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Art Gelwicks
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It has been brought to my attention this community has lost it's previous momentum and levels of engagement. This is something that needs to be rectified immediately due to the quality level of the content and community members we have here. With this in mind I am implementing some new community guidelines:

1. This will return to being an approval-required community for membership (sorry spammers).

2. Link only posts are discouraged. Content should encourage discourse not just redirect members away from the community. Repeated posting of link only posts without comments in the posting will be considered spam.

3. Non-productivity spam will be removed. Repeat offenders will be shown the door.

4. The list of sections will be revised to the following:

Tools - All physical and digital productivity tool related posts

Techniques - Focus on productivity methods regardless of tool

Discussions - General productivity discussions and questions

Member Blogs - Productivity posts and links from member blogs

Canned Spam - Productivity related spam

Polls and Surveys

Productivity Showcase - Glimpses into our personal productivity systems

These guidelines are not to discourage participation or to implement draconian controls over the group. I hope that combining these changes with increased participation and contribution of our members we can bring the spark back to this group. 
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In my quest to find my perfect productivity system, in my spare time I have started working on how to tweak apps like #Keep, #Centrallo, and #Trello to work with productivity systems like GTD. WIth a few hacks, Keep works surprisingly well for a basic GTD system. I have also worked on how to expand Trello's capabilities to not only work for task and project management, but also for data and inventory management. I have used Trello to manage my pantry list, web and video links, organize my movie collection, and streamline my job search. I have also started to evaluate and review the various new productivity apps that show up on the market. I look at how they work and see what needs improvement. It's mostly a work in progress, but I haven't really shared my ideas yet. I would be happy to collaborate though, if anyone is interested.
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I have not tried it, but seems nice enough to recommend.
Turn your to do list into a work plan with Outplanr, and see what your team is doing in real-time. A team and project planner which will help you balance your work-life and keep your team motivated.
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I like the colors
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TIP:
Use Unicode characters for your tags. You can fit more tags into tasks and organize them better.
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Crea un espacio al instante. ¿Cómics, casas diminutas, un viaje a París, un grupo de estudio? Con un solo toque puedes crear un espacio sobre cualquier tema. Invita a amigos en un instante. Reúne a la gente correcta en cada espacio con un enlace rápido por mensaje, correo electrónico o como te ...
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+Jasmine DK Shepard LOL yeah. :D I think it became Bookmarks, and had a card type view of your bookmarks, but it turned out that people hated it and didn't like how it worked. I think they made it an optional view or something.

I'm still mad at them for the whole Google Reader thing, so I know just how you feel. InoReader is a nearly identical replacement though and they have plans to stick around so I feel less like "the beta girlfriend" with them than I do with Google. 
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Art Gelwicks
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I learned a few tricks from this one... 
Keep, Google's note-taking Android app, may look simple, but it's actually a powerful productivity tool. Here are 11 ways to get the most out of it.
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I didn't know about the ablility to add new items to existing lists. Very handy!
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Came across this today... I looked at all the sites, seems like a good list. 
Do you ever scan the Internet for hours in search of the perfect photo to accompany your press release or blog post? Well, thanks to this list of helpful sites, those days are behind you.
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THANK YOU!!!!!!
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Art Gelwicks
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Some excellent recommendations and tips on how to set up a proper action list
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Art Gelwicks
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I've never been an advocate for multitasking. I have to agree with the article when it says it makes much more sense to focus and be effective than to bounce back and forth and try and get more done in a short period of time
Many people believe themselves to be multitasking masters, but could it all be in their heads?
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Brendan T

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When dealing with many tasks a todo list inevitably emerges.  When it covers not only the tasks of one person or spans several projects one may need to resort to that seldom used key, page down, to view all tasks.  Here are some tips on managing huge task lists. 
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About this community

Inspired by a versatile and effective productivity tool no longer with us, this community looks to help users find new solutions and strategies for organization and productivity.
 
