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Tharun Shiv
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21 best productivity tools suggested by the Dev.to community

Hi,
This is based on the "Can you suggest me Free productivity tools?" post of mine. I am grateful with the kind responses from the community. So, I lift the overhead of reading through the comments to find the tools and present you the post aggregating the Tools, their description, link and the price.

Recommended Productivity Tools

Here are the tools that are recommended by the community so far, find my favourites among these in the end of this post.

  1. Notion.so
    All-in-one workspace. Write, plan, collaborate, and get organized β€” all in one tool. Notes & docs, Wikis, Projects & tasks.
    Free plan available

  2. Basecamp
    The All-In-One Toolkit for Working Remotely. Companies change for the better when they work in Basecamp. Respects your privacy and data.
    Free plan available

  3. Asana
    Keep your team organized and connected. With Asana’s work management platform, your team can stay focused on their goals, projects, and tasksβ€”no matter when or where they work.
    Free plan available

  4. Taiga.io
    Taiga is the project management tool for multi-functional agile teams. It has a rich feature set and at the same time it is very simple to start with through its intuitive user interface.
    Free plan available

  5. Trello
    Trello lets you work more collaboratively and get more done. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way.
    Free plan available

  6. Kanboard
    Kanboard is a free and open source Kanban project management software.
    Free

  7. Clockify
    The only truly free time tracker for teams. Clockify is the only truly free time tracking software. It's a simple time tracker and timesheet app that lets you and your team track work hours across projects. Unlimited users, free forever.
    Free

  8. Todo.txt
    Simplicity is todo.txt's core value. You're not going to find many checkboxes, drop-downs, reminders, or date pickers here.
    Free

  9. Click Up
    Click up is a single application where you can add kanban boards, Gantt charts, calenders, alone with docs, conversations, reminders, spreadsheets and keep all of your work at one place.
    Free plan available

  10. Forest App
    Forest is an app that helps you stay focused on the important things in life. Whenever you want to stay focused, plant a tree. Your tree will grow while you focus on your work. Leaving the app halfway will cause your tree to die. Grow your own forest. Stay focused daily and turn hard work into a land of lush forest.
    Free

  11. Rescue Time
    Tools and training to take you from overwhelmed to under control. Automatic time-tracking, distraction blocking, and more! See exactly where your time goes, block your worst distractions, and get powerful reports and tools to improve every aspect of your day.
    Free trial available

  12. Page Marker
    You can use PageMarker for bookmarks. You can add markdown notes to my links (good for code snippets too!), organize in folders and tags and setup a personal email newsletter so that you don't forget the links you save for later. It also helps you see what's read and unread so that you know where you are with your reading list.
    Free trial available

  13. Day One App
    Your journal for life. For MAC only* Focus on your writing with a layout that has everything you need and nothing you don’t.
    Free for limited features

  14. Mind Node
    MIND MAP & BRAINSTORM IDEAS. What's On Your Mind? Every great idea starts with a single thought. Which leads to an other and another. And then a million more! Whether it's on the beach, at the office or on a walk, MindNode helps you capture all your thoughts and turn them into a clear picture of your idea. For MAC only*
    Free

  15. Raindrop.io
    All-in-one bookmark manager. Intuitive. Powerful. Runs everywhere. Raindrop.io is the best place to keep all your favorite books, songs, articles or whatever else you come across while browsing.
    Free plan available

  16. Orgzly
    Orgzly is an outliner for taking notes and managing to-do lists. You can keep notebooks stored in plain-text and have them synchronized with a directory on your mobile device, SD card, Dropbox, or over WebDAV. Notebooks are saved in Org mode's file format. β€œOrg mode is for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, planning projects, and authoring documents with a fast and effective plain-text system.”
    Free

  17. Appy Dev - A directory of bookmarks
    Appy Dev is directory of bookmarks that have been collected over the years with tools, utilities, apps, resources etc.
    Free

  18. OneNote
    Get organized in notebooks you can divide into sections and pages. With easy navigation and search, you’ll always find your notes right where you left them. By Microsoft.
    Free

  19. Ora
    Get yourwork done.Together! To-do’s, Timelines, Kanban, Scrum, Timers and more to get things done!
    Free plan available

  20. Pomofocus
    Free Pomodoro clock, with a great UI.
    Free plan available

  21. Todoist
    Regain clarity and calmness by getting all those tasks out of your head and onto your to-do list (no matter where you are or what device you use). Todoist has helped millions of people complete over 1.5 billion tasks in 150+ million projects.
    Free plan available

My Personal favourites among these

  1. Trello
    I use trello a lot, to plan my tasks, plan projects, collaborate on tasks with my team.

  2. Notion
    Impressive features and UI. Will start using this today.

  3. Clockify
    A time tracker which I was searching for. Can't wait to start using it.

Credits:

Thanks to @chandrika56 @tsflorus @lehmannsystems @alessandrojcm @fnuttens @madeindjs @rffaguiar @andreacanton @charleswritescode @kovidr @pclundaahl @kudo28 @qainsights @fayazara @patricktingen @saramon @bugsysailor @harshpyati0798

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Gourav

Clickup is insanely powerful project management tool! Too underrated.

