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Last Updated on January 3, 2018

The 50 Best Desktop Wallpapers for 2013

The 50 Best Desktop Wallpapers for 2013

With 2013 introduced in a joyous fashion, we are also enjoying a lot of the tech that we may have gotten from the holidays. After you’ve learned some of the basics, you may be comfortable enough with your computers and laptops to make them more personal and customized, and a great way to start is by using a background you like. If you are looking to do this, dissatisfied with the wallpaper your computer has provided but unsure where to start, no problem—here on Lifehack, we have 50 ways to help you out. Below are 50 different desktop wallpaper designs for you to choose from. It is recommended that you click the link with the wallpaper’s name to get the wallpaper with the correct resolution for your desktop.

Nature_1

    Small Lake in SwitzerlandInterfaceLIFT

    Nature_2

      ForestDeviantart

      Nature_3

        BarmseeInterfaceLIFT

        Nature_4

          Vintage BridgeWallpaperWeb

          Nature_5

            The Road to NowhereInterfaceLIFT

            Nature_6

              Winter SunInterfaceLIFT

              Nature_7

                Burning AutumnInterfaceLIFT

                Nature_8

                  Stand AloneInterfaceLIFT

                  Nature_9

                    The Colors of AutumnInterfaceLIFT

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                    Nature_10

                      Blue MomentInterfaceLIFT

                      Simple

                      simple_1

                        Geometric ColorsJan Klever

                        wallpaper-2599540

                          Science Naturewallbase.cc

                          simple_3

                            Ton – João Colombo

                            Equirectangulat Panorama in HDR from 31 HDR images [93 Single Raw Shots]

                              Water architecture – wallbase.cc

                              simple_5

                                BeachDeniz Tekkul

                                wallpaper-2592326

                                  Water and cloud – wallbase.cc

                                  simple_7

                                    BubblesSayuri

                                    wallpaper-44029

                                      Outer Space – wallbase.cc

                                      simple_9

                                        AquawaveVladStudio

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                                        techfocused_1

                                          I Love iPod100wishforyou 

                                          03182_morningdewdrops_1280x720

                                            Morning Dewdrops – Interfacelift

                                            apple pie

                                              Apple WallpaperDesktop Nexus

                                              amazon co zip

                                                For you – Desktop Nexus

                                                1318417-1920x1080-[DesktopNexus.com]

                                                  Chicago Harbor Lighthouse – Desktop Nexus

                                                  1330616-1920x1080-[DesktopNexus.com]

                                                    Romantic Moon – Desktop Nexus

                                                    1330880-1920x1080-[DesktopNexus.com]

                                                      Winter’s Reflection – Desktop Nexus

                                                      1279648-1920x1080-[DesktopNexus.com]

                                                        Android-Robots – Desktop Nexus

                                                        Mac

                                                          MacShammer

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                                                            Balloon Over A Cornfield – InterfaceLIFT

                                                            apple wallpaper

                                                              Apple Logo TilesHeIsCoolMG

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                                                              whimsical_1

                                                                Father and SonVladstudio

                                                                whimsical_2

                                                                  Higgs Boson – Vladstudio

                                                                  whimsical_3

                                                                    Nature Never Go’s Out of StyleNiklas Lundberg and Ehren Kallman

                                                                    whimsical_4

                                                                      Robots in Love – Vladstudio

                                                                      whimsical_5

                                                                        Internet Cafe – Vladstudio

                                                                        whimsical_6

                                                                          Little WorldHeiko Klug

                                                                          whimsical_7

                                                                            Inside Rainbow – Vladstudio

                                                                            vladstudio_quiet_song_fragment_1280x960_signed

                                                                              A Quiet Song (Fragment) – Vladstudio

                                                                              whimsical_9

                                                                                Dream Service Providers – Vladstudio

                                                                                whimsical_10

                                                                                  Hug Me!Uburoi

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                                                                                  Artistic_1

