A curated list of delightful productivity resources.
Table of Content
- Online Courses
- Tools and Apps
- 12+ Tips and Tricks to Work Faster in Microsoft Outlook – Tame your Outlook with these tips in order to get a little bit closer to the awesome Inbox Zero.
- Advanced GTD with Remember The Milk – A tutorial on how to implement GTD with Remember the Milk.
- Inbox Zero – Rigorous approach to email management aimed at keeping the inbox (almost) empty at all times.
- Lifehacker – The go-to blog for tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done.
- Pomodoro Technique – Slice your tasks in 25 minute packages and get more done in less time.
- r/Productivity – Productivity subreddit.
- Rid Your Desktop of Clutter with This Simple Trio of Icons – A little trick that has been keeping my desktop clean for years now.
- ShortLib – Collection of hundreds of shortcuts for Windows, Mac and Linux.
- The Bullet Journal – A pen and paper method that turns a simple notebook into a highly efficient productivity tool.
- Zen Habits – Blog by Leo Babauta with topics such as simplifying life.
- Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport – Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task.
- Getting Things Done by David Allen – A very simple and efficient time-management method.
- The 5 Choices by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, Leena Rinne – An all around productivity methodology dealing with prioritization, scheduling, technology and energy management.
Tools and Apps
- Box – Very good cloud storage solution for business customers.
- Dropbox – Simple, elegant and versatile (PC, Macs, Android…) cloud storage solution.
- Google Drive – Cloud storage solution deeply integrated in the Google ecosystem.
- OneDrive – Best cloud storage solution for Windows users.
- Mega – A very generous (50G from the get go) and highly secure cloud storage solution.
- Nextcloud – The self-hosted productivity platform that keeps you in control.
- Evernote – Evernote can basically become your second brain and remember everything for you.
- Google Keep – A nice and simple Note management system tightly integrated with Google products.
- Inkdrop – A cross-platform note taking app for Markdown lovers.
- Joplin – A note taking and to-do application with synchronization capabilities.
- Notion – An all-in-one very customizable workspace for notes, tasks, wikis and lists.
- OneNote – Very good Note management solution, but best for Windows users.
- Preserver – Notes organizer desktop app based on Electron.
- Simplenote – Light, clean, and free. Simplenote is now available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, and the web.
- Standard Notes – A simple and private notes app.
- WorkFlowy – Web-based outlining application for nested bulletin lists.
- Airtable – Mix of spreadsheet and database to help organize work.
- Amazing Marvin – Marvin incorporates principles from behavioral psychology to help beat procrastination, feel in control and finish todo list.
- Any.do – Simple interface, packed with features, currently the favorite to-do list manager at Lifehacker.
- GitHub Projects – A lesser known feature of GitHub, makes it easy to tie your project management process to your code.
- Hitask – Easy Project and Task Management for Teams.
- KanbanFlow – Kanban method task board with Pomodoro technique.
- Microsoft To Do – Microsoft cloud-based task management application based on Wunderlist technology.
- OmniFocus – A Getting Things Done based task manager for Mac OS X and iOS.
- Pomolectron – A pomodoro app for your menubar/tray.
- Remember the Milk – Great at managing tags for to-dos and location based tasks.
- Taskade – Simple and collaborative task lists for teams.
- Taskwarrior – An open source command line task manager. Flexible, fast, efficient, and unobtrusive.
- Timing – Automatic time and productivity tracking for Mac. Helps you stay on track with your work and ensures no billable hours get lost if you are billing hourly.
- Todo.txt – Tired of having complicated apps to organize your tasks? Todo.txt is a technique that uses a single
.txtfile to help you get the job done.
- Todoist – Powerful and cross-platform productivity tool.
- Topydo – A powerful todo list application using the todo.txt format, positioned between todo.txt CLI and Taskwarrior.
- Trello – Kanban method task board.
- VivifyScrum – Agile project management app for teams that deliver. Customizable Scrum and Kanban boards.
- Everyday – Form new habits by doing things every day.
- Habitica – Complete your real life daily goals in a role play game (previously called HabitRPG).
- HabitBull – Premium habit tracker.
- Loop Habit Tracker – An Android app for creating and maintaining good habits.
- Waka Time – Open source plugin for knowing exactly how long you spend coding.
- AutoIt – Small tool for Windows to automate the Windows GUI, but it can also be used for other purposes.
- Awesome AutoHotKey – AutoHotKey is a free, open-source macro-creation and automation software for Windows that allows users to automate repetitive tasks.
- IFTTT – Allows you to create chains of conditional statements (called recipes) between web services in order to make the web work for you and boost your productivity.
- Qbserve – Mac time tracking automation: freelance project tracking, timesheets, invoicing & real-time productivity feedback.
- Tasker – Android application that can perform context sensitive custom tasks (e.g. automatically turn on wifi when you arrive home).
- Zapier – Automation tool that allows you to connect hundreds of web services and create automations between the processes.
- LastPass – A freemium password manager that stores encrypted passwords online.
- Obie.ai – AI platform that brings all knowledge and documentation into one spot.
- ShareX – Screen capture, file sharing and productivity tool.