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- Hack Your Life In One Day: A Beginner's Guide To Enhanced Productivity
Windows/Android/iOS: To seamlessly switch gadgets, you need the files you were last working on to be available on the new device. Filelize makes this easy by automatically backing up any file you open to your Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or SkyDrive.
Bittorrent Sync may not be the perfect Dropbox replacement, but today it gets a lot better. In addition to a new interface, users can now share quick links to your folders with anyone.
Android/Windows: Pushbullet is easily one of our favourite cross-platform syncing tools, and today it gets a little better. Now the service includes universal copy and paste (if you use Android and Windows, of course).
Dear Lifehacker, I’m generally pretty organised (full time work and study makes it a necessity) but this is being hampered by the fact that I can’t get my calendar(s) straight. I create an event on my phone that doesn’t come through on my Mac, my events at work only appear sometimes, and my classes all seem to appear twice! I keep tinkering but I can’t seem to get the various applications (iCal, Google and Outlook, plus feeds for university stuff, FB events, Meetup events and holidays) to play nice with each other. Any advice on making on making it work?
iPhone: You have a lot of options for different podcast apps on the iPhone, and many of them are very good. Overcast is a new podcast app that comes to us from Instapaper developer Marco Arment.
Chrome: Right now, Evernote is probably the best way to clip and save items on the web. But if you want something simple that works with your Google account, then Piconka is worth a look.
Windows: If you want a simple note-taking app for Windows, you have plenty of options. But if you’ve used Notational Velocity on the Mac and miss its shortcuts and minimal design, Notation is here to help. It’s fast, free, feature-packed and syncs via SimpleNote.
Despite living in a wonderland of messaging apps, many of us still rely on boring old SMS, which is unfortunately tied to your phone. Pushbullet and EvolveSMS make it easy to text from your desktop.
Hi Lifehacker, I am about to visit a holiday home from friends and I will be using their 4G connection while I’m there. However, I have my Mac set up so it syncs with Dropbox and Google Drive. Is there an app out there which will let me switch on/off which apps I allow to use bandwidth so I don’t use their 4G data needlessly?
Mac: You’ll find lots of syncing notes apps out there, but we like the iOS version of Write because it manages to toe the line between simplicity and feature-packed. The new Mac app makes that experience even better.