Being productive on the internet can be very easy as long as you have the right tools. In this weekly guide I go over my favorite tools and applications that allow me to get things done. This guide will be covering everything: Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android (free and paid). Productivity is vital if you’re going to survive in this internet revolving world. Here are some tips and tricks I have learned over the years, and don’t forget to leave any suggestions in the comment section below.
A couple of weeks ago Reeder launched into beta on Mac. Previously, the app had been available on iOS, but now I can finally recommend it. If you’re an avid Google Reader user, it can get annoying using the website. Reeder offers a great alternative to Google’s webpage. Being able to read feeds in a faster and efficient way really boosts my productivity. Like I said, the app is available on Mac and iOS.
Music definitely plays a major role into my productivity. If you’re like me you listen to a lot of it. Sometimes 99-cents, or $1.25 in some cases, per song can get to be a burden. The service Grooveshark has been out for quite awhile. In the past I wouldn’t have been able to recommend this app due to it being built in flash and being really laggy, but things change. Thanks to an update last week, Grooveshark is now done in full HTML 5, making it easy to listen to almost any song you want to. Music allows me to get more work done.
This tip is something I learned during finals. Sometimes it is best to just unplug the Ethernet cord or turn off your computer’s wireless card. I was so much more productive in my studies, and I am sure this would work great for any other type of work. Of courses, make sure it’s a task you don’t have to do internet research for.
Your Ultimate Guide To Productivity is a weekly column by Jake Smith explaining tools and tips to keep your life organized and productive, in this busy web world. Check back next weekend, for the next part.