I dump all my tasks in Wunderlist, both private and work related.
Since it works everywhere, I can check my work activities in my work PC and my private tasks at home from my Macbook.
I was keeping myself busy with trying software and reading reviews of tools.
If you are a nerd like me you might enjoy trying new software for a while.
Let’s say again now with using the style of The 4 Hour Work Week.
Being efficient at secondary process tasks (like trying new software) is a waste of time.
It syncs the papers to the cloud and other devices. Mendeley is (a) simple software, (b) that colleagues use (in my case) and (c) that syncs your data. It stores all sort of information you throw at it and it finds this information when you search for it.
When you are writing your paper, the Word or Open Office extension allows you to insert your citations in the correct format of the journal you want to publish in. Download Mendeley here Here’s one of the must have software tools for Ph D students. Forget about bookmarks in your web browser, a folder with photos and screenshots, text files with your notes or documents with drafts.
Wunderlist is (a) simple software that (c) syncs your data.
Download Wunderlist here During your Ph D you are going to spend a lot of time doing three things: reading papers, reviewing literature and formatting the citations in your publications. It’s quite simple and it syncs everything to the cloud and between computers (so your papers are not lost when your computer breaks down). You download the PDFs of the papers you want to read. Mendeley annotates all the title, authors and other info. Evernote does two difficult things in a simple way.