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September 12th, 2017

Productivity Tools by Dropbox

Scan, share, collaborate & provide feedback on your ideas

Michael Marion- Software Engineer
Dropbox Scan works way, way, way better than I thought it would. I bought an Epson DS-30 scanner for my desktop and can get comparable, good-enough scan quality from Dropbox eight or nine times out of ten.
Phil Aube- Designer
Have found this very useful Dropbox scan feature. Plus it gets synced with your account
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Empire Flippers
When you're an entrepreneur, there simply aren't enough hours in the day. You wake up early in the morning, take a brisk shower, eat a quick meal, and then you handcuff yourself to your laptop until it's time to go to bed.
Project Management Hacks
Constraints and systems are an important part of productivity. The assumption that you have infinite time and resources makes it easy to get sloppy and get less done. Unfortunately, some digital tools encourage you to believe that you have unlimited attention and resources to work on your goals.
Netstar
By Robert Dodds Being productive is a common goal, and one that I share. When I'm productive, I'm happy. When I haven't gotten much of my work done, I get frustrated and enjoy my job less. Usually, the reasons I don't get my priority tasks done is because I was prioritising my schedule - elevating the meetings, emails and phone calls in importance.
17 Alternatives to Productivity Planner

Noizio

Ambient background sounds for your Mac

Noizio is an ambient sound equalizer that helps you relax and increase your productivity when as you’re trying to concentrate on work! 🙇

Frank Goortani- VisionZLab
Helps me block the chatter in the office!
Ryan Hoover- Founder, Product Hunt
Noizio is one of the best ambient sound generators. It's a minimal native Mac app that lives in your menu bar featuring calming ☔️, cheery 🐦, and comforting 🔥.
Wepener van der Walt- Web Designer
Nozio is the calming oasis in this series of chaotic events that we call life. I wouldn't be able to function without the soothing sound of rain draining out the disruptive distractions.
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Alfred 3

The Mac's best launcher just got a whole lot better

Alfred is an award-winning app for Mac OS X which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords, text expansion and more. Search your Mac and the web, and be more productive with custom actions to control your Mac.

Chris Messina- Product designer & entrepreneur
I use Alfred probably every 5th keystroke on my Mac. Well worth funding the development of this essential app.
Vijay Selvaraju- Data Science and Startups Enthusiast
Has almost all the features you could possibly expect from an app launcher/Search application. Integrated support for external apps like Itunes and One Password makes it more efficient. It also has an inbuilt clipboard manager and snippet expander which saves me quite a few bucks instead of paying for Textexpander and Pastebot. Workflows are extremely cus… See more
Les Hall- General Factotum, Blaylock Manor.
This is one of those apps that gets installed first on a new computer. Launch apps, create calendar entries, integrate with Evernote, 1Password etc. Workflows are add-ons that increase the apps' functionality. Best just read about it here. https://www.alfredapp.com/help/g...
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Letz

Chat bot that will make you enjoy productivity

Ivana Karalieva
I usually use Chatbot Magazine ( http://news.chatbotsmagazine.com/ ) to find new chatbots and if you are looking for Productivity ones, I would recommend Letz :)
Ishwar Jha- Digital Transformation Evangelist
Because it's AI based virtual assistance Easy to use You can just type one liner and schedule it later A fun way to manage todo
Мартин Анчевски- CTO, Letz
Try out Letz, it adds a personal touch to your to-do's. It won bot of the year, and It's really fun :D.
4 Alternatives to Letz

Noisli 2.0

Improve focus and boost your productivity with ambient noise

dimitar inchev- Team Coworkies & StartupBerlin.co
Definitely Noisli is the app that save me from all the distractions by a easy ambient sound mix & match. As weird as it might sound I use rain, fire & airplane propellers. Great sound combo! They have web, chrome add-on, iOS and Android version.
Aleksandra- Maker @ Cittalabs, Tealosophy
Helps to concentrate and get some work done. Especially helpful if you work in the open-space office or a coworking space (both usually have a lot of distractions).
Foscolos Nick- into design and computers
Many custom noise combinations. The first service I found with train sound!
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HazeOver: Distraction Dimmer

Focus on one app by dimming all the background windows

Too many windows open to manage? Big display? Or sometimes getting lost in multiple monitors? This app is for you!

Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.com
That's exactly why I made this, but it does not block websites. On the plus side it means you need no additional setup. Launch it and work.
Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.com
Something to keep you focused while working on your paper or doing research on a Mac
Ted
Won't think you need it until you try it.
Lifehacker
OS X: HazeOver makes it easy to focus on the task at hand, even if you have multiple windows open on your Mac. All it does is dim background windows and your desktop, and keeps the front, active window bright on top of all of them.
Macworld
There are lots of ways you can manage windows in OS X. You can use Spaces, or you could use multiple displays, and sort your windows on different virtual or physical desktops. But if you don't use either of these methods, you may find that when you have a lot of windows visible on your display, it can be hard to focus.
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