I solved the snooze button issue awhile back, and the system I use has proven to be pretty dang pain free. I have my alarm set up on my desk, which is several feet away from my bed. When it goes off, I get out of bed to turn it off, throw my day clothes on right away, and I'm awake. I'm at a point now where my body… » 3/14/14 9:52pm 3/14/14 9:52pm

One Notebook or Many Notebooks?

With our incredibly complex brains comes the need for most of us to organize that madhouse bank of thoughts into referable text. There are countless systems to keep track of everything: any number of different analogue notebooks and note-taking systems, analogue planners, digital calendars, to-do list systems,… » 2/08/14 4:39am 2/08/14 4:39am

How do people keep up with personal finance apps like YNAB that require you to input & track every single transaction you make and don't sync with your bank? It seems like the biggest hassle, not to mention the constant possibility of error or unknown transactions, which requires even more hassle of constantly… » 1/06/14 7:44pm 1/06/14 7:44pm

This one's a pretty general annoyance, but after using both an iPhone 5 and various competitor Android phones, my biggest Android annoyance is how un-smooth the operating system is. Even though it's more versatile than iOS, it can't hold a candle to the fluidity of iOS. Swipes are delayed, nothing is quite as… » 12/19/13 12:50pm 12/19/13 12:50pm

I'm looking for a way to automate a space heater in my room to turn on at a scheduled time every morning (about 15-30 minutes before I wake up). Anyone have any idea how to do this? The only thing I can find remotely similar to this idea are space heaters with timers on them or power switchers with timers that turn… » 10/14/13 1:53pm 10/14/13 1:53pm

Does anyone know how to utilize the assigned shortcut in another program? I use Apple+Spacebar to trigger Quicksilver, but I also need that key command for Pro Tools. Is there any way to set it so function+Apple+Spacebar will trigger the "normal" use of that key command? Or is there another workaround? » 10/03/13 12:02pm 10/03/13 12:02pm

Why Evernote Isn't as Streamlined as It's Made Out to Be

Evernote is highly acclaimed here at Lifehacker, and I will admit, it's for good reason. It is a versatile program with a lot of useful features. However, after leaving and coming back to it (to give Whitson's suggestion a try), I've started realizing the reasons why I really don't like the program and why I… » 9/24/13 2:17am 9/24/13 2:17am