task management

Use Your Phone Or Tablet To Physically Separate Distracting Tasks

Chances are you work on some combination of a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. If you have a smaller screen with you, it may actually help your productivity to use it for distracting tasks.

The Pile Of Index Cards System Efficiently Organises Tasks And Notes

For many of us, pen and paper are our preferred tools to capture our thoughts, set goals and remember tasks. If that describes you, you’ll probably love this index card organising system.

Todoist Unveils Location-Based Reminders For iPhone And Android

iOS/Android: Todoist, one of our favourite to-do list apps, took the wraps off location-based reminders today. Now you can create to-dos that trigger reminders when you enter or leave a specific area. Remembering pick up milk when you pass the supermarket has never been easier.

Productivity 101: A Primer To The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique can help you power through distractions and get things done in short bursts. If you have a job that expects you to meet deadlines, it’s a great way to get through your tasks. Let’s break it down and see how you can apply it to your work.

Planleaf Creates Collaborative Task Lists In Emails, No Signup Needed

Web: If email is your tool of choice, then Planleaf will create collaborative task lists, where you can also add teammates, issue deadlines and add notes to completed tasks — all with a simple email message.

Dayboard Uses Chrome's New Tab Page To Keep You Focused On Your To-Dos

Chrome: Dayboard is a Chrome extension that turns every new tab page into a minimal to-do list that keeps you focused on the most important things on your agenda for the day. You choose the five most important things on your to-do list, and Dayboard makes sure they’re front and centre.

Any.do Finally Unveils A Web App, Brings Your To-Dos To Any Browser

Any.do is our favourite to-do app, and today it unveiled a long-awaited web app. It works in any browser and lets you manage your to-dos via a drag-and-drop interface.

Why Finishing To-Dos Early Can Be Just As Stressful As Procrastinating

Procrastination is rarely a positive trait. However, going too far in the opposite direction — over-exerting yourself to get things done as early as possible — can also cause undue physical and emotional stress.

The Most Common Two-Minute Emails You Can Deal With Right Away

According to GTD methodology, if something takes you less than two minutes, you should do it immediately — any more, and it goes on your to-do list. Here are some of the most common two-minute emails that you can spot from their subject line.

Work On Your Highest-Leverage Task First To Boost Motivation

Everyone has their own way of deciding which task on their to-do list to start with. Some do the most fun thing first or things they have already done. Productivity site A Year of Productivity suggests starting with the one that will yield the best result.