Readers offer their best tips for adding web clips to Evernote, clearing notifications in CyanogenMod, and making your own dry-erase board.
About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons — maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in — the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites for your buffet-style consumption. Email it to tips at lifehacker.com.au.
Clip Mobile Web Pages to Evernote for Better-Formatted Clips
Maguslod shares a tip for better web clipping:
Just found that by adding a simple m to the address bar before using evernote clipping removes a lot of needless stuff and keeps the tips you want.
Clear Single Notifications in CyanogenMod
Josh Meyer discovers a hidden convenience in CyanogenMod:
I regularly have multiple notifications nagging at me in the notification bar. Before, I would either leave them be or hit the clear all button. However, I just discovered that if you’re running CyanogenMod, you can slide single notifications off. Just drag whichever notification you want sideways (similar to the 2.2 unlock screen).
DIY Whiteboard from a Picture Frame
Photo by Scott Robinson.
Peoplemover tells us how to make your own single-purpose whiteboard:
Sick of dry-erase boards that fall apart after a few uses? Standard picture frames work great as dry-erase boards, and you can get them for cheap. I’ve got three 8x10s in my cube at work – one hanging on the outside, one hanging on the inside, and another standing up on my desk.
You can put just white paper in the frame for the true white board experience, or you can go more festive with some sort of pattern. Or, how about a calendar? Print off a daily, weekly, or monthly calendar template and pop it in there. Presto, instant reusable calendar.
I’ve also got one stuck to the inside of my front door. If I need to take anything with me to work (or wherever I’m going next), I can write it on the board. On my way out the door it’s a great reminder.
Store Loose Flash Drives in Glasses Cases
Soccer1105 shares a clever use for old glasses cases:
Use an old glasses hard case to store/assemble scattered flash drives.