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Inside a content revolution five years in the making

For some context about how far the content consumption platform Flipboard has come in its now five-year history, start with a number: 15 …

The Silly (But Functional) Mystery That Is iCloud Backup

I took a leap last week and jumped onto iOS 8 beta 2, and although I was really impressed with the new QuickType keyboard and Continuity features, a few of my essential apps still aren’t compatible with the beta. Luckily, I had a double set of backups to return to: one in iCloud and one in …

Simplify your email

If your email is completely under control—your Inbox is normally empty, filing new messages is a breeze, and you feel no anxiety at all about the …

Why Push Notifications Aren't Always Evil

At Asian Efficiency, something that we say over and and over and over again is that we want to Pull our data instead of having it Pushed to us as …

Apps

OmniFocus 2 for Mac is here. Learn OmniFocus launches June 2.

Earlier today the Omni Group launched OmniFocus 2 for Mac, a major update to OmniFocus that sports a completely redesigned user interface and some …

Productivity Apps

5 Powerful Ideas For Starting Your Workday Right

Picture this: you show up at the office and think, <i>“now what?”</i><p>Unless you have a meeting, are working towards a deadline, or have something on your …

WIRED

How do I stay on top of OmniFocus projects when I'm waiting for someone else?

One under-utilized aspect of OmniFocus is that it can help you keep track of who you need to follow up with. Most people use OmniFocus to organize …

Time Management

How I Use 1Password (Like A Paranoid Hacker)

One of my favorite Mac apps is 1Password. If you’re unfamiliar with this app, it manages passwords for you and it saves you a lot of time logging in …

Going iPad-only: How to do it with the right apps and accessories

If you have been thinking about of going iPad-only or making your iPad your main computer – you’re not alone. I’ve been going through similar …

Apps

The best iPhone email app

Email apps are highly personal. Everyone manages their email differently. Which makes finding the best iPhone email app difficult. For some, it’s a …

3 Ways to Get Projects Started

The now-classic business saying goes: everyone has great ideas, but how you execute them is what matters.<p>It is the execution – getting started on a …

Procrastination

Getting Out of Crisis Management Mode

One of the really common questions that we get from Asian Efficiency client and readers is: How do I get out of Crisis Management mode?<p>This brief …

Project Management

Riding the Chaos

<i>Note: This is a modified version of a bonus white paper that appears as part of the upcoming Productivity Blueprint. In it, we discuss one of the</i> …

Productivity

How to Manage Checklists with OmniFocus

We’re a big fan of using checklists. They help you get things done with little margin for error and it speeds up the whole progress of getting …

Productivity

Turning Points, Tipping Points and Manufacturing Serendipity

<i>“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in</i> …

Creativity

Time is Your Ally

How we think and talk about time says a lot about our capacity to be productive.<p>For example, do you often say “I have plenty of time”, or do you say …

Time Management

The Difference Between Tasks and Outcomes

Let’s talk about tasks and outcomes – and why they’re different and how they work in the real world.<p>A really common question that we get from Asian …

Agile Development