What are your best productivity tools?

There are tons of tools out there. But which ones do you recommend best?
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    Todoist

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    I don't require a ton of customization on my todo list entries. I just need something that's easy on the eyes, fast, and simple to use. It also helps that I can install Todoist from just about any platform including Chrome.
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    • haabe
      haabeDeveloper @ Snopp Designbyrå

      We were looking for a tool to replace Asana, and after initially testing Todoist, became certain it could be the tool for us. But sharing projects is a PITA. There's no easy way to let your team have access to all newly created projects. Also, the projects structure isn't shared, so sharing a new subproject causes havoc in the teammate's projects structure, and the teammate needs to manually configure the projects structure according to it's intended layout.

    • The Todoist app is ruthlessly efficient in helping me capture my tasks no matter when or where I am. Bring collaborators into a project, or a task is a snap. When I'm creating a recurring task, and hopefully a positive habit, or when I am reflecting on my productivity, Todoist works.

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    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    This has been a phenomenal tool for me!
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    • Nick Allen
      Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.

      As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.

    • Johnathan Holland
      Johnathan HollandI truly obsess over helping others..

      If you aren't an organized person Trello allows for easy to see visuals that help keep projects on track. The team at Curexe has specifically used it to organize our bugs, new features, staging and production stages of our development.

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    Qbserve

    Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

    Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mir4maker of Qbserve time tracking app · Written
    Ivan Mir made this product
    Qbserve (our app) is a time and productivity tracker for Mac that does everything automatically – including project time tracking. It shows your current productivity score right in the menu bar and dock icons and sends you notifications when you are spending too much time on distractions.
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    • Kiran Kunigiri
      Kiran KunigiriA guy who makes cool stuff.

      This app is pretty awesome. They made it so detailed that when I walked away from my laptop for 20 minutes, instead of just logging whatever app I was on, it asked me if I was eating, sleeping, exercising, etc. since it knew I was away from the computer

      It logs every single website and app you visit, and almost everything has been categorized for you. You can even make your own categories and projects to specifically log as well. At the end, I can also look at everything I did with charts and a pie chart showing my overall time spent categorized into productive, neutral, and distracted, which is a really awesome way to get a quick overview.

    • Ted Han
      Ted HanTechnical Lead, DocumentCloud

      Other activity trackers and systems for keeping organized have always stressed me out a ton. Qbserve is the first activity tracker i've used that i don't feel hung up or bad about using through the entire cycle of use. There are periods where i will stop tracking for a while, but Qbserve is always easy to jump back into and use. You get immediate feedback about what's going on, and the color tracking in the dock icon gives a great visual feedback mechanism as a reminder for how on track you've been (or not).

      Classification has gotten better, and the ability to triage stuff yourself is great. I wish there were some way to segment up my twitter use into work related, and time wasting, but that's my only complaint.

  4. Gaurav Agrawal
    Gaurav Agrawal18Coder, Thinker, Curious observer · Written
    Its an awesome to-do organizer app with their calendar app integration .
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    PomodoroApp

    The simplest Mac app for using the Pomodoro Technique

    I use this when I have trouble getting "in the zone". Set the timer and force yourself to focus.
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  6. Leo Bassam
    Leo BassamFounder, CEO at Plutio.com · Written
    Plutio brings Trello, Slack and Xero into one platform!
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    Quip

    Beautiful documents on any device.

    Ricardo Polo
    Ricardo PoloCo-founder of Tulpep · Written
    If you work with a Team this is great. Better than Asana , Google docs and slack together.
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    Timing 2

    Automatic time and productivity tracking for Mac.

    Daniel Alm made this product
    An automatic time and productivity tracking app. Tracks how you spend time on your Mac, then tells you much time you waste on e.g. Facebook and how productive you really are.
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    Mate Translate

    Ultimate translation app for Mac, iOS, Chrome and many more

    Alexey Chernikov
    Alexey ChernikovCEO at Twopeople Software · Written
    Alexey Chernikov made this product
    Translate text or speech between 103 languages. Curate your own Phrasebook–language learners love it! Save your words in word lists to boost your learning productivity!
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    TMetric

    User-friendly timetracker for freelancers and teams

    Katya Sklyarova
    Katya SklyarovaMarketing Manager · Written
    I use TMetric for tracking my daily activity. This app helps me to be more productive and manage my tasks
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    I use TMetric with Trello for a maximum productivity boost.
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    • We have used it for 6 month, we were looking for a tool to increase the efficacy of our time tracking and productivity, and TMetric turned out to be perfect! It's ingrained in our daily routine now. Highly recommended!

    • I am glad to share my personal opinion about TMetric - time tracker for Linux.

      TMetric helps you to be more productive and manage your tasks and time. When I started to use TMetric I have noticed that I became more productive at work as I know how much time I spend for each task and I managed to reduce the waste of time.