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This book isn't a computer user manual, and it isn't a productivity system. It's a mashup of both. It's where you learn to practice big-picture productivity methods on your very own computer desktop. Whether you're a Mac or Windows user, know only enough to get by or are the family tech support geek, there are tricks here for you. Whether or not you've been turbocharging your day with the tips from Gina's first Lifehacker book, you'll feast on this buffet of new shortcuts to make technology your ally instead of your adversary.
A dozen ways to upgrade your life:
Companion Web site
At http://lifehackerbook.com you'll find hack updates, additional information, and more tips and tricks.
Would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get things organized and streamlined as a good starting point.
I enjoyed reading it and will probably go through it again soon to make sure I've implemented any hacks that can make my life easier - I'm sure I missed a few.
Master The Web also had some cool tricks, like having multiple home pages in Firefox and using Google Notebook for web clippings.
This will help as I start a new job. Great tricks and tips for managing everyday life. Everything from your inbox to your music.Published on August 6, 2011 by C. Prevatte
Gina Tapani and her team really know their stuff. This do-able list of Hacks really demonstrates the hidden power of fine tuning applications and systems. Read morePublished on October 2, 2010 by Santos Garcia, Jr.
An unavoidable problem with writing any tech book is how quickly they get outdated, and this book is no exception. Read morePublished on July 13, 2010 by Matt Brown
This book is packed with tons of great ideas and tricks to get more done and understand why you own a computer, which sometimes is hard to answer. I highly recommend it.Published on February 6, 2010 by Kevin B.
This book is about what Gina told in an [...] blog, the three things she would teach in a Lifehacker MBA course would be:
- how to install a personal organization system,... Read more
I was a big fan of the first edition of Gina's LifeHacker. "Upgrade Your Life" is the expanded, revised, resized and renamed Second Edition, which should make it more accessible... Read morePublished on June 3, 2009 by Jim Wright
better off as an article . the point is well made but the book is often redundant .Published on May 16, 2009 by Murry Zborowski
Excellent book. Upgrade Your Life contains an abundance of sensible tips and tricks for anyone who uses a computer on a regular basis and would like to be more efficient. Read morePublished on March 24, 2009 by Amazon Customer
This lifehacker book has some great ideas to simplify and to just do things better. I found many helpful ideas in this book and I will recommend some others to you. Read morePublished on March 8, 2009 by Professor H