Thursday, 14 January 2010

How do you get organised?

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I've been pondering this question for a little while now and would just love to hear from you. How do you organise all your favourite links and images on your computer? I seem to have lovely pictures saved all over the place and I finding it hard to keep track of where they all came from. I'd love to know if anyone has any tips or wonderful ways of getting one's computer organised.

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Happy Thursday!
Much Love


  1. I think a lot of people save their images on tumblr, I haven't used it so I can't give any first hand useful info - I am helpful like that

  2. i was going to say tumblr too. You can get a little bookmarky thing (i'm fairly sure that's the technical term} that goes on your browser so you can just click and go Share on Tumblr. That worked for me for a while. Save to a folder and rename? At the moment I am trying Evernote, online notetaking system. And because it has an iphone app. I also star things in my google reader.
    {sorry tad long, but I empathise, I have the same problem and always looking for a solution}

  3. hehe mine are saved all over the place aswell!! got your lovely card and letters, a small shipment of letters is into the postal etha towards your new home!
    xx C

  4. I just folder everything in Picasso by date (year, month, day)and caption. Since Picassa is a Google app and so is Blogger, plus all Blogger photos go to a Picassa web album.

    Not too hi-tech. But that's my filing system.


  5. Well... I try to be organised. Not sure if it works entirely. I use firefox and pop folders of like links along my bookmarks toolbar. Every three months or so, I go through them and decide whether or not to keep/delete them... sort of a faves spring clean. Images, I have on flickr & picasa online and iPhoto on my mac. iPhoto is really great at sorting your shots for you, I really recommend the latest version of it for Mac users! Images from other people I save into similar folders on my desktop like my bookmark folders. They also get a clean out regularly! Whew!

  6. Don't ask me. I am the world's worst. My inbox has nearly 6000 emails alone. If you find the secret, please blog a post about it to save me. xx

  7. Sophie, i am absolutely terrible at it! i just bung all my images into one folder... but i do try to save them with their original title and maker, which kinda helps... :)

    but i got fed up trawling through dozens of files, so i too am giving the tumblr thing a go for my very favourite images... ...the nice thing about it so far is that i can save all the relevant links with each pic so i can always find my way back to the original source. oh, and it also lets me add tags to them, so it's going to be a lot easier to search through them all... :)
    the only thing i'm not really sure about is how to find other tumblr blogs, but i don't think that's going to be an issue if i'm only using mine a a gallery tool.

    well, that was quite a long winded version of saying i'm using tumblr wasn't it!?
    have a great day,

  8. I am very sloppy when it comes to computer type things. My desktop is starting to look like a patchwork quilt and I have forgotten what my screen saver image looks like!! My only attempt at some kind of organisation is to pile everything into a folder marked 'cupboard' in a 'to deal with at a later date' kind of way. I'm thinking of creating some new folders named, 'rug' and 'recycling bin'...!

  9. Links to tutorials I save in my bookmarks (boring old IE user here!) but I make new folders for different crafts - so I will have a folder for ME, then sub folders under that for Crochet, Knitting, Sewing, Scrapping, Writing etc. If it gets too much or I decide to use one of the tutorials, I will copy and save to my hard-drive which again is a folder system. Same goes for my folders.

    Mind you - I am the most dis-organised person out. I have photos on three computers that need to be copied to the server eeek!!!

  10. I was totally lost on this until I started using Backpack ( ) and now I just keep that app open and, when I find something I love, be it a photo or link or snippet of text, I add it to my "scrapbook" Backpack page.


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