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.
It might not seem like mission-critical equipment, but there are times when owning a label maker can really come in handy, and you can buy a really good one right now for just $19.
Internal emails from the company you work for can be crucially important or a complete irrelevance—either way, being able to spot these company messages at a glance in your inbox can make a big difference to your email productivity. Here’s how to quickly set up a filter in three of the most popular desktop clients.
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?
Nothing’s more heartbreaking than when one of your favorite services—one you rely on every day—announces it’s shutting down. It’s a pain, but you don’t have to just accept it. Here’s how you can find a replacement that doesn’t suck.
Update: Amazon seems to have sold out, but occasionally with this product they'll come back in stock after a few hours. Keep checking back!
It might not be mission-critical equipment for your home, but a good label maker is a nice gadget to keep around, and Amazon's top seller is only $10 today.
Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, whether you're organizing work projects, family chores, travel plans, or just about anything else. Here are some ways to put Trello to use for managing your entire 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.
When was the last time you looked at your Facebook feed and actually liked everything you saw? For all of Facebook's fancy algorithms, it can never create the perfect feed for you. Here's how to declutter that feed once and for all and only see the stuff you care about.
Facebook has an awful lot of noise, especially if you're "friends" with people you don't really care about. If you want to clean up your News Feed, Facebook actually has a handy tool to help you do just that.
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.