                                                                                    SandalVladstudio

                                                                                    Artistic_2

                                                                                      Rich Soil 2+ekud

                                                                                      vladstudio_moai_1280x960_signed

                                                                                        The Solved Mystery of Moai Statues – Vladstudio

                                                                                        Artistic_4

                                                                                          Where Miles Are BornVladstudio

                                                                                          Artistic_5

                                                                                            FlowersGran-angular

                                                                                            Artistic_6

                                                                                              Tower Bridge~phyzer

                                                                                              Artistic_7

                                                                                                The Spectrum of the SkyDominic Kamp

                                                                                                Artistic_8

                                                                                                  Mac Rainbow WallpaperYouWall

                                                                                                  Artistic_9

                                                                                                    Old School MacintoshWallpaper4Me

                                                                                                    Artistic_10

                                                                                                      Artistic NatureBob Wama

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                                                                                                      Published on October 9, 2018

                                                                                                      Evernote vs OneNote: Which Improves Your Productivity Better?

                                                                                                      Evernote vs OneNote: Which Improves Your Productivity Better?

                                                                                                      Note-taking is useful in helping improve your memory and increase your productivity at work. By writing down notes, you have something tangible you can refer back to, remember what needs to be done, and regain control of your work throughout the day.

                                                                                                      There are thousands of different note-taking apps you can use on your desktop or mobile device. The two most popular are Evernote and Microsoft OneNote because they are incredibly efficient and effective that each has a following of extremely loyal users and advocates.

                                                                                                      So if it comes to Evernote vs OneNote, how do they improve productivity?

                                                                                                      An overview of Evernote and OneNote

                                                                                                      First, an introduction to the two platforms. Evernote is an app that lets you store content, take down notes, write lists, and organize all of them. While these are stored in Notebooks, the whole concept behind this productivity app is more like a Universal Inbox where you can save everything you’ve collected so you can quickly find it when you need them through the use of tags.

                                                                                                      Microsoft’s OneNote, on the other hand, works very much like a digital version of the notebooks you used to carry around in school. Aside from storing all your notes and different types of content you’ve collected, you can also organize them into sections, pages, and containers.

                                                                                                      Each of these apps offers their users a host of features to help them improve their productivity and memory. Also, because no app is perfect, each also has their strengths and limitations.

                                                                                                      To get a better idea of which app will be your best choice, we’ll be comparing the two based on three key features most used by their users: collecting information, note-taking, and mobility.

                                                                                                      Collecting information

                                                                                                      Both the OneNote and Evernote come with their own web clipper extension that allows you to quickly collect and store information from different websites as you find them.

                                                                                                      Both give you the option to choose whether you’d like to save the entire web page as is, a simplified version without the ads, or just a section of the page. You can also add some notes before saving them to make it easier for you to remember why you “clipped” that particular resource.

                                                                                                      Since OneNote gives you more structure to organize your content, its web clipper allows you to choose not just which notebook to save the details, but also what section within the notebook.

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                                                                                                        Source: OneNote.com

                                                                                                        Evernote gives you the option to add tags to your web clippings before you save it, so it’s easier for you to search for it later.

                                                                                                        Premium users get access to Evernote’s Related Results feature located in its Options section. When you search on Google, Evernote will launch a secondary search that will show all the notes related to the keyword you used in searching for information.

                                                                                                          Source: Zapier.com

                                                                                                          This feature, according to Jeremy Skillings, President of Youcanbefound.com, is beneficial because it lets you know what information you already have stored in your notes.

                                                                                                          “In some cases whenever I do my research, I find out through this feature that I already have the exact information I need stored in my Evernote account. That alone cuts back a significant amount of the time I spend on projects.”

                                                                                                          Note-taking

                                                                                                          Both of these productivity apps allow you to create and format your notes to create rich documents. Among these features include changing the font size and color, adding tables, and inserting media files.

                                                                                                          Evernote’s note-taking features are very similar to a Word document in that it’s very structured concerning how you input your notes.

                                                                                                            Professionals who need to be able to build and access well-structured docs in the field make up much of Evernote’s loyal fanbase. One such 2-year user in the real estate field, Anthony Gilbert of RealFX.com, liked the formatting options, but admitted that there were still some downsides to the rigidly formatted approach.

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                                                                                                            While he enjoyed the features, his personal experience with using it in the field revealed that the formatting features,“mean that if you need to change parts of your notes around, it can get tedious”. He continued, “the formatting features are quite finicky, so you may need a bit of patience to get the end results you are looking for.”

