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for: ‘LightArrow’

A Super App that Shines on the Dock

When we set out to build Life­Topix, we were not try­ing to build yet another task app. Or list app. Or notes app. Or shop­ping app. There are lots of those. Some of them are very, very good. A huge num­ber of peo­ple find those apps suf­fi­cient for their needs, and many are in fact …

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Can Your Cute Little List App Do This?

Lists are easy. But man­ag­ing a real life project using a list or notes app is like show­ing up to per­form at a jazz fes­ti­val with a rub­ber band. Let’s take a typ­i­cal kitchen ren­o­va­tion project. From the main contractor’s per­spec­tive: There are ini­tial client meet­ings, plan­ning, quotes, bud­get, and a state­ment of work. Major parts of …

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A Sneak Peek at LifeTopix 5.0

Team LightAr­row is very excited about some of the improve­ments we are mak­ing in the 5.0 update (free for all exist­ing users) of Life­Topix. It’s already been sub­mit­ted to the app store for review, and we are keep­ing our fin­gers crossed that it’ll be avail­able to our users in the next few days. First of all: …

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Being A Successful Weekend Warrior

The “9-to-5 job” has pretty much gone the way of the dinosaur. Now, the demands of a career often require work­ing more than just 8 hours a day. And if you are a par­ent, it gets even tougher to jug­gle all the neces­si­ties dur­ing the work week — jobs, day­care, school­ing, shop­ping, doc­tors vis­its, after school …

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5 Great Blogs for Personal Productivity

It might sur­prise you how many results you get if you plug “pro­duc­tiv­ity blog” into any search engine. Or maybe it wouldn’t sur­prise you since — if you’re read­ing this, it’s clearly an area of inter­est for you so why wouldn’t it be of inter­est to lots of other folks as well? To help you wade …

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10 things to do to get ready for 2012

This time of the year, it’s easy to get lost in the hus­tle and bus­tle of the sea­son. Last minute shop­ping to fin­ish out your gift list and get­ting ready for the hol­i­days take almost all your energy and atten­tion. But this is the best time to make sure that you take care of several …

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How I am Getting Things Done with LifeTopix

When I first heard about Get­tings Things Done® (a.k.a., GTD® – the orga­ni­za­tional method devised by David Allen), I knew it was some­thing in which I would be inter­ested. I have a lot going on in my life so I’m always on the look­out for any­thing that can help me be more effi­cient and effec­tive. Not …

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The power of location awareness from your device

Some peo­ple long for the good old days. They fondly remem­ber the time when air travel didn’t involve long lines at secu­rity, or back when they didn’t have to lock their front doors. Those are the kinds of folks who read Beloit College’s annual mind­set list every year and focus on that sink­ing feel­ing it cre­ates when …

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Good companies versus great companies

What is a “good com­pany”? Nat­u­rally, the answer depends on who is ask­ing the ques­tion. A stock­holder will say it’s a com­pany whose share price appre­ci­ates. A part­ner will say it’s a com­pany that is easy to work with and con­sid­ers its partner’s inter­ests as much as its own. A ven­dor will say it’s a company …

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Cloud in Your Pocket

The iPhone turned things upside down. Overnight, we found our­selves in a world where we could go for longer peri­ods of time with­out need­ing a real com­puter. Just like the Black­berry had rede­fined email on the go, the iPhone rede­fined what’s pos­si­ble on a phone. Quickly, other phones fol­lowed Apple’s lead in this ambi­tious effort. …

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