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9:07AM

Start Getting Things Done with GTDNext

GTDNext to-do list iconSometimes I wonder if humans have always had problems with procrastination or if it's a unique affliction of our age brought on by information overload.  

Don't worry, there's still hope for us because we have many tools and techniques for time management and productivity at our disposal. A few years ago I became seriously interested in productivity methods. Since then I've tried and even reviewed many to-do apps and solutions. While trying to overcome procrastination, I've probably read every piece of motivation advice on the planet, including the variations and "hacks" of the most popular ones.

And after all that, I'm still equally excited whenever I hear about a new productivity method or app. What kind of approach does it propose? What does it look like? Does it have something that others don't?

Today I want to show you a new (version 1.0 was just released a month ago!) time management and to-do organization app called GTDNext. If you're looking for a logical and simple way to tackle your projects and tasks, GTDNext can help you.

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8:43PM

The Angry Birds Marketing Case Study: What They Did Right 

The Angry Birds

It is rare that a mobile game reaches such status as to be included on a list of overall video games. But Angry Birds managed to break the mold and launch into the mainstream. People all over the world adore this game, and it went from being a clever app to a global phenomenon. The other day I was at my child's school and I saw a kid wearing an Angry Birds t-shirt. That alone shows how the game has managed to capture a spot in a market that it seems it would have been impossible to break into.

When looking at the game, it is tempting to say it was luck. After all, some terrible things become successful and some wonderful ones don't. It may be possible that Angry Birds was just a beneficiary of the elements aligning, and nothing more is behind it. But this kind of thinking is wrong, and completely misses the genius of both the game and the marketing campaign, a case study that shows exactly how content should be marketed in today's age of technological furvor.

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12:19PM

The Best Free Meditation Apps For The Kindle Fire HD

Who says technology can't be spiritual?  Here are a handful of meditation apps that can help you on the road to enlightenment.  As of this writing, you can download these apps for free at the Amazon app store for the Android. 

Some features may require you to upgrade to a premium version, but all these apps have enough to offer in free mode.  Please note that apps may be incompatible with certain devices.  Check each product description at the app store before you decide to get it. 

Meditation Garden

Meditation Garden by Mind Attuned is a full-featured meditation app.  It comes with a timer, sound effects, background images and a journal.  The timer lets you set the length and number of sessions, as well as preparation time or "warm up."  If you want to mark the passage of time during a sitting, you can set the bell to ring at fixed or random intervals.  For example, if you set a session to last for an hour, you can specify intervals at, say, every twenty minutes. 

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6:46PM

OutWit Free Web Scraper Tool

OutWit is FireFox addon which can be added to your Firefox browser. It's free to download. It's much like google web scraper tool but advantage of using Outwit is that it has many major features which can be used for data extraction.

OutWit automatically scans all the web pages for you from internet and extracts them in right format. You don't need to have programming skills to handle this tool, even a non programmer can run this tool from firefox window. 

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6:29PM

Browsers You've Never Heard Of: QupZilla

QupZilla iconThe chances are that you are reading this article in one of the five most popular web browsers: Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera or Internet Explorer. Whichever browser you're using, you've surely heard of the other four, if not tried them at least once in your surfing career.

Of course, “the big five” aren't the only browsers available – there are plenty more for different platforms, and it's great that there are, because it means that the users are given a wider choice.

Joining the ranks of lightweight web browsers like Midori, K-Meleon and Pale Moon is QupZilla – a simple, zippy browser with features that some major browsers don't even have by default.

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