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Tech Productivity

Issue #28  (The Remote Work Report) 08/26/19

I just switched email clients on my Windows machine from and older unsupported version of Outlook to Mozilla Thunderbird (first time ever I'm using Thunderbird). I have to admit, while there are still some things I liked about Outlook (e.g. the keyboard shortcuts), switching was fairly easy.

Mozilla Thunderbird

Working off and on for a day or two, I was able to:
  • Set up all my email accounts as separate mail boxes (Outlook did not handle this well for all types of accounts)
  • Import all my Outlook mail, including local archives
  • Install a few useful Thunderbird extensions to help organize stuff
I don't know if I had a better option for an email client, but Thunderbird is doing what I need it to do and I don't see a reason to look any further. So if you're looking to switch email clients on Windows 10, I think Thunderbird is a decent choice that won't cut into your time or productivity much and it seems to be a fairly well supported app.
Now on to this week's hand-picked productivity links!

Tools & Apps

Todo.txt - iOS app or CLI tool for those who use a todo.txt file as their todo list.

Kangaroo - Chrome extension. The fastest and easiest way to save, find, revisit, and send links, useful for teams.

SavedReplies - Windows app. Pre-crafted responses based on frequently asked questions, saving you from typing out the same answers over and over again.

wreeto - A fast, searchable, clutter-free, Markdown-based note-taking toolset. Easy to organize notes into folders and allows for shareable links. - Generate a fake app to replace any addictive app.

Articles & Resources

A five minute meeting shouldn't ruin your productivity - Samuel Taylor has a simple solution to the productivity-crushing 5-minute meeting.

The Remote Work Report: Why Everyone Loves Remote Work - Lots of data and analysis on remote working in this recent report by FYI.

What For Work - A library of job descriptions, written by people doing those jobs, so you know exactly what to expect.

How Slack Harms Projects - How real-time messaging apps negatively impact planning accuracy, implementation quality, product refinements, and design quality.

An Essential Tool for Capturing Your Career Accomplishments - This is a great suggestion from Jessica Ivins – a Career Management Document (CMD) that you update weekly.


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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