Starting tomorrow (Tuesday), 43 Folders and the David Allen Company will be bringing you “Productive Talk,” a joint podcast series featuring audio of conversations that David and I had during a recent visit near his offices in Ojai.
AppleGazette has come up with a list of ten applications that boost your productivity. With the exception of uber launcher program QuickSilver, we are not regular users of the programs listed on this list. Though we are not quite sure about Webnote Happy, a delicious bookmarking program, rest of them sound quite promising.
Just making a free-form list of all the things you have attention on is a form of journaling and is at least momentarily liberating. On the most mundane level, it is capturing all of the “oh, yeah, I need to …” stuff—phone calls to make, things to get at the store, things to talk to your boss or your assistant about, etc. At this level, it doesn’t usually make for a very exciting or interesting experience—just a necessary one to clear the most obvious cargo on the deck.
At my current day job, email takes fair bit of my time. That’s why I find every opportunity to optimize my email workflow. I have been using @Reply, @Wait, and @Read folders for actionable emails and those can save me countless hours on searching those action required emails.
Blogger Brad Isaac has a detailed how to for printing and binding your own paperback books at home with about 5 minutes worth of effort.
I personally love my MBP, but if I’ve got one complaint, it’s that it runs HOT. This method involves editing a couple of system extensions that will kick in your fans a bit sooner and run them a bit faster than they normally would at low temps.