Anyone watching the net lately will be well aware of Tom Hank’s typewriter app hitting the iOS appstore and smashing records for the productivity and overall categories. I’ve left it a couple of weeks before profiling the Hanx Writer App and alternatives.
For week 33 of the #52Tech series, Workflowy is highlighted.
Firstoff – I’m not a huge fan of Workflowy anymore. Some other reviewers have loved it, others hated it. Workflowy – or any outliner – is a bit like vegemite in that respect – you either love it or hate it, there appears no middle-ground.
If you don’t get on with the Workflowy format, in Week 34 I’ll be profiling some alternatives.
At the end of July Evernote and Fastpencil announced a partnership which will allow Evernote users to publish their note content to a PDF or ebook ready for distribution.
A couple of weeks back Poetica became open to signup for everyone, after some private beta testing.
This chrome based web app is worth consideration if you’re after collaborative editing on any web copy you produce.
In the past three weeks, this website has published 15 different posts on the subject of productivity. Although many of those posts have included relevant links and tips for writers, sometimes a whole heap of different techniques and tips just gets lost in the noise.
Today here’s a very brief recommendation for minimal impact, on how a writer might process some of these tools into their own writing routines, and benefit for it. For newer writers of larger projects like a novel, non-fiction ebook, or series of blog posts (like this one).
This is almost the final post in this three week series on productivity. Previous posts have looked at everything from mission statements, decision-making methods for task prioritisation; and larger productivity systems like GTD; to time management, focus and passion.
Today, we’re simply looking at lists. And what to do with them.
The previous posts in this Productivity Fortnight series have discussed various techniques and models in productivity. Many of those also offered some time management principles.
Today’s post offers a few more.
GTD or Getting Things Done are from the renowned productivity book and practices of David Allen. As the title says, GTD is designed to get all the things in your world – done.
Previous posts in this series have touched on many of the concepts within GTD. These will be linked to, and the system and some derivatives featured today.
FHWW or The 4-Hour Work Week is a reknowned lifestyle design book by Tim Ferriss. The book contains some hacks for maximising productivity with the overall objective of cutting down a work week to four hours.
The FHWW productivity concepts include several well-known principles such as Pareto’s, Parkinson’s Law and timing techniques like Pomodoro, which will be discussed in this post also.
Some tasks are easy to prioritise – they must be done first because other tasks lead off, or are dependent on their completion. But others aren’t as easily prioritised and ordered into our days.
Today’s posts look at some productivity systems which can help in decision making and prioritisation of work tasks. At the bottom, some tips also. And being a #52Tech post as well, naturally there are a couple of good apps for that.