Posts Tagged ‘Productivity’

Top 6 Productivity Tools for Students and Professionals

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Posted 23 Sep 2014 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville, Technology

Keeping your life organized is supposed to be easier with technology but sometimes it can be very overwhelming instead. We’ve put together 10 web and smartphone tools to help you stay organized and keep you on your toes.

Calendar – The first thing needed for organization is a calendar. In addition to a trusty paper calendar (never needs charging!), we highly recommend Sunrise. It is free and syncs with your existing calendars and several apps such as Asana and Evernote. They recently implemented real time sync with Google calendar. The web calendar and the apps are easy to use and are nice to look at too. Sunrise for iOS Sunrise for Android Sunrise for Web

Mobile Apps for Teachers and Students

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Posted 15 Sep 2013 — by HarriMac
Category Back to School

We love to play with apps and utilize them for being more productive. We also love to share what we think about them with you. Today we have about 25 apps that are perfect for students, teachers and parents to keep track of everything and help you through the school year. We’ll recap a couple we’ve covered here before (new features!) and bring in a few we haven’t covered before to bring you what we consider the best of. If you want more productivity apps or other great apps in general, feel free to go back through our archives. Enjoy!

Free Software Pack – 2013

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Posted 18 Aug 2013 — by HarriMac
Category Back to School, Geek Girl, Reviews

For several years we have provided you with recommendations for really cool software. Our annual software pack represents a solid set of programs that we think everyone should own for every day work and pleasure.  This software is good whether or not you are a student, faculty, parent or someone who is just trying get things done on a budget. Let us know in the comments how you like these and if you think we should have included something else.

Make the Most Out of Your College Days

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Posted 11 Aug 2013 — by HarriMac
Category Back to School, Featured

Many times we start new experiences and have so much we want to get out of them. But then we forget. Or we change. Or something else happens. Either way, we sometimes get some of our goals accomplished and others fall by the wayside. Well what if you could keep track of everything you want to do and add on or alter the list as your college experience winds up? We’re not talking the ever popular “Bucket List”. It’s not even the ubiquitous five year plan (which is useful but might be overly detailed). We’re talking more of a set time period to accomplish all the things you want to do in a more defined time period. A few years back I started doing the 101 in 1001 – set 101 goals and give yourself 1001 days to do them. But every college experience is a different length. And hopefully some of you are almost done! So we recommend the following instead:

And the top Google Reader replacement is…

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Posted 14 Jul 2013 — by HarriMac
Category Reviews

Feedly LogoCreative Commons License photo credit: AJC1

Feedly! We’ve been testing Feedly since the July 1 cutoff for Google Reader. So far, we’re impressed. They made a lot of strides to welcome Google Reader users and as a dedicated RSS reader, it beats out Flipboard and Pulse. Sure you can use those two services to view all your items from Google Reader, Feedly offers the layout that is closest to Google Reader and it is available on mobile devices (Android, Amazon Fire, and iOS) and the web. All versions of Feedly are well integrated with each other and you can connect several other web services including Pocket, LinkedIn, Google +, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, and Pinterest. Better yet? Feedly allows you to customize what page you start on when you open the program, it allows you to choose your layout and, just like Google Reader, it allows you to mark all of your feeds as read at once.

Hassle Free Textbooks 101

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Posted 27 Jul 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Back to School, Featured, Soulville

Every college student needs textbooks. Some high school students need to purchase textbooks. Grad students and professors never stop buying textbooks. So how can you manage to get these books without totally running out of money? We’ve got some suggestions that we’ve perfected over the years. Everyone buying books fits into one of four categories: I Am Never Going to Keep These Books and I Don’t Want a Hassle of Reselling, I Am Never Going to Keep These Books but I Want Some Money Back, I Am Going to Keep Some and I Don’t Want to Keep Others, and I’m Keeping Everything.

Multi-Tasking Your E-Services with ifttt

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Posted 11 May 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Reviews, Soulville

We love to promote the use of multiple productivity tools. It’s pretty common to have a tool that does one thing really well or even a group of activities really well. But rarely does a single program do EVERYTHING you need done. Enter ifttt – if this then that. It’s a really cool way to link several services together.

The approach is that you have an action happening in one application (or channel as ifttt refers to them). When that happens ifttt does another action for you. An example:

A Review In Time for Mother’s Day

Posted 06 May 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Featured

Chenille flowersMother’s Day is just around the corner and not everyone has gotten something super duper amazing…yet. Everything you give your mom is always super amazing since it’s from you. It doesn’t have to be expensive, it doesn’t require a lot of time and it only has to be good enough to keep her wondering what you’ll do next year. We put together a list of things you can do in the next week to get ready for May 13.

8 Apps To End April!

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Posted 28 Apr 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Reviews, Soulville

There are always tons of new apps coming out and apps that are new to all of us. Some of these are available on Android, all are available on iPhone. We all need new apps to keep ourselves occupied during the work day or school day and during our down time. And with a few cool holidays and travel season coming up, what better to keep ou occupied in the airport, train station or bus station? As a side note, to make the Android users happy, there is an entire new series of Android posts with info on apps, new Android software releases, and some new tech to use Android coming over the next couple months. Stay tuned and look out!