Product Hunt Weekly Digest
October 20th, 2019

You will die in X weeks

There’s nothing quite like a reminder of your mortality to start the week.

ICYMI:  You Will Die in X Weeks recently launched on Product Hunt to help you interactively visualize how many weeks you have left to live. 💀

Maker Shah Galeeb Ahmed says he hopes this “scares people into not wasting time.”

“I had a similar graphic on my personal site that counted down the weeks left in my life, and lots of people found it either awesome or scary. So I thought I'd let others build their own.” - Shah

Other comments illuminated that these types of products typically get two types of responses; some people enjoy this strange form of motivation and others hate visualizing their life passing by. Which one are you? 🤔

If you fall in the former group, you can try out Population Project to see how much of the world’s population is younger and older than you. You’re getting old is another fun (or terrifying) tool for a snapshot of world events and statistics around your birth date.

For more constant morbid reminders, try Death Clock, a Chrome extension that reminds you of life’s fleeting nature every time you open a new tab. And of course there’s WeCroak, the app that makes the reality of death inescapable. The app sends you a reminder five times a day at unpredictable intervals, but always with the same message: “Don’t forget, you’re going to die.”

“The idea is, when you contemplate mortality 5 times a day, it's easier to pay attention to what matters, and let go what really doesn't.” - Manasvini

Death Predictor

Cool *no-code* product alert 🚨

This tool lets you instantly launch an online storefront to sell and ship products (to over 130 countries). No code required.

“Easily the most frictionless e-commerce platform I have ever come across. If this is a sign of things to come, then the future of e-commerce looks very bright.” - Bryant

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Did you know it takes 23 minutes to refocus each time you get distracted? And the modern work environment is increasingly full of distractions, both on-screen and off-screen. This deteriorates our ability to focus and has negative effects on our health. 

There’s no shortage of productivity tools out there today that address these issues. But most solve a piece of the problem – they block websites or play concentration music – rather than solve the entire problem.

Enter: Serene. Serene is the first app to create an optimal digital environment for undisturbed deep work. 

How it works: Serene shields you from digital distractions and enables you to do your best work. It also organizes your day around your most important goal, all in one click. 

Combining over a dozen focus-enhancing techniques, Serene will:

  • Prompt you to plan your day around one clear goal that matters
  • Break your day into clearly defined intervals of focused work
  • Block access to distracting websites and apps during focus sessions
  • Plan ahead, track your productivity & identify common distractions
  • Enhance your concentration with focus music

Pro tip: They’re giving 500 PH users free access to the Pro version of Serene, which comes with additional features like web hooks and phone silencing. All you have to do is download Serene and use the promo code: PRODUCTHUNT to subscribe to the Pro-Plan.