I'm a sucker for books about organizing, and I ran across this while reading this month's PC Magazine. It turned out to be a really helpful book on how to organize the digital side of things (okay, that's pretty obvious from the title, right?). But seriously, I took away a lot of useful information from it, but there were two big changes I made as a result of it:
- I cleaned up my backups by deleting the routine iPad backups to iCloud – in most cases I didn't need them; and started organizing my overall online backup system; and
- I organized my photos (mostly on a going-forward basis, as she recommends), including coming up with a weekly task to save photos from the camera, iPad and phone into Dropbox. From there they are saved into the 2014 photo folder on iDrive – and the unnecessary copies deleted from the devices. I am gradually cleaning up the various older photo locations on the computer so that I can find everything.
There's also a lot about smartphones, music, e-mails, passwords, etc., but these were the main things I got from it.