I’d like to share a few awesome productivity tools that are helping me get things done on a daily basis.
I’ve tried using programs like ToodleDo, but the learning curve is just too high—so many features it just ends up boggling your mind. Ironic, eh?
These tools on the other hand are so simple in their design and interface that it takes literally minutes to get acquainted and comfortable using them. Two of them are free and one is a paid iPad app.
Teux Deux. Introduced to me by Seth Godin, TeuxDeux is a to-do list with very little frills. All you do is add your tasks for a given day and check them off or delete them when you’re done.
I like to add all my tasks for the day—even the tiny ones; that way I can see exactly what and how much needs to be done. It’s satisfying to go through and see what you’ve accomplished for the day.
Tick Tock Timer. This little app requires very little explanation: it’s an online timer. You set the time you want to work on something, start the timer and try and finish it on time!
The sound it plays when it goes off is pretty funny. I’ll let you try it out to find out what it is.
I’m using Tick Tock Timer to write this blog post, and—oops—I don’t think I gave myself enough time.
Writer. I love Writer so much that it might very well be my favorite iPad app. All it helps you do is write…in a pure distraction-free environment.
Photo by aussiegall.