Tag: “Tools”

Personal Productivity

How to Optimize Your Gmail for Productivity

For many employees, email can be a useful tool or a total disaster. Though email has improved ease of communication, a difficult inbox may actually sap productivity and frustrate users. This is especially concerning when you consider how essential email is for many jobs.

Personal Productivity

How Technology Ruins Our Lives

From the time our grandparents complained about kids sitting in front of the ‘boob tube’ to our parents lamenting our interest in video games, technology has certainly taken a lot of blame. That continues today. In fact, recently a former Google employee made news with his statements on the dangers of social media and smartphones. He referred to these technologies as an existential threat. Is he right?

Getting Things Done - GTD

Why I Stopped Using Pocket to Capture Stuff

I suppose you know Pocket. It is an excellent service that allows you to save all kinds of links to read or watch later. It integrates perfectly with all your social media, your email, your browsers and all your mobile devices, so that whenever you find something that seems interesting, wherever you are, and you don’t have enough time to go through it thoroughly, you can capture it with just a simple click to look it up later. Frankly, I believe it’s a great idea.

Getting Things Done - GTD

About clicks, shortcuts, speed and other productivity bullshit

In forums regarding personal productivity, GTD, and mainly, personal management apps, I always find quite a big percentage of people who are really worried about questions regarding speed. Why do I need to double click, when I could just click once? why isn’t there a keyboard shortcut for every operation in the app? why does it take a few minutes to perform a specific process instead of just seconds? etc.

Getting Things Done - GTD

How to Choose Your Productivity Tools

Everyone likes tools. Tools excite us. They empower us. They slow us down. A tool that is not sharp doesn’t allow you to do so much. A very sharp tool allows you to stab yourself.

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