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  1. 76
    Todoist

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    Todoist is a task manager that has an edge over the others, for me mainly because of the all the platforms that it is available on (which is critically important in today's multi-platform world), but also because of the number of integrations that are available and that work with it including integrations with Google Calendar, IFTTT/Zapier, Toggl, etc. It also has smart date scheduling, intelligent date parsing for a wide range of languages, templates and some other cool features that you get used to and attached to really quickly.
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    Nora ConradOwner of NoraConrad.com Β· Written
    I love ToDoist, I've tried 10-20 different task apps, but this one is my absolute favorite
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    • haabeDeveloper @ Snopp DesignbyrΓ₯

      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.

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    • 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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  2. 56
    The New Headspace

    Learn to meditate and live mindfully

    Niv Dror14VC at Shrug Capital Β· Written
    After hearing about Headspace over and over again from friends, and people like Kevin Rose and Sheryl Sandberg in podcasts, I made a commitment to give Headspace a try and make it a habit. I'm a few days in and love it. They really do focus a lot on the initial user experience, in baby steps, to get you to do the right things and make meditation into a consistent part of your day. It does help you clear your head, and it's only ~10 minutes a day. πŸ™
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    • Mandeep SinghA Maker & Startups Enthusiast

      I only went in for a quick 5 minutes session and I found it very soothing, so much that I nearly slept in the middle of the day. The voice over is very strong and in some ways better than Simple Habit. It does also have a great selection of content and as you might have guessed is getting into my shortlist.

      More info here: https://www.producthunt.com/@mesingh9/goals/3771/comments/625623

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    • Evan McCoyProject Strategist @ Big Nerd Ranch

      For those of you who want to become their best selves, Headspace is a fantastic intro to the world of meditation. Andy is a great guide and I've improved so much at work and home thanks to being more mindful throughout my day. Would highly recommend for people who want to live 'optimally'.

      If you're the kind of person who needs more extrinsic motivation, this may not be for you as the 'hook' to continue daily meditation is more nuanced and self-actualized.

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  3. 36
    RescueTime

    Analytics on your daily habits and productivity

    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast Β· Written
    I would suggest trying out Rescuetime which helps me analyze how I'm allocating my energy each day another awesome product I use is Escape to track when I spend time in unnecessary websites.
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    ThΓ©o BlochetProduct Guy. Currently @GetQonto Β· Written
    I pair rescuetime's poor UX and visualisation to Gyroscope, so that every time I open a tab on Google Chrome, I know where I stand productivity-wise. I can also reflect at the end of the day or week on what context made me the most/least productive.
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    AjokeeDesigner, developer. Β· Written
    I use rrescue time. It's a great tool to show how you are doing on productivity.
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    • Michael BennettMarketing, sales, operations.

      I love Rescuetime and have used it for more than a year. Affordable and a great way to manage how you are spending your time. It's not yet a full solution, and will need to expand to iOS mobile and also provide a more robust solution for offline tracking.

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    • Alexander RomanovChief Financial Officer

      Extremely helpful tool if one struggles to improve his/her daily productivity.

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  4. 41
    Zenkit

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Siobhan O'Rorke7Marketing @ Zenkit Β· Written
    Siobhan O'Rorke made this product
    Zenkit has been a total game changer for my productivity. I use it to track my personal work with simple lists (along with a pomodoro timer), but also use it to collaborate on anything from app development & support tickets, to marketing and PR activities with the rest of my team. It's super easy to use and surprisingly powerful.
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    • Using Zenkit for a few months now and can't see myself going back to my old tool. The team has done a phenominal job of building an application that addresses the need of power users, light users, and everything in between.

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    • Edited my review to reflect the awesome response time to problem I encountered. Incredible, hard working team and their app reflects the care and dedication they have put into Zenkit. Keep up the great work, Zenkit!

