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QTIP: Praise the Pen

Posted on February 19th, 2019

A pen doesn't have to be mighty to be praise-worthy. At the right time and place a simple pen can help capture big ideas. Keep a pen close by, you never know when inspiration might occur. Photo ©John Suiter, Poets on the Peaks While on the road,...

QTIP: What's in a Name? That which we call a file...

Posted on February 12th, 2019

Tech friends often ask, "how should I organize files?" Little wonder they ask when their files and folders are arrayed across the Desktop, Documents folder, Downloads folder, even in the Trash. No need to elaborate on the confusion this create...

NYTIMES: How to Do a Data ‘Cleanse’

Posted on February 1st, 2019

New year, new you, right? You may be headed to the gym, but what about the health of your phone, computer and all your precious data? Here are some tips to get your digital life in order. By David Pogue Feb. 1, 2019 If we need a checkup on our hea...

QTIP: Computer Clutter Trashes More Than Your PC

Posted on January 7th, 2019

Leaving files all over a Mac and PC Desktop is like leaving dishes on the table overnight after a meal. How do computer files and dirty dishes have anything to do with one another, you ask? Stick with me. Frat boys know there’s no rush to clear t...

QTIP: Change Your Downloads Folder

Posted on December 4th, 2018

Something is wrong. You just can’t face it. It’s your Downloads folder, isn’t it? Cartoon adapted from The New Yorker That 1,000 mile gaze comes over you as you the scroll years of long forgotten .zip, .doc, .pdf, .xls, .jpg, et al. downloads a...

QTIP: The #1 Online Risk Factor

Posted on May 17th, 2018

It’s no surprise that risks abound online. However, you may be surprised that security researchers point to computer user behavior as the #1 risk factor. It’s true, cyber attacks occur mostly as a result of users’ innocent (or careless) mistakes a...

QTIP: Read It to Me

Posted on April 19th, 2018

Sometimes reading lengthy text on a small mobile device is difficult and impractical. Especially when also navigating around ads that aggressively compete with content for limited screen space. Here’s an easy solution. On your iOS device, go to...

Capturing the History of Your Future

Posted on April 18th, 2018

Way back in 2018, while you stood in the shower an inspired thought came to you like a thunderbolt. You remember leaping from the tub and, while dripping wet, jotting a singularly inspired thought onto a random scrap of paper. Where is that sodden...

6 ways to use Evernote for Research

Posted on January 5th, 2018

Evernote is a great tool for research. Whether you’re investigating legendary treasures hidden by ancient civilizations, writing a novel, or working towards a PhD, Evernote is an invaluable tool for gathering information and keeping it all organiz...

5 ways to use Evernote for Finding Things Faster

Posted on January 5th, 2018

There are many tools that help us find the information we need to get things done. Sometimes, what we really need, though, is a simple way to filter out the information we don’t need, so we can find things faster. With Evernote, you can bring up w...

5 ways to use Evernote for Productivity On-the-go

Posted on January 5th, 2018

Evernote makes it easy for you to stay productive on-the-go. When you’re on the move—running errands, in meetings, at events, or just commuting, it’s challenging to stay on-task. Evernote lets you start and continue projects from wherever you happ...

Can You Get Your Productivity in Tune with Music?

Posted on November 21st, 2017

Posted by Dave Sikula on 21 Nov 2017 Sometimes it seems we’re surrounded by music. It’s hard to walk along the sidewalk, enter a building, or even sit at work or in a public place without being exposed to some type of music. A car drives down the...

Preserving Team Knowledge in the Gig Economy

Posted on November 12th, 2017

Posted by Pamela Rosen on 12 Nov 2017 Do you remember your parents or grandparents staying in the same job for their entire lives? Or at least staying with the same company? Though it seems odd today, there was a time when it wasn’t uncommon for ...

A Novel Strategy: How to Organize Big Writing Projects

Posted on November 1st, 2017

Posted by Forrest Dylan Bryant on 01 Nov 2017 Every November, hundreds of thousands of writers around the world come together in a fun, freewheeling virtual community. In an annual explosion of creativity, these intrepid souls undertake to write ...

The Most and Least Productive Hours of the Day

Posted on October 20th, 2017

Posted by Barbara Atkinson on 20 Oct 2017 In a perfect world (or, at least a more efficient one), you could be productive whenever you wanted. Just sit down and start typing/put that pen to paper/invent the next app or Fidget Spinner. Unfortunate...

8 Tips for Mastering a More Paperless Life with Evernote

Posted on October 10th, 2017

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 10 Oct 2017 Even in the digital age, paper is still very much a modern reality. Don’t let it be a burden. Instead, manage it all with Evernote. Scan receipts, business cards, and documents as they come to you. Or, address...

7 Tips From Experts: Watch Business Productivity Soar in Evernote

Posted on May 4th, 2017

7 Tips From Experts: Watch Business Productivity Soar in Evernote Posted by Pamela Rosen on 10 Apr 2017 Comment Have you ever wished you could ask Evernote experts to unlock their top...

QTIP: What to do with updates clutter

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

What’s with those app update installer icons on your computer? Do you really want them? When we first download or update Chrome or Firefox browsers, Java, Skype, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player and other apps their installers usually go to the ...

QTIP: Sync your notes

Posted on April 20th, 2017

Simple text apps do the job. You want to dash off the grocery list on your desktop at home or work so it will sync to your mobile device before you arrive at the store. Try one of these apps.Mac OS XiOSWindowsAndroidChrome OSNotes👍👍Google Drive👍...

QTIP: What's the most awesome app?

Posted on October 3rd, 2016

What is the one app that makes everything work better? Hints: The app is easy to use, it’s free, and it’s already at your fingertips. It’s your contact manager. That’s right, your Contacts app. Among the standard apps preinstalled on every PC, Ma...

MACWORLD: Reasons to love TextEdit, a secret powerhouse of rich text

Posted on February 8th, 2016

A utility that dates back before OS X to Next operating systems still delivers a punch for handling text formats and converting one to another. By MacWorld Senior Contributor, Feb 8, 2016 3:00 AM PT Poor little TextEdit! Despite having a rich...

What is 3-2-1 backup?

Posted on January 29th, 2016

What is 3-2-1 backup? January 29, 2016 By Ryan Harnedy If you’re looking into backup and recovery solutions you’re probably going to hear the phrase "3-2-1 backup" come up a lot. You’ll hear it from most IT consultants and IT pros as well as many...

QTIP: Optimize iPhone Photos Storage

Posted on September 21st, 2015

Confirm that your iCloud account has sufficient storage for your photos and other data. These instructions apply to iOS 8.4 and later iOS versions. Then tap Settings > Photos & Camera Turn on iCloud Photo Library by moving the slider right Ch...

QTIP: Why Email Addresses Disappear

Posted on March 30th, 2015

Email users often ask with a hint of panic "Why did my email contacts disappear after my Outlook upgrade? I used to start typing Joe’s name and presto, his address appeared, and badda-bing badda-boom it was selected. Now, nadda." A check of users...

QTIP: Don't Rely on the Open Recent menu

Posted on March 19th, 2015

Avoid relying on Word’s Open Recent menu to reopen files. Recently opened files listed may be similarly named temporary files containing unsaved changes rather than the actual file you expect. Recent files listed may also have been saved to a fla...