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Tharun Shiv Author

Thank you for sharing your opinion πŸ™‚

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NaveenKumar Namachivayam ⚑

Agreed. You can also check it out monday.com, but no free tier.

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Tharun Shiv Author

Okay, will do.

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Tharun Shiv Author

Let me know if you would want to add any other tool to this list. Also, let me know if this post helped you. :)

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Jaya chandrika reddy

Great post! Would add Evernote to it :)

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Tharun Shiv Author

Thank you, yeah Evernote is one too.

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Fayaz Ahmed

Awesome list dude.

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Tharun Shiv Author

Thanks a lot Fayaz :)

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Spartak

Thanks for the list! If I could find it earlier, maybe I'd save my time not to invent a bicycle.
I'm currently making a todo/time-tracking app for local individuals, absolutely free.
It is in deep beta and lacks a lot functionality and also not translated in any language yet, but if you wanna look at what can be made with Hasure + Vue here you go: todofor.me/

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Tharun Shiv Author

Maybe , a language switching feature would be a great addition.

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Spartak

Yes, as I mentioned, it is still in active development, and I was making it for local designers/developers, that are currently using it. If it becomes something, it is elementary to create a translation using Vue

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Tharun Shiv Author

Great!πŸ™ŒπŸ™‚

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Tharun Shiv Author

Okay, I see that it is in a non-English mode. Would have been easy if it was in English mode. Any plans to release one? πŸ™‚

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Tharun Shiv Author

Thanks a lot for sharing. Your work wouldn't go a wasteπŸ™‚ all the very best with it! Will definitely check it out. πŸ₯³

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Thomas SingerlΓ©-Florus

I've discovered two other amazing apps.

  • Tide which, I think, is the best pomodoro app you can use !
  • Routinery for creating routines and habits ! An amazing UI, great features !

I highly recommend those two ! A better time management and increasing your efficiency will definitely increase your productivity

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Tharun Shiv Author

Amazing! Thanks again, for your contribution πŸ™‚ will check these out. Currently I'm using Clockify to track my activities.

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pkoloveas • Edited on

I would also add the OneTab browser extension. It has been a lifesaver as I tend to open a ridiculous amount of tabs on different topics simultaneously but I need them stored in separate groups for quick access for when I'm working on specific topics at different times (bookmarking everything is not a solution as I try to keep my bookmarks as clean as possible).

I have also found that with the Share all as web page feature, it's quite easy to use it as backup/versioning of the stored tabs (I periodically store the QR code to have a local link to the generated web page).

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KidZer0

this is awesome, i found it 1 month back, i always left open 10s of tabs but also wanted to give restart to my system, then had to copy all links to reopen, but after i came across this app, boom, saves all your tabs in on tab .

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Tharun Shiv Author

Yep :)

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Tharun Shiv Author

Great! Thanks for th contribution πŸ™‚

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Michiel Hendriks

Basecamp Personal is free, and somewhat limited. But for personal or small projects the limitations will not hurt. What's more important, the company is aggressively pro-privacy. They will not mine or sell any data you share with them.

An other suggestion.

Jitsi Meet a free and open source (so you can also host it yourself) video conferencing suite. Sadly, also this one does not really support non-Chromium browsers. Unlike most video conferencing suites, Jitsi does respect privacy and is fully end to end encrypted.

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Tharun Shiv Author

Amazing, thanks for the suggestion. πŸ™‚

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Jaya chandrika reddy

A very helpful one, thank you.

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Tharun Shiv Author

Thank you. Means a lot.

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venkat anirudh

Amazing list! Thanks!

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Tharun Shiv Author

Hope it helps you, thank you.

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praveenreddy1798

Thanks for this list, checking out few of these now. 😊

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Tharun Shiv Author

Sure, Glad to help.

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Jonas

Nice list!
How does Clockify compare to Toggl?

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Tharun Shiv Author

Clockify helps me enter a task title and control the start and stop time of the timer on a basic level, does Toggl do this?

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Tharun Shiv Author

Thank you πŸ™‚ glad you liked it

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dan-simiyu

Thanks for sharing man

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Tharun Shiv Author

Glad it helped πŸ™‚πŸ™Œ

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Pankaj

Thanks for sharing this list. I have started using Notion few days back and I am totally in love with it.

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praveenreddy1798

Yeah Notion is amazing!

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Tharun Shiv Author

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Tharun Shiv Author

Everyone loves Notion! That's amazing!! Thanks for commentingπŸ™‚πŸ™Œ

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Anibal

My personal:
for manage project: timeneye + clickup

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Tharun Shiv Author

Amazing choice! thank you for your valuable comment 😊

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NaveenKumar Namachivayam ⚑

Nice list. You can include Taskade as well :)

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Tharun Shiv Author

Thank you.. sure will do πŸ™‚

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