Whether you're chugging away at school or you're plugging along at your 9 to 5 like usual, we've got a roundup of productivity-centric wallpaper to help you keep focused.
Note: The "Full Size" link directly under the picture only shows you the full size of the sample image we uploaded for this gallery. You need to click on the name of the particular wallpaper in the right hand column to access the full range of sizes at the source site or click on "Direct Link to Largest Available Image" to jump right to the biggest size available.
Several years ago I had an idea about creating wallpapers to organize your desktop(s) to increase productivity. By separating off sections with lines and headings, you can easily make great use of the same visual cues that you see on a website and in many applications. I've found that this is great for anyone who likes to use their desktop as a "dropbox" for everything that comes their way.
This PNG file is a wallpaper for your computer's desktop. It divides the desktop into eight sections, allowing you to implement the GTD workflow described in David Allen's Getting Things Done. Moving your icons around your desktop will help you process your "stuff" and allow you to clear your desktop as much as possible.
Is your desktop messed up with files and folders?
How about giving priority to the most important and imminent ones?
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Get the full size version and set it as your desktop background. Make sure you select a *centred* layout instead of *stretched to fit*, or the fine lines will be blurred.
Use it to organise your icons in groups, like:
- the paper area for work stuff; - the aluminium plate for personal projects; - the wooden desk for yet to be categorised elements, like finished or in-progress downloads. - the post-it for urgent elements.
Today I'm sharing 3 more wallpapers that I created using MindManager, Powerpoint 2007 and Photoshop. The first one is inspired from David Allen's book showing a "cloudy" workflow and the other two play the roll of everyday teaser :-)
Using some great Photoshop brushes, which I found all over the web, I present you the version 3, of my Getting Things Done wallpaper. Useful for the new GTD fans, but I feel that GTDers like ...me, will give it a try ;-)
Stephen Covey, in his book "First Things First", notes that those who accomplish very little are probably spending a large amount of their 16 hours in the Quadrant of Deception and the Quadrant of Waste. In his book he highlights four quadrants where one can spend their time: 1) Quadrant of Necessity, 2) Quadrant of Quality & Personal Leadership, 3) Quadrant of Deception, and 4) Quadrant of Waste.
Quite a few people have asked me recently for the GTD Workflow wallpapers I had on my old site. These had got lost when I moved over to the new design, but I've finally had a search through some old backups and tracked them down. Enjoy!