Anybody know of a resource for OneNote Templates? Specifically in Project Management? #onenote  
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Jack Lockwood's profile photoVanessa T (Vanessence)'s profile photo
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+Jack Lockwood #Onetastic does. And I just now tried the other one - both a template and a notebook, and both seem to be just fine. 
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Team #Memit has been keeping busy.  They blogged about an update earlier - nested collections!  Yay!  Thanks,  #Memit and +Lise-Lotte Maria Sundahl

https://blog.memit.com/2016/03/07/900-2/
memit’s drag & drop sub-collection feature is finally here! And we don’t blame you if you got overly excited. :) Managing your content can be challenging if you can’t organize…
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This app seems good, web based. I like the clipper, doesn't seem to be any smartphone app, though. It is not free, so perhaps it will stay some years.
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We all know that email is addictive and usually your first quick scan of your inbox will lead you into longer run of responding to email! If it is the second most time consuming activity then you want to make it productive right?

Check out these simple techniques to create an effective strategy and boost your daily productivity.


#productivitytips   #worklifebalance   #administrationtraining   #workdesig  
​ According to research released in 2012 by the McKinsey Global Institute, more than one-quarter of a worker's day on average is spent answering and reading emails. It's survey found...
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Brendan T

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In all areas of work and study one has to take notes from books and documents?  Here's how to automatically generate a mindmap summarising the key points from an E-Book or E-document, avoid laborious copy/paste and accelerate your learning process.
In this article I will discuss an efficient way to go from a rambling E-Book to condensed notes in a mindmap format using a new automation concept.
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Art Gelwicks
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Is it possible Evernote is slowly creeping back?
Popular productivity app Evernote has received tighter integration with Google Drive, allowing users to easily search and add linked thumbnails to their Drive files to their notes.
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Bojan Dordevic's profile photoTim Morrison's profile photo
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For my purposes there has never been an app that can do all I need compared to Evernote so, despite its problems it never went anywhere.
But the CEO has mentioned 2 or 3 times of collaborations, so if this is what people think makes for a comeback then yeah.
They've also done a great job with editing functions and multi select functionality and a number of others on Android which have been long needed. 
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Creative Ways to Improve your Meeting Planning productivity
How I applied Frames & Visual Organisers to superpower my meeting planning!

#Productivity   #workdesign   #Meetings   #Tips  

A “Thinking Frame is a representation intended to guide the process of thought, supporting, organizing and catalyzing that process” DN Perkins, Harvard University, So how could I use this to improve my own and co-workers productivity?
https://www.innovatingadmin.com/blog
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Jack Lockwood

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Google Save Question ...

Is there a way to export your "saves" from google save? ... If there is, I'm not seeing it. Anyone know? 
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Tim Morrison's profile photoVanessa T (Vanessence)'s profile photo
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I found an article, http://9to5google.com/2016/04/14/google-save-to-google-extension/ , and they say that saves are in a specific digital folder. So I would think that if you can't exactly export them, you can copy and paste them to someplace else. The folder link they give is in the article as "My Saves." I can't seem to copy it here.

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Art Gelwicks
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While it's a decent overview of the functionality between Evernote and OneNote I disagree with the assessment of Google Keep. This is an application combination that really needs to match the use case to be effective.
While the Evernote vs. OneNote battle rages on, alternative note-taking apps continue to be ignored. And for good reason. Evernote and OneNote are two hugely popular note-taking apps. If you're looking for ways to better organize and utilize your digital notes, choosing between Evernote and OneNote will be the toughest note-taking decision you'll make. If you decide…
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I can see how an iOS user would feel this way but on android Keep just makes the most sense.
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Prasanjit Das

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GOOD READ: 14 Tips & Tricks to improve productivity at your workplace!

#Productivity #efficiency #TeamWork #Team #OfficeCommunication #Work #HR #workplace

‘Productivity’ is one term that every individual, as an efficient resource; and a manager, as an effective leader; shoul…
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Here's a question for everyone: does anyone else here make use of AutoHotkey? This is one of my "can't be without" tools; it's amazingly versatile and can allow for everything from simple text replacement/expansion to writing simple-to-moderate programs.

I have no affiliation with AutoHotkey (though I kind of wish I did), I've just used it for about 8 years now.

#autohotkey
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Jorge Diaz Tambley's profile photoMatt Lamoureux's profile photo
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I used to use it as a one-key lock mechanism.  Other than that, I haven't found a lot to use it for that my regular text editor (UltraEdit) can't do already...
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