OS X: Desktop clutter is a distraction, and Shade is a free Mac app that lets you hide it all with one click when it’s time to focus. When you need the files, click again to pull the shade up, and when you need room to think, click to pull the shade down and make them vanish.
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Need some help setting up repeating tasks in Omnifocus?
One of the great features of Omnifocus is the ability to have repeating tasks. Instead of ticking off a task and manually recreating the same one, as soon as you finish the task and tick it off, OmniFocus can be instructed to immediately recreate the same task for you. This is really useful for tasks you have to do repeatedly. Take the simple example of paying your rent – you can create a task each month that says “Pay rent” but this can be simplified by making the task once and setting it up to be a repeating task that shows up at the beginning of every month
Siri is magical and fun when it works…
If you’re on the go or just want an easier way to add events to your Calendar app, Siri will happily get the job done for you. Creating an event is super simple and only takes a few seconds.
- Hold down the Home button to activate Siri.
- Tell Siri what you’d like her to schedule. For example: “Schedule a conference call with Phil tomorrow at 9AM.”
- Wait for Siri to show you the Calendar widget and ask for confirmation.
If there’s any ambiguity about what you said, or Siri is uncertain, it will ask you to clarify. For example, if you ask to set up an appointment “tomorrow”, and it’s near midnight, Siri will ask you to specify the date to make sure the appointment is set up properly.
For more helpful hints you can read the full article here.
Clean simple lots of sun light…
Most of the time when the technorati slobber over something it turns out to be rather lame. But this time they got it right.
The biggest advantages to Clear over just about any other app I have used: it is concise and fast. You can’t get buried in the details with the app because there are no details to get lost in. You can actually only enter in a task that is under 30 characters long. Clear forces you to be clear.
Clear is the fastest way to enter in new tasks on my iPhone: swipe down/pinch open/tap to create a new item, start typing, pull down to create another, type, pulldown… and so on. It’s fast — faster than OmniFocus.
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Sit at a desk all day long sweating over a red hot wireless keyboard? Then take a break, stand up and remember you have legs.
BreakTime is a simple utility that’s designed to help you remember to take breaks away from your computer. It never forgets a break, running in your dock and / or menu bar (or even in the background).