Any app that helps you take care of yourself and stay on task.
- 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.
- 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. 🙏
- Siobhan O'Rorke made this productZenkit 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.
- 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.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.
- You don't need a timesheet to know where your time goes - by task, by category, by priority.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.
- I cannot live without Evernote, I used it combined with Kanbanote to get a Trello Board and GTD.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.
- One app I've been using recently that I beleive has greatly increased my productivity is NoteLedge (a notes app by Kdan Mobile). First of all, it's nicely designed, comes with a fairly intuitive interface and lots of tools that I personally find quite useful when it comes to productivity. I begin each week by writing down a to-do list that I add to my Apple calendar and this is a good start to get me going. Having a to-do list is very helpful if you have a lot on your plate, and when it's all written out in a nice setting, it's kind of easier to manage. I also use NoteLedge for journaling, and that's a good way to relax and unwind after a long day, and when you're feeling better, you do better. NoteLedge has helped me be more efficient overall. Two thumbs up.
- Simple yet very flexible task management software - i basically plan day to day work with it and focus to complete it day by day.
- 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!
- This is an easy one, Slack helps me communicate and collaborate effectively with my team. It has countless useful and highly intuitive integrations/settings that I can configure to fit the platform to my needs. Finally, it just looks and feels good to use. To me, Slack is so much more than a chat application, it's the primary way I get work done in a team.
- 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.
- 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. ;-)
- Sandoche made this productI 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!
- Spencer P Shulem made this productLittle 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 :)
- 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.
- 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!
- Gyazo's GIF screen capture has saved me countless hours by allowing me to quickly save razor sharp screen recordings without having to launch any editors or other programs. Spotlight (space+spacebar), type in Gyazo, and bam. It's also a really efficient way of showing others how to do something without writing a long email - just shoot them a short video of how to do it, and voila.