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Nice gui habit tracker for windows 10 or web based at affordable subscription rates?

I tried Lunatask and TickTick and wasn't very satisfied with them (especially their GUI). I can pay about $5 USD per month (sorry, I am poor). Anything you would recommend to me? For example this is ...
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To-do list that shows only 1 or a few tasks at a time?

I struggle with long intimidating to-do list. People online say try making a shorter list from that long list to focus on. And that works for me. I did it manually, for example by: copy-pasting items ...
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Is there a software tool, payment or free that can transcribe live meetings from system audio and not just mp4 files

Is there a software that can do this live and could differentiate the voices, so those would get described as Person1 Person2, with timestamp and what they're saying.
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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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Looking for a self-hosted software to track where I'm spending my time while I'm using my devices

I'm looking for a self hosted way of tracking where I'm spending most of my time while I'm using my laptop and my smartphone so I could determine how productive I am while using them and what can I do ...
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Clothes and other house/household chores kids learning playing and attention making app (supporting different households)

I am looking for a game that allows you to embed yourself in the whole procedure related to the clothes business, as lived by a person who needs to manage everything relating to clothes for their ...
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Virtual workspace like app for organization and productivity?

I do a lot of things in different areas and one of the biggest issues is organization/productivity. What I'm looking for is some way to organize files and planning in a nice way that sorta keeps the ...
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Software to designate a group of windows together such that they are minimized/maximized together?

The idea is to select some windows as a group such that they are min/maximized together while multitasking. The addition to snapping windows would be to streamline the multitasking process instead of ...
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macOS alternative for Linux/KDE Skrooge budgeting app

I've been using KDE Skrooge budgeting app for a few years but now I switched to macOS. I'm looking for app similar to Skrooge and I'd like it to be / have: open source (not that important) desktop ...
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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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What to use to track work time? (Linux)

KTimeTracker is being removed from KDE. Which (Gnome or KDE) program to use instead to track my working hours? I have just a single time-counted project and want a robust and easy program included in ...
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App that notifies when cursor is not moved for some time

I struggle with getting distracted doing flashcards because of ADHD and it would really help. If I don't move my mouse for 30 seconds (for example), make a beep. It could be either an app or an ...
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Looking for a Chrome Extension to Alias URLs for Easier Navigation

Community! I am in search of a Chrome extension that enhances my browsing efficiency by allowing me to use URL aliases. Specifically, I need the functionality to create shortcuts for URLs so that I ...
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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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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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Looking for an app or SaaS to allow me to plan the tasks I need to do

Ok, a little context: I have used Trello, Todoist, Jira, Asana, Notion, Target Process and a few others. I believe the ones that are more similar to what I am looking for are Trello and Todoist, as ...
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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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Software that helps identify musical instruments and multiplicity in sound tracks

The Shazam app can listen to sound and identify songs. However, I am looking for an app (Android, iPhone, PC, Mac, Linux) that can listen to music (such as background music in cartoons and films), and ...
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Remind me when I haven't done X for 10 days (and button to click whenever I do X)

I must do a particular activity at least every 10 days. I sometimes do it more often, and sometimes I am busy and the task slips away. Recurring reminder/task is not a good option: Let's say I should ...
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Make Stream Deck work with DaVinci Resolve

I have an Elgato Stream Deck XL and I thought it would make my life easier. However, it turns out, it's a lot of work before it makes your life easier. The most frustrating thing is when the hotkeys ...
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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 app to keep track of what food each of my friends likes/dislikes

It should store, along with what you cooked, for each person, what you gave that person to eat, and, whether they liked it, or they didn't like it. You may even be able to give a rating, and store ...
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Diary app with revision history for notes and note migration

I am looking for an agenda app for Android with the following features: Each day, you can add and modify a sequence of notes, which can be added by clicking on the plus button, selecting the in-...
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Anything free in Slack App Directory to categorize posts?

Is there anything free in Slack app directory that allows to categorize posts (it's okay if it's only viewable by those who installed the app)?
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Anything free in Slack App Directory to auto reply when a user has certain statuses?

Is there anything free in Slack app directory that makes you auto reply (preferably by opening a thread) whenever your status is X or Y (like sick, away, vacation, etc.)?
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A cheaper alternative to ManicTime (time tracking) with no online features

ManicTime is great software but it appears to me as quite costly for what it does ($70). I would gladly buy it if it was cheaper but as it stands, it's too much. What I like the most is the day by ...
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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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Payments app with scheduled tasks and outstanding payments

I am looking for an app that would allow you to organize payments, carried out with either cash or through interac, to a variety of people or institutions (hereby referred to as payees). Suppose you ...
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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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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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Airtable / Google Sheets alternatives with a chat per row

We have been using Google Sheet to keep organised when searching for a product to sell, deciding to discard or keep, the state of the product, who is leading and who is supervising... The big ...
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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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Is there an app that lets me add margins to photos to make them square without cropping them?

I was traveling and I want to post 10 pictures from this trip on Instagram. However, these pictures are all of different sizes. Some are landscape, others are portrait, and others are custom. If I ...
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Browser extension that can play YouTube videos faster than x2

I am looking for a browser extension that can play YouTube videos faster than x2 in the browser, and if possible, work with Google Chrome and Windows 7.
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Are there specific tools for drawing UML diagrams?

Related to this question, but different because that question is 8 years out of date. I draw UML diagrams by hand or on PowerPoint, but they quickly become messy as I develop them. Are there any ...
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Best tool to create casual link chart/evidence board

I would like to have a space, kind of like a scrapbook, where I can link specific pieces of information based on some mutual trait that they share (e.g. link news articles about a specific event to ...
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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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Alternative to Checklist.com that isn't buggy and slow (reusable checklists)

Checklist.com does what I need: Multiple checklists for different occasions (I have ones for "Camping", "Hiking", "Going to a wedding", etc.) Nested lists ("...
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Software to find & count duplicate strings in a text file

I am seeking recommendations for a Windows tool to find and count duplicate lines in a text file containing 500,000-999,999 lines. The tool can be a CLI or GUI. If the duplicate lines are consecutive ...
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What's the best free software to learn "Touch-typing"?

I am not a fast typist, but I want to be one for 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 ...
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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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Pomodoro app for OSX, that can be downloaded outside the App Store

In order to be more productive and reduce the risk of RSI, I need an app that reminds me to take regular breaks. I used to use Be Focused and I liked it a lot: simple yet effective interface non-...
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Suggestions for Productivity [with Case Management / Reminder / Scheduling Features]

I'm looking for suggestions for a free / paid / open-source productivity / work management software for Windows. Specifically, I work at an organisation that has a number of files (500+) which ...
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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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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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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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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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Android app to check webpage for changes

I'm looking for an application for the Android phone to inform me with a notification whenever a particular page changes. It should also allow me to select the specific part of the page to track to ...
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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 ...