Archive for the Software Category
Posted on February 27, 2013 by LJ Earnest
It isn’t often I rave about software. But I found something that has taken my blog reading and made it so easy that I actually look forward to processing all my feeds!
I stumbled upon this after another round of Pocket/Pinboard left me frustrated with my blog reading. I looked in the App Store for “Google Reader” and “Pinboard” and Mr. Reader popped up. I figured it couldn’t be any worse than what I was using, so I plopped down my money and decided to give it a run.
It exceeded all of my expectations.
Posted on February 13, 2013 by LJ Earnest
As a consultant, how I bill my time is important. And in order to bill properly, I have know calculate properly.
Calculating time can be a pain in the neck. 60 minutes, plus all the increments therein…nothing goes nicely to base 10. In the past I have just resorted to working in quarter hour increments. But even that can get tricky, adding increments up on the calculator.
That’s where Calcloc steps in to fill the breach. Calcloc is a calculator that can handle native time calculations.
Posted on November 23, 2012 by LJ Earnest
I am very pleased to announce that Tenmiles Technologies Pvt Ltd, the makers of Wonderful Day, are going to give the readers of SimpleProductivityBlog chances to win copies of the Wonderful Day software for iOS.
If you wish to enter, please leave a comment on this post with what habit you want to establish or maintain.
Posted on November 15, 2012 by LJ Earnest
Building a new habit, or doing something consistently can be hard. One method to help is the Seinfeld method, where you have a visible reminder of your winning streaks. This gives one more reason to keep up the habit – you don’t want to break the streak.
Wonderful Day is a way to keep track of how many days you have done something.
Posted on September 7, 2012 by LJ Earnest
Recently, another task and project manager came across my desk. I agreed to review it because I was interested in seeing how it stacked up against other software I had been looking at.
ToDoIst is a project and task manager that works on iOS, and has a web component to make it easy to use. Written by Ist Apps, it is a step in the right direction for managing projects; however, it is not without it’s drawbacks.
Posted on August 17, 2012 by LJ Earnest
There are a lot of good task lists and task management applications out there. Some are simply checklists; others allow you to classify and search; and some, like Accomplist, take it a step further.
Posted on May 3, 2012 by LJ Earnest
I’ve been hankering after a new solution for writing on the go for a long time. So last week, after much thought and saving, I purchased an iPad. Since this is my first foray into the tablet world, and I know the iPads are very popular, I thought I would share what I hoped to accomplish, and the first round of software.
Posted on April 19, 2012 by LJ Earnest
When this blog first started, many eons ago, it was Palm-centered. About two years ago I switched over to an iPod Touch, and while I do miss some of the functionality of my Palm, I find myself happy with the trade offs.
Recently a reader asked me what I was still using on my iPod Touch, She had watched me make the switch, then go on an app diet. The truth is that apps are creeping back in since I went on the app diet. While it was a good exercise, I use more than 10 apps. So today I am going to tell you what I actually use.