productivity

Supernote A5 X digital notebook review – Distraction-free notepad

REVIEW – Do you have an iPad or Android tablet that you use to take notes for meetings or school? A tablet is a great tool, but some people may find it to be counterproductive due to distractions from apps, social media, etc. For those of you who prefer digital to analog, I have a …

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All you need is a Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook and a damp cloth to embark on your passion for writing

NEWS – If I look around my home long enough, it is very likely that I will find at least half a dozen notebooks with notes that continue from one to the other simply because I needed to write more but could not erase the previous notes once I was done with them. Apart from …

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Mobiscribe Origin E-Ink Notebook review – A better way to take and manage your notes

REVIEW – The Mobiscribe Origin E-Ink Notebook does many things, but its main purpose is to alleviate the need for pen and paper. It allows you to keep all your notes in one place and gives you the ability to search for keywords or labels. What is it? The Mobiscribe Origin E-Ink Notebook is a digital …

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3 products/services that turn your analog notes into digital notes

ARTICLES – Today (2/22/2022) is Digital Learning Day where teachers and students celebrate the use of technology in learning. Even if you’re not a student, I bet you regularly take notes or make lists. If you have scraps of paper and post-it notes scattered around your desk, I have 3 products and services that will …

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Rocketbook adds Cloud Cards to their line of reusable note taking products

NEWS – From the same company that makes the popular Rocketbook eco-friendly reusable notebooks comes the new Cloud Cards, index cards that you can use over and over again. Each card has lines on the front side and a dot grid pattern on the back. Use the cards for studying, note-taking, and more, and then …

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LIFTiD tDCS neuro-stimulator review – A wearable that can improve focus and productivity

LIFTiD tDCS headset

REVIEW – Where I work, randomization and context-switching are the orders of the day.  Sometimes it is hard to change your focus to a new task, and with age that only becomes more difficult.  The science behind tDCS says that it can help with that, and more specifically, the LIFTiD headset says it will sharpen …

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Julie’s gadget diary – Gmail will be updated soon and I’m worried

I’ve been seeing a lot of headlines this afternoon about Google updating the web-based Gmail interface for the first time in years. I can’t remember any changes to Gmail since I switched to it as my only email client back in 2009. Software updates are usually something that I enjoy and look forward to, but …

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Things 3.4 update adds automation and linking

In the latest version 3.4 update of Things for iOS and Mac OS, automation support has at last been added, making this useful task manager even more powerful. The linking, automation and handover actions come in the form of a new things:/// URL scheme, allowing the application to launch and add tasks with pre-filled information …

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Julie’s gadget diary – Update on my plan to ditch my notebooks

In my last gadget diary post from over a week ago, I announced that I was going to give up my paper notebooks in favor of a digital To-Do system to help me manage my tasks. After I published that post, quite a few of you gave me ideas for different apps to try (thanks!). …

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Julie’s gadget diary – I’m ditching paper and going back to a digital To-Do system

I have been using a very simple Bullet Journal style of task management for the last 4 years. It has worked out well for me because I can keep a notebook open next to me all day so I am able to see a daily list of what I need to do and I get …

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The Omni Group outlines its plans for OmniFocus 3

The Omni Group, lauded purveyor of Mac and iOS productivity tools, recently rolled out their 2018 Roadmap, detailing plans and updates for several of their applications — particularly OmniFocus 3. I’ve been an on-and-off user of OmniFocus for several years, usually dabbling and experimenting for a few weeks with different setups that I’ve seen online, …

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