Jan 23 2009
Merlin’s First Desktop Tour from Merlin Mann on VimeoMy hunch is that the people who devote most of their time to productivity are the ones for whom the act is a constant battle. These are the people who have high demands on their time but have the most trouble staying on task and “getting things done.” I think this may be true of productivity guru Merlin Mann of 43 Folders fame. And it is because of this that I think Merlin is so effective: he’s not an authority on which productivity methods work because the processes comes easy to him, but because they do not. It’s as if, if Merlin can use this method/gadget/application and be more focused, it should work for everyone.
So, when I found that 43 Folders had posted Merlin’s First Desktop Tour, I was hooked. In the video, he goes icon by icon and explains what each application or menu item does and why it’s great.
After watching the tour, I’ve committed myself to looking in to BusySync and FuzzyClock, but I’d like to offer an alternative to Spirited Away in the form of Desktopple Pro which has all of its functions and then some.[ Via Lifehacker ]