rescue time


Rescue Time helps increase your productivity by monitoring your computer use and informing you when and how you’re both productive and distracted.

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self control


SelfControl is a free and open-source application for Mac OS X that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet.

cold turkey


Cold Turkey is a free productivity program that you can use to temporarily block yourself off of popular social media sites, addicting websites and games so that you can get your work done!

webtime tracker


Webtime Tracker is a free Chrome extension that keeps track of how you spend time on the web and presents the stats in a useful and intuitive way. Detailed domain stats, backup/restore and export to CSV are just an icing on the cake.



Plan is a better way to manage everything you have to do and everywhere you have to be.



Sunrise is a free, fast and beautifully designed application to make your life easier. It has an interface that’s incredibly easy to navigate. It connects with all the major calendar services.



Doodle radically simplifies the process of scheduling events, whether they’re board or team meetings, dinners with friends, reunions, weekend trips, or anything else. Doodle is free and doesn’t require registration by either the initiator or the participants of a meeting poll.

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POMODORO.CC is a tool that leverages the concepts of the Pomodoro Technique to help you to keep your focus with mind-refreshing breaks.

MUST READ: The Pomodoro Technique



Pomotodo contains full workflow management. Collect ideas, schedule works, finish tasks, review history, right in the app. Based on Pomodoro Technique, it helps you work more efficiently



Hours is a time tracking service that makes it really easy to track time as you go and account for every hour of your time.
Unlike most time trackers, Hours keeps a running list of the things you typically work on so you don’t have to go through multiple steps to say what you are working on now—just tap and you are done. Switching tasks is just as easy—just tap the new task.



Toggl is the leading online time tracking tool, which is extremely popular among freelancers, consultants, and small companies. It allows users to track the time spent on various projects and analyze productivity. It’s cloud-based and can be up and running from scratch in less than a minute.

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Timely lets you schedule and log hours, simultaneously. By planning your hours in advance, time tracking will be automatically accounted for.

MUST READ: A behind-the-scenes look at Timely (video)