Make Tech Easier: 5 of the Best Cross-Platform Note-Taking Apps. “Of all the apps on your smartphone or computer, there is a strong likelihood that your note-taking app of choice is one of the most used. For so many, having a note-taking app available whenever, wherever is indispensable. That’s why you need a cross-platform option, but which one do you choose? Let’s take at look at the best cross-platform note-taking apps below.” Google Keep is nowhere to be found.
Lifehacker: Preserve Data From Your Apps on a Spreadsheet. “My spreadsheet recaptures much of the information collected by my apps—workflow, scheduling, finances, health, and so on—in a document that I both control and update myself. I started developing this spreadsheet in 2013, and am now beginning my sixth year of record-keeping. The current version of the spreadsheet includes separate sheets for my daily schedule and workflow, my Getting Things Done action item list, my finances, my meal planning, and my health.”
Inc.: 20 Online Courses That Will Make You More Successful in 2020. “I’ve combed through the 2019 list for classes that will benefit most professionals (though if you’re looking for more niche subjects, especially in tech, check out the complete rundown for lots of interesting offerings). I’ve chosen classes in everything from exercise to data analysis that will help you be more motivated, productive, and successful this year. Happy learning.” Interesting list; content all over the map.
Wired UK: Everything You Thought You Knew About Inbox Zero Is Wrong. “Merlin Mann, the lifestyle ‘guru’ who invented the concept of inbox zero in the early noughts, claims people took his idea far too literally. They advocated treating work emails like a never-ending task to be completed: Once an email has been acknowledged it should be immediately archived, never to clutter the inbox again. Advocates of this philosophy even released handy tips on how to achieve this through infinite tags and categories. But people soon realized this is not just tedious but a massive waste of time. Mann, who admits his own work inbox is embarrassingly cluttered, agrees.”
Lifehacker: Take This Yale Course on the ‘Science of Well-Being’ For Free. “If one of your 2020 goals is to work on more productive habits and increase your own happiness in life, Yale might be able to help you get there. Yale is offering its course on ‘The Science of Well-Being’ online through Coursea for anyone to take, provided you have an internet connection.”
How-To Geek: How to Create a Gantt Chart in Google Sheets. “A Gantt chart is a commonly used type of bar chart that illustrates the breakdown of a project’s schedule into tasks or events displayed against time. Google Sheets has a handy feature to help you create a Gantt chart for your project.”
CNET: Wunderlist is dead. These 3 to-do list apps make great alternatives. “Wunderlist is still available to users until May 6, but is no longer accepting new signups. If you had been hoping Microsoft would give the popular Wunderlist task manager a reprieve, now’s the time to look for another list-making and organizational app to use. Here are three task-management app alternatives that allow you to directly import your Wunderlist lists.”