Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 3, 2011 - Computers - 504 pages
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A new edition, packed with even more clever tricks and methods that make everyday life easier

Lifehackers redefine personal productivity with creative and clever methods for making life easier and more enjoyable. This new edition of a perennial bestseller boasts new and exciting tips, tricks, and methods that strike a perfect balance between current technology and common sense solutions for getting things done. Exploring the many ways technology has changed since the previous edition, this new edition has been updated to reflect the latest and greatest in technological and personal productivity.

The new "hacks" run the gamut of working with the latest Windows and Mac operating systems for both Windows and Apple, getting more done with smartphones and their operating systems, and dealing with the evolution of the web. Even the most tried-and-true hacks have been updated to reflect the contemporary tech world and the tools it provides us.

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier by helping us work more efficiently. Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better, Third Edition is your guide to making that happen!

  

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Lot's of useful tips. - Goodreads
Awesome book - some really great tips and tricks! - Goodreads
Explanations are for Mac and Windows, very nice. - Goodreads
This book is full of tips to improve your life. - Goodreads
Most of the tips I had already heard about. - Goodreads
You'll surely pick up some new tips. - Goodreads

Review: Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better

User Review  - Conny - Goodreads

Some useful tips from organising your email and getting things done to setting up your own home media server. Explanations are for Mac and Windows, very nice. But also some tips of how to organise your papers and organize your 'real' desktop, which I didn't need Read full review

Review: Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better

User Review  - Tori - Goodreads

I was only interested in a few of these personally. I couldn't view the table of contents on the Kindle in a way that I could see enough of it to see which of the tips I might want to read. It was ... Read full review

Contents

Control Your Email
Empty Your Inbox and Keep It Empty
Decrease Your Response Time
Craft Effective Messages
Highlight Messages Sent Directly to
Use Disposable Email Addresses
Master Message Search
FutureProof Your Email Address
BatchResize Photos
Bypass Free Site Registration with BugMeNot
Speed Up Web Pages on a Slow Internet Connection
Securely Save Website Passwords
Become a Scheduling Black Belt with Google Calendar
References
Automate Repetitive Tasks Hack 60 Set Up an Automated Bulletproof File Back Up Solution
Automatically Clean Up Your

Consolidate Multiple Email Addresses with Gmail
Script and Automate Repetitive Replies
Filter LowPriority Messages
References
Organize Your Data
Organize Your Documents Folder
Instantly Retrieve Files Stored on Your Computer
Overhaul Your Filing Cabinet
Instantly Recall Any Number of Different Passwords
Securely Track Your Passwords
Tag Your Bookmarks
Organize Your Digital Photos
Corral Media Across Folders and Drives
Create Saved Search Folders
Create a PasswordProtected Disk on Your
Create a PasswordProtected Disk on Your
Set Up 2Step Verification for Your Google Account
Design Your Own Planner
References
Trick Yourself into Getting Done Hack 25 Make Your ToDo List Doable
Set Up a Morning Dash
Map Your Time
QuickLog Your Workday
Dash Through Tasks with a Timer
Form New Habits with Jerry Seinfelds Chain
Control Your Workday
Turn Tasks into Game Play
References
Clear Your Mind
Send Reminders to Your Future Self
Take Great Notes Hack 35 Organize Your Life with Remember the Milk
Organize Your Life in Text Files
Set Up a Ubiquitous NoteTaking Inbox Across Devices
References
Firewall Your Attention
Limit Visits to TimeWasting Websites
Permanently Block Time Wasting Websites
Reduce Email Interruptions
Split Your Work Among Multiple Desktops
Build a NoFly Zone
Set Up Communication Quiet Hours
Clear Your Desktop
Make Your House a Usable Home
Sentence Stuff to Death
Drown Out Distracting Sounds with Pink Noise
References
Streamline Common Tasks
Search the Web in Three Keystrokes
Command Your Windows PC from the Keyboard Hack 51 Command Your Mac from the Keyboard
Reduce Repetitive Typing with Texter for Windows
Reduce Repetitive Typing with TextExpander for
Automatically Fill in Repetitive Web Forms
Automatically Clean Up Your
Automatically Reboot and Launch Applications
Make Google Search Results Automatically
References
Get Your Data to Go Hack 67 Access Your Most Important Files Anywhere with Dropbox Hack 68 Manage Your Documents in a WebBased Office ...
Run a Home Web Server
Run FullFledged Webapps from Your Home Computer
Build Your Personal Wikipedia
Remotely Control Your Home Computer
Give Your Home Computer a Web Address
Optimize Your Laptop
References
Work Smarter on Your Smart Phone Hack 77 Speed Up Your Touchscreen Typing Hack 78 Break Down the Barrier Between Your Computer and ...
Set Up One Phone Number to Rule Them
Augment Reality with Your Phone
Remember Where Youve Been Using Location Awareness
Command Your Phone with Your Voice
Use Your Camera Phone as a Scanner
Develop Your Digital Photographic Memory
Send and Receive Money on Your Mobile Phone with PayPal
Master the Web Hack 90 Google Like a
Subscribe to Websites with
Quickly Search Within Specific Websites from the Address
Extend Your Web Browser
Supercharge Your Firefox Downloads with
Get 10 Useful Bookmarklets
Find Reusable Media Online
Get Your Data on a
Set Multiple Sites as Your Home Page
Access Unavailable Websites via Google
Have a Say in What Google Says About
Clear Your Web Browsing Tracks
Reference
Hone Your Computer Survival Skills Hack 102 Rescue Your PC from Malware
Protect Your PC from Malware
Clean Up Your Startup
Undo System Configuration Changes
Truly Delete Data from Your Hard Drive
Compare and Merge Files and Folders with WinMerge
Firewall Your Windows
Firewall Your
Speed Up Windows with a Thumb Drive
Free Up HardDrive Space
Resurrect Deleted Files
Hot Image Your PC for Instant Restoration
Hot Image Your Mac for Instant Restoration
Recover Files from an Unbootable
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Manage Multiple Computers Hack 116 Share Windows Files Hack 117 Share Mac Files Hack 118 Keep Your Web Browser in Sync Across Compute...
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About the author (2011)

Adam Pash is the Editor-in-Chief of Lifehacker.com and host of the popular Lifehacker web show. A self-taught software developer, he has created popular apps like Texter and MixTape.me.

Gina Trapani is the founding editor of Lifehacker.com. Named one of the Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company magazine, today she co-hosts popular web show This Week in Google.

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