Do A Daily Debrief Of Your Schedule To Identify Lulls In Your Focus

Budgeting your time is a helpful way to keep a distracted mind under control. If you’re trying to keep a schedule, perform a daily debrief to identify when you’re at your best or your worst.


Lifehacker's $13,000 Dell Workstation PC Giveaway: Tell Us How You Work To Win!

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Office For iPad Improves Shortcuts, Adds PDF Export

Office for iPad has just received its first major update since its launch back in March. Our favourite feature of the new release? New shortcut gestures and keyboard support.


How To Customise The Look And Functionality Of Mac OS X

People often write off OS X as a restricted, uncustomisable operating system. But if you know where to look, you can change a lot about how your Mac looks and works. Here’s how to do it.


Ocenaudio Is A Free, Fast, Streamlined Audio Editor

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you’re looking for a great audio editor, our favourite is Audacity. If you’re looking for something a little faster and trimmer that’s a little more approachable, Ocenaudio is worth checking out. It’s free, flexible and cross platform.


How To Self-Publish A Book

Twenty years ago, if you were a new author interested in getting your book published, you had to shop it around with publishers and hope that someone, eventually, might not reject you. But nowadays you can choose to self-publish anything you’d like. Here’s how.


Simplify Switching Between OS X Partitions With An AppleScript

Switching between OS X partitions usually requires you to either manually change your startup disk or hold down the Option key when you boot, but iDownloadBlog reader Antony Verros shares a simple AppleScript that makes rebooting a bit simpler.


Try 'Tabless Thursdays' For Better Single Tasking

Tabs are a great way to keep many browser windows open at once. The Atlantic recommends going tabless one day a week to stay focused.


Better Open With Improves Android's App Chooser With Delayed Defaults

Android: One of the coolest things about Android is that you can choose which default app you use to open certain types of links. However, this can also get convoluted if you want to have choice in the future or don’t like the extra step. Better Open With improves this experience.


AppDowner Downgrades Android Apps To Older Versions

Android: Sometimes, upgrading an app means losing features you love or a downgrade in performance. AppDowner makes it simple to install old versions of your favourite apps, as long as you have the APK handy.