Flipping Heck! Learning To Be Productive One Day At A Time

What I’ve been up to these past few weeks

OpenProj, Gantt Project and OpenWorkbench

What I’ve been up to these past few weeks

I know I’ve been strangely quiet and only popping up occasionally – with good reason though!

I’ve been working on a rather large project at work which has been taking up the majority of my time and energy. At home, I’ve been busily organising my CD collection – which I’ve been meaning to do for quite along time.

So far, so good. The majority of my CD collection is now on my Mac Book- the only problem is that my poor 4 gig Nano can’t cope with them all now. I’m a bit reticent to upgrade to the new 3rd generation Nano as I don’t know whether it’s compatible with my i-Station(the website says it is but I’m never sure about these things!), or whether I should upgrade to a video i-pod or something – suggestions welcome!

Update: July 11th 2020 – Shrook has now been permanently shut down

I’ve also been playing with a new feed reader called Shrook. It’s looking pretty good – although I can’t seem to find a way to move the preview pane across the screen rather than have it in a third/fourth column. Shrook allows you to sync your feeds across multiple Macs, plus it has the added advantage that you can read your feeds via a website if you don’t have access to a Mac with Shrook installed.

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Oh, and best of all, it’s free!

I’ve also been fiddling around with Open Project to see if it’s suitable for work and home projects. This is a free project management tool for the Mac, similar to Gant Project and Open Work Bench. So far it looks like it has the same (if not more) functionality, but the interface is a bit clunky which is a shame.

Open Project
So, the search continues for a project management tool I’m happy with -looks like I may have to build my own!

About The Author
Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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    I’m just trying to create myself English bolg but I failed. Maybe the reason is:

    People live in China are banned for creating a blog in UK.

    Anyway, nice meeting you and welcome to China.”

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