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Francisco Sáez

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Tracking how you spend your time is a simple and direct way to boost your productivity. Have your tried it?
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Mike Vardy

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Time to welcome another to the +Todoist fold:+Richard A. MacKinnon
 
A few thoughts on how I've found a replacement for #OmniFocus  as part of my move from iOS to Android. After a bit of experimenting, I've decided on #ToDoist , which is quite a contrast to what I'm used to. 

One month in though and I'm loving it. 

Hints and tips from other ToDoist users always welcome - I'm aware I'm just scratching the surface of what it can do. 
As I mentioned before one of my biggest worries about leaving iOS behind was the absence of an Android version of OmniFocus. Having used the app for years, I really came to rely on it for all aspects of my life. Complex, multi-month work projects, ...
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Thanks all!
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tim sprosen

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The concept of the "closed list" is worthy of some  attention.
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Nice write up. This has prompted me to look again at closed lists.
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Rafal Moryson

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Stoicism is one of my favourite philosophies. 
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Mike Vardy

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Today the latest episode of Mikes on Mics went live. Take a listen to Episode 116, where we discuss my latest experiment on bringing on a virtual assistant, here:

http://5by5.tv/mikesonmics/116
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+Tony Iannone Something like FancyHands might be worth exploring. A little less pricey and you can offload some of the things you don't necessarily need to do yourself.
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Here are some powerful productivity tools from +Heitor Sergenthttps://sendgrid.com/blog/productivity-tools-work-life-balance #GTD #Productivity #LifeHacks

What are your top three?

Mine are:

1. OmniFocus
2. Evernote
3. GMail (filtering in particular)
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I've heard good things about Fantastical as well but I haven't tried it yet.  I like Mynd because of the integration with Evernote and the location awareness and smart scheduling.
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I think I have found the center of all our time management woes...
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Ohhh! Or the prettiest Pomodoro tool! ;)
#GlassHalfFull
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Eric Sinclair

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Pretty looking (nicer than the original cover) and nice functionality in the split page - very tempting. But the price at $32 feels high for an individual (unless the premium membership is also about to go up...).

Tempting though. Will have some tricky decisions between this and some of the other new notebooks when my next purchase time comes around...
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It's a nice feature add, but... I'm sticking with Livescribe. Being able to go back to the audio is key for me.

I do agree on the paper and notebooks, +Eric Sinclair. And the pen was insanely large for me at first (I started with the barreled Pulse pen), but I got used to it over time. I now like their moleskine-like notebooks. Especially the unlined ones. Great for notes and drawings! :)
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John Cooper

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It's simple, and many of you probably have techniques to focus already, but I talk about how I give into my distractions to stay focused in my latest blog post.
My Focus Problem I have always been one to have a focus problem, but not from distractions of the outside world. My biggest enemy is myself. I can sit in a noisy room with things going on all around me and still be able to focus. I actually focus best with white noise. My biggest [...]
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Great idea +John Cooper! I'll give it a go. 
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About this community

This is a google+ community for anyone interested in discussing how they manage their trusted system and keep productive. This includes Getting Things Done (GTD) and many other productivity systems. Please be nice to one another and refrain from: - job postings - solicitations - gratuitous product promotion By all means let us know about your products, services and blog posts but please do not use the community as a forum for blatant income generation. We do not accept 'corporate' members, real people only please. Please be aware that this is an inclusive and family friendly community. Inappropriate posts and comments or bad language will not be tolerated. Offending items will be removed and the person asked to refrain. Repeat offenders may be banned. Thank you and lets have some fun!

Rashelle Isip

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While multitasking often gets a bad rap, it can be helpful in increasing your productivity. 

The trick is knowing when you should multitask in the first place! 

#productivitytips   #productivity   
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Mike Vardy

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I just announced the newest +Productivityist  solo venture to newsletter subscribers. A big new venture, in fact.

It'll be announced on the website this coming Wednesday. But if you're newsletter subscriber, you may want to check your email inbox...
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Mike Vardy

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You just never know what will bring people to your site...or from what year the post was that does!
 
Big day at +Productivityist. Tons of traffic thanks to Zite spotlighting my piece on decluttering iOS task management apps.

