Tag Archives: workflowy

Cool Tools for Productivity

So last week we blogged about self-quantification as a method for helping yourself be more productive, happier, and healthier. On our quest we found a wealth of cool productivity apps that didn’t really fit in with the idea of quantifying your life, but we wanted to share them anyway.

Sure, your regular old bookmark bar can keep all the pages you want to read divided into folders, but what if you want something prettier, more expansive, and more organized? What if you want images to jog your memory about why you bookmarked the page? Kippt is your own personal library of the webpages you want to save. Organize it into sections, save whatever you like, and remember more of what you find on the web.


At first this app seems like a simple bullet point list maker, but it’s so much more than that. Each bullet can be expanded to reveal its own list, each item of which can be its own list, and so on and so on until you can’t be organized anymore! Watch this video to see just what I mean – it’s very cool.

CarrotClear, or Wunderlist
A good to-do list is crucial for time management, and here are two options for iPhone (Carrot and Clear) and one option for all platforms (Wunderlist). They all have their perks: Clear is beautiful, intuitive, and simple; Wunderlist works across multiple platforms, maintains many lists at once, and is free; and Carrot is dead simple, sarcastic, and hilarious. If you need a little extra motivation to keep up with your list, we recommend Carrot – the sadistic to-do app that turns getting your tasks done into a fun (and occasionally infuriating) game. (Carrot: $1 for iPhone / Clear: $2 for iPhone / Wunderlist: Free for iPhone, Android, and iPad)

As much as we try to keep our lives digital to reduce clutter, sometimes people need you to print something, sign it, scan it, and email or fax it back. No more! Now you can digitally sign any documents using the touch screen on your smart phone. Email them right from the phone app or access your documents from the web app. So there, paper waste! (Free for iPhone and Android)