Piggies for tomorrow

Piggies are for saving! My piggy is Instapaper, Pinboard and Evernote, where I bookmark all the things that my ADD head says, “Oh I’ll want to read this later.” But when does later come? I think it’s tomorrow, and when I realize that, I figure heck! What was I worried about? I can look at that tomorrow? So when does tomorrow actually arrive? And then I realize that it never comes....

 · Laura Lis Scott

Second screen (because the first screen is inadequate)

It’s not that we need a second screen, it’s that we have an inadequate first screen. If we’re watching a great movie, we’re engrossed, swept away. We’re not even thinking about the phone in the pocket or purse. We’re not wondering what’s happening on Facebook or Pinterest. We’re not even thinking about that. That’s the point, isn’t it?

 · Laura Lis Scott

Samsung or iPhone? A screenshot worth a thousand tweets

So last night, I saw that John Gruber had favorited one of my Flickr photos from 2008: a screenshot of the Google Maps app on the iPhone. Hmm, what was that about? It turns out quite a bit. I found Gruber’s Daring Fireball post pointing out what appears to be Samsung’s alteration and reuse of a screenshot image I created in 2008. Samsung’s alteration and reuse of a screenshot image I created in 2008....

 · Laura Lis Scott

Getting the right things done Franklin style (almost) using OmniFocus

Task management can be a challenge](/blog/how-translate-new-years-resolutions-actions) if you have a lot of stuff going on. “Urgent” things are always distracting you: the phone rings, colleagues interrupt you, a client asks for help, emails, newsletters, snail mail, IMs, Tweets… You could be buzzing like a bee, getting a whole lot of things done, but not getting done the right things. I would love to be using a Franklin-Covey Planner program on my Mac, but they don’t make one for Mac....

 · Laura Lis Scott

Apps that make the iPhone and iPod touch game-changers in tech

The introduction of apps have changed the iPhone into more than a phone with a touchscreen. The online world changed for me this year. I discovered the handheld — or rather what the handheld promises to be. I had a Palm 700p before. It was a good phone. Qwerty keyboard. Great reception. Worked just about anywhere. But after more than 2 years with the Palm, I just had to try the iPhone, the multitouch interface, the motion sensor....

 · Laura Lis Scott