Monday, February 24, 2014

Online Tools to Help Keep You Focused

Examples of Online Tools to Better Help you Focus and Concentrate your Attention

10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus
(Jocelyn K. Glei)

Stay Focused: curb the time you spend browsing time-wasting sites
Focus Writer: create a distraction-free environment for writing
  • FocusWriter (simple, distraction-free writing environment)
  • Omm Writer (writing environment for Mac, PC, and iPad)
Time Out: take regular breaks to keep your focus sharp
  • Time Out (take breaks)
    • MICRO: take a 10 second break every 10 minutes of work
    • MACRO: take a 10 minute break after 50 minutes of work
Self-Control: block out distracting websites for a set amount of time

Track Time: audit how you’re spending your time on your computer

Concentrate: maximize focus while shifting between different tasks

Notational Velocity: centralize and sync all of your scattered notes

Focus Booster: focus on single tasks for 25 minutes apiece

  • Focus Booster (free desktop and web app to help you get what you need done)

Think: limit your attention to a single application at a time

Anti-Social: block the social websites that are killing your focus

  • Anti-Social (block social media and be productive)
  • Freedom (app for Windows, Mac, and Android that locks you away from the 'net)

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