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Combined project management and time tracking with nested categories

A while ago, I have been researching time tracking applications. While there have been many choices, most have had very limited features. Particularly, most have been lacking support of categorization ...
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Leightweight task management with Slack integration

I'm looking for a lightweight task management solution that fullfils the following requirements: Slack integration (create tasks right out of Slack) Tells me on a regular basis which tasks are still ...
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Zoom alternatives

A friends organization has banned Zoom for security reasons. For on-line courses they would like conferencing software that supports: breakout rooms hand raising doc sharing video presentations (...
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Productivity stack for new startup

I am setting up the technical side of a startup, and I need to set up a productivity stack (email, messaging, document sharing, etc). The team is going to be very small for at least a year, under 10 ...
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Adding comments/notes to windows10 files/folders

I want to find an tool that would let me assign comments/notes to (any) files/folders. Preferably it can integrate itself to the right click menu and isn't janky (for example, if it creates a new file ...
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Checklist app, can reuse list

I am looking for a checklist app. For example, in preparation for going to the gym, I want to go through my gym prep list and check all the items that I need. It should be very easy to repeat these ...
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TODO List application that uses a priority queue

Whenever I try and implement GTD using Remember The Milk, I end up with over a hundred items in my Next Actions list and quite a few items in my Projects list. It eventually becomes unsustainable. Yes,...
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Automated screen pause reminder

Do you know of an existing application (e.g. for android) that automatically monitors how long you've been staring at your screen and suggests you to pause after a while ? Pause reminder apps are ...
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macOS extended characters-like popover on Windows

I'm currently on macOS and I will be moving to Windows soon, and one of the ways to quickly excess extended characters is by pressing and holding a key, e.g. 'a' and the following popover appears (see ...
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Progress tracker with calender

I need to track my daily tasks. The plan is I'd list my tasks which I plan to do daily for a month and mark each date when I finish a task. For example, I might have these tasks Learn new ...
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MacOS utility similar to Vim's Leader

One of the things I love about Vim is the leader key and the ability to create macros with it. The leader key concept is that it is a hotkey (I use ) that initiates a command based on the next ...
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Task management, reminder, or todo software with repeating reminders

Example scenario: I assign some tasks to my kids (who also have access to the software). Maybe a few weekly tasks like clean your room, and a daily task like complete your homework. If they don’t ...
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Non intrusive pop up reminder (Random) in Windows

Like most of us, I have more information that I can remember in my head, (from work todo list, home todo list, honey todo list, kids schedule, code snippets, reminders, shortcuts that I want to ...
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Countdown, Timer & Alarm Clock software with very specific features

Looking for the following features, or help creating them myself, in an as small an amount of separate programs as possible. OS: Windows 10. Android would also be interesting, but strictly optional, ...
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Apply my preferred settings on new Windows installation

When I install a new PC from scratch (either personal or by the company), I find myself changing a lot of settings each time, like turn off indexing on drives disable the search box in the task bar ...
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Need a "General Dashboard" with custom views for Personal, Business, and other stuff that integrates to my Calendar

In short: I need multiple dashboards within a "Master Dashboard" so I have a general view of my tasks. Some of my businesses connect to each other at certain points, so it'd be nice do be ...
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IFTTT for offline use

I am looking for a tool that would make my office life a bit easier. While I don't really like the online-ness of IFTTT (and I am not allowed to use it in the office anyway), from what I read and ...
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Extension for safari that allows to block some keywords

BlockSite is a practical extension for Chrome that allows blocking specific URLs and specific terms. So that if a web page contains blacklisted terms, the entire webpage gets obfuscated. Unfortunately,...
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Todo / Note Taking app that is structured like a mind-map app

I found a site several months ago for a productivity tool that marketed itself as a different way of organizing your...todo stuff (or maybe notes?), using a graph-like interface--with nodes and edges--...
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Software for teaching/displaying Math

I'm currently teaching math online. I don't have a digital pen and everytime I write math equations I usually write it on softwares that are able to support Latex. Currently I use Xournal++, Geogebra, ...
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Inbox pause feature email app

Are there any Linux apps for email for apps with add-ones with an Inbox Pause feature or even a Inbox Window feature? By Inbox Pause, I mean a mode in which incoming email isn’t displayed until I ...
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Time tracking with planning

I am looking for a time tracker/task manager with planning functionality, ideally as follows: I can create any task and specify how long I want to spend on it, the task can be repeated (eg. every day ...
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Looking for a production journal for my SRE team

I'm looking for a simple journal system where my SRE team can log interventions and actions taken to correct production issues. Ideally it would allow us to have some simple tags and a chronological ...
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Digital well being for Windows 10

As given in the site 'digital wellbeing' is defined as: Digital Wellbeing is a set of tools that you can use to place limits on when and how your Google Nest or Google Home devices are used. What is ...
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Making specific apps on my Android phone display in grayscale

I'm trying to curtail idle phone and tablet use. This article proposes making your phone boring by making it display in grayscale. Most phones (including mine) let you render everything in greyscale ...
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Windows software to help focus when spacing out

