While 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.
While keeping up to date with push notification on your iOS device can come in handy, it can also result in an extremely disruptive user experience. Sure, there are some instances where push notifications are useful, but since many of us seem to use our iPads for fun instead of work (though increasingly not true), here are a few ways you can leverage push notifications to your benefit, rather than a hindrance…
There are many different ways of staying organized, but none of them beat the ethereal simplicity of using a simple text file that you keep open on your desktop at all times. We’ve been using this simple system to keep our lives organized for a number of years. In our previous post, we showed you how to get started. Here are some optimization tricks that we’ve learned.
There’s one thing that almost everyone needs to do, it’s getting more organized. Many people, including ourselves, are messy by nature, and getting organized isn’t a simple task, which is why for years we’ve been using an easy way of managing most of the important things that we need to get done with a simple open text file. Here’s how you can do it too.
If 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.
Gaming mice can be pretty useful to people who want to get things done, even if you’re not really a gamer. Gaming mice often come equipped armed with an arsenal of customizable buttons. So instead of executing spellcraft or quickly calling up the use of a weapon for your favorite PC title, these mice can be programmed with a plethora of shortcuts, accelerating your productivity in a single press. All in all, the sweet spot is about 10 programmable buttons to allow you to GTD (“Getting Things Done”).