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Rest for OS X: Adding coached exercises to productivity management
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If you look around the OS X app store, you won’t have much trouble finding any number of productivity management apps based on popular techniques like

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Readsy Makes It Easy to Focus and Speed Read Online Articles
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Readsy is a free web service that makes speed reading or focusing on any online article or web site easy. Just paste in the text or the URL, and the site guides you through a rapid reading of the content.

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App of the Week: Don’t Break The Chain- Track Your Daily Commitments
www.legalproductivity.com

Don’t Break The Chain! is a free app that centers around the idea that daily commitments build lifelong habits.

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Notes for Gmail Gives You a Scratchpad for Emails and Threads
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Chrome: Notes for Gmail is a Chrome extension that lets you add a note to a message as a reminder for the next time you look at it, or add a digest of everything important from a whole email thread. Think of it as post-it notes for your email.

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Want to build your digital productivity system? Start with these three apps: Evernote, Dropbox and Nozbe (duh!)
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Very often I get emails asking for productivity advice and a question that keeps on showing up is this: Which apps should I install first to start building my productivity system? Where should I start?

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Betchyu Helps You Reach Goals by Asking Friends to Bet Against You
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iOS: Most apps that use social support to help you reach your goals encourage your friends to bet on your success. Betchyu on the other hand asks your friends to bet against you, and encourages you to prove them wrong. It’s a little sadistic, but if you’re competitive, it could work.

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Evernote’s Web Clipper Adds Built-In Annotation, Shortcuts, and More
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Chrome: Evernote’s web clipper extension is arguably the best part of the do-everything note taker. Today, it got a solid update with a new interface and some new features to go with it.

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Hours Is a Simple, Elegant Time Tracking App That’s Easy to Use
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iPhone: For whatever reason, time tracking apps tend to be a bit awkward to use. Hours is an app that seeks to change that by making a time tracking app that only requires a tap to start working.

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These are the top five free and paid productivity apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT
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At the time of this post, there are 169,100 total apps in the Windows Store worldwide. Of those apps, we are going to highlight the top five free and paid productivity apps available in the Windows Store for your Windows 8.1 or Windows RT device.

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Propellerhead’s Take is a supercharged memo recorder for iPhone
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Take Creative Vocal Recorder is a free iPhone voice recorder, designed by the fantastic Propellerhead, creators of great music-making apps like Reason and Figure.

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My Omnifocus Setup and Workflow
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OmniFocus is a powerful tool designed to follow David Allen’s Getting Things Done. I won’t go into the details of GTD here but the simple version is that it’s a method of getting things out of your mind and into a trusted organizational system.

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Remember the Milk: Still the Best To-Do/Task Management Software
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Remember the Milk has all the features you might need, and while it is dead simple to use, it is also as powerful as you might want it to be.

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10 Free Productivity Apps for Getting Things Done
www.wrike.com

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of checking off your to-do items at the end of the day, knowing you were able to combat distraction and accomplish tasks assigned to you.

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You don’t know Docs from Drive: Google’s productivity apps, explained
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Docs or Drive? Apps for Business or Drive for Work? Follow our guide to determine which Google service offers what, and which one is best for you.

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App of the Week: Skitch- Doodle on Your Documents
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Skitch is a free app from Evernote that allows you to markup almost any document and then sync to your notebooks or share via social media.

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Send Your Kindle Book Notes and Highlighted Passages to Evernote
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Are you an active Kindle reader who takes notes and highlights passages for later reference? Then even if you’re not sure what the fuss is all about Evernote, you might want to pair Evernote with your Kindle to have all those book quotes and information in one place.

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Tempo Smart Calendar Adds Natural Language, Reminders, Waze, and More
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iPhone: Tempo, one of the better calendars for iOS, updated today with some handy new features, including natural language input, reminders support, Waze directions, and more.

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Apps that can help you stay productive anywhere ANDROID
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For people looking to stay on the grid on the go

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4 Productivity Apps You Can’t Ignore
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Looking for ways to use your time more efficiently and effectively? John Swanson reviews 4 apps that can increase your day-to-day productivity.

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Workflows Makes Collaborating on Documents in Google Docs Easier
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Chrome: When you collaborate on a project, you may need to have documents approved by other team members. Workflows is an add-on for Google Docs that brings this feature to Google’s online office suite.

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The best organisation and productivity tools for improving your life
www.techlife.net

Stop procrastinating and delaying your shortcut to success by using these organisation and productivity tools

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[Chrome] Replace new tab page with a simple to-do list with Dayboard
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Review of Dayboard, a daily task management extension that can convert your new tab page into a simple to-do list on Chrome.

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5 Apps to “Gamify” Your Habits and Turn Boring Tasks Into Exciting Ones  5 Apps to “Gamify” Your Habits and Turn Boring Tasks Into Exciting Ones
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Work. Is. Boring. Am I right? Just the thought of of sitting down… opening a text page… getting your work notes out… and doing the work 5 Apps to “Gamify” Your Habits and Turn Boring Tasks Into Exciting Ones

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How to Use Pocket Like a Pro to Save Everything from the Web
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Pocket has long been one of our favorite services for saving articles and reading them later. Beneath the surface, though, you can use Pocket for a lot more than just snatching up the occasional long read. Here’s how to use Pocket like a pro.

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5 Google Drive Add-ons You Need To Use
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Long ago, productivity enthusiasts were relegated to using desktop software for writing documents or organizing with spreadsheets. Thanks to the advance of the Internet and cloud computing, there are now wonderful products like Google Drive to enhance daily productivity.

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Icebergs Organizes Your Files, Notes, Web Clippings, and More
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Icebergs is a webapp that lets you clip text, images, or entire pages from the web, upload and save files, make and organize notes, and more. If you’re the visual type, and like your organizational tools to come with thumbnails and beautiful interfaces, it’s worth a look.

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