Zenhabits: How to Get Things Done on Your Mac

Being productive on a Macintosh consists of exploiting Mac OS X to the fullest, but also entails some universal concepts that allow one to better exploit any computer system, according to Leo Babauta at his Website, Zenhabits.

The free article was originally published at MacForat Magazine and covers the following topics that will help creative types, not especially known for their organizational skills:

  1. How to clear your Mac desktop.
  2. How to create a minimalist working environment.
  3. Why Spotlight makes filing unnecessary.
  4. How to use utilities such as Quicksilver, Mail Act-on, and others to be productive.
  5. How to make quick decisions.
  6. How to clear your mind so you can focus on the task at hand.
  7. Why single-tasking is better than multi-tasking.

While some of the suggestions may seem basic, many may not be practiced on a regular basis. The article has something for everyone, especially those whoive never used the "touch a piece of paper only once" rule.