Awesome Links #29: New Year, OS X Desktop, ChromeMarks

Our first Awesome Links of 2011 offers some reflections on the year gone by, setting yourself up for the year ahead and tools to help you get more productive with your mobile and desktop devices.

21 Excellent Tips For an Amazing & Productive New Year
Written by yours truly, this post at the Dumb Little Man blog offers some useful tips for having a productive 2011. The tips are diverse and cover a number of different areas like health, computers, internet, finance and more.

ChromeMarks Syncs Chrome Bookmarks with Android
Here’s a great find by Lifehacker that could help people whose primary phone is Android-based and main browser is Chrome. Not having access to your browser bookmarks on your phone sucks. This Android app called ChromeMarks can help you get rid of that annoyance by synchronizing bookmarks between your browser and phone.

The Essential Zen Habits of 2010
Zen Habits is one of the few blogs that immediately comes to mind when we talk about productivity and leading a simple and minimalistic life. Here’s a roundup of the site’s posts in 2010; it is an essential read for us productivity enthusiasts. Do check it out.

Last Minute Tax Steps for 2010
Our sister site FreelanceSwitch has a nice post for freelancers and self-employed folks on how to make sure that they close the books properly for last year and save on taxes. 2010 has just passed by and it’s possible that many of you are still finalizing your accounts — just like myself. Hopefully this post will make that process easier.

Supercharge your OS X Desktop: Wallpaper, Icons, & Other Hacks (Windows tricks included)
And finally, if you are a Mac user and feel that you can optimize your desktop for better productivity, this post at the Guiding Tech blog will help you out. The post talks about some cool software that can spruce up your desktop, and help you get things done quickly and efficiently. The article includes links to corresponding tips for Windows users, too.

Abhijeet Mukherjee is the editor of Guiding Tech, a blog that publishes in-depth articles and tutorials on all things tech, including mobile news and tutorials. He's been into web working since 2008 and continues to enjoy each day of it. He loves to interact with people so hit him up on Twitter.


  1. Jared Holland on the 2nd January

    Great list of articles to check out there. Thanks for the links.

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