Tag archive for ‘productivity’

Track Where You’re Wasting Your Time with These Mobile Apps

by Michael Kwan - on Jul 21st 2016 - No Comments
Wasting your time with Pokemon GO?

Many mobile apps are available for both the iPhone and Android platforms that can seriously bolster your productivity. It has become remarkably convenient to stay connected to the office and get work done on the go without having to whip out a full-fledged PC. Your laptop can stay in your bag. And just as there are numerous web apps...

Amazing Free Android Apps for Working Faster

by Michael Kwan - on Jun 21st 2016 - No Comments
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android smartphone

There are only 24 hours in the day and you don’t have a second to spare. Twiddling around with the settings or looking up that address for the 37th time can waste precious moments that you could otherwise be using to be more productive and more effective in the work you do. Tools and shortcuts can help you recover those precious...

7 Reasons Freelancers Should Use Kanban Boards and Pomodoro Timers

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 20th 2016 - No Comments
Kanban Tool with Kanban boards

As a freelancer and solopreneur, you are the proud founder and CEO of your own small business. If you’re anything like me, then chances are that you have a total employee count of one: just you. What this means is that you are responsible for everything from office management to accounting, marketing to social media management....

Get More Done with These 5 iPhone Apps

by Michael Kwan - on Mar 26th 2015 - No Comments
Get more done with iPhone 6 Plus

Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, for better or for worse, are sources of infinite distraction. We have too many candies that must be crushed, too many ropes that need to be cut, and too many birds flapping past innumerable pillars. Even so, you can actually be more productive and get more done if you empower yourself with...

Leverage the Pomodoro Technique with Timer Apps

by Chris Cairns - on Mar 12th 2015 - No Comments
Pomodoro Technique

Staying focused is challenging even at the best of times. This is true whether you’re working on your own or you are part of a larger collaborative team. Perhaps you have already employed agile project management tools to keep everyone on the same page, but how do you ensure that everyone is getting the most out of their time at...

10 Awesome Ways Android 5.0 Lollipop Makes Your Life Easier

by Michael Kwan - on Dec 17th 2014 - No Comments
Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nexus 6

Each successive generation of the Google Android platform has demonstrated a good deal of growth, evolving the smartphone and tablet experience into what it is today. And just as many of the Android 4.4 KitKat features helped to make your life that much smarter and much more convenient, Android 5.0 Lollipop has gone even further with...

Three Time Tracking Apps to Kill Your Procrastination

by Michael Kwan - on Oct 14th 2014 - No Comments
Avoid Procrastinating Online with Time Tracking Apps

Like many of you, I spend hours upon hours each day plopped in front of the computer. I like to think that I’m being as productive as possible while I’m there, but the truth is that YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and the rest of the Internet can be awfully distracting. And it’s really easy to fall down that bottomless...

How An Android Wear Smartwatch Will Boost Your Productivity

by Chris Cairns - on Sep 2nd 2014 - No Comments
Android Wear Smartwatch

The Apple iPhone wasn’t the first smartphone. Smartphone apps existed well before the advent of the iTunes App Store too, but having a unified platform with a central app repository really helped to popularize the idea of a smartphone to the masses. With the announcement and unveiling of the Android Wear platform, Google may have...

On The Relationship Between Light And Productivity

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 27th 2014 - No Comments
Home Office Light and Productivity

Let’s face it. Between our smartphones, hybrid cars and microwave ovens, we’ve gotten pretty detached from nature. However, that doesn’t mean that our natural biology doesn’t continue to exert a powerful impact on our day-to-day lives. And there are few things in this world quite as fundamental as how our bodies...

Bookmarklets That Will Improve Your Productivity

by Michael Kwan - on Jan 25th 2014 - No Comments
Using the Computer

You likely already used a series of bookmarks and RSS feeds to keep tabs on the sites that you frequent the most, but the bookmarks toolbar in your preferred web browser can be so much more powerful. Bookmarklets may look like regular old bookmarks, but they boast special features and functions that are unleashed with a simple click...