Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference.
Slicer is a tiny app. Its sole function is to reduce the active screen window to 50%, 33%, or 66% of the screen height.
What do I use Slicer for? When I’m copying data from a figure or excel file into a text writeup. When I’m browsing the internet and taking notes at the same time. Reorganizing data folder structures, dragging from one window to another. Anytime I’m multitasking. Or half-tasking (procrastinating and working at the same). And when am I not doing one of those two things?
This blog is really about ways to be a better scientist; efficient use of technology is one of them. Slicer is one of those apps that I can’t believe I rely on so heavily- was it so bad to drag and resize manually? All I can say, working in a post-Slicer environment, where all of my windows fit into one of my designated work zones perfectly, I could never go back to my primitive ways.