Gina Trapani

Developer · Founder · Writer


I'm Gina Trapani. I build apps and web sites like Makerbase, an IMDb for digital projects, and ThinkUp, an subscription service that helps you see your online self.

During my free time, I also build Todo.txt, an open source collection of text-based task list apps, and Narrow the Gapp, a web site about the gender pay gap. I tweet at @ginatrapani, occassionally I blog at, and you'll often see me opining on TWiT video podcasts like This Week in Google and All About Android. I'm probably best known for founding Lifehacker in 2005.

Here's my formal, complete bio. Some nice strangers also wrote a Wikipedia page about me. You can send me an email to my usual username at Gmail, but be forewarned: most days I receive more messages than I can respond to. Thanks for understanding.



The Book

Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better, third edition (2011), is a compendium of all the best hacks from's archives, and my personal manifesto on working more efficiently in the digital age.

Check out the official web site of Lifehacker the book to browse the table of contents and download a sample chapter.


Thanks for your interest.

"If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter."