Posts Tagged 'productivity'

LapTuk Pro: Tuck Away Your Laptop Like a Pro

This isn’t the first MacBook workstation shelf that I’ve come across, but the LapTuk Pro does look like a nice sleek option for elevating your display and hiding away your laptop.

laptuk pro workstation desk front

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Inbox Pause Keeps Emails Out of Your Inbox

Before I used the Inbox Zero process, I was often interrupted by the vast quantity of emails that anyone in tech receives. That being said, attaining Inbox Zero actually isn’t that easy and if it doesn’t work for you, you should check out Inbox Pause, a handy little browser extension that will push the pause button on your emails.

inbox pause gmail extension chrome

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Go On The Notification Diet, Inbox Zero-Style!

airplane mode.jpgWhile many people leave their smartphones silent these days, since it’s kind of rude to have them constantly ring when you get a new notification, when you’re trying to get work done, it’s hard not to check out what’s happening whenever your phone vibrates or starts flashing. Most of the time, these notifications can be ignored, but it’s next to impossible to do so consistently. Here’s a technique that has worked well for me in the last couple of weeks.

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The Pros and Cons of the Inbox Zero Life

062211_rg_ProsConsInbox0_01.jpgIf you are one of the people that is trying to get to Inbox Zero or that has attained Inbox Zero, you’ve probably realized that just like any system, Inbox Zero isn’t perfect. Inbox Zero will change the way that you interact with email, and that can be both good and bad, depending on your unique situation. This can be even more problematic when you are freelancing or working from home. Work emails tend to get jumbled up with personal emails. In order to stay on top of everything, you’ll end up making sacrifices.

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Manage Productivity in 10-Minute Increments to GTD

As many people have started working at more than one stable job, which is probably a trend in the coming years, it has become quite important to stay on top of things. This can be problematic when you are trying to juggle a few different part time jobs and/or graduate school. The trick to not being overwhelmed is to stay organized. In our experience, we’ve discovered that when we are faced with a time crunch, managing it through 10-minute increments makes it easy to GTD. Here are a few tools that will make your busy life easier.

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Make Social Networking Screen Sleep Fast When Working

060811_rg_TwoScreenSleep_01.jpgMore and more people are working from home, and it’s safe to say that there are quite a few distractions compared to working in an office. That’s why we’ve come across an easy productivity trick, so that you don’t waste hours upon hours on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking sites and still remain productive. It’s so easy to get lost in multi-tasking and it has been shown that doing one thing at a time is a lot better than doing five.

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Inbox Zero: The Perfect Anti-Procastination Tool

040611_rg_Inbox0Procrast_00.jpgNo matter who you are or what you do, at some point in time everyone procrastinates. There’s a logic to this, but ultimately we’ve found that procrastination stops us from getting stuff done. Which is why we really like Inbox Zero. It forces us to address everything immediately, solving a lot of issues that would have been put aside beforehand.

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How to Have a Mini Tech Vacation this Weekend

012811_rg_TechVacation_01.jpgWhile it’s true that some of us work less than others, most of us are quite busy, which is why once the weekend comes around, it’s time to relax and have a bit of fun, because starting Monday, the daily grind starts once again. Here are a few ways of having a mini tech vacation this week and enjoying some time off.

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Emails & Mornings: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

012011_rg_EmailsandMornings_01.jpgIn the past, because I fervently believe in Inbox Zero, I skipped on checking my inbox in the morning. I just didn’t have the time. In the last few months, I’ve modified my morning routine to allow enough time to check emails. The question is: should you check your email in the morning?

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Switching Browsers to Improve Your Daily Productivity

120710_rg_StayingUnplggd_01.jpgAs you probably know, it’s easy to waste hours a day surfing the web, checking up on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other sites instead of doing what you’re supposed to do. Most people have an intrinsic drive to procrastinate until they have to absolutely start working. There are easy ways of helping you stay productive and on target.

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