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Getting Things Done (Blog Style)

Lifehacker is probably my new favorite blog in Denton’s empire (dethroning Gizmodo which I just have some trouble keeping up with sometimes.) Lifehacker is all about ways to make your online life a little easier. As they say:

Computers make us more productive. Yeah, right. Lifehacker recommends the downloads, web sites and shortcuts that actually save time. Don’t live to geek; geek to live.

Anyway, I’m a big fan of the site, but I especially like their “How I get stuff done” survey. It asks regular people what tools they use and tips they have for being more effective. You can see all the entires in the “Reader Surveys” section of the site.

While I’m on the topic of blogs that help you get things done, check out 43 Folders. Merlin Mann, the author, describes the site like this:

43 Folders will be my new parking lot for some of the ideas that excite me. Nerdy stuff like OSX tricks, productivity hints, and the rapidly growing field of mental overclocking that Danny O’Brien has called “Lifehacks.� You’re also going to have to endure frequent references to David Allen’s Getting Things Done system—and, believe me, if you keep finding that the water of your life has somehow run onto the floor, GTD may be just the drinking glass you need to get things back together.

Hope you finds some worthwhile tips, and if you do, let me know. I’m always down for some increased productivity.

March 15, 2005