Other Software


  • OrgMode on my iPhone: MobileOrg and Dropbox

    In one of my last year posts I wrote about using Org-Mode for organizing your projects and your notes/todo’s with links to your files. I am now using org-mode for lots of things but especially for my todo’s. Now this works fine if my notebook is up and running, but sometimes I want to have a look at those org-files without firing up my notebook. I use an iPhone and Richard Moreland developed a nice app (see http://mobileorg.ncogni.to/) that works together with dropbox (http://www.dropbox.com/).
     
     
    It has some nice features:
    • Support for Dropbox or WebDAV as
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  • Golden Rule 3 Use a Version Control System

    A few years ago I used to run around with an USB-Stick for my projects: if I worked at my office I copied the files at the end of the day and took them with me to keep working on the project at home or at my other office. Getting tired of that (especially of me forgetting to copy all the files or taking the stick with me) I changed to a synchronization software that kept my files at the same state everywhere I worked. That was a great improvement, although it did not solve my second problem: Keeping track
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  • Forget your mouse and use Launchy

    You probably have noticed that I like to have all commands under my finger tips. I believe that using a mouse is more time-consuming. One of the programs I use often is Launchy (http://www.launchy.net/). launchy is a free cross-platform utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes. It hides in the background once started. If you hold the Alt-Key and hit the
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