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Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better, 3rd Edition

Adam Pash, Gina Trapani
ISBN: 978-1-118-01837-8
Paperback
504 pages
June 2011
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Introduction.

Chapter 1 Control Your Email.

Hack 1: Empty Your Inbox (and Keep It Empty).

Hack 2: Decrease Your Response Time.

Hack 3: Craft Effective Messages.

Hack 4: Highlight Messages Sent Directly to You.

Hack 5: Use Disposable Email Addresses.

Hack 6: Master Message Search.

Hack 7: Future-Proof Your Email Address.

Hack 8: Consolidate Multiple Email Addresses with Gmail.

Hack 9: Script and Automate Repetitive Replies.

Hack 10: Filter Low-Priority Messages.

Chapter 2 Organize Your Data.

Hack 11: Organize Your Documents Folder.

Hack 12: Instantly Retrieve Files Stored on Your Computer.

Hack 13: Overhaul Your Filing Cabinet.

Hack 14: Instantly Recall Any Number of Different Passwords.

Hack 15: Securely Track Your Passwords.

Hack 16: Tag Your Bookmarks.

Hack 17: Organize Your Digital Photos.

Hack 18: Corral Media Across Folders and Drives.

Hack 19: Create Saved Search Folders.

Hack 20: Create a Password-Protected Disk on Your PC.

Hack 21: Create a Password-Protected Disk on Your Mac.

Hack 22: Encrypt Your Entire Windows Operating System.

Hack 23: Set Up 2-Step Verification for Your Google Account.

Hack 24: Design Your Own Planner.

Chapter 3 Trick Yourself into Getting Done.

Hack 25: Make Your To-Do List Doable.

Hack 26: Set Up a Morning Dash.

Hack 27: Map Your Time.

Hack 28: Quick-Log Your Workday.

Hack 29: Dash Through Tasks with a Timer.

Hack 30: Form New Habits with Jerry Seinfeld's Chain.

Hack 31: Control Your Workday.

Hack 32: Turn Tasks into Game Play.

Chapter 4 Clear Your Mind.

Hack 33: Send Reminders to Your Future Self.

Hack 34: Take Great Notes.

Hack 35: Organize Your Life with Remember the Milk.

Hack 36: Organize Your Life in Text Files.

Hack 37: Set Up a Ubiquitous Note-Taking Inbox Across Devices.

Hack 38: Off-Load Your Online Reading to a Distraction-Free Environment.

Chapter 5 Firewall Your Attention.

Hack 39: Limit Visits to Time-Wasting Websites.

Hack 40: Permanently Block Time-Wasting Websites.

Hack 41: Reduce Email Interruptions.

Hack 42: Split Your Work Among Multiple Desktops.

Hack 43: Build a No-Fly Zone.

Hack 44: Set Up Communication Quiet Hours.

Hack 45: Clear Your Desktop.

Hack 46: Make Your House a Usable Home.

Hack 47: Sentence Stuff to Death Row.

Hack 48: Drown Out Distracting Sounds with Pink Noise.

Chapter 6 Streamline Common Tasks.

Hack 49: Search the Web in Three Keystrokes.

Hack 50: Command Your Windows PC from the Keyboard.

Hack 51: Command Your Mac from the Keyboard.

Hack 52: Reduce Repetitive Typing with Texter for Windows.

Hack 53: Reduce Repetitive Typing with TextExpander for Mac.

Hack 54: Automatically Fill in Repetitive Web Forms.

Hack 55: Batch-Resize Photos.

Hack 56: Bypass Free Site Registration with BugMeNot.

Hack 57: Speed Up Web Pages on a Slow Internet Connection.

Hack 58: Securely Save Website Passwords.

Hack 59: Become a Scheduling Black Belt with Google Calendar.

Chapter 7 Automate Repetitive Tasks.

Hack 60: Set Up an Automated, Bulletproof File Back Up Solution.

Hack 61: Automatically Back Up Your Files to an External Hard Drive (Mac).

Hack 62: Automatically Clean Up Your PC.

Hack 63: Automatically Clean Up Your Mac.

Hack 64: Automatically Reboot and Launch Applications.

Hack 65: Make Google Search Results Automatically Come to You.

Hack 66: Automatically Download Music, Movies, and More.

Chapter 8 Get Your Data to Go.

Hack 67: Access Your Most Important Files Anywhere with Dropbox.

Hack 68: Manage Your Documents in a Web-Based Office Suite.

Hack 69: Carry Your Life on a Flash Drive.

Hack 70: Create a Virtual Private Network (VPN) with Hamachi.

Hack 71: Run a Home Web Server.

Hack 72: Run Full-Fledged Webapps from Your Home Computer.

Hack 73: Build Your Personal Wikipedia.

Hack 74: Remotely Control Your Home Computer.

Hack 75: Give Your Home Computer a Web Address.

Hack 76: Optimize Your Laptop.

Chapter 9 Work Smarter on Your Smart Phone.

Hack 77: Speed Up Your Touchscreen Typing.

Hack 78: Break Down the Barrier Between Your Computer and Mobile Phone.

Hack 79: Remote Control Your Computer with Your Phone.

Hack 80: Automate Android Functions with Tasker.

Hack 81: Set Up One Phone Number to Rule Them All.

Hack 82: Augment Reality with Your Phone.

Hack 83: Remember Where You’ve Been Using Location Awareness.

Hack 84: Command Your Phone with Your Voice.

Hack 85: Use Your Camera Phone as a Scanner.

Hack 86: Make Your "Dumbphone" Smarter via Text Message.

Hack 87: Connect Your Computer to the Internet via Mobile Phone by "Tethering".

Hack 88: Develop Your (Digital) Photographic Memory.

Hack 89: Send and Receive Money on Your Mobile Phone with PayPal.

Chapter 10 Master the Web.

Hack 90: Google Like a Pro.

Hack 91: Subscribe to Websites with RSS.

Hack 92: Quickly Search Within Specific Websites from the Address Bar.

Hack 93: Extend Your Web Browser.

Hack 94: Supercharge Your Firefox Downloads with DownThemAll!

Hack 95: Get 10 Useful Bookmarklets.

Hack 96: Find Reusable Media Online.

Hack 97: Get Your Data on a Map.

Hack 98: Set Multiple Sites as Your Home Page.

Hack 99: Access Unavailable Websites via Google.

Hack 100: Have a Say in What Google Says About You.

Hack 101: Clear Your Web Browsing Tracks.

Chapter 11 Hone Your Computer Survival Skills.

Hack 102: Rescue Your PC from Malware.

Hack 103: Protect Your PC from Malware.

Hack 104: Clean Up Your Startup.

Hack 105: Undo System Configuration Changes.

Hack 106: Truly Delete Data from Your Hard Drive.

Hack 107: Compare and Merge Files and Folders with WinMerge.

Hack 108: Firewall Your Windows PC.

Hack 109: Firewall Your Mac.

Hack 110: Speed Up Windows with a Thumb Drive.

Hack 111: Free Up Hard-Drive Space.

Hack 112: Resurrect Deleted Files.

Hack 113: Hot Image Your PC for Instant Restoration.

Hack 114: Hot Image Your Mac for Instant Restoration.

Hack 115: Recover Files from an Unbootable PC.

Chapter 12 Manage Multiple Computers.

Hack 116: Share Windows Files.

Hack 117: Share Mac Files.

Hack 118: Keep Your Web Browser in Sync Across Computers.

Hack 119: Share a Single Printer Between Computers.

Hack 120: Optimize Your Dual Monitors.

Hack 121: Control Multiple Computers with a Single Keyboard and Mouse.

Index.

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