Task information collections - a Firefox extension or PIM prototype

It's finally out. A project/task/activity manager tool that sits in Firefox web browser as a web page on your local computer. See it in action!

TICs provides buckets (or think desktops) for projects related fragmented information. It lets you create links to files, folders, web pages, web based email and pieces of text (under a task or project umbrella) by dragging them over the extension page. You can then quickly group and access this resources from within Firefox. It also lets you add your own notes, due dates, people and similar tags to information you drag or create. It also helps you understand your projects by finding overlaps through information and provides an overview of collections changes over time. You don't need to learn new organization techniques and it lets you externalize and preserve some additional project knowledge you already have, but is otherwise hard to externalise in standard applications.

Install TIC from Mozilla Add-ons

Disk usage and hierarchy depth visualisations on OS X

Just writing something about hierarchy visualisations and found these two useful apps.

GrandPerspective using (cushion) treemaps [1]. Similar Disk Inventory X.

diskring using sunburst, multi-level pie chart or ring(s) chart (not developed any more) [2]. Similar is DaisyDisk.

[1] Van Wijk and Van De Wetering, Cushion treemaps: Visualization of hierarchical information, IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 1999 (Info Vis' 99) Proceedings, 1999

[2] Stasko, Catrambone, Guzdial and McDonald, An evaluation of space-filling information visualizations for depicting hierarchical structures, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Elsevier,2000