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Holiday Travel Tips from LightArrow

We know that trav­el­ing dur­ing the hol­i­days can be stress­ful and dif­fi­cult so we put together this short guide with some help­ful tips for sur­viv­ing the travel sea­son through bet­ter orga­niz­ing. Keep in mind that travel is unpre­dictable. Keep back­ups of travel docs, alter­nate routes, and backup plans for those unex­pected times. Pack­ing stress relief items …

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Five Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Build Good Habits

Quotes sim­ply inspire us. When we’re feel­ing down or unmo­ti­vated, they can reflect what we’re feel­ing inside and lift us up when we need it. If we’re unen­thu­si­as­tic or we’ve lost inspi­ra­tion, a thought­ful quote can moti­vate us because we relate to it — espe­cially when it’s expressed in a poetic way by a knowledgable …

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Holiday Shopping Made Easy with LightArrow Mobile Apps

It’s nearly impos­si­ble to believe that the hol­i­days are just around the cor­ner. In fact, the shop­ping sea­son is even shorter this year because Thanks­giv­ing falls later than usual. This week­end is a won­der­ful time to start com­pil­ing your hol­i­day shop­ping lists. Retail­ers are gear­ing up for Black Fri­day, and the early shop­pers are posed …

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Best Practices for Getting Things Done — Doing Phase

Life­Topix and My.Agenda are per­sonal orga­ni­za­tion apps for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Both apps are espe­cially use­ful for those who uti­lize David Allen’s Get­ting Things Done® (GTD) method. The GTD method is an excel­lent method for orga­niz­ing your sched­ule and get­ting things done for both life and busi­ness. At LightAr­row, we’re con­stantly incor­po­rat­ing fea­tures that …

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What’s Happened to Customer Support in the Age of Apps?

In the age of mobile apps, many of us are accus­tomed to the indis­putable real­ity that cus­tomer ser­vice is more or less non-existent. For those who have “grown up” with desk­top and web-based soft­ware, this new par­a­digm is unfa­mil­iar and frus­trat­ing. When we pur­chase any prod­uct, we expect a cer­tain level of sup­port from the …

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Not Crazy About the New iOS 7 Calendar App? Here’s the Answer.

You’ve updated to iOS 7 and you’ve noticed the new, beau­ti­ful min­i­mal­ist design and the lack of skeuo­mor­phism, which is a fancy word for faux stitch­ing, wood pan­els, and leather. Essen­tially, the metaphors of the real world have van­ished and are replaced with a more mod­ern, flat design. It makes me think of upgrad­ing the …

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Best Practices for Getting Things Done — Weekly Review

Life­Topix and My.Agenda are per­sonal orga­ni­za­tion apps for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Both apps are espe­cially use­ful for those who uti­lize David Allen’s Get­ting Things Done® (GTD) method. The GTD method is an excel­lent method for orga­niz­ing your life and get­ting things done for both life and busi­ness. We’re con­stantly incor­po­rat­ing fea­tures that are useful …

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Eight Surefire Methods to Increase Your Productivity

How often do you com­plain that there’s not enough hours in the day to get the things done that you want to do? Do you feel like it’s con­stantly “crunch time” and the result is over­whelm­ing stress? Take note of the fol­low­ing strate­gies to improve your per­for­mance and effi­ciency, which will lead you to a …

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Guide to Using LifeTopix as a Quantified Self Tool

The Quan­ti­fied Self is a move­ment that advo­cates mea­sur­ing aspects of your daily life such as calo­ries, blood pres­sure, exer­cise, diet, heart rate, and other met­rics. The pur­pose of mea­sur­ing these aspects of your life is to gain knowl­edge about your­self, which can lead to insights for improv­ing your health and hap­pi­ness and for reaching …

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LightArrow Partners With Box to Turbocharge Your Personal Organization and Business Productivity

Orga­niz­ing your life and busi­ness can be dif­fi­cult, espe­cially when there’s so many appoint­ments, events, meet­ings, and projects that you’re jug­gling. And as a mat­ter of course, you have sup­port­ing doc­u­ments for many of your projects and meet­ings, and it’s always dif­fi­cult to find those doc­u­ments when you need them. You can print them and …

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