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September 12th, 2017

Scan, share, collaborate & provide feedback on your ideas

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Michael Marion
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
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.
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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! 🙇

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Danny de Vries
Danny de Vries- Web Developer
Great alternative for music, really like to listen to some sounds while writing or reading before going to bed.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover- Founder, Product Hunt
This is my favorite of all the ambient sound makers, useful when doing focused work. Listen to crackling fire 🔥, whooshing wind 🌬, and calming 🌧 from your Mac.
Rakesh Patwari
Rakesh Patwari- Principal, User Experience
This is amazing... great job @nozio team.
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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.

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Oskar Hane
Oskar Hane- Engineer @ Neo4j
Alfred does many things super well, and clipboard management is one of them. Super easy to use with hot keys (cmd + alt + c) and searchable.
Marian Sträter
Marian Sträter- craving for cool new products
Clipboard and Snippet manager with thousends of options to customize. A must have.
F.E.
F.E.
Swiss-Army-Knife for Mac productivity.
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Chat bot that will make you enjoy productivity

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Nino Karas
Nino Karas- CEO/Co-Founder at CodeWell
If you want to try a completely different approach to being productive you should try Letz. It will provide you with an Artificially intelligent virtual friend that will be committed to transforming you into a more productive person. Try it out and let me know what you think.
Мартин Анчевски
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.
Viktorija Anchevska
Viktorija Anchevska- Letz
Great app! The thing I really like is that every day she reminds me to organize my day. Also she is cool and funny.
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Improve focus and boost your productivity with ambient noise

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Haroon Bakhsh
Haroon Bakhsh- Founder, Looks Media
Definitely worth using – helps you stay focussed while working.
Philipp Bohn
Philipp Bohn- VP Circuit and CEO blueKiwi software
Ambient noise is surprisingly helpful to stay productive
Ben Raz
Ben Raz- useful web apps lover
natural sounds with timer easy to relax by yourself from a busy day
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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!

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Maxim Ananov
Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.com
Something to keep you focused while working on your paper or doing research on a Mac
Maxim Ananov
Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.com
If you're using a Mac that's exactly what this app does. Most distractions come from other windows and visual clutter. Your alternatives would be manually closing/hiding windows or going full screen. Full screen is awkward on big screens and micromanaging windows takes discipline and time. HazeOver works automatically so you don't have to adjust to it or cha… See more
Maxim Ananov
Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.com
Taking notes on your MacBook in class? Better stay focused. Scrambling to finish writing your papers? Better avoid distractions and don’t let other apps and windows in your way. That’s what this app is for.
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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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