I have a lot of trouble staying on task sometimes, even if that task is playing a game. But I don't like timers or forcibly blocking sites/software as I would rather want to try and break the spacing ...
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Android or Mac tool for recording audio snippets periodically

I'm trying to get better at tracking how I use my time throughout the workday. Tracking what I do in a spreadsheet or notebook has proven to be distracting and error prone, so I'd like to try voice ...
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Software for tracking the changes you make to a file so that you can track your productivity

I'm looking for software for tracking the changes you make to a file so that you can track your productivity. Does anything like this exist? I'd like to measure my productivity over a time-window and ...
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Habit tracker for linux

Is there a habit tracker for GNU/Linux? It should allow the user to manually record whether the habit was performed or failed at a particular time and provide habit strength statistics, so that I knew ...
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Highlight mouse position on OS X

I often lose track of the location of the cursor when I bring my attention to something off-screen (a book, a mobile device, etc). Since I have a big display, moving the mouse a little won't do the ...
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Clover Alternative?

Clover is a program that wraps windows explorer and allows multiple tabs, and is hands-down my favorite productivity program. Well it used to be, lately however, I have been experiencing severe ...
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Is there any good personal task management app which can show all tasks on one page?

I am going through some famous task management apps like wunderlist, google tasks, microsoft todo but none of them provides one feature I need. Each of them give a feature to create many folders and ...
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Cheap and portable text expander for Windows

I'm looking for a portable text expander tool without restrictions on the usage environment (i.e. personal, academic, or professional use...). Requirements: Able to replace text as you type, without ...
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Software to queue human interactions and stay focus

I'd like to put some more deep work on my team. Do you know if there is any small utility to show the rest of the team that I'll be focus until a given time and allow to leave a message ? I see that ...
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Tree diagrams for breaking down projects into tasks

I'm trying to improve the breaking down of larger projects into smaller, actionable tasks. But the vertical way To-Do lists are laid out doesn't really help me see what needs to be done first at a ...
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Offline calendar for Android with at least basic functionality

I am looking for a recommendation for an Android calendar app that includes some essential features. The catch is that I need it to work with offline calendars. Offline calendars are Android ...
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Productivity tracking software for Windows 10

I am working on my productivity and I am using a 30-minutes-no-interruptions technique (also known as pomodoro technique). Currently I am using my smartphone to countdown time. I would like software ...
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Behavioral modification software to improve discipline

I am at my wits and with my seeming incapability to change my behaviors for the better. Self-help requires the will and motivation to change, and while I have an intellectual understanding of the ...
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To Do list linked to a file on computer

I want to create various todo lists in Windows 10 but linked to a file or folder on my computer. The todo list name must be the name of the file or folder I need to be able to reorder (change ...
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Tool for cross referencing policy with compliance requirement

I'm thinking if there is such a tool to do help with cross referencing compliance requirement with policy document. Let me illustrate with an example, In PCI DSS there are requirement for handling ...
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Inbox Zero Tool

I am searching a tool to help me to get "inbox zero" for my mails. What I mean with inbox zero With "inbox zero" I mean that I am able to handle all mails for one day. I look at one single mail ...
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App or extension that creates a time delay for visiting distracting sites?

There are many desktop apps and browser extensions that block access to distracting sites, either at all times or during certain times, or that limit access to such sites to no more than some number ...
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Any IDE or plugins to visual formatting such as bg color or add tags to selected blocks of code?

I am having lots of code to reorganize. To bring all scattered code to a single place and organize them. It will be easy if I can able to add some tags to code or change something visually such as ...
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Timer GUI utility

I'm looking for a GUI utility which you can use to set a timer to go off after a fixed amount of time. When it goes off there some sort of strong visual notification. Required features: Works on ...
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What's the best free software to learn "Touch-typing"?

I am not a fast typer ,but I want to be one for my academic purposes. So I am looking for a free typing tutor by which I can learn "touch typing" to type faster in minimum time with maximum efficiency ...
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Trainable Predictive Typing with Phrase suggestions for Business

I would like to find a program that suggests phrases that are commonly used by our business as the user starts typing them, similar to Gmail's "Smart Compose" feature. This could be an ...
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Task Software with Daily Email

I'm looking for a task list application with one main feature: It can send a daily email at a specified time with all the tasks due that day and overdue. Bonus if it can also include tasks ...
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email client with snooze functionality

I'm using Thunderbird as my main mail client for years. I also use the mailmindr plugin which allows to snooze mails, but the plugin seems to not be under active development and isnt compatible to ...
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Habit tracking app that supports weekly time-based goals

I am looking for a goal resp. habit tracking (Android) app that allows for goals of the form: Run for at least 2h a week. Be on Facebook at most 3h a week. I have tried several apps, but they ...
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Android (and Windows) to-do list with syncing?

I am looking for an Android to-do list that would be compatible with both phones and tablets. Must have features Ability to maintain multiple distinct lists (such as one for personal and work items) ...