Author: The Deletist

Selecting an App

Every time I find myself spending too much time, or taking too many steps, to accomplish one thing, I think to myself, “there must be an app for that.”  And then I pick one that looks good.  Too often I’m…

Silly Scraps: The Digital Edition

Last week one of my readers posted an insightful comment, reminding me of some terrific technology solutions for dealing with silly scraps of paper. The first option is to avoid getting the paper by receiving things electronically instead.  Many companies now have…

Silly Scraps of Paper

I’ve been trying hard to become more electronic in my daily interactions and transactions, but at the end of the day I still seem to have loads of paper in my pockets and wallet.  I’ve tried to set up some…

Document Naming Tips

Overt time I’ve realized the importance of using standardized naming conventions for documents and folders.  Essentially, “standardized naming conventions” means using a set of rules to create names so they remain consistent and meaningful over time. It sounds like basic and easy…

Dealing with Digital Photos

Some years ago I designated iPhotos as my master digital photo repository. iPhoto was the photo app that came with my MacBook Pro. As a first step, I had to understand how the app worked so that I could organize…