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Alarm Clock Roundup

Posted on November 11, 2013 by

I have issues getting up in the morning. Particularly if it is still dark out. I am also extremely hard to wake up at that time. So naturally, I have tried a lot of alarm clocks.

When I looked a few weeks ago, I realized I had amassed a collection that was quite large. So I thought I would do a roundup post here to share what I have found.

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Focus: A Timer To Help Focus

Posted on October 7, 2013 by

One of my secret weapons for both motivation and procrastination-aversion is the simple timer. By using a timer consistently, I can make sure I get started on projects, as well as stop them.

There is a new iOS app out as a gorgeous alternatives to most timers.

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DayMap: an iOS application for how you work

Posted on July 1, 2013 by

Today we have a guest who is reviewing an interesting piece of productivity software: DayMap.

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Simplify Blog Reading With Mr. Reader

Posted on February 27, 2013 by

It isn’t often I rave about software. But I found something that has taken my blog reading and made it so easy that I actually look forward to processing all my feeds!

I stumbled upon this after another round of Pocket/Pinboard left me frustrated with my blog reading. I looked in the App Store for “Google Reader” and “Pinboard” and Mr. Reader popped up. I figured it couldn’t be any worse than what I was using, so I plopped down my money and decided to give it a run.

It exceeded all of my expectations.

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Simplify Time Calculations With Calcloc

Posted on February 13, 2013 by

As a consultant, how I bill my time is important. And in order to bill properly, I have know calculate properly.

Calculating time can be a pain in the neck. 60 minutes, plus all the increments therein…nothing goes nicely to base 10. In the past I have just resorted to working in quarter hour increments. But even that can get tricky, adding increments up on the calculator.

That’s where Calcloc steps in to fill the breach. Calcloc is a calculator that can handle native time calculations.

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Contest: Win Wonderful Day And Save Your Habits!

Posted on November 23, 2012 by

I am very pleased to announce that Tenmiles Technologies Pvt Ltd, the makers of Wonderful Day, are going to give the readers of SimpleProductivityBlog chances to win copies of the Wonderful Day software for iOS.

If you wish to enter, please leave a comment on this post with what habit you want to establish or maintain.

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Review: Wonderful Day

Posted on November 15, 2012 by

Building a new habit, or doing something consistently can be hard. One method to help is the Seinfeld method, where you have a visible reminder of your winning streaks. This gives one more reason to keep up the habit – you don’t want to break the streak.

Wonderful Day is a way to keep track of how many days you have done something.

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Todoist: A Web and iOS Task Manager

Posted on September 7, 2012 by

Recently, another task and project manager came across my desk. I agreed to review it because I was interested in seeing how it stacked up against other software I had been looking at.

ToDoIst is a project and task manager that works on iOS, and has a web component to make it easy to use. Written by Ist Apps, it is a step in the right direction for managing projects; however, it is not without it’s drawbacks.

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