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Tech Productivity

Issue #122  (Taking Short Breaks to Help the Brain) 06/14/21

This week's list of tools includes a few apps for organizing content and daily tasks, so I thought it would be fitting for this intro to share a Hacker News thread where a user asks the simplest productivity-related question there is: How do you organize yourself?

How do you organize your life?

It's not a long thread, but I'm sure you'll find a few suggestions, tips, apps, and more in the discussion that you'll consider for your own everyday workflow.

Now on to this week's hand-picked productivity links!

Tools & Apps

Unplug - Mac app that blocks distracting websites so you remain focused on what matters, providing a positive feedback loop by celebrating small wins to heal social media addiction.

Wakelet - Save, organize, and share content, and access it all across devices (web, iOS, and Android).

Mailboxfiler - A simple tool that helps you collect and sort all your email attachments to a folder in cloud storage, automated by configuring your mail client filters.

Taskito - An all-in-one task app for Android that features a task timeline, planning board, to-do list, calendar, checklist, and more.

Meet Transcript - Chrome extension to record Google Meet captions, chat messages, and screenshots to Google Docs.

Engineering Leaders Need to Know How to Structure a Remote Hiring Process - A new era of remote work suddenly arrived and managers need to enhance their recruiting process if they want to win the best talent for their companies. This guide shows you how GitLab, Zapier and other companies build thriving remote teams. Download Revelo’s free eBook.   sponsored  

Articles & Resources

Study Shows How Taking Short Breaks May Help Our Brains Learn New Skills - NIH scientists discover that the resting brain repeatedly replays compressed memories of what was just practiced.

Employees are Quitting Instead of Giving Up Working From Home - The drive to get people back into offices is clashing with workers who’ve embraced remote work as the new normal.

Set Up Your Workspace to Help You Succeed - A sobering reminder that puts forth the argument that having a messy and disorganized work area can be a detriment to our productivity.

Workplace Wellbeing is a Scam - Not sure if I agree with this but I like to share strong opinions and different viewpoints on subjects that usually seem pretty cut and dry.

Ben Franklin: The Thirteen Necessary Virtues - A short 2014 post summarizing Franklin's virtues as taken from his autobiography, originally written in the late 1700s.

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Have a suggestion for a productivity-related tool, article, or other resource? Send me a direct message via X (@LouisLazaris) and I’ll consider including it in a future issue.

Stay productive!


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