Category Archives: Productivity

Todoist update brings redesigned web, plug-in, desktop apps, and gets new logo too

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Todoist update brings redesigned web, plug-in, desktop apps, and gets new logo too

They are calling it the new Todoist, so it’s a pretty big update with a new design and new features. From the comments so far on the blog post, users seem to like the new design, but they don’t like the new circle check boxes instead of squares. Along with the new design, comes a new brand for the company, starting with a new logo for the apps. Here’s an overview of what’s new, and links to the apps on different platforms. (Continued…)

Tim Ferriss interviews Maria Popova, writer of excellent Brain Pickings blog

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Another really interesting person interviewed on The Tim Ferris Show podcast. As usual with episodes on The Tim Ferriss Show, it includes insight into making your life better, including “the single attribute that leads to greatness in any field”. Check out Brain Pickings too, if you haven’t heard about it and you like reading about all kinds of interesting things on different subjects. (Continued…)

Beyond the list: Powerful ways to manage your tasks

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Beyond the List: 8 Powerful Ways to Manage Your Tasks

If you are into being productive you’ve probably tried a number of ways to keep track of things you need to do. And if you are into technology, you’ve probably tried some different apps. But have you thought about what type of system you use or prefer?

This article compares the pros and cons of different systems really well, and offers suggestions for apps where it applies. Some of the different ways it says you can manage your tasks include the “Grocery List”, GTD, pen and paper, plain text, kanban, spreadsheet, and a couple more. (Continued…)

How to work better

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How To Work Better

Maybe you’ve seen this poster before. I think it can be particularly helpful when facing a problem or challenge at work. If you look it over when facing a difficult situation, one of the rules will stick out to you. There is an incredible amount of wisdom packed into these words. Might be worth bookmarking at least if you don’t want to print it out. (Continued…)

Use Apple iWork on iCloud for free: Create and share documents online with anyone

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Use Apple iWork on iCloud for Free - Create and Edit Documents Online

Did you know you can now use iWork online on a Windows, Chrome OS, or Linux computer at iCloud.com? This means that you can now use iWork online, including the Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps, on pretty much any device. Also, your friends with a Mac or iPad can share documents online with you, and you can edit them too. Plus you’ll get 1 GB of storage for your documents on iCloud. You don’t need an iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac, or any other Apple device to edit iWork files online. You just need an email address to create an Apple ID on iCloud. Here are some screenshots and an overview of using Apple’s iWork on iCloud. (Continued…)

Top productivity gurus online

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The Top 11 Productivity Gurus Online

This list includes people like Tim Ferriss, who wrote The Four-Hour Work Week, and David Allen, who wrote Getting Things Done. If you are as interested in productivity as me, you will really enjoy this. The graphic lists some great people who are writing about productivity today, and includes some of the best productivity blogs online today. The pictures of the people in the graphic are great too. And it shows their blog and twitter name, so you can see where to go to read their articles and follow them. (Continued…)

Nikola Tesla’s best productivity tricks

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Nikola Tesla's 3 Best Productivity Tricks for Inventions

What I really like about these tricks is that they all involve using your thoughts to make your ideas come to life. That is basically what being a thinkist is all about. Nikola Tesla was a great inventor and thinker who used his imagination to come up with amazing ideas that changed the world. One of his best tricks was to make sure he spends time in solitude thinking, away from the noise and thoughts of other people and the world. When you spend time in solitude you can think about and create ideas to solve your problems. (Continued…)