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Writers' Lab: 10 Tips for more productive academic writing

Excellent advice for writing & productivity!

Mar 1

Zippy's App Brings Task Management with Insights and Analytics to iOS

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Zippy - Tasks & Reminders has launched on the #iOS! Check it out and let us know what you think!

Website: http://www.gotZippy.com/

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zippy-tasks-and-reminders/id789901295?ls=1&mt=8

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Interesting app, especially the insight possibilities to evaluate my workflow! …. will give it a try!

Feb 1

Taking Action on Feeds with Mr Reader for iPad [Sponsor]

Excellent review on my favourite RSS reader of all times, Mr Reader for iPad!

Read about how to change the layout, create your own, navigate between articles & add actions to other services such as Evernote, OmniFocus & Pinboard!

Feb 1

The Feed Reader Reviews: Six Months Later

Excellent review of different RSS services! Well worth reading if you want to know about your alternatives.

Dec 4

One more reason to use Scrivener for thesis writing

Very useful tip on how to edit several text snippets at the same time in Scrivener, the best writing tool for theses, PhDs or any writing project for that matter!

Haiku Deck updates iPad app, launches web-based cloud version

If you want to use an excellent presentation tool, that is more visual than most other apps including Keynote, try out Haiku Deck for the iPad, now available online too! Easy integration with picture search (Creative Commons), it includes copyright information automatically and has several export options. Just blows your mind!

Very useful advice on how to think about your daily to-do list! Your tasks should reflect your long-term goals and not just be an endless list of things you want/would/could/should be doing!

Productivity Tip: When and how to use paper vs software

very useful tips on how to find your own workflow, paper & digitally combined

Oct 9

How to Empty Your Email Inbox | Garrick van Buren

Your email programme should not be your to-do list. It is simply an inbox for communications & potential to-dos ……

"Your work is in your calendar – not your inbox. Schedule your days as if every obligation is a it-takes-months-to-get-reservations-at-this-place appointment. It is. Nature abhors a vacuum. Especially when that vacuum is your iCal. If you don’t block off time to do your work – it will be quickly eaten up by pointless meetings, inane conversations, and trolling Facebook. Mapping your day on your calendar – especially a week or two in advance will give you greater confidence, more control over interruptions, and a stronger sense of what is important."

Oct 5

Automate All The Things: How To Get Started With IFTTT

IFTTT offers an excellent way to automate your workflow online …. now also available on the iPhone!