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Tech Productivity

Issue #31  (Two Computer Logins for Productivity) 09/16/19

Here's a productivity tip from a Reddit user that you might find works for you:

"Create two users on your computer – one for normal use and leisure – one for business/work only. I have nothing except the essentials logged in on my work user. Not even Messages or YouTube. It completely revolutionized my productivity."

A simpler login for personal things
Would a "personal things only" login work for you?

Personally, I'm not a big believer in cutting things out like that. I think it's good to train yourself to exercise self-control and teach yourself not to be distracted by notifications or logged in apps. I also think there's some value in taking a mental break to do something else at times.

But that doesn't work for everyone, so maybe the above tip is a better solution for you in your current situation.

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

Tools & Apps

KeepMe - Store and share a secure message that can be unlocked with a password.

Wobaka - A CRM system you'll enjoy using, making it easier, efficient, and more fun to go from outreach to closed deal.

Space Browser - The first mobile browser made for power users. Designed to provide a dedicated, focused environment to make you more productive, without distractions and stress.

RevealURL - Lets you view the real source behind a short link (Bitly, etc.) before you click it.

Cactus - Journal and mindfulness app that helps you focus on what makes you happier and more successful.

Articles & Resources

Five simple actions to help you gain more time - Budi Tanrim's brief but practical suggestions for being more efficient.

A People Leader’s Guide to Active Listening - Buffer's Marcus Wermuth went from solving problems in code to managing – which helped him to recognize the importance of listening.

Why I Stopped Using Multiple Monitors - From 2017, but I think still relevant today, maybe more so in this stronger age of distraction.

On-call at any size - How to make on-call work at any scale, sharing industry best practices that apply to companies at any size.

No Kings: How Do You Make Good Decisions Efficiently in a Flat Organization? - A back-end team lead explores how to balance making decisions quickly while maintaining openness to feedback.


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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