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    Toggl

    insanely simple free time tracking

    David NgDeveloper, Oursky Ltd Β· Written
    You don't need a timesheet to know where your time goes - by task, by category, by priority.
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    Ufo NguyenBusiness Manager @DesignBold Β· Written
    I use Toggle everytime I sit down and work or learn/study something. This lets me know how I am spending my tim e on different tasks so I can evaluate my productivity. Also, it gets me to be more disciplined. Like Toggl is tracking me, so I have to either work it or stop it. Since it's tracking me, I don't wanna mess up the data coz otherwise threre would be no point tracking my time from the beginning.
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    Love Toggl for being everywhere and in perfect sync. I Toggl it on and off from android, windows, chrome, browser tab or from an email I just received (Gmail).
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    • Eduard DolocFront-End Programmer

      The product is great, it's flexible, dynamic, you can use it on almost any device (as app, not just web), but the pricing is pretty bad, I mean there is alot of cool features, but paying more for a user than the user's email hosting (google) is not ok.

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  6. 18
    Evernote

    Note taking gets even simpler

    SandocheFounder of Kanbanote, Maker and Learner! Β· Written
    I cannot live without Evernote, I used it combined with Kanbanote to get a Trello Board and GTD.
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    K AniruthaAssitant Manager : Procurement Β· Written
    Simple. Crisp.Just save your tasks as per priority and you are good to go! P.S : No matter what tool one uses, time management is required to keep yourself productive.
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    Saajan JainOnline Marketing Specialist Β· Written
    Its like my journal. From writing pitch, plans to proposals to action points, I use evernote.
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    • Emily Kellerttech lover & travel freak

      Absolutely love Evernote. Use it for work and personal use and that is easy with the ability to make notebooks. Tags are super helpful as is annotating a document or editing a picture with Skitch. Makes my life easier and more organized!

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    • David NeiraChape Fitness - Online Personal Training

      Evernote is a platform that allows you to organize, store, share and then search your information. Evernote impacts a business's productivity by streamlining the collection and distribution of critical information by enhancing its retrieval. Evernote's gives your business enhanced control of the information you own or information already collected by your employees. It's your business. It's your information.

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  7. 10
    Asana

    The task management tool, completely redesigned

    Eric Ang4Digital Marketing Manager, O&C Resources Β· Written
    Simple yet very flexible task management software - i basically plan day to day work with it and focus to complete it day by day.
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    Can't say it is better or worse than the competition, but Asana just does what it says it does. The UI is kinda flawless (need to mute email first tho).
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    • Rita VianaGraphic Designer

      I recommend Asana to everyone who is trying to get a more organized life.

      It's good to everything, it's free (until 15 members) and you can choose from 2 different styles: list or board. You can create unlimited projects, you can share tasks between projects with a click, there are chat boxes in every task, it's user friendly and their help forum is ultra helpful even if you never payed a penny to them.

      I can't live without Asana. Just the most amazing thing ever.

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    • I use this tool for my job, side projects, and freelance. It's fantastic and easy to use.

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  8. 9
    Gyroscope

    A new OS for the human body

    Alyssa Maharani@Google Launchpad Accelerator Β· Written
    Best personal analytics - and reminds me every time I open a new tab if you download the Chrome extension. I use it to track my life and integrate with all my existing apps (like MyFitnessPal, Spotify, RescueTime, Moves, Strava). Know what areas of your life you need to work on, set a goal and beat the goal!
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    • James HicksFounder, HicksNewMedia

      Great team working on a great platform.

      UI and relevance of data is front of mind with the team - which is a good thing.

      I've been a pro user since day 1 and truly recommend the platform

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    • Jonathan KnegtelBuilding blockdata.tech

      It is nice app to see simple overviews of how much time you have spent Online, movement and places but you need to use those apps.

