Awesome Productivity Awesome

A curated list of delightful productivity resources.




Tools and Apps

File Management

  • Box - Very good cloud storage solution for business customers.
  • Dropbox - Simple, elegant, and versatile cloud storage solution.
  • Google Drive - Cloud storage solution deeply integrated in the Google ecosystem.
  • Mega - A very generous (50G from the get go) and highly secure cloud storage solution.
  • Nextcloud - The self-hosted productivity platform that keeps you in control.
  • OneDrive - Best cloud storage solution for Windows users.
  • pCloud - A cloud storage solution with a strong focus on security.
  • Clipboard - Easy-to-use local solution for saving files, folders, or text like a scratchpad.

Note Management

  • Evernote - Evernote can basically become your second brain and remember everything for you.
  • Google Keep - A nice and simple note management system tightly integrated with Google products.
  • Inkdrop - A cross-platform note taking application for Markdown lovers.
  • Joplin - A note taking and to-do application with synchronization capabilities.
  • Notion - An all-in-one very customizable workspace for notes, tasks, wikis and lists.
  • Yana - Powerful note-taking app with nested documents, full-text search, rich-text editor, code snippet editor and more.
  • OneNote - Very good note management solution, but best for Windows users.
  • Preserver - Notes organizer desktop application based on Electron.
  • Simplenote - Light, clean, and free. Simplenote is now available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, and the web.
  • Standard Notes - A simple and private notes application.
  • WorkFlowy - Outlining application for nested bulleted lists.

Task Management

  • Airtable - Mix of spreadsheet and database to help organize work.
  • Amazing Marvin - Marvin incorporates principles from behavioral psychology to help beat procrastination, feel in control and finish todo list.
  • - Simple interface, packed with features, currently the favorite to-do list manager at Lifehacker.
  • GitHub Projects - A lesser known feature of GitHub, makes it easy to tie your project management process to your code.
  • Hitask - Easy Project and Task Management for Teams.
  • KanbanFlow - Kanban method task board with Pomodoro technique.
  • Microsoft To Do - Microsoft cloud-based task management application based on Wunderlist technology.
  • OmniFocus - A Getting Things Done based task manager for macOS and iOS.
  • Paymo - Keep your team aligned and engaged. Manage tasks, create team schedules, track work time, and bill your clients from the same platform.
  • Pomolectron - A pomodoro app for your menubar/tray.
  • Remember the Milk - Great at managing tags for to-dos and location based tasks.
  • Taskade - Simple and collaborative task lists for teams.
  • Taskwarrior - An open source command line task manager. Flexible, fast, efficient, and unobtrusive.
  • Timely - Automatic time tracking software. Get a flawless digital record of all project and team time, all without the hassle of manual timers and note taking.
  • Timing - Automatic time and productivity tracking for Mac. Helps you stay on track with your work and ensures no billable hours get lost if you are billing hourly.
  • Tinido - A beautiful and simple task management app that can also give you insights by showing your completed tasks in a contribution graph similar to the one you find on your GitHub profile.
  • Todo.txt - Tired of having complicated apps to organize your tasks? Todo.txt is a technique that uses a single .txt file to help you get the job done.
  • Todoist - Powerful and cross-platform productivity tool.
  • Topydo - A powerful todo list application using the todo.txt format, positioned between todo.txt CLI and Taskwarrior.
  • Trello - Kanban method task board.
  • Tweek - Super Simple To Do list and Weekly Task Management.
  • VivifyScrum - Agile project management app for teams that deliver. Customizable Scrum and Kanban boards.
  • Bordio - Daily planner for managing tasks and events on one board.
  • OpenProject - An on premise open source project management solution that comes with a free community version as well as an enterprise version.

Habit Trackers

  • Emoji Log - Calm, emoji-based tracker for arbitrary things that doesn't use streaks.
  • Everyday - Form new habits by doing things every day.
  • Habitica - Complete your real life daily goals in a role play game (previously called HabitRPG).
  • HabitBull - Premium habit tracker.
  • Loop Habit Tracker - An Android app for creating and maintaining good habits.
  • Waka Time - Open source plugin for knowing exactly how long you spend coding.
  • Conjure - Habits, goals and time tracking platform with rules engine, data layer, API, dashboards and more (Web, Desktop, iOS, Android).

Task Automation

  • AutoIt - Small tool for Windows to automate the Windows GUI, but it can also be used for other purposes.
  • Awesome AutoHotKey - AutoHotKey is a free, open-source macro-creation and automation software for Windows that allows users to automate repetitive tasks.
  • IFTTT - Allows you to create chains of conditional statements (called recipes) between web services in order to make the web work for you and boost your productivity.
  • n8n - Open-source workflow automation for connecting web services with an option to self-host.
  • Qbserve - Mac time tracking automation: freelance project tracking, timesheets, invoicing & real-time productivity feedback.
  • Parabola - Drag and drop tool to build custom reports, workflows, and integrations to automate your manual processes.
  • Tasker - Android application that can perform context sensitive custom tasks (e.g. automatically turn on wifi when you arrive home).
  • Zapier - Automation tool that allows you to connect hundreds of web services and create automations between the processes.

Password Manager

  • Bitwarden - A free, trusted password manager that can store, sync, and generate passwords online or through native apps.
  • KeePass - A free, open source, light-weight password manager with auto-type, browser and plugin support.
  • LastPass - A freemium password manager that stores encrypted passwords online.
  • NordPass - A freemium password manager created by the team from NordVPN. Store unlimited passwords and access them from anywhere with apps on all platforms.

Knowledge Management

  • - A knowledge base tool that works on local Markdown files. It allows you to create links between different notes.
  • Scribe - Automatically create step-by-step guides for any process. Simply hit “record” and Scribe will generate a detailed guide complete with screenshots based on your actions, ready to share with colleagues, customers, and friends.
  • Logseq - Logseq is a privacy-first, open-source knowledge base that works on top of local plain-text Markdown and Org-mode files. Use it to write, organize and share your thoughts, keep your to-do list, and build your own digital garden.

Screen Capture

  • ShareX - Screen capture, file sharing and productivity tool.
  • Replayable - Rewind your screen. Playback and share exactly what happened with Replayable's desktop replay buffer.
  • CleanShot - A premium tool for screen capturing and recording on MacOS, with built-in annotation and text recognition.