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Arif Jaffer

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how do you deal with all your email stress? And do you think getting your inbox to absolute zero is possible? 
We all seek to reach email zen with zero unread messages. But does inbox zero work? Or are we just trying to lie to ourselves?
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Arin Basu

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I am learning about personal Kanban. I already use +Bullet Journal for my everyday task and mighty like it. Kanban (a visual method of organising task lists and basically aimed at reducing one's "doing" or work in progress list) is a very useful macro level organising principle. I am wondering if any of you have used or are working on using Kanban with Bullet Journal. 
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Q&A 2: Questions from +Paul Simmering and +Theo Moule 

Thanks for sending them in; hope this helps.
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:-) Thanks Paul. :D 
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Productivity on the go... as suggested by you guys 
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Anyone a student using Productivity to move forward 

If not, I wrote a piece on this... 
For an average student at university this is a rough summary of their day…
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If you'd like to use the new Google Inbox (Yes, I'm behind the curve) I have some invites so just let me know and I can send the invitation to your email. I would only recommend it if your primary email is through Google but I really like the idea of condensing down my inbox into a conversation /important view.
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Do you run into conference room crosssover?  If you are a meeting planner, be sure to end your meeting 10 minutes before the hour instead of on the hour to allow time for passing for the next group to use the room.  Simple, yet effective! 
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Unfortunately, common courtesy isn't common enough. 
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Which of these do you already do to improve your productivity? (http://bit.ly/1zhFpXb)
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Here we go again… Evernote vs Wunderlist

I've been using Evernote constantly for years. I've used Wunderlist for long periods before. I usually end up coming back to Evernote, but every time I go back I try something new to make it work, and I become less productive and more forgetful over all.

How many of you use a dedicated to do list app like Wunderlist and not just Evernote? Why?

Those who use just Evernote, how do you make your lists affective?

Long users of Wunderlist, What do you like about it?

This will be a lot of back and forth...


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Denise Hurd's profile photoBertrand Dodane's profile photo
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Hi. I use EN with IQTELL. It's just perfect !
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Hi!
Looking for feedback on a new mobile app we are working on. How important is for you to have to-dos, reminders and calendar events ALL in the same app, displayed in the same view of your day, so you don't have to switch between apps or views?
Comments are of course welcomed.
Thanks!
36 votes
Super important - I want to try it
67%
Important
17%
Not very important
17%
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Hi all, we are ready for preview. Please send your email address to beta@companyons.com and we will send you a link to the private beta. It's iOS only for now - sorry Android but will come soon!!!
+Francesco D'Alessio +Marcus Boswell +Ted Paul +Will Curtis +Richard Schwamm +Philippe Demoulin +Megan Calcote +Joola Moola +Christopher Smith +Rafal Maniara +Paulo Henrique Soares Maciel +Marc Tayar +John Noonan +Honza Suchan +Torsten Köpke 
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Updated Getting Things Done book is due 17 March

How much new content can we expect? I've pre ordered the kindle version but I wonder how much will be new or if it will just remove references to old tech?

I'm sure the Context bits will have a pretty full rewrite, as it stands at the moment it is the most out of date part of the book. I wonder if it will take a new approach - with smartphones and tablets thinks like @calls @email etc are now meaningless.

Maybe a more esoteric approach, like +Mike Vardy​​ advocates might find its way in to the book.

So - who else has pre ordered and what can we expect to see? 
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Wilson Ng's profile photoJohn Winstanley's profile photo
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+Wilson Ng yes the "Agile" book is great, really practical advice
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Troy Christmas

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How do you know you're getting better?
Just bought a fitbit to deepen my quantified self experiments.  I know most of you are productivity junkies, but how are you measuring whether you are getting better? Not just more productive, but better.

Are you a better person than 5 years ago?  How do you know?  Do you care?
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Troy Christmas

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What Calendar Service do you use?
54 votes
Google Calendar
83%
MS Exchange
11%
Outlook.com
2%
Yahoo
0%
iCloud
4%
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Very interesting results so far.  Where are all my iCloud people?
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It's like a mythic creature, my inbox is at zero! 
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+Ian Dunsford Haha, yes, it does!
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When it comes to changing habits, our nervous system doesn’t much care for change and likes to keep the status quo. To help ensure your success, keep these points in mind: 1) Only change one or two habits at a time. 2)  Repetition is key. 3) Add more new habits only after your current habits are completely engrained. 4) Celebrate your milestones and success. 5) Don’t give up!

Have you created a great new habit in 2015?  I'd love to hear about it!
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+Arvell Craig I can totally see how it read like that!
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11 Best Gmail Tools and Plugins You Should Have To Increase Your Productivity

http://read.plash.in/2015/02/19/11-best-gmail-tools-plugins-increase-productivity-4/
11 Best Gmail Tools and Plugins You Should Have To Increase Your Productivity
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Kim Landwehr

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I have to admit I do have too many capture methods, both digital and paper.  How about you
You are about to write down an important note. Yet, you hesitate… should you write it in your Moleskine? Type it in Evernote? Or just capture it to the Post-It pad on your desk? The multiple option...
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For me having several capture "options" works well. Anything that reduces friction and makes it easy to grab the thought is welcome in my toolbox.

But I only move that into specific select areas.
1 - Calendar - Google
1 - Task manager - Todoist
1 - Reference - Evernote
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Who uses this Combo? 

Add your combo at the bottom
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Todoist + Evernote + Sunrise
66%
Wunderlist + Evernote + Google Cal
24%
Wunderlist + OneNote + Google Cal
7%
Any.do + Evernote + Google Cal
3%
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Matthew Carniel's profile photoJohn Marshall's profile photoDominik Juszczyk's profile photo
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Sunrise was proof that too much of good things is not a good thing. Having Todoist and Evernote showing up in a calendar was too much clutter. When you turn off those features, Sunrise becomes just as bland as the stock calendar apps. 
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Closing in on 3,000 members

Not only is this the biggest productivity community on g+ it is by far the best!

I just wanted to say thank you to all our members for making this happen & a special thank you to our moderators

+Stuart Midgley
+Michelle Gunn
+Sterling Phry

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Marc Roelofs's profile photoFrancisco Sáez's profile photo
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Totally agree. This is the best G+ community on productivity.

Thanks!
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Philmore Walker

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How do you guys feel about the use of Text to Speech engines to offload reading tasks? Do you think it is worth ones effort using this as a multitasking tool? 
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All very salient points. I currently am trying to get interleave points such as my commute time integrated with my reading efforts. I, therefore, appreciate the examples of when and how to use TTS as well as any other plausible methods to get my information fix.
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