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
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.
Don’t Break The Chain! is a free app that centers around the idea that daily commitments build lifelong habits.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Looking for ways to use your time more efficiently and effectively? John Swanson reviews 4 apps that can increase your day-to-day productivity.
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.
Stop procrastinating and delaying your shortcut to success by using these organisation and productivity tools
Review of Dayboard, a daily task management extension that can convert your new tab page into a simple to-do list on Chrome.
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
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.
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.
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.