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Free Time Audit Template

Free Time Audit Template

May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Over at To-Done, Bob Walsh has provided a link for a nifty Time Auditing Template (requires Excel, I’ve not tried it in Open Office yet). Here’s an excerpt from the article: “So you’re Getting Things Done, you’ve defined your projects, implemented your productivity processes and are humming right along with the future’s so bright you need […] … Read More »

Life Hacks

Grocery Shopping Hack: Weekly Shopping Lists

May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Do you struggle to think of what you need to buy at the supermarket each week? Or perhaps you need to write a list to stop you buying everything and anything! The free Grocery Shopping List download lists most of the common items you might need to help you work out your shopping list for the week. … Read More »

Productivity

Estimating Project Duration

May 10, 2005 by Katy Whitton

The guys over at Open Loops have written a post on estimating how long it takes to complete a project (I knew algebra would come in handy one day!). Basically you use the following formula to work out the duration: Te=(To+4Tm+Tp)/6 Key: Te = Realistic time estimate To = Most optimistic time estimate (the Sunny […] … Read More »

Productivity

Nifty!

May 10, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Don’t want to spend a fortune on a PDA or spend ages making a HipsterPDA? Try Pocket Mod. Bit fiddly to fold though. … Read More »

Productivity

GTD with a Pocket PC

May 10, 2005 by Katy Whitton

I’ve now got my pocket PC hooked up to my work laptop and all the tasks have been syncronised. It took a while, especially as I couldn’t download ActiveSync from the Microsoft website (and I’m still waiting for a response from my support query) but I managed to finally download it from another site. If […] … Read More »

Productivity

How to wake-up

May 10, 2005 by Katy Whitton

This is a popular subject at the moment at various sites I visit. Lifehacker has posted an article called “Alarm Clock Hacks help you wake up better“. “Put one alarm clock on your night stand, the other across the room. Set the clocks to be as close to the same time as possible… I set … one […] … Read More »

Productivity

Mastering Email Overload

May 10, 2005 by Katy Whitton

A couple of years ago the problem with email is that 90% of the messages received were Spam and there was very little we could do about it. Modern technologies now allow us to filter messages before, and after, they hit our inbox dramitically reducing the amount of rubbish that we have to wade through […] … Read More »

Productivity

Improving Outlook with a custom dashboard

May 10, 2005 by Katy Whitton

One of the features of Outlook I have just discovered is the ability to use a custom dashboard page in the Outlook Today screen. As I’m only running the pants Outlook 2002 at work there was no way of decently viewing tasks, inbox, calendar etc. in a nice format within the program or the supplied […] … Read More »

Productivity

Managing Tasks in Outlook

May 10, 2005 by Katy Whitton

This is a basic overview of viewing tasks and setting your view criteria. The following is based on Outlook 2002 and should allow you to be more “GTD”-like in your task processes To Add A new Task Category In task view, double click on any existing task to open the edit window. At the bottom […] … Read More »

Productivity

Organising and Managing your DVD collection

May 10, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Do you have piles of DVDs stuck in random corners all over your house? Can you find the DVD you're really in the mood to watch quickly or do you give up and watch whatever's already in the DVD player? This article gives you some simple ways to organise your collection and track what you own and watch … Read More »

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