While doing some research for something else, I came across two ways to speed up shoe-horning information into your Backpack pages.
Backpack is an online PIM (Personal Information Manager) from the 37signals stable. (“A cool organizational tool. How very cool”, David Pogue says).
Of course, you can email stuff to your pages using the unique email address that belongs to each page. But sometimes even that is not the most efficient way.
The Backpack widget offers you a quick way to view your reminders, lists and pages. You can also add new items or edit existing ones from the Dashboard:
The widget is freeware and is available from the developer’s web site .
Quicksilver also offers a slick short-cut through its Backpack plugin.
Among other things the plugin allows you to quickly add to-dos, lists and files to your pages whatever app you happen to be in at the time:
Alan Joyce has a public Backpack page containing full instructions on how to set this up in Quicksilver.
Backpack is a good thing. These little add-ons make it even better.
And now that the Basecamp API has been made public, I expect that similar helpers will soon be available for that too.
- Backpack with TextMate to Get Things Done
- Add notes your Backpack pages by phone
- Using Google Maps in Dashboard widgets
- Restore Address Book link to Business Widget
- Widget to encode email addresses
Tags: backpack, basecamp, Productivity, quicksilver, web 2.0, widget