Tagged: productivity

Qbserve Update Adds Ability to Create Custom Rules and Containers

Qbserve is the wonderfully brilliant time tracking app for Mac that we wrote about back in May. Qbserve is a private time-tracking app for Mac, that automatically studies what you’re spending your time on and shows you pretty charts about how productive you’ve been, or haven’t. The app makes wonderful use of colors and works great. It’s private, so your data stays on your Mac and there’s no cloud service to sync or subscribe to. My biggest quibble about the...

Daybook — A Simple Way to Keep Track of your Goals

Daybook is a really simple web app to keep track of important goals that matter to you. It is built by Brian Lovin and inspired by this tweet by Josh Puckett. The idea is simple — just add a list of things or goals that you want to keep a track of. Then every time you hit the goal or finish that activity, increase the count. Rinse and repeat. You can add notes to each activity by simply clicking on...

Spark for Mac — The Best iOS Email Trinity is finally Complete

It’s celebration time for us here at Beautiful Pixels. We’ve already given you the lowdown on why Spark is such an amazing app on iOS. It is the best designed, most fully featured, most fluid email client for your portable devices, and its Natural Language Search will change your life. As of today, Spark is also available on the Mac App Store for your downloading pleasure. With pretty much complete feature parity, you’re getting everything the iOS app provides, including,...

Aggregate and Organize Your Work [Sponsor]

Wouldn’t it be great to have a personal task management app that integrates with the tools you already use, allowing you to seamlessly view all of your tasks on one screen? Rindle does this and more, making it easier than ever to keep your day organized. Your tasks are everywhere: email, to-do apps, project management apps, and collaboration tools… to name a few. Many people are using multiple tools for their personal tasks and projects, which wastes time and complicates...

Spark — Simply Better Email

These days, Email has been having one of those existential crises that is usually reserved for the fat molecules present in eggs ("Am I healthy? Or am I a part of an unhealthy item of food? Why am I stuck in this yellow goo?", you get the idea). It still forms an important part of our everyday lives — professional and personal, but it's generally considered so 1990s, that "I'll send you an email" is the new "How many Tazos...

Tadam — A Lovely Timer App to Help you Focus Better

There are hundreds of timer apps out there based on the Pomodoro Technique conceptualized and developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. For the uninitiated, the Pomodoro Technique aims to make you focus on work in a better way and thus, much more productive by working in 25-minute blocks, followed by a 5-minute break. These simple timer apps are available across all major platforms, and remind you to take periodic breaks from work to relax your mind and focus...