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    Kanbanote

    Turn your Evernote into Trello

    SandocheFounder of Kanbanote, Maker and Learner! Β· Written
    Sandoche made this product
    I built this service and use it in my daily life for GTD purpose combined with Evernote of course. I cannot live without it anymore since 2014!
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    Good one
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    Carlos BernabeuSerial entrepreneur from Madrid Β· Written
    Very good integration with Evernote, and with the new redesign, the UI is perfect!
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  10. 7
    Flow

    Beautiful project & task management for teams

    Alex Heeton4Product & Technology consultant Β· Written
    I love Flow - been using it across multiple teams at 2 different startups now. Trello wasn't quite good enough, Flow is the next step up for me: more organisation but in a simple way. Not like Jira or anything that complicated. Highly recommended.
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    • Alex HeetonProduct & Technology consultant

      My favourite team management tool out of Trello, Basecamp, Asana and Pivotal tracker. My team was using the previous version of Flow for a couple of years, and this beta for the last few months. Psyched to see it all go live!

      P.S. Love the music in the video :)

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    • Really loving the new Flow! We have two team departments, writers and the internal management team. It's slick UI and easy to use features makes on-boarding and using the app for tasks super simple and efficient for both departments.

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    Workflowy

    Turn your entire life into a list.

    Moris UrariI'm a Product Designer from Brescia Β· Written
    Using a combination of Workflowly and Pomodoro I'm able to manage my tasks without losing (too much) time. I prepare a list of "to do today" with Workflowly in the morning with the tasks in order of importance then I give units of Pomodoro for each one (25 minutes). At the end of the day I check what I did and eventually postpone for tomorrow. I use to give 4 units for unexpected events and sometimes I'm able to save 1 unit for a Clash Royale session. ;-)
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    • Pedro ParedesFullstack developer

      Usually my thoght process goes from general idea to multiple sub-ideas until I get to doable tasks. No other app that I've tried allows you to do this the way Workflowy does. They all let you group by tag, or notebooks or whatever but they are usually one level grups.

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    • Artem UshanovPM at Adeptik

      Best outline and note-taking app for me.

      Using WF for:

      - projects list

      - clients list

      - "inbox", "tasks" and "later" lists in kinda GTDish style

      - quick note taking during meetings and

      Using WF everyday for two years, happy with it's simple efficiency. No automation at all, but you can invent any kind of workflow using tags and search. Lately company significantly improved their Android app, but it still need more.

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    WeDo

    Planner, tasks & habits.

    Spencer P Shulem made this product
    Little bias here, but everyone one our team is maniacal about making a great (minimal) experience. While a lot of our users are students, we think it's because we do the basics great, but also offers the most "pro" features free. We also have some fun paid features: emoji's, themes, time estimating. We're constantly listening to our users, and on Android we just came out of beta with a beautiful new redesign. Our iPhone/iPad app is solid, clean, simple. We think you'll love it :)
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  13. 5
    Instant 5.0

    Personal analytics, now with a new dashboard & goals

    Shashwat PradhanCEO/Founder @emberify Β· Written
    Shashwat Pradhan made this product
    With Instant I track my time spent on phone usage, places, travel, fitness & sleep automatically, also set goals. Helps me stay productive with weekly reports and maintain a work life balance.
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  14. 5
    Timing

    Automatic time tracking for your Mac

    Automates time tracking so I can figure out where I'm wasting time, as well as allowing for time tracking how long projects took - a super important feedback loop for getting better at estimating the amount of time it will take to finish a project, and therefore how much you should charge etc.
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  15. 5
    Wunderlist

    Capture ideas, things to do and places to see

    Jimmy SundjajaTech Net Lover Β· Written
    I can organize my tasks easily and it's also fun because of with its beautiful and very easy to use interface. It has all useful features like folders, sub-tasks, reminders etc. Ticking those boxes makes me so happy!
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    Simon BrombergCTO @DashMD , sbromberg.com Β· Written
    Todoist is great, but charges for basic features that Wunderlist includes for free.
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    • Grigory PtashkoHashnews, Developer

      If you're a minimalistic approach lover then you should definitely check Wunderlist. It's doesn't eat much resources if you keep it open all the time. Lists of tasks, starring tasks is the best simple and productive way of tasks' prioritization. It also has a great feature of adding a task or searching for a task without going to the main window. Just use a keyboard shortcut for this.

