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.

    • Marta
      MartaFront-end, UI and UX designer

      Organize your life with pleasure. Add due date to tasks, tasks inside projects, subprojects and subtasks. Call your friends to join your project and assign tasks for them. Comment and add images on tasks. Have your tasks everywhere with nice apps. Love it.

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    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    This has been a phenomenal tool for me!
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    • Lindsey Winsemius
      Lindsey WinsemiusMarketing, Author, Supermom

      I just started using this with my marketing team at work, and so far it seems to be an efficient way to coordinate on projects. Now if I can just remember to log in and actually use the boards...

    • 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.

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    Qbserve

    Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

    Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mir3maker 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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  5. 1
    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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  7. 1
    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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    • I have tried many time trackers before I started to use TMetric, but each of them has its own cons. TMetric combines user-frinedly interface and a wide range of useful functions and integrations. Integration with Asana was one of the essential points for me. Also I like that Tmetric has a mobile time tracking app, so you can keep tracking of your activity out of office too.

    • I use Redmine + TMetric to manage my working activity and keep tracking of working hours and I am fully satisfied with these tools. TMetric helps me to stay productive and reduce the waste of time. Tmetric provides me with detailed time and tasks reports