tasks

Stop Your Tasks Right Before They Get Fun Each Day

When you’re working on a big project that’s going to take multiple sessions, it might feel intuitive to work until you aren’t enjoying it anymore. You might be better off, however, stopping right when you’re starting to have fun.


Use Text Expansion To Keep Track Of And Update To-Do Lists

We’ve previously looked at clever uses for text expansion apps, but blogger and podcaster Greg Hickman has a new one: write your daily to-do list so you can access it quickly when you’re stuck.


Book An Anti-Procrastination Appointment To Tackle Unwanted Tasks

We all have some tasks we like to avoid, like getting paperwork in order. But they still have to be done. Asian Efficiency recommends scheduling an anti-procrastination appointment with yourself where you do nothing but that task.


Move Your Reminders To The Middle Of The Day To Maintain Momentum

There are all sorts of to-do list managers out there. If you use one, chances are you have a reminder set to appear on your phone first thing in the morning. For better results, consider moving that reminder to later in the day.


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.


Tinker Schedules And Times Your Short-Term Tasks

iOS: Tinker is a minimalistic iPhone app that makes you schedule tasks and set a specific duration for them. It will alert you when it’s time to start, show you progress during the task’s set period, and notify you when you’re supposed to be done.


Prioritise Your Time With The '90% Rule'

Life can get overwhelming fast when you have too many things to do. Author Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less suggests a system of ranking and dividing your tasks to help prioritise them.