Tools for staying organized
Stay focused and liven up your workspace with six cool organizational tools.
On the dock
Besides functioning as a portable theater system, digital photo frame and place to Skype, iLuv’s sleek iPhone dock, iMM190, comes with a free downloadable app that transforms it into an alarm clock with customizable displays. $90 at i-luv.com.
No little plans
Tackle one month at a time with the 2011 Color-a-Month Daily Planner Set from Moleskine. The set of 12 (one for each month) comes in a gift box, but the real present is each lightweight journal’s portability. $40 at moleskineus.com.
Here’s a bird that wants its wings clipped! This colorful Magnetic Birdie by See Jane Work chirps when you attach or detach a paper clip to its body. (Fear not: There’s a mute option.) $16 at seejanework.com.
Your secret’s safe
Agile Web Solutions handy iPhone and Mac app, 1Password, stores, encrypts and organizes all of your usernames and passwords, not to mention other private info like bank account numbers and ATM PINs. Better yet, its built-in browser automatically logs you into websites, so you don’t have to waste time racking your brain. $7 for standard version, $15 for Pro version at apple.com/itunes.
The writing on the wall
Used to missing deadlines and appointments? You may be tempted to chalk it up to forgetfulness, but we recommend you write down reminders on these Chalkboard Wall Decals. They’re equally suited for your home office and the fridge. $18 for a pack of three decals (chalk not included) at wallcandyarts.com.
Unplug your phone/iPod/laptop and your desk can quickly become a mess. BlueLounge’s CableDrop clips will keep power and peripheral cords tangle-free so you can get down to business. $10 for a pack of six at @WorkDesign (7500 W Madison St, Forest Park, 708-488-9297, atworkdesign.com).