The tangled mess of wires under your desk isn’t just an eyesore. It can also make it impossible to figure out where every gadget on your desk is plugged in. Is it safe to unplug this adapter? Oops, there goes the backup drives. Unless, of course, everything was properly labeled with easy to interpret stickers.
I save absolutely everything I create digitally. I have docs titled “copy of copy of copy of copy,” lest I lose an earlier version. I compulsively screenshot stuff that strikes me as funny or scandalous. You are either like me or you are not. How preserved is your digital life?
Evernote has been helping you organize your digital world for a while, and now it has a little more to offer as far as your desk is concerned; it's just added a whole new line of desk organizers to its offerings.
If something I own is not in my direct line of sight, it's likely that I won't remember it exists; this is a common excuse I use for why my apartment is never particularly tidy ("I need to see everything, all at once!"). This also might be why I love the look of this Grid System by Ying Chang, where what you pile in…
Everyone has something that they work on and keep obsessively organized. It could be a calendar, a Bitcoin mining rig, or an entire life, but we all find that meditative, Container Store satisfaction somewhere.
So you want to take hand-written notes but you don't want to transcribe them onto your computer? No problem. Livescribe's new Smartpen 3 is a magic for note-taking tool that automatically translates your scratches and scrawls into an iPad or iPhone app.
I've definitely used Excel for some wordy stuff. It's not blasphemous exactly, but making charts full of apartment listings, square footage, amenity notes, broker e-mail addresses, and links to photos doesn't really make use of Excel's formula wielding, number crunching prowess. But a former Excel developer who knows…
For the final leg of our tour, Neistat brings us into his studio within a studio, where work and play collide. From a old-timey fire extinguisher, to a foldaway speed-bag, the miscellany extends from floor to ceiling, reflecting the same personality that comes across in Neistat’s movies.
A strategically placed binder clip or a chunk of cinderblock are both cheap and easy ways to stop unused nuisance cables from falling off your desk. But why settle for those eyesores when the MOS, or Magnetic Organization System, provides a far more elegant way to tether all your wires?
You should see my desk. It's a goddamn nightmare explosion of pens, business cards, empty coffee cups, and random crap. These modular Desktructure Organizers would more than do the job of sprucing things up.
Designed for neat freaks, the obsessive compulsive, or anyone tired of borrowed gear not returning to where it belongs, these simple location marking stickers serve as the perfect reminder as to where your stuff goes.
If you spend more time untangling your headphones than listening to music—and turn your nose up at clunky wireless solutions—consider these automatic Recoil winders that make the grandiose promise of knot-free cables.
Like earphones, the iPhone's charging cable seems pre-disposed to becoming a knotted tangle of cable whenever it's placed inside a bag. But you can fight back—and save yourself several unpleasant minutes of untangling—with this no frills cable wrap accessory.
We humans are already kind of afraid of robots, so here's a good idea: what if we make them trip balls and hallucinate imaginary people everywhere? Seems like it would drive them to madness and make them turn on us even faster, but researchers at Cornell University's Robot Learning Lab think it will make them better…
It's over. It's time to take all those decorations down and store them. Unless you want to deal with another rat's nest of cables and pile of broken ornaments like you did a few weeks ago, you'll take my advice and get organized.
So you're tired of getting to work each day and having to launch all your apps and websites and arrange everything just so. What if your computer could do it for you. Guess what? It can! Here's how.
From the time you wake up until the time you go to sleep, your email inbox steadily increases in size as bosses, co-workers, friends and spammers hit you up with every query and joke imaginable.
We're "constantly confronting the onslaught of information, and our brains are trying to make patterns out of the randomness," says TIME's Joel Stein. Obsessively tagged MP3s, meticulous photo folders, whitewashed inboxes—are you too struggling to stay digitally neat?