10 votes

Android (and Windows) to-do list with syncing?

I recommend Todoist for you. Let us see how it satisfies your requirements. Must Have Features: Ability to maintain multiple distinct lists (such as one for personal and work items) In Todoist, you ...
user avatar
  • 201
9 votes
Accepted

Chrome extension to delay web page loading

I would like to suggest few Chrome Extensions after doing a bit of search.Hope my recommendations will fit for what you are looking for!. Delayed Gratification Inspired by XKCD, this extension ...
user avatar
  • 1,447
8 votes
Accepted

Cafe, library ambience noise generator

The best I could come up with is Babble Noise Generator. You can adjust the various sliders to customise the background conversation and even have it randomly and slowly change over time by using the '...
user avatar
6 votes

Program that can automatically perform an action whenever a given window appear on my screen

You could use a simple scripting language. Autoit has the ability to wait for a given window to appear before proceeding with the script. The WinWait() function will do this for you. You will of ...
user avatar
  • 1,738
5 votes

Web blocker for Windows, to avoid procrastination?

You can use Hosts-Switch to switch between different hosts files: gratis Windows allows switching between different hosts files with a shortcut.
user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

Free lightweight to do list/organizer with task priority

A nice web-app for this is trello For organising your tasks you can Create tasks (called Cards in trello) Create card-lists (groups of tasks) Create boards (groups of card-lists) Create ...
user avatar
  • 396
5 votes

Search and click any textual button in Microsoft Windows

SikuliX is an excellent GUI testing tool that uses OpenCV to scan the screen for which components to select before moving on to the next action. As such it can locate buttons that move between ...
user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

Highlight mouse position on OS X

Mouse locator is what you are looking for. The requirements are: Universal binary compatible with both PowerPC and Intel processors. Requires Mac OSX version 10.4 (Tiger) or later. (321KB) so it ...
user avatar
  • 6,680
4 votes
Accepted

App or extension that creates a time delay for visiting distracting sites?

Leechblock NG offers to define list of sites that will be delayed. Delay time is configurable. Block schedule is available (it may be 24/7, it may be on specific hours or days of week). Available ...
user avatar
4 votes

Web blocker for Windows, to avoid procrastination?

You could use a proxy server, such as squid. Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing ...
user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

Android app to check webpage for changes

The Android app Web Alert (http://www.webalert.me) is by far the best for automatically checking web pages for changes and receiving notifications. It has several more features: View diffs of the ...
user avatar
  • 116
4 votes

Chrome addon to open link in new tab to the right of the current tab

Tabs Plus This extension provides a very easy-to-use and understand control panel for you to change the behaviour of opening new tabs: The 'position of a new tab' is the setting you want here. It ...
user avatar
  • 6,680
4 votes

Roll Call software system

Use Face Recognition You could consider using a face recognition program to do your roll call. Most educational establishments these days already have ID photographs of all the students so that ...
user avatar
4 votes

Digital whiteboard software?

That is not just a "Whiteboard", that is called a Kanban board. And there are some online applications: The first option is Trello. It has a free account and can be a collaborative board. ...
user avatar
  • 583
3 votes

Getting Things Done (GTD) web or cross-platform app

I've decided on using Doit.im. It doesn't fully meet all of my requirements, but it's about the closest I have been able to find. Here's how it's features match up: It can't do combinations or ...
user avatar
  • 293
3 votes

How to block websites for some time of the day (e.g. 9am-6pm) for productivity?

If you like you can use a Firefox extension called LeechBlock LeechBlock is a simple productivity tool designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. All ...
user avatar
  • 299
3 votes

Android (and Windows) to-do list with syncing?

Nobody talked about Trello yet ? It's free, there is an app for android (maybe iOS too, but I don't use that) and a website accessible from any browser. You can sync everything. You can also : Do ...
user avatar
3 votes

Android (and Windows) to-do list with syncing?

What about google keep? It works under Android, Windows/Linux (via browser), It does not synchronize with Exchange, Outlook but it is simple and cool.
user avatar
3 votes

Highlight mouse position on OS X

I believe Mouse Locator will perfectly suit your needs From the website: Highly visible locator instantly reveals your mouse position. Controllable trigger time period, from 1 second to 30 ...
user avatar
  • 1,617
3 votes

Free lightweight to do list/organizer with task priority

I use Google Keep: available as web-app or Chrome desktop application set priority based on colors sync your list across devices set memento (as date or as location) add image to an item add list to ...
user avatar
  • 4,720
3 votes
Accepted

Application to avoid me waiting in call centre phone queue

Try FastCustomer (Android, iOS). The system works by using a database of known queuing systems and navigating them for you until it reaches an agent, then calling you so you can get on the line. It ...
user avatar
  • 5,397
3 votes

Application to avoid me waiting in call centre phone queue

There is an app (available for both Android and iOS) called WeQ4u which does exactly what you want for calls in the UK. It also allows you to make calls to UK 08 numbers for free. To use it, just ...
user avatar
  • 421
3 votes

Mobile apps to track how much time a user spend using different apps on a mobile phone

Rescue time meets the following requirements: Logs foreground app usage (and also time spent on websites). Generates detailed reports by app, time period etc. Data can be accessed on the web (via ...
user avatar
  • 111
3 votes

Web blocker for Windows, to avoid procrastination?

A lot of the answers here are referencing the almighty hosts file, and indeed, that is your best bet. Here's an automated solution provided by some smart guys over at StackOverflow that utilizes no ...
user avatar
  • 131
3 votes
Accepted

A cheaper alternative to ManicTime (time tracking) with no online features

Well, another very very good option (and totally free) is http://www.procrastitracker.com/ which is now open source! The last time I checked it wasn't open source, so great to see it out on GitHub. ...
user avatar
  • 311
3 votes

Something like issue tracking system for family projects

Yet, another alternative you should consider is Trello. With a programming background, you may be familiar with the Agile/Scrum and Kanban methodologies. Trello steals from that by providing “boards”...
user avatar
  • 1,149
3 votes

Digital whiteboard software?

After some time searching the interwebs myself, I actually found something that hit all the issues I need. Web based wasn't one of my needs, but it doesn't really matter if it was web based or ...
user avatar
  • 219
3 votes

Digital whiteboard software?

Try my Portable Kanban: It works offline it's free, can be used commercially. It works on Windows only. It has a Pomodoro timer that is configurable (work/short pause/long pause intervals, sound) It ...
user avatar
  • 256
3 votes

Digital whiteboard software?

Glad, you've found a solution! If you ever decide that you need more, i would recommend checking out Eylean Board. It is exactly what you were looking for an electronic whiteboard to capture all of ...
user avatar
  • 429
2 votes

Pomodoro technique timer/assistant for Windows

Pomodairo free tool written in Adobe Air standard view: compact view: few mins later: Pros: elegant shrinkable with task list free Cons: needs Adobe Air runtime supports only fixed scheme ...
user avatar
  • 2,494

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible