Tag Archives: Productivity applications

How to Limit the Amount of Time Spent on a Website

Google Chrome offers many great extensions and plugins for its users which can be used to enhance their productivity online. One such chrome  extension is Stay Focused which helps web surfers improve their productivity online. Stay Focused lets users dedicate part of their working day to the websites they visit in leisure time and when the allocated time is up, the websites are blocked for the rest of the day.

For example, if a software programmer has allocated 2 hours a day for Facebook, after he uses Facebook for two hours (whether in chunks of 20-25 minutes each or a single 2 hours sitting), Facebook will be blocked on Google Chrome for the rest of the day.

Installing Stay Focused is the same as with all Chrome extensions.

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Once installed, you can access the icon to setup Stay Focused.

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Clicking the Stay Focused icon popups a dialog box which shows the time you’ve spent on the particular website in the current tab.

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You can set the time allowed per day for a website from the settings page and once you’ve set the time, whenever you visit the website the timer will automatically count down and when the countdown ends, the website will be blocked from access. The icon shows the time remaining in animation.

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As soon as the time is up, a notification comes up blocking the website and asking you to actually work.

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The settings page on stay focused lets you set the amount of time you allocate for each website, maintain blocked and allowed websites.

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A special nuclear option is also available in the settings page which will disable ALL websites on Chrome web browser after a set amount of time.

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Stay Focused is a great way to optimize the time you spend online and is a recommended extension for everyone.

Download StayFocusd for Google Chrome

5 Free and Useful Productive Applications for iPad

We all love technology because it makes our task easier. It doesn’t matter that it is a simple gadget of old days or a hottest trend going on these days, all are developed to increase our productivity. iPad is one of such stylish gadget which helps us to increase the productivity. Here I have listed few application of iPad which helps to increase the productivity and these are totally free to use.

Dropbox

Dropbox is one of the easiest ways to share the files online. Dropbox app for iPad gives you facility to view, save and share videos and photos. You can also share, export and send files across emails or other app. You can also mark files to “favorite” files and check them offline.

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SimpleNote

It is very user-friendly app to take down your notes. It easily sync with web app wirelessly and automatically. You can easily search, sort, create, edit and email your notes. You can customize size and type ( landscape or portrait mode) of notes.

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SkyGrid

SkyGrid is for people who are interested in checking out the latest events, people and trending topics online. You can create categories, mark your favorites, share on social networks websites like Twitter and Facebook and email. Apart from this you get alert notifications and live streaming updates.

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SugarSync

SugarSync helps you to sync and access files, photos and music. You can use also share files from your iPad with others. You would love to stream a music library from your systems with this free SugarSync application.

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Evernote

Evernote don’t need any introduction. Evernote app for iPad helps you to create text, photo and audio notes. It helps to auto-sync notes on your system. Add geo-location for easy search and add favorites for easy access.

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5 Handy Blackberry Applications to Increase Your Productivity

There are main two reasons to grab new gadget, either to show off or to increase productivity. If you prefer to use Smartphone to make your work easy and get productive then you would like to check out CallingAllGeek’s previous article about Mac applications to increase your productivity. Apart from Mac, there are few applications for Blackberry applications to which will surely make your task easier and make you more productive.

Evernote

Evernote is awesome and most useful app which helps you to recall anything. You can use it to remember your ideas, images or you can also use it for recording voice memo. It is very easy to sync all the notes easily with Mac or Windows from your Blackberry.

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BeamExplorer File Manager:

BeamExplorer File Manager makes content management of your device easy. You can easily copy, paste, delete and rename the files. Also allows you to search, create all important documents like Word, Excel, PPT etc. Overall, its very user-friendly and free application to manage files on Blackberry.

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Lister:

Lister as name says helps you to make and manage multiple lists easily and user-friendly. You can easily create list without using Blackberry menu or add optional due dates reminders and use hotkeys to navigate very easily. Lister is also a free Blackberry application.

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Call Control:

This is my favorite application, I can easily block unwanted calls which used to waste my time. Call Control is an paid application, which you can trial for 14 days before purchasing. It is worth paying for blocking private and unwanted calls, create and update personal blacklist and whitelist.

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reQuall Blackberry

reQuall Blackberry is available for free which helps you to note down your ideas, tasks and commitments. The best part about reQuall is that it gives you alerts according to the locations you are in. So, if you are in a mall, you can get the alert for your shopping list. You can get reminders through instant messages or Emails.

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I am sure you will surely save your time with these blackberry applications. Now when you more productive you can easily get more social with awesome Social Networking Blackberry applications.

Do share with us which are your favorite Blackberry application to increase productivity.