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Productivity 101: How To Use Personal Kanban To Visualise Your Work

The best productivity methods keep your to-dos in front of you and prioritised so you never wonder what to work on next. Some are complicated, but others are organised simply by priority — so easy you could use sticky notes if you wanted. Let’s talk about one of those systems: Personal Kanban.


The Ultimate Productivity Boost: Figure Out Better Things To Work On

Everyone wants to make the best use of their time. The first step to getting there is getting better at the tasks we’re assigned, but the ultimate step, Seth Godin says, is to stop working on someone else’s task list and work on your own contribution instead.


Mail Pilot 2 Is A Gesture-Based iOS Email App Built For Creating Tasks

iOS: Mail Pilot was a handy email app that allowed you to turn your emails into tasks so you could remember to deal with them. It was useful, but it was also a little clunky to use. Mail Pilot 2 fixes most of those problems by adding a lot of gestures.


How To Organise Your Entire Life With Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, whether you’re organising work projects, family chores, travel plans or just about anything else. Here are some ways to put Trello to use for managing your entire life.


Work On A Specific Skill For One To Three Days To Practise Effectively

We’ve all probably heard of the somewhat questionable 10,000-hour rule of practice. If that seems too daunting, try breaking down skills and working on each sub-task for one to three sessions.


'Productivity Is Not About Time. It's About Energy.'

When we talk about being “productive”, most of us think about using our time most effectively. However, productivity guru Marius Ursache says it’s not about time, it’s about energy.


Avoid Email Overload By Simply Ignoring Some (Unimportant) Emails

Inbox Zero is a noble, if difficult, goal. If you only receive a few emails a day, traditional strategies like only replying a couple of times a day are fine. But if you get dozens or hundreds, you need a harsher strategy: just ignoring some of them.


When Time Tracking May Not Save You Any Time At All

Your productivity can largely be determined by how you spend your time, and that makes tracking your time seem like a big help. It can also be a trap that eats up more time than it saves.


Get Better At Saying 'No' By Considering If You Would Do The Task Today

It can be difficult to remember that saying yes to something means saying no to something else. To keep this in mind the next time someone approaches you with an opportunity, ask yourself: “If I had to do this today, would I agree to it?”


Any.do, The Best iOS To-Do App, Comes To Mac

Mac: Any.do, our favourite to-do app on the iPhone, is now available as a native Mac app. It comes packed with Notification Center integration, badges and more.


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