From the Back Cover
If your hard drive is your outboard brain, you're a lifehacker — someone who loves to tweak your computer for optimum productivity to make it an ally instead of an adversary. Life hacks apply technology creatively, reprogramming your personal workflow to save time and effort. This book serves up 88 of them, outlined step by step and categorized by cost, platform, and level of geekiness. If you're overwired, overwhelmed, or totally tangled in the very technology that is supposed to simplify your life, this book is for you.
A dozen ways to turbocharge your day
- Hack 3: Develop your digital photographic memory
- Hack 8: Permanently block time-wasting Web sites
- Hack 20: Automatically empty your digital junk drawer
- Hack 30: Send and receive money on your cell phone
- Hack 34: Carry your life on a flash drive
- Hack 40: Back up data to your iPod
- Hack 50: Script repetitive e-mail responses
- Hack 56: Securely track your passwords
- Hack 63: Quick-log your work day
- Hack 76: Take your browser configuration with you
- Hack 79: Capture Web clippings with Google Notebook
- Hack 87: Resurrect deleted files
Companion Web site
At http://lifehackerbook.com you'll find updates, links, references, and additional tips and tools for the hacks in the book.
About the Author
is an independent Web programmer and writer whose work has appeared in Wired
magazine, The New York Times
, and Time
magazine. She is the founding editor of Lifehacker.com, a software and productivity Weblog she updates several times daily. A Sun Microsystem–certified Java programmer, Gina builds Web sites and Firefox extensions.