- It is hard to know if you are being unproductive without the data! RescueTime is super easy to use and really helpful for understanding how you spend your time.
- I use this too. I find there's 2 things I need to do to be most productive. 1. Decide on what to work on (pick what's most important) 2. Quickly get into flow state / deep focus I don't use all the features of this app, I just type in what I want to get done. And click start + enable do not disturb mode on my mac. Then I force myself to focus while the timer is going (pomodoro). That gets me in a good groove, then I can crank through a ton of work.
- Ivan Mir made this productWhile I'm the developer of the app, Qbserve definitely improved my productivity a lot. Seeing the performance in real-time right in the menu bar helped me become more focused and reach 180-190 productive hours a month (initially it was something like 120h).
- If you are serious about improving your productivity, you need to measure it first. That's why my app Timing automatically tracks how you spend time on your Mac. That way, you can later see how much time you spent procrastinating, e.g. on Facebook. By the way, I'm currently working on a brand-new version (with e.g. a productivity score), launching next month. You can sign up for the beta at https://beta.timingapp.com.
- Try TMetric, this time-tracking app can be integrated with Redmine, Jira and other project management tools to keep tracking of your progress and daily productivity.