task management

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.


If You're Stuck On A Problem, Push For 15 Minutes, Then Find Help

Being stuck can be draining. You may feel like you can grasp the problem if you spent just a little more time on it. Unfortunately, the next thing you know, you’ve wasted hours making little progress. Next time, if you’re stuck and about to give up, spend just 15 more minutes on it — then ask for help.


'Don't Strip The Screw'

Sometimes, real productivity is more about knowing when to take a break, not when to push forward. Just like a screw, your mind and body can be worked so hard that you become stuck for much longer than you need to be.