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Use webpages and Gmail messages as tasks with Todoist Anywhere

Todoist has been around for a while. In fact, Download Squad first wrote about this web-based to-do app back in 2007. It's come a long way since then, though, and the latest feature addition, Todoist Anywhere, lets you turn webpages and Gmail messages into to-do items. With one click, you can view your Todoist tasks and take advantage of Gmail integration. Access Todoist at any time using a...

Blasted puts recent files in your OS X menubar

When you're working with a bunch of different files on a Mac, it can be a pain to remember where each one of them saved, where your downloads ended up, and what you've recently opened. Blasted puts all your recent files right in the menubar, making it extremely easy to find what you were just working on. It's hard to believe there's nothing like Blasted built into OS X. You can add various...

Deskcretary automatically tidies up cluttered Windows desktops

My worst Windows habit? Indiscriminantly downloading new files and dumping screen captures onto my desktop. When things start to get too messy, I'll go on a wholesale deleting spree or chuck everything extraneous into a single folder and bury it in the recesses of my d: drive. Enter Deskcretary, a free app which claims to be the "most advanced Windows desktop cleanup software ever." When you...

Grape: a new take on the OS X desktop

Desktop clutter is a common problem, especially when your desktop is your default download folder. A new Mac app called Grape makes it all manageable, though. Grape is a great-looking desktop viewer that allows you to rearrange, resize, and zoom the icons on your desktop. You can also draw boxes to divide up your clutter, making it neat and even attractive. Grape's big strength is the zoom...

TiddlyDu2: use Tiddlywiki as your organizer

Some very knowledgeable people swear by wikis as personal organizers. They work with any OS, they're easy to organize, and they make it simple to link related information in an understandable way. With TiddlyDu2, you can painlessly turn a wiki -- a Tiddlywiki, specifically -- into your own organization system. You can either work with your wiki online or download it for offline use. TiddlyDu...

Automate your drive re-organizing with Download Mover

I've been writing about plenty of manual ways to keep your hard drive neat and clean recently. That's a nice start, but what about some automated help along the lines of Auto-Delete? While Download Mover is no longer actively developed, it's still good at what it does. Download and extract the zip file and launch the executable, and DM will ask you where and what you want to monitor. Specify the...

Use Folder2Iso to declutter your hard drive

When I first came across Folder2Iso I wasn't convinced of its usefulness. The author proposes using it in combination with DVD Decrypter and ImgBurn to copy DVDs and CDs, but I'm guessing most of you have a more streamlined system for doing that. Recently one of our readers wrote in looking for help in tidying up a disorganized hard drive. I thought back to that post, and figured I might be able...

Help! How do I tidy up a disorganized hard drive?

DS Reader Jamie wrote recently looking for some assistance, saying: I'm not the most disorganized of individuals: my music is in my music folder, etc. etc., but i have a fatal flaw. I put random stuff on my desktop, then it gets cluttered. My solution has been, in a word, poor. I put all the random stuff into a folder that usually goes by the name of misc or sort this out later. I was wondering...

Bring order to the XP, Vista start menu with Winstep Organize

While manually sorting your start menu using Explorer isn't the most annoying task confronting a Windows user, it's not all that fun, either. Winstep Start Menu Organizer makes the process much simpler. Install it, fire it up, and you're presented with three panes to help sort things out easily: categories, items in the current category, and uncategorized items. Within about 20 seconds I managed...

Radiologists using iTunes to organize medical PDFs

We're willing to bet radiologists in Shanghai like to listen to music -- who doesn't? -- but that's not how they're using iTunes. At Renji Hospital and Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, they're using it to organize PDFs of important medical research and images that they say are more useful than many textbooks. You can drop a PDF into iTunes and sort it just like you would with...

Organize and share your online content with SecondBrain

SecondBrain is a personal aggregator that doesn't just aim to collect all your online content in one place - it helps you organize it. It's a bit del.icio.us, a bit FriendFeed and a bit Onaswarm, all rolled into one, with a new twist you're not going to find anywhere else. You can import content from Twitter, del.icio.us, Blogger, Wordpress, Digg and StumbleUpon, and that's less than half...

Together 2.0 - organize your stuff easily

Earlier this week we previewed Bento, the new personal database application by FileMaker. Today we take a look at another Leopard-only Mac application aimed at keeping your files organized and easy to find: Together 2.0. Together, previously known as Keep it Together (KIT), is a pretty slick application from Reinvented Software that promises an easy way to keep all kinds of files in one place,...

FileMaker announces new organizing application for Leopard

FileMaker, Inc. a company best known for the cross-platform database app, FileMaker Pro, has just released a public preview of Bento, their new personal database program for Leopard users -- which to quote the press release -- "[is] as easy to use as your Mac." The program, which is expected to ship early next year, is available as a free, full-functioning time-limited Preview (it expires in...

Highrise introduces tags tab, multi-tag filtering

Highrise, the popular web-based contact and correspondence app from 37signals, has a new dedicated Tags tab in the dashboard. This will help users filter and sift through their contacts and notes much more quickly, especially since the company built in the slick ability to select multiple tags with which to filter. Clicking one tag in the cloud begins the process, while clicking another will...

Notely helps you keep school organized

Remember the Trapper Keeper? That faithful notebook saw many a gen-Xer through his or her awkward teen years. Flash forward to today, and so much classwork is done online that the Trapper Keeper has nearly gone the way of the sulfur tipped match. Notely is a web service designed to help you keep track of classes, homework, lecture notes and more. As they say, "Notely is a collection of online...