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Tech Productivity

Issue #129  (Open-plan Office Noise Increases Stress) 08/02/21

If you like checking out other people's office setups, you'll love the following two websites:

I just happened to come across both links over the past couple of weeks (I believe they may have been shared in the same post/thread?). They both give you a nice gallery of beautiful and unique office setups from which you can draw inspiration.

Maker Stations

Of course, not everyone can afford to have their dream workstation but we should all have the goal of having something tidy that helps us be as productive as possible without breaking the bank.

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

Tools & Apps

TreeSheets - Open source Windows, Mac, or Linux app. A free-form data organizer, also called a hierarchical spreadsheet, suitable for any kind of data organization, such as to-do lists, project management, brainstorming, etc.

LeadDelta - A LinkedIn connections manager. Organize your business contacts the way you want with no ads, no distractions. CRM-view, tags, notes, filters, personalized messages, and more.

TextSpark - An AI writing tool designed to spark your creativity and accelerate your writing with the help of your own personalized AI co-writing assistant.

Presence - A walkie-talkie style text-to-voice app for Mac and Windows for teams that turns live silent captions into asynchronous voice notes.

Timesheet - A mobile time-tracking app for iOS and Android with specialized tools for optimizing productivity and you can customize it to your job's needs.

Store. Optimize. Deliver Images with - What's the best image format for a website? What about the size? How do I optimize WebP/AVIF? What about cross-device optimization? If you are constantly riddled by these questions when you think of images, you should check out   sponsored  

Articles & Resources

Forget About SMART Goals: 5 Unconventional Goal Setting Methods to Try Instead - A look at how "anti-goals" can help you make radical improvements to the way you set and reach goals.

Open-plan Office Noise Increases Stress and Worsens Mood: We've Measured The Effects - Now that many open-plan offices are considering change, this analysis is certainly relevant.

How (Not) to Miss a Deadline - Seth Godin's 12 suggestions for how to ensure you're planning properly to meet deadlines, rather than running around at the last moment, avoiding sleep, etc.

Always Be Quitting - The idea here is that not that you want to leave but that you don't want to be the only one who can do your job, i.e. plan as if you are quitting.

Tiny Wins - Joel Califa of GitHub discusses some major rollouts he was involved with at GitHub and how 'tiny wins' helped with suggestions on how you can do the same.

Night Eye – The Best Dark Mode Extension - Night Eye is a browser extension that protects your eyes by enabling dark mode on any website. Unlike other extensions, Night Eye uses a smart conversion algorithm (no color inversion), has no ads, and has great support. Get a 25% discount on the lifetime offering by using discount code wtw at checkout.    sponsored  


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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