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Tech Productivity

Issue #70  (17 Minutes a Day on Email) 06/15/20

Jonathan I. Dingel and Brent Neiman of the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, have produced an interesting white paper called How Many Jobs Can be Done at Home? (PDF)

Share of jobs that can be done at home in the United States
Share of jobs that can be done at home in the United States
According to their summary of the findings:

"We find that 37 percent of jobs in the United States can be performed entirely at home, with significant variation across cities and industries. Applying our occupational classifications to 85 other countries reveals that lower-income economies have a lower share of jobs that can be done at home."

Check out the full paper for details on the research.

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

Tools & Apps

Incomee - An invoicing and payment tracking platform for freelancers and small businesses.

Timemator - Automatic time tracking for freelancers. Automatically captures everything you do on your Mac then you can go back to review what you were working on and assign the time to your projects.

Raya - An all-in-one minimalistic workspace that claims to be a replacement for Slack, Asana, and Notion. Free during COVID-19.

Neatly - A simple, affordable, digital asset manager built on Google Drive that makes it easy to find docs, images, links your team needs to get its work done.

Obsidian - A powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files. Windows, Mac, or Linux app.

NetNut - A fast residential proxy network for web scraping, SERP monitoring, business intelligence research, and more.   promoted  

Articles & Resources

5 New Routines to Create Work From Home Boundaries - Veteran and new work-from-homers share self-care practices, rituals, and boundaries to make working remotely successful for creatives.

Encouraging a Culture of Written Communication - Maarten Claes has worked with remote teams for three years and believes the key factors for success in remote work is a culture of written communication.

One-Touch to Inbox Zero: How I Spend 17 Minutes Per Day on Email - Tiago Forte's 2015 article on how he maximizes productivity while minimizing time spent writing and reading emails.

Shell Productivity Tips and Tricks - A lengthy online guide with lots of tips for those looking to get better working on the command line.

The Reason Zoom Calls Drain Your Energy - I haven't necessarily found this to be the case for me, but maybe this will help those who do feel this way.


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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