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Why You Hate Every To Do App (And How to Find Something That Works)

Justin Pot / April 15, 2019

How many abandoned to do lists do you have? I'm talking about apps you've installed, added some tasks to, then promptly forgot to actually use. Abandoned bullet journals and sticky notes you never look at also count.

You tried to implement a system. It didn't work. And...

The Science of Music and Productivity

Sam Kemmis / April 11, 2019

Does listening to music help you work?

Ask a dozen people that question, and you'll get a dozen answers. Some swear by classical music, others jazz. Some prefer silence, others the buzz of a busy coffee shop.

YouTube videos offer music for "super intelligence" and apps claim they "unlock...

The Art of Being Bored: How to Be More Productive By Doing Nothing

Emily Esposito / April 9, 2019

In a world where people would rather administer shock therapy to themselves than be alone with their thoughts for 15 minutes, we don't usually think of boredom as a good thing.

But recent studies reveal that our constant go-go-go mindsets might be hurting more than helping. As it turns...

Organize Your Life with the Agile Method

Jessica Greene / April 8, 2019

A to do list can help you keep track of the tasks you need to complete. But when it comes to actually completing those tasks—that's a different story.

It's hard to decide which tasks to take on first, and it's tempting to start with whatever's...

If Time-Tracking Apps Don't Work for You, Try a Productivity Journal

Jessica Greene / April 2, 2019

Monitoring how you spend your time leads to a wealth of useful information: It can tell you what time of day you're most productive, help you create better estimates for how long tasks will take, and show you what activities you'd have to cut to focus your energy...

Wait...Is Inbox Zero Good or Bad for Productivity?

Justin Pot / April 1, 2019

No one is happy about their email. Our inboxes are a mix of stuff we don't need, stuff we know we should be doing, and a few messages from actual human people that we'd like to get back to (later). New emails used to be a welcome thing...

Build the Perfect Productivity System with Paper Notebooks and Digital Tools

Belle Cooper / March 28, 2019

Apps aren't everything. Despite the plethora of to-do apps and note-taking apps available, pen and paper can still be a valuable productivity tool. In fact, paper note-taking and task management systems have been experiencing a revival in recent years, as we grapple with technology taking over our lives and...

How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts

Jessica Greene / March 26, 2019

If you only have one Google account, we suggest you do everything you can to keep it that way. Managing multiple Google accounts is kind of a nightmare, and there's no simple or efficient way to merge multiple Google accounts into one.

But if it's too late and...

Master Your Time: 5 Daily Scheduling Methods to Bring More Focus to Your Day

Stephen Altrogge / March 21, 2019

Most people want to know the single best way to schedule their day for maximum productivity, and there are numerous articles and books that claim to know the "perfect schedule." But the reality i, there is no perfect method for everyone. Because we all have particular strengths and weaknesses when...

Free Dropbox Accounts Now Only Sync to Three Devices, Here's What To Do

Justin Pot / March 20, 2019

Do you use a free Dropbox account? As of March 2019 you can only connect Dropbox with three devices.

Don't panic: the change, which Dropbox quietly announced earlier this month in a help document, only kicks in if you're trying to add a new device:

If you're...