productivity

Templates on way for Google Docs editing

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Google Docs may not be the first choice of writing and editing software for all authors, especially compared to venerable Microsoft Word, but Google’s free text productivity solution has a lot going for it – not least integration with Google Drive for cloud-based backups, and its [...]

Productivity Book of the Month: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

By Joanna Cabot
February 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Welcome to a new monthly feature! So many of our readers are writers, aspiring writers, librarians, teachers and other reading and writing professionals. We all want to learn to work better! So I thought I would highlight one book a month which can help us all do that. For my January pick, [...]

Using Evernote as a task management system

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
August 4, 2014 // 4 Comments

Last year Joanna wrote an excellent guide to Evernote, and I’ve been a fan for years. I recently read Evernote for Dummies, through Scribd, and, although I didn’t learn much new from the book, it did inspire me to use Evernote in a new (to me) way. I’ve been telling clients for [...]

Productivity App Astrid Acquired By Yahoo!

By libertyc
May 4, 2013 // 6 Comments

Remember my review of the task management app known as Astrid last week? Well, my timing may have been lousy. Astrid announced on their blog today that they’ve been acquired by Yahoo!, and it’s an ominous announcement. Here are the two ominous parts: Over the next 90 days, Astrid will [...]

Are Phones Good Productivity Tools?

By libertyc
May 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Thorin Klosowski poses an interesting question over at Lifehacker: Are phones good productivity tools? Klosowski argues that, for almost every productivity task he needs to accomplish, there is a desktop or tablet app that will do it quicker and more efficiently than his phone. “None of this [...]

The Ultimate Evernote Series, Part 6: Extending Evernote's Functionality via Apps

By libertyc
April 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Ultimate Evernote Guide: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 In this final installment of our Evernote series, we’ll look at some apps you can use to extend Evernote’s functionality. Apps allow you to easily create and manage notes which have special features; any [...]

The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 5: More Photo Fun!

By libertyc
April 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Ultimate Evernote Guide: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 In two of our previous installments, we explored the app versions of the Evernote ecosystem. We touched upon using your mobile device’s camera to save screenshots or on-the-go info. But I was delighted to find that [...]

The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 4: Exploring the Android App

By libertyc
April 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Ultimate Evernote Guide: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 TeleRead’s Joanna Cabot has been doing a great job with her still-ongoing Evernote Guide, and she asked me to contribute an article on Evernote for Android. While the Android version has all the same basic functionality of the [...]

The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 3: Exploring the iPad App

By libertyc
April 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Ultimate Evernote Guide: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Welcome to Part 3 of our Evernote series! We’ve been sticking mostly to the desktop so far because it’s the most full-featured. But there are advantages to using the mobile apps as well. For example, if you have content you [...]

Ars Technica on iWork for the iPad

By libertyc
April 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Reading on the iPad is one thing, but what about writing, or spreadsheets, or giving presentations? Jeff Smykil at Ars Technica has a great, comprehensive review of iWork, the productivity suite for the iPad. I’m personally not inclined to shell out the money for these applications; I have a [...]

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