Tag Archives: Productivity

Reflections on Grad School: Tools and Tricks I wish I knew all along

I've done it! I've gotten my Ph.D.!  Here's a few things I wish I had done from the very beginning. Enjoy Yourself. You're going to take 4-8 years investing in yourself. This is time you've set aside to educate yourself … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Google Cloud Print

Google cloud print is a cool tool that lets you print from any of your mobile devices, tablets, or computers to any of your printers, anywhere! It's awesome for me because if I get emailed a PDF I need to … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Blocking distracting websites using the hosts file

Every once in a while i decide that I need to block a distracting website from my computer in order to remain productive. An example might be me compulsively checking Facebook  or google reader throughout the work day instead of staying on task … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Daily Agenda from Google Calendar

I think I've already posted about how much I love Google calendar, but if not it's an incredibly powerful tool. Recently I discovered that you can have google calendar email you your daily agenda every day at 5 AM.  Its … Continue reading

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Tool of the week: Klok

Many people struggle with the constant distractions that are on the internet, and all around us... but in Grad school it can be especially hard with a culture of tweeting, Facebook, and tublring, it can be really hard to stay on … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Gmail, google Calendar, and Google Docs offline

Sorry to post two Gmail tools in a row, but google offline is awesome.  After being gone on a week of vacation and having hundreds of e-mails to sift through, I was able to connect my Laptop to the internet, … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Key Rocket for Gmail

Today I stumbled across a really cool extension for google chrome (A really amazing web browser for Windows and Mac), that works with gmail to make your gmail experience quicker and more productive. It's called KeyRocket, and anytime you do something in … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Wunderlist

My friend Andrew introduced me to wunderlist when we were working on a project together.  At the time, I thought it was neat, but now I know that it's AWESOME. Wunderlist is a task management tool that syncs across multiple … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: GitHub

In any sort of research, chances are you're going to have to write some code, be it in Matlab, R, or Javascript, or some other processing language.  Having the ability to share your codes with others, and truly collorabirate is … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Evernote

Evernote is a free app for windows, pc, and smartphones, and is a great way to remember stuff. For research: I love being able to quickly snap screen shots of plots and clip them to Evernote, with a description of … Continue reading

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