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Lifehack Deal: 9 Elite Apps that Will Make Your Mac Unstoppable

Lifehack Deal: 9 Elite Apps that Will Make Your Mac Unstoppable

Lifehack Deals presents – 9 Elite Apps that will make your Mac unstoppable.

It’s on sale for a limited time only, so get it quick!

TechTool Pro 6

Perform Complete Diagnostics Checks on Your Mac

TechTool Pro 6

    Highlights

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    • One-click diagnostics that scans critical CPU, memory, and hardware to identify problems
    • Helps prevent costly machine repairs
    • Tests & rebuilds damaged directories on corrupted hard drives
    • Recovers lost data from corrupted drives or volumes

    Path Finder 6

    Access & Manage Your Files Quick As Lightning

    path finder

      Highlights

      • Easily and quickly access any files at any time
      • Dozens of useful features that help improve your productivity
      • Extreme customization allows you to hunt down specific information when you need it
      • Designed to work with a variety of different workflows

      TextExpander 4

      Type More with Less Effort

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        Highlights
        • The ultimate typing shortcut utility that will save you time and effort
        • Automatically fix the typos you make the most
        • Create custom keyboard shortcuts to avoid typing the same thing over and over
        • Winner of the 2010 Macworld Editors’ Choice Award

        MacHider

        The Cutting Edge Solution to Hiding Your Private Data

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          Highlights

          • Hide your confidential information from unwanted eyes
          • Simple interface allows for easy and powerful use
          • Protect certain folders and files with one click
          • Organize all your private files and folders for easy access

          Dropzone 2

          Easily & Quickly Get Things Done on Your Mac

          dropzone

            Highlights

            • Quickly launch applications, open files, and upload content to your Mac
            • Use Amazon S3 to create your own personal cloud sharing solution
            • Snap and share quick screenshots with anyone

            AirServer

            Flawlessly Stream Content From Your iOS Devices to Your Mac via AirPlay

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              Highlights

              • Stream everything from your iOS devices to your Mac
              • Intuitive and easy-to-use interface
              • Makes streaming and sharing content fun
              • Enhanced for iOS 6 so now you can stream content in full 1080p HD

              CameraBag 2

              Desktop Photo Editing Redefined

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                Highlights

                • A powerfully beautiful photo app that brings a new approach to editing you pictures
                • A revolutionary photo app
                • 100+ fully-adjustable filers
                • 25+ professional controls

                MacPilot 5

                Simply Perform Maintenance to Improve your Mac’s Performance

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                macpilot 5

                  Highlights

                  • Simply perform maintenance to improve your Mac’s performance
                  • Unlock hidden features in Mac OS X to make it even more powerful
                  • Over 1,000 amazing features

                  IPNetMonitorX

                  A Troubleshooting Toolkit for Debugging Internet Service Problems

                  IPNetMonitorX

                    Highlights

                    • The ultimate network troubleshooting software for your Mac
                    • 23 intuitive features to detect and solve system functions
                    • Clean user interface with deep OS X knowledge to provide essential problem solving details

                    Get The Mac Essential Bundle For $49.99 (Original Retail Value $310.00)

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                    Last Updated on February 15, 2019

                    7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                    7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                    Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                    Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                    Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                    So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                    Joe’s Goals

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                      Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                      Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                      Daytum

                        Daytum

                        is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                        Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                        Excel or Numbers

                          If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                          What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                          Evernote

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                            I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                            Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                            Access or Bento

                              If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                              Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                              You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                              Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                              All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                              Conclusion

                              I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                              What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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