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3 Things to Improve Your Productivity

harken24 profile image Jozo ・2 min read

As most of us developers I also suck at productivity even though I had different opinion and was considering myself to be very productive. So today I'm going to share 3 things that helped me get more productive. I'm not a big fan of using too many applications or plugins, so that's why only 3 things but still they helped me boost my productivity so much. Hope you'll find this helpful.

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TabNine

First we have TabNine, it's "The Mother of all Autocomplete Apps / Plugins". It's an all-langauge autocompleter that uses deep learning to help us write code faster. The way it works is It can recognize common patterns from libraries and frameworks like React, Vue, etc. It's written in Rust and fun fact is that without Rust ecosystem TabNine probably wouldn't exist.

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Oh My Zsh

On second place is Oh My Zsh. It's an open source framework for managing your zsh configuration. What it does is it extends zsh with new functionality and plugins. I like it because of its vast ecosystem, you can customize its look with one out of hundreds themes, but the best thing is its plugin extendability. For example plugins I'm using are: git, jump, zsh-autosuggestions, zsh-syntax-highlighting. All of its properties and options are written in .zshrc file.

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WakaTime

And last but not least is WakaTime. This app changed how I think about productivity. Before installing it I was sure I was spending most of the time on my job in editor writing code, boy was I wrong huh. It turned out I was spending only 3 out of 8 hours per day and I wasn't happy with that. But now few months later my daily average has gone up to around 6 hours per day, and It's all thanks to the WakaTime.

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The workflowy program did the most for my productivity

At first glance they're just lists... but read more about them, try!
This is the best solution.

 

Hmm, will definitely look it up.

 

nice share, tab nine is my fav though

 

Must be mine fav too, it's really piece of work and it helps me alot while coding.

 
 

Playing with WakaTime now and so far it looks pretty fun.

 

I'm happy you're enjoying it.

 
 

Totally refreshing tools, i am going to install WakaTime

 

Glad you enjoyed it.