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    • Alex PasternakLead Software Developer, Kronos

      I've tried this app many times, but really fail to see what people see in it. It fails my basic use cases of even a grocery list, where I need to complete an item, have it hidden, then uncomplete it when it's needed again, easily.

      But then again, Todoist also fails this. Perhaps these are great for one-time use and throw away items. I use AnyList, and would otherwise use Paperless on iOS (or now Ikiru) before either of those.

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  16. 5
    Google Keep

    Save your thoughts, wherever you are

    Frans LeysSolutions Engineer at PieSync. Β· Written
    It's like a barebones Evernote
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  17. 5
    Qbserve

    Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

    Ivan Mir3maker of Qbserve time tracking app Β· Written
    Ivan Mir made this product
    I made Qbserve to monitor my productivity automatically. It shows my real-time performance right in the menu bar and dock icons. Nowadays I fanatically follow its counter to get over 6 productive hours daily and study the timesheets to understand where my time goes. Combined with strict discipline, it got me to around 200 productive hours monthly.
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    gerasim_sergeyCEO MacPlus Software, www.noteifyapp.com Β· Written
    I like Qbserve, especially notifications, but I can not remember the name :-)
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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    TMetric

    User-friendly timetracker for freelancers and teams

    TMetric really helps me to be productive, as I see how much time was spent on the particular task. Besides, I've managed to reduce the waste of time in various social networks, as I saw detailed time report and was very surprised to realize how long were my breaks
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    TMetric is a great tool. After several months of recording time, I immediately saw the benefit. I did not truly understand how much time I waste during the day. Luckily, Tmetric allows me to see how much time I spend on tasks not important to my real work, and where I can best spend that time instead.
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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.

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    • 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

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  19. 7
    WhatRuns

    Discover what runs a website in one click πŸ–₯️ πŸ”

    Jijo SunnyMaker @ BuyMeACoffee.comπŸ’°& WhatRuns.comπŸ•΅ Β· Written
    Jijo Sunny made this product
    Saves time for designers and developers, and help them discover new stuff all the time!
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    • Abhilash JainProduct Marketing / Growth

      Its brilliant. It gives you a quick breakdown of what the site is made up of.

      My personal fav is that it tells you which theme a Wordpress site is using upfront also shows the extensions used.

      Must have for marketers / anyone interested in webdesign.

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    • Erin Donovansupport tech | corporate trainer

      This is a fun, little Chrome and Firefox add-on that doesn't take up much space, but tells you a lot of valuable information about what services run a website you search! I added the add-on to Chrome > navigate to a Website > click the WhatRuns Icon on my Chrome toolbar and voilΓ  > see what runs! Learn a website's Analytics provider, Web Server, OS, Programming Language, and more! I like the clickable links to learn more, and that you can subscribe to sites. Check out their website and look up the Bug Bounty program: It's a simple idea that "rewards researchers for their efforts in finding out vulnerabilities in our (WhatRuns) product.

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  20. 4
    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    Khaled SehlyManaging Director, AirWayBill, S.L. Β· Written
    Tried Slack and Basecamp but liked Trello more as it gives you better organised layout. Although Slack bots are so cool! :)
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    • 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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    • chuchuDeveloper, Andela

      Trello has helped me organize my projects for a while now. Since I work as a software engineer. An example of my boards is sort of where I create tasks then I classify them according to their current position on the sprint. For example I have tasks in different cards such as Icebox, Backlog, Current Iteration and Done. I have set deadlines all ranging from 2 weeks to someday :(. Overall a great product!

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