The article is from December...2011.

:-)
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+Gaspar Pacheco Never was a big fan. There are few stalwarts out there that people use (Nozbe, ToodleDo, RTM, etc.) but they never really caught on for me. I think the UI is what turned me off more than the functionality of any of them.
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Sam Nead

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So the next time you find yourself trying YATDLA (yet another to-do list app), read this article and get a fresh perspective on lists.  Read through the comment section too. #todolist   #todo   #lists  
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Raymond Sidney-Smith

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Quick reminder to all that our live discussion call for +Productivity Book Group is tomorrow at noon EDT! Join us if you'd like! (Details are in the event attached.)
 
For April into May, we are going to read a very practical, how-to book called How to Find Out Anything by DonMacLeod. As it's title and subtitle (From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, a Guide to Uncovering Anything About Everyone and Everything) states, it's an in-depth skills and tools book, and I think it's great for #productivity  enthusiasts looking to get research done quicker, better and more often in our professional and personal lives. Your coworkers will be green with envy when you can be the fastest data finder in the office! So, go get the book [  ], read some or all of it, and join us on April 19th for our first discussion! (Our second discussion covering the final half of the book will be May 10th. So mark your calendars for that too now!)

CALL-IN #: 1-712-432-3100 PIN: 629891

Amazon.com Book Description:
In How to Find Out Anything, master researcher Don MacLeod explains how to find what you're looking for quickly, efficiently, and accurately—and how to avoid the most common mistakes of the Google Age.

Not your average research book, How to Find Out Anything shows you how to unveil nearly anything about anyone. From top CEO’s salaries to police records, you’ll learn little-known tricks for discovering the exact information you’re looking for. You’ll learn:

• How to really tap the power of Google, and why Google is the best place to start a search, but never the best place to finish it. 
• The scoop on vast, yet little-known online resources that search engines cannot scour, such as refdesk.com, ipl.org, the University of Michigan Documents Center, and Project Gutenberg, among many others. 
• How to access free government resources (and put your tax dollars to good use).
• How to find experts and other people with special knowledge. 
• How to dig up seemingly confidential information on people and businesses, from public and private companies to non-profits and international companies.

Whether researching for a term paper or digging up dirt on an ex, the advice in this book arms you with the sleuthing skills to tackle any mystery.

About the Author:
Don MacLeod has been a law librarian for more than 20 years at four of the most prestigious law firms in New York City. Since 2001, MacLeod has regularly presented a seminar titled How to Find Out Anything for mediabistro.com. His research tips have been quoted in Real Simple, among other publications.
How to Find Out Anything (Chs. 1-6) by Don MacLeod - ProductivityBookGroup.org
Yesterday, April 19, 12:00 PM
1-712-432-3100 PIN: 629891

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Sanjeev Saroy

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The majority of us has an iPhone, so use it well!
Tweet Easter is here but playtime is over unlike your exams. For many of you, it will be time to bring out the pen and paper, but I suggest you look at these 5 amazing apps which will bring you productive revision, fo...
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Do you think reviewing a schedule just means quickly glancing at your upcoming appointments and meetings?

Actually, it's more hands-on than you think!

Check out these tips to learn how to better manage your time. 

#productivitytips   #timemanagementtips  
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Apparently i am in a sharing mood..... Per this Forbes piece, DA is relocating to Holland (and great office design ideas inside...): Forbes Now: "Getting Things Done" Productivity Guru David Allen Selling Office. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwkeLSrRo
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Thanks for sharing, +Eric Sinclair! :)
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Desktime is quite different to Time Doctor in the feature sets of the software, but there are some features in common and the two pieces of software have similar goals. Let’s take a look at their comparison. :)
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Free video I created today to give people an introduction to Mind Mapping. The software demonstrated is Xmind, but the principles apply to most other mind mapping software.
Introduction To Mind Mapping Video My last mind mapping …
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Sanjeev Saroy

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If you're looking to become more productive, I recommend this #cloudapps #mobileapps  
Tweet Throughout our lives we have always faced a piece of paper where a third is blank space, another third is additional information not required, then finally you get to the information you need. Wahey! I hate...
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