Focus-woman

3 tech tips for better focus (tools for Chrome, iPhone, iPad)

In its most recent newsletter, Slideshare showcased the most popular presentations of 2013. One that caught my eye was 26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known at 20. Unknowingly, I had been following most of those hacks.
In this post, I will discuss the tools I use in order to pursue the following hacks:
  • Hack #4: Respect your time and make it respected.
  • Hack #5: Stop multi-tasking. It merely kills your focus.
  • Hack #6: Set up a work routine and stick to it. Your body will adapt.
  • Hack #13: Group meetings and communication (email or phone) to create blocks of uninterrupted work.
  • Hack #15: Work around procrastination. Procrastinate between intense sprints of work (Pomodoro).
  • Hack #26: Take breaks. Sometimes.

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4 tips to become a productivity ninja using the keyboard (Mac OSX and Chrome)

Whac-A-Mole

Whac-A-Mole

Today, I don’t use that mouse anymore. I live by the keyboard and I find myself much more efficient with it. Here are some tips and tricks I have learned along the way.When I switched to MacBook Pro laptop from a Windows desktop earlier this year, I bought a wireless mouse. The MacBook Pro trackpad is nice but using it is like playing a bad version of Whac-A-Mole: move mouse, aim at tiny area, hit target. The mouse on the other hand, allowed for better control and accuracy; however it was cumbersome to carry around and didn’t allow all the trackpad gestures.

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