[EN] Word Notebooks: the best notebooks in the world for to-do lists nerds!

09/08/2013

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As I was writing some weeks ago in this post (sorry, it’s in italian), I spend a lot of time every month reading/searching for new tips & tricks about how-to improve my personal productivity. Some of the best tools available are to-do lists, a quite effective way to keep your mind focused on what you have to do and when you have to do it, and to free it up from useless information every time you complete a task: just draw a line over it and begin with the next one. For practical reasons, I always write my to-do lists on paper, but I always felt the need to have them all in one place, and to carry them always with me, so I can take note of the new tasks I would like to do wherever I am.

Thanks to the great blog Lifehacker, I discovered these Word Notebooks, that come bundled with an “unique bullet point system […] to organize your tasks efficiently“. I tried it on my own paper sheets for some weeks and I was really shocked about how efficient and innovative this system is for to-do lists management, so I decided to order a pack of three Word Notebooks (9.99 $ + 10.25 $ for shipping to Sweden), innovation must be rewarded! I got them after just five working days (thank you USPS) and now I’m starting using them.

They are quite well done and pocketable, so I can easily bring them with me together with my smartphone. The Word Notebooks website guys shipped my package one day after the payment (via Paypal), so it’s an excellent service by that point of view, buy with confidence. The shipping cost could be lower and help them spreading more in Europe, but any other cons in my opinion, awesome product 🙂

More pictures after the break 🙂
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[EN] The easiest way ever to download and read manga on the Kindle

01/08/2013

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As I wrote here, I recently bought a Kindle 5 mostly to read manga on it (and some literature books of course, but that’s off topic).

It’s an awesome device, but because of the small screen size, you have to somewhat “adapt” your manga before copying them to your Kindle, in order to maximize the usage of the available screen area and the whole reading experience. Not so long time ago, you had to use tools such as Mangle to remove the extra-borders and the white spaces from the manga after the download, and it was really a painfull and long process to go thru. But nowadays things are better and a lot faster with the fantastic and ultra-easy method I will describe to you 🙂

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