As promised in part I here is the part II of tools I use and in this part, I will entirely focus on one of my most used and favourite tool called Microsoft OneNote. I use it for almost everything, you may ask “Why?! What is the big deal, I can use Microsoft Word, Google Keep, a paper block or anything else, why MS OneNote?” Yes, that is fully true but you are lacking fundamental structure and essential features that you won’t have in these tools.
Maybe the biggest feature itself is to organisation and structure inside OneNote, it keeps your work, university, private material perfectly organized, and you can get things done. If your project is growing bigger than expected, you are able to quickly restructure your notes by increasing an additional section and turn the existing section into a section group which allows you to split notes into different segments like releases, parts,…
As I’m using a lot of tools on a daily basis which makes my life easier, I’d like to share them with you. Also because lately, I recommending them more regularly to friends and co-workers. Hope you find them useful, please leave a comment if you’re using other cool tools or if you disagree with my opinion.
Some tools I got inspired by the author Tim Ferriss and his guests in his popular podcasts. Find the links at the end of this blog for more information.
Capture the time
Rescue Time – rescuetime.com
This little tool you install on each computer or smartphone you own, and it will keep track of how productive you are. It shows you what program you used, how long and you can compare days, weeks or years. If you like, you’re able to set goals for an application to not use more than X amount of hours.
I can say…
How true these pictures are 🙂 :
When you upload something to the production environment:
When I show my boss that I’ve fixed a bug:
They are not cheap, but they are best! This are the new technology of headphones. They do have an active noice canceling in it. So you will not hear (or almost not) the monotonous sounds of trams, train, flight or even talking from other peoples. If you are traveling a lot or working in a shared room with more than 5 people, you have to buy them, you won’t regret it!!
I have the old one, the Bose QuietComfort 15, but I think the 25 series is even better, but not worser I hope :-).
Try it or ask me in the comment section, I will love to answer your questions.
Link zu Bose – QuietComfort 25bose quietcomfort 15