The Pomodoro Technique breaks down your tasks into shorter, focused sessions with regular breaks. It’s one of the simplest and easiest to implement productivity hacks around.
I recently was accepted to Reinvigorate, a new stat tracking program. And I’ve been blown away. Reinvigorate does exactly what the name implies: it takes something bland like stat tracking and turns it into something beautiful and fun (if you can believe that). It satisfies two of my needs: deep analytics and an intuitive interface.… Read more
I’ve been trying out a couple of mind mapping programs: MindManager Pro and Thinkature. MindManager Pro is paid software ($349) from Mindjet, and in my opinion is the Cadillac of mind mapping programs. It’s fast, has an easy to use interface, and is very intuitive with an interface very similar to Microsoft Word. I love… Read more
IBM has a new podcast focused on shortcuts and how to organize your digital life.Â They look more like beginner’s level, but some of ’em look pretty good.Â I haven’t listened to any yet, but here’s a couple that look interesting: How to use wikis at work How to prioritize email [IBM Shortcuts Podcast via… Read more
Earlier this week I was contacted by the guys at BlueTie to check out their ad-free web-based email and calendar collaboration solution for businesses. It’s a pretty slick thing, especially since their free accounts don’t have any ads. Anywho, I struck up a conversation with Martin Edic (his official title is “Manager, Marketing Communications and… Read more
Well, I must say… of all the ranting I’ve been doing for the likes of Basecamp and other 37Signals products as of late, Goplan caught me by surprise. I’m not going to switch from my bread and butter just yet, but I’m definitely going to look long and hard at Goplan in the meantime. They’re… Read more
Oh man, I was as giddy as a school girl after seeing this video preview of Scrybe, an online calendar app. Quite possibly the coolest thing I’ve seen this year in terms of web apps. Finally, someone is actually adding contexts to a calendar and time management application. I’ve talked about the importance of contexts… Read more
Ahh, the power of collective wisdom has finally been utilized as a shopping tool. Sure, sites like Amazon have always had reviews, and sites like Pricegrabber have always compared prices. But nobody has harnessed the power of social media (yay!) and online shopping quite like Wize.com. They actually calculate three different scores: 1.) The “buzz”… Read more