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Awesome Productivity Awesome

A curated list of delightful productivity resources.

Inspired by the awesome list thing.

Table of Content


Online Courses


  • Getting Things Done by David Allen – A very simple and efficient time-management method.
  • The 5 Choices by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, Leena Rinne – An all around productivity methodology dealing with prioritization, scheduling, technology and energy management.

Tools and Apps

File Management

  • Box – Very good cloud storage solution for business customers.
  • Dropbox – Simple, elegant and versatile (PC, Macs, Android...) cloud storage solution.
  • Google Drive – Cloud storage solution deeply integrated in the Google ecosystem.
  • OneDrive – Best cloud storage solution for Windows users.
  • Mega – A very generous (50G from the get go) and highly secure cloud storage solution.

Note Management

  • Evernote – Evernote can basically become your second brain and remember everything for you.
  • Google Keep – A nice and simple Note management system tightly integrated with Google products.
  • Inkdrop – A cross-platform note taking app for Markdown lovers.
  • OneNote – Very good Note management solution, but best for Windows users.
  • Preserver – Notes organizer desktop app based on Electron.
  • Simplenote - Light, clean, and free. Simplenote is now available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, and the web.
  • Standard Notes – A simple and private notes app.
  • WorkFlowy - Web-based outlining application for nested bulletin lists.
  • Notion - An all-in-one very customizable workspace for notes, tasks, wikis and lists.

Task Management

  • Airtable – Mix of spreadsheet and database to help organize work.
  • – Simple interface, packed with features, currently the favorite to-do list manager at Lifehacker.
  • Hitask – Easy Project and Task Management for Teams.
  • KanbanFlow – Kanban method task board with Pomodoro technique.
  • OmniFocus – A Getting Things Done based task manager for Mac OS X and iOS.
  • Pomolectron - A pomodoro app for your menubar/tray.
  • Remember the Milk – Great at managing tags for to-dos and location based tasks.
  • Taskade – Simple and collaborative task lists for teams.
  • Taskwarrior – An open source command line task manager. Flexible, fast, efficient, and unobtrusive.
  • Timing – Automatic time and productivity tracking for Mac. Helps you stay on track with your work and ensures no billable hours get lost if you are billing hourly.
  • Todo.txt – Tired of having complicated apps to organize your tasks? Todo.txt is a technique that uses a single .txt file to help you get the job done.
  • Todoist – Powerful and cross-platform productivity tool.
  • Topydo - A powerful todo list application using the todo.txt format, positioned between todo.txt CLI and Taskwarrior.
  • Trello – Kanban method task board.
  • VivifyScrum – Agile project management app for teams that deliver. Customizable Scrum and Kanban boards.
  • Wunderlist – Cross-platform, desktop and mobile to-do list manager with apps for iOS and Android, Windows, OS X, and Linux.

Habit Trackers

  • everydayCheck - Form new habits by doing things every day.
  • Habitica – Complete your real life daily goals in a role play game (previously called HabitRPG).
  • HabitBull - Premium habit tracker.
  • Loop Habit Tracker - An Android app for creating and maintaining good habits.
  • Waka Time - Open source plugin for knowing exactly how long you spend coding.

Task Automation

  • AutoIt - Small tool for Windows to automate the Windows GUI, but it can also be used for other purposes.
  • Awesome AutoHotKey – AutoHotKey is a free, open-source macro-creation and automation software for Windows that allows users to automate repetitive tasks.
  • IFTTT – Allows you to create chains of conditional statements (called recipes) between web services in order to make the web work for you and boost your productivity.
  • Qbserve - Mac time tracking automation: freelance project tracking, timesheets, invoicing & real-time productivity feedback.
  • Tasker – Android application that can perform context sensitive custom tasks (e.g. automatically turn on wifi when you arrive home).
  • Zapier – Automation tool that allows you to connect hundreds of web services and create automations between the processes.
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