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9 Digital Tools For A Productive Summer
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User Rank: Ninja
7/8/2016 | 1:54:11 PM
Re: Great article
@Royce - I'd like to think I have my finger on the pulse of a lot of the productivity tools out there, including some of the ones mentioned in the article which I've found helpful.  I had never heard of start.me before - I like the idea of having a collective space for all this type of information - it should save loads of time clicking around favorites/bookmarks (which are different for me depending on which browser I'm in) and searching for things I often use.  I just signed up.  Thanks!
User Rank: Apprentice
7/4/2016 | 11:35:59 AM
Great article
Great article, thanks. As an entrepreneur, I'm always trying to manage my time in the best way possible. What I have found to be the ultimate productivity hack is to setup a personalized browser start page with all the links and RSS feeds I frequently use. I'm using https://start.me for this and it saves me a few hours per week easily.
User Rank: Strategist
7/4/2016 | 10:31:47 AM
why not but i'm afraid it won't dramatically change your productivity
I tried "Rescue Me", it's a good app to highlight how you spend your time in the day and then adjust your working hours. That's one of the main problems today with all distractions we get on internet. Use it 3 or 4 times and it's enough, I saw that way I waste too much time on social networks and reading articles (something I already knew but it's really impressive but when get real figures).

I tried several apps like this without huge improvements but I'll test "Plan", it looks cute and clear, may be it can help a little bit to adjust some small things.

Best tool that improved my productivity recently is Power BI by Microsoft, however it's not a smartphone app.
User Rank: Ninja
7/4/2016 | 7:40:53 AM
Good ideas
There's some really good examples in here. I'll have to give a few of these a try. 

Although not productivity related, I also really like Eyecar browser extension which recommends you take a break every 20 minutes to rest your eyes. Taking a quick break every now and again helps keep me focused.

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