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How to Manage All Your Cloud Storage in One Place

by Chris Cairns - on May 5th 2016 - No Comments
Cloud storage management

The ability to save so much data in the cloud has proven remarkably useful for consumers and businesses alike. You can save your documents and pictures with your cloud storage provider of choice, accessing those files through your computer, on your smartphone or on your tablet, as long as you have a connection to the Internet. But what...

7 Reasons Freelancers Should Use Kanban Boards and Pomodoro Timers

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 20th 2016 - No Comments
Kanban Tool with Kanban boards

As a freelancer and solopreneur, you are the proud founder and CEO of your own small business. If you’re anything like me, then chances are that you have a total employee count of one: just you. What this means is that you are responsible for everything from office management to accounting, marketing to social media management....

The Best iPhone Calendar Apps Not By Apple

by Michael Kwan - on Feb 19th 2016 - No Comments
Finding the best iPhone calendar app

By far, one of the most important and most used apps you’re going to have on your smartphone is your calendar. It’s how you keep track of all your important meetings and appointments. You might also use it for reminders, like remembering to pick up the birthday cake on the way home from work. However, the default iPhone calendar...

Free Kindle Fire Apps To Organize Your Life

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 4th 2013 - No Comments
Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet

Owners of the Apple iPad have access to hundreds of thousands of apps through the iTunes App Store. Owners of regular Android tablets can also download thousands of apps through the Google Play Store, but where does this lead all the Kindle Fire people? While that family of tablets is technically powered by Android, it doesn’t have...

30+ Places To Download Printable Calendar Templates

by Michael Kwan - on Jun 13th 2012 - 2 Comments
Close up of a printed calendar page

What day is today? When is that meeting? How much time do I have to buy this anniversary gift? If you want to keep track of all the important dates in your life, it can be a good idea to print a calendar template. This can have several advantages over some of the alternatives. Printing out twelve pages from your inkjet or laser printer...

The 10 Best iPhone Apps For Organizing Your Life

by Michael Kwan - on Sep 20th 2011 - No Comments

Life can get pretty complicated. You’re balancing multiple projects at work. You’ve got bills to pay. You’ve got mouths to feed. The human brain can only handle so much and that’s why it helps to turn to the world of technology. Thankfully, with thousands of apps available on the Apple iPhone, there are tons that...

A World Of Wonderful Wallets

by Luke McKinney - on Mar 31st 2011 - No Comments
(Image: pagadesign / iStockphoto)

The smartest thing in the world is having lots of money. People like Time Magazine can talk about intelligence and leadership all they want, but you’ll notice that all of their non-gimmick People of the Year can either buy or run countries in their spare time. Inversely, losing money must be the stupidest thing in the world, which...

The 5 Smartest Backpacks

by Luke McKinney - on Sep 10th 2010 - 1 Comment
Woman Carrying Heavy Backpack

Sometimes you just need to carry a bunch of stuff, or realize that bringing a briefcase to the gym simply will not do. Unless you don’t mind drip-drying as people say, “Hey, there’s the wierdo who escaped from the 80′s and brought a briefcase!” But simply shouldering a burden is for regular folk, which is...

Powerful (And Pretty) Organizational Aids

by Luke McKinney - on Jun 3rd 2010 - 1 Comment
Woman Drawing a Diagram

The most important part of getting everything done is remembering what “everything” actually is. We haven’t re-branded as the Dumb Obviousness Blog; proper project management is often overlooked, especially when you’re not actually a project manager but only organizing your own things, and double-especially because...

Cool Computer Carriers

by Luke McKinney - on Aug 21st 2009 - 1 Comment
Businessman with Laptop Case

Modern technology makes everything easier, but sometimes the pursuit of powerful hardware ignores the actual humans. How many times have you witnessed others struggling with an unwieldy laptop, forcing it edge-on into an unsuitable case? Or spilling their carrier’s contents as they extract their electronic assistant? A good choice...