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RescueTime

A PC Magazine Editor's Choice for September 2015, RescueTime is one of the most popular productivity apps on the market. While a pay version is available, the free version, RescueTime Lite, will likely satisfy the needs of most users. To use the app, first sign up for an account, then download and install. From there, configure your account by entering your top three most productive and most...

https://www.rescuetime.com/
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Toodledo

Toodledo is more than just a simple to-do list. It's a way to organize your life, meet deadlines, and stay productive at work and at home. The service integrates a number of tools, including ways to store notes, lists, and outlines; ways to share with friends, family, and coworkers; and ways to safely sync data across devices. It's also adaptable. For users who want a few tools to keep them on...

https://www.toodledo.com/
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HabitRPG

If you need a little extra accountability and want to have some fun while you're at it, HabitRPG, an online tool that turns your to-do list into a video game, might be just the thing. With HabitRPG anyone can "gamify" their daily and weekly tasks - whether work, school, or wellness related. Along the way, users may compete with friends and join interest groups. This community then reinforces good...

https://habitica.com/static/front
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LeechBlock

Since it first appeared in 2007, LeechBlock has provided Internet users with a simple tool intended to increase productivity by blocking "those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day." With many customizable options, this Firefox browser extension allows users to select specific sites to block while leaving access to those that may be needed for school or work. It also...

https://www.proginosko.com/leechblock/
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Momentum: Personal Dashboard

Momentum, a free Chrome browser extension, wins excellent reviews on several counts. First, it is simply nice to look at. Once downloaded, a personalized dashboard will open every time you use Chrome to check your email or read the news, featuring a beautiful landscape image from Iceland, Spain, or some other locale. Reviewers also like the inspirational quotes ("What is your main focus today?" or...

https://momentumdash.com/
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Taco

For readers who use multiple task, project, and issue trackers like Asana, Todoist, Wunderlist, Evernote, Basecamp, or Gmail (among many others), there can come a time when confusion sets in. Enter Taco. The app strikes an excellent balance between bringing tasks from various programs together into a single interface, and simultaneously keeping them distinct on the clean and crisp interface. To...

https://tacoapp.com/
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Cold Turkey

There are many useful distraction blocking apps available on the market. Cold Turkey is unique for two features. First, the app allows users to block websites and apps at prescheduled times (for instance, from 9 to 5 on Mondays a user could block Facebook). Second, once that time comes, Cold Turkey freezes the settings. In other words, once the time comes to block that Facebook account, Cold...

https://getcoldturkey.com/
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Any.do

Any.do is a highly accessible task-management app. The system includes time and date reminders, and even geolocation reminders. In other words, if you need to be reminded to buy eggs this afternoon, the program will remind you when you get to the grocery store. Another interesting feature is called "Any.do Moment." This feature reminds you at a set time to check your to-do list. Then it shows you...

https://www.any.do/
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StayFocusd

Google Chrome users looking to boost their productivity may want to check out StayFocusd, an extension that enables users to limit the time they allow themselves to spend on designated websites. Once users add the extension, they can choose which websites they would like to limit their time surfing. One aspect of StayFocusd that may appeal to some users is that, unlike many productivity extensions...

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stayfocusd/laankej...
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Moo.do

Moo.do allows users to import information from other organizational devices (including Google Tasks, Google Contacts, Workflowy, and Wunderlist) to create multi-pane to-do lists that indicate tasks to do, tasks in progress, and tasks completed. By adding hashtags and ampersands, users can tag their activities by topics or indicate when an activity needs to be completed. To-do lists can then be...

https://www.moo.do
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