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A little social support goes a long way towards making positive changes, but putting something on the line helps too. Dietbet does both and lets you combine your efforts with friends. You put some money into the collective pot, everyone commits to a goal and a period of time to complete it, and the people who make the goal split the pot.
Web: Peggo is a simple web service that takes your favourite YouTube videos, whether they’re music, podcasts or other programming, and saves them as audio files so you can listen to them offline. It even removes silence to keep file sizes small, and it normalises volume so you don’t get startled if you’re listening through headphones.
Web/Android/iOS: We’ve talked before about the Pomodoro technique, the productivity method where you work in short bursts with small breaks in between. Pomotodo combines this technique with a to-do list that is available on all your devices and also tracks your overall productivity.
Icebergs is a web app that lets you clip text, images or entire pages from the web, upload and save files, and make and organise notes. If you’re the visual type, and you like your organisational tools to come with thumbnails and beautiful interfaces, it’s worth a look.
Google already brought some substantial upgrades to Google Drive and its suite of productivity apps at I/O. Now, it’s beginning to roll out the updated interface on the web.