Isn't that what technology was supposed to give us—more time? If your tools and gizmos seem to be consuming your life instead of streamlining it, you need these 100+ shortcuts. Here are updated versions of tried-and-true techniques plus plenty of new tricks that take advantage of smartphone technology and the growing importance of the web. There are tips for everyone—from Windows, Mac, and Linux power users to those less tech-savvy—all designed to put hours back into your life.
A dozen ways to take back time
Hack 7: Future-Proof Your E-mail Address
Hack 12: Instantly Retrieve Files Stored on Your Computer
Hack 24: Design Your Own Planner
Hack 37: Set Up a Ubiquitous Note-Taking Inbox Across Devices
Hack 43: Build a No-Fly Zone
Hack 65: Make Google Search Results Automatically Come to You
Hack 71: Run a Home Web Server
Hack 80: Automate Android Functions with Tasker
Hack 84: Command Your Phone with Your Voice
Hack 93: Extend Your Web Browser
Hack 109: Firewall Your Mac
Hack 110: Speed Up Windows with a Thumb Drive
At www.lifehackerbook.com you'll find hack updates, additional information, and more tips and tricks.
Gina Trapani is the founding editor of Lifehacker.com. Named one of the Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company magazine, today she co-hosts popular web show This Week in Google.
I have been reading the Lifehacker blog and find it both fun and useful, so I bought the (Kindle version) of the book.
I immediately found several useful hacks at the easy level which I already knew about but this book pushed me over the edge into actually using them.
Put your current technology to good use - whether it is a Mac or Windows computer, smartphone, email or working on the Web.
Very nice book but old, they should do a revised and updated version. For example, the book suggests Truecrypt as the best encryption software, but the Truecrypt project is now... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Duccio
Really loved this book. Helpful for people who want to work smarter, faster, and better (just like the title says). I recommend this for anyonePublished 3 months ago by Alex
Lots of helpful, new ideas....just wish the computer world didn't obsolete software and hardware so fast. Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. C.
This book covers a wide variety of productivity tools in a clear way. I discovered so many important ways to make my life easier, more organized and more productive. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Donald Campion
I purchased this book as part of a training course for work. I have used many of the lifehacks in my personal and work life to ensure I'm "working smarter, faster, and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by B. J. Brown
I bought this book a year ago thinking it would bring some new ideas in how to work better and faster, but it was so outdated it did not offer anything new. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Manuel Gonzalez Flor
I love stuff like this... and actually know several people who could use this. I am already doing much of what's recommended so it wasn't as helpful for me as it would be for... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kippy
The most useful book I've found to help guide me through technology, as a somewhat technologically-challenged person. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Alta D.
I have been trying to tame email, paper, calendars, etc. for a long time now. This book gives a lot of great tips and advice about how to take control instead of being controlled... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Durham Reader