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Mac Addict: Papers Review

Welcome to the first post of Mac Addict. Your first stop for Mac only software, hardware, and gadgets reviews with students in mind. With school comes textbooks, workbooks, and of course, journal articles. The hard drives of college students and professors alike are littered with dozens, if not hundreds or thousands of articles. How do you tame the chaos? Enter Papers Papers is like iTunes for your budding journal article...

GTD Mastery 100: Step 15

To read my complete journey to GTD Mastery see the main post. Step 15 to GTD Mastery is: I have a paper file system which is fun and fast to use, perhaps using an automatic labeler. A couple of months ago, I put out a call for help to our readers for the creation of my paper file system. Many of the responses advocated a paperless system. After weighing my options, I chose the Fujitsu ScanSnap S510 scanner (Mac version...

Student Tools: OneBigU

OneBigU’s slogan says it all, “Answer Questions, Help Darfur.” OneBigU is the brainchild of Eric Cheung, a University of Toronto graduate. The idea came when I was stuck on an assignment for school. Sure, I could call up a friend or pester them with messages, but why do that? I was pretty sure I wasn’t the only student in the world to be stuck on this particular problem. If only there was a place...

Student Tools: ClearCheckbook

On GearFire, I write about productivity and time management. If the adage “time is money” is true, then students need to manage their money too. Enter ClearCheckbook, a free Web 2.0 application for personal finance. ClearCheckbook runs under the slogan “money management made easy” and I can wholeheartedly agree having used it for the last six months. Registration is simple, requiring only your...

Student Tools: Easy-Read

Full credit to Pascal Venier who posted a review of his Easy-read. So what is it? According to their web-site, Easy-read is an ergonomic book holder that allows its user to read in real comfort without the aching hands and discomforts we usually experience holding our book open. As Pascal said, “I do not know how I managed before without it.” The Easy-read works flawlessly as described. They provide a set of...

Sunday Links – Jan 6 Edition

We have a couple of links today. The first comes courtesy of Amy over at Bootstrapper who created the GTD Resource Motherload which features over 100 links to resources, tools, and guides for GTD at home and work. After reading all those links, you’re well on your way to integrating GTD’s evil, but very seductive twin, GND (Getting Nothing...