productivity tools

  • The Zen productivity guide: tools and tips for distraction-free work

    Posted February 21, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    Tools and tips for working without distraction.
  • Your car: The next frontier for personal IT

    Posted September 9, 2013 - 1:59 pm

    It's not just phones and watches that promise to help you be more productive on the go. Ford and Nissan, among others, are developing tools that one day could turn your car into the ultimate mobile machine for getting work done.
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    6 free IPad productivity apps you can't live without

    Posted September 4, 2013 - 2:47 pm

    Tablets are eating into PC sales for a reason -- they can be big productivity boosters, at much less cost. If you've got an iPad, you don't need to spend a penny for great free productivity apps. Check out six of my favorite ones.
  • Win the inbox war: Four utilities fight email onslaught

    Posted August 2, 2013 - 11:13 am

    Analyze, sort, file, delete: here's the help you need for your overstuffed inbox.
  • The five best business freebies of 2012

    Posted January 2, 2013 - 11:39 am

    Who says you have to spend money to make money? These five goodies can improve your bottom line without even touching your budget.
  • 5 favorite productivity tips of 2012

    Posted December 27, 2012 - 9:50 pm

    Ready to take 2013 by storm? Start by reviewing some of the top productivity tips from the past year.
  • Google Tasks API set to sync with third-party apps

    Posted May 11, 2011 - 8:35 pm

    Today at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, California, the company unveiled a new API for Google Tasks, which will open up the tool to outside developers. While the announcement itself was a fairly geeky, programmer-grade event, it has broad implications for productivity-focused workers of all stripes.
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    13 power-packed productivity tools

    Posted March 29, 2011 - 9:42 pm

    Simpler Web viewing: Remember when the Web was adless and clutter-free? A browser add-on called Readability takes you back to those times by stripping any page down to its main article. No ads. Minimal navigation menus. Almost no clutter. It's great for creating printer-friendly pages, and for distraction-free reading.
  • Block out effective work time with software timers

    Posted March 26, 2011 - 9:41 pm

    When your workday is an amorphous blob of equally important to-do items, it can be challenging to pick one task and focus on it effectively long enough to get it done. But if you commit yourself to working on just one thing for a set period, you can take control of your time and free your mind from distractions.
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