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What apps or products do you use to be more productive?

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    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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  2. 56
    The New Headspace

    Learn to meditate and live mindfully

    Niv Dror14Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList 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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  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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  4. 36
    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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  5. 22
    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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  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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  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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  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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  9. 8
    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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  11. 6
    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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  12. 18
    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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  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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  18. 7
    WhatRuns

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

    Jijo SunnyMaker @ WhatRuns.comπŸ•΅& BuyMeACoffee.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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  19. 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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  20. Chris Travershttp://travers.tech Β· Written
    It's important to be able to access Facebook, such as to manage your business' page(s), without getting lured into scrolling down the eye-catching newsfeed. Newsfeed Eradicator does this for me.
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    Great call Chris, this has probably saved me over a hundred hours this year alone. If I could install this on the Facebook iOS app too, I would. Anyone know of a way to do that?...
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