read early on? [more inside]
posted by mjao
on Oct 26, 2006 -
I'm looking for a term for (and famous/interesting examples of) the crisis situation that occurs in an organization when the standards to which employees are held for "success" become separated (by management policies) from the ends that the organization is actually trying to achieve. In other words: Employee X "succeeds" when completing Y task, even though Y does not contribute to the effectiveness of the overall mission. For instance, Enron
. Is there a term for this? Something dissonance? Other famous examples?
posted by greggish
on Oct 18, 2006 -
ProductivityFilter: Help a work-at-home mother of two design a GTD-meets-FlyLady life management system. Very much [more inside]
posted by Andrhia
on Oct 7, 2006 -
Does anyone know any techniques for creating new habits.
I find it fraustrating that the habits I do have and don't want, are hard to break, and the habits I want are hard to establish.
Thanks [more inside]
posted by matholio
on Sep 26, 2006 -
Is there a windows application to darken the screen around your active window? [more inside]
posted by corpse
on Sep 24, 2006 -
How can I perfect my gtd system as a college student with a very specific set of tasks? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Sep 18, 2006 -
Is it possible to monitor my own browsing habits and create statistics based on them, so I can be more productive? [more inside]
posted by thelost
on Aug 27, 2006 -
How can I rent two cheap offices in Boston or Cambridge? I'm on a budget, and am willing to be creative. [more inside]
posted by josh
on Aug 9, 2006 -
I am looking for a resource or advice on organizing files and folders on a shared hard drive. I am faced with 12 GB of files that need to be reorganized - many files and folders are out-of-date, irrelevant, or obsolete, and many were created by people who no longer work at my company for projects that are no longer active. I'm hoping to hear about a strategy that helps me methodically organize all of this data, archiving what's no longer needed and coming up with an intuitive filing system for what is. [more inside]
posted by pants
on Jul 26, 2006 -
Are there any studies which show a correlation between office productivity and website monitoring/blocking that have not been funded or produced by a website monitoring/blocking company?
posted by Jairus
on Jul 13, 2006 -