                                                                                                            Professionals who need to be able to build and access well-structured docs in the field make up much of Evernote’s loyal fanbase. One such 2-year user in the real estate field, Anthony Gilbertof RealFX.com, liked the formatting options, but admitted that there were still some downsides to the rigidly formatted approach.

                                                                                                            Structuring your notes properly from the get-go can have an effect on your productivity. A blank slate can sometimes be puzzling. Evernote allows the ability to use battle-tested templates and workflows that save you time. They can provide inspiration and structure on what’s possible.

                                                                                                            On the other hand, OneNote gives its users more versatility and flexibility in the way notes are created. You can click at any area of the page and begin typing. If you need to move things around, you can drag and drop sections of your notes to the right place.

                                                                                                            On the other hand, OneNote gives its users more versatility and flexibility in the way you create your notes. You can click at any area of the page and begin typing. If you need to move things around, you can drag and drop sections of your notes to the right place.

                                                                                                              Source: Lifehacker

                                                                                                              Also, it gives you the option to create Templates that you can use to layout your page properly, so all you’ll need to do is to fill in the information.

                                                                                                                Source: MakeUseOf

                                                                                                                This is a particularly handy feature that stood out to many of the people who shared their love of OneNote with me. Steve Lionais, longtime user and Co-Founder & CEO of Dr-Bill.ca, claims that this feature helped him build his business by affecting his memory in a powerful and helpful way.

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                                                                                                                “This [feature] is what makes OneNote great memory retention app,” he said of the templates. “I find that I remember things more when they are arranged in a certain way. OneNote allowed me to do that for my meeting and presentation notes, so I don’t have to spend a lot of time trying to find the next point!”

                                                                                                                However, what really makes OneNote the winner of this round is its ability to allow you to embed media files from other sources like Youtube. In addition to including the link, OneNote launches a media player, allowing you to watch the video or listen to the audio file directly from the page where you saved it.

                                                                                                                  Source: Windows Central

                                                                                                                  Mobility

                                                                                                                  Evernote and OneNote can be used both on desktops and mobile devices. At the same time, they provide their users with the ability to sync the content from one device to the other.

                                                                                                                  Judging which of the two productivity apps is best here is quite tricky because it greatly depends on several factors. One of these is the operating software you use.

                                                                                                                  Many of the power users we asked were using iOS, and that put some points toward Evernote. Greg Reese of AmeriEstate.com found himself frequently using the built-in camera option (and other iOS integrations) to manage his daily duties as President.

                                                                                                                    Evernote’s camera also integrates with Post-It, Moleskin notebook pages, and business cards. When you take a photo of any of these, the camera will capture the information and format this for Evernote so that it’s quick to find it when you search.

                                                                                                                    OneNote, on the other hand, dominates the Android environment. In addition to the app, Android users will also find a OneNote floating badge on the side of the home screen. So you can take notes on the go very quickly.

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                                                                                                                      Source: MS Power User

                                                                                                                      Another factor to consider is the cloud storage you use. For you to sync OneNote across different devices, you’ll need to first set up an account with OneDrive, which is Microsoft’s cloud storage service.

                                                                                                                      “This is something that Evernote users like me don’t have to worry about,” according to Matt Willens, Head Attorney for Willens Law Offices. “Whether you use a free account or one of their paid plans, you can immediately sync your devices without having to get a separate cloud storage account.”

                                                                                                                      The drawback here is the amount of storage and number of devices that you can sync. Free users are only given 60MB of storage space and can sync up to two devices. If you need more storage space, you’ll have to get the paid plans.

                                                                                                                      Which app is better for improving memory and productivity?

                                                                                                                      The honest—and most straightforward—answer is:

                                                                                                                      It depends on you.

                                                                                                                      While Evernote and OneNote have their strengths and weaknesses, how well it will help improve productivity and memory greatly depends on what works best for you.

                                                                                                                      If you find that you’re able to work best and remember things more using visual cues, OneNote will be the best productivity app to use. However, if you consider the speed and ease of finding the information you need as your top priority, Evernote will be your best option.

                                                                                                                      Since both productivity apps have free versions, you can give both a try and see where you’re most comfortable. In the end, the right productivity app to use is one that complements the way you work and do things rather than dictating to you how you should get them done.

                                                                                                                      Featured photo credit: Yura Fresh via unsplash.com

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