We often feel that we are distracted at work, those distractions keep you from getting a lot of stuff accomplished on a regular basis.Technology’s made it easier than ever to block out those distractions, manage your schedule more efficiently, and re-focus your priorities.
Here are some apps which you need to download.
No matter what your personality type, battling distractions comes down to being disciplined and having focus. That’s where Focus Booster comes in. Based on the Pomodoro technique, which encourages short breaks (three to five minutes) between longer (usually 25-minute) working periods, this digital timer helps you stay on task, but it also ensures you take breaks to increase your long-term productivity.
Just define your work and break lengths and get started. The timer does not allow you to pause, so you’re forced to work and break for the designated blocks.
This one helps minimizes distractions by keeping your focus on your active window. Based on the settings you choose, Isolator completely hides windows other that your active window, blurs the windows behind your active window, hides your dock bar, and more.
Unfortunately, this one’s only for Mac, but Le Dimmer is an equally effective option for Windows users.
This is not an app, actually Anti-Social is a browser plugin for Mac or Windows that helps you cut down on social media and web-browsing distractions when you really need to get work done. It allows you to schedule productivity blocks in increments from 15 minutes to eight hours that keep you from checking social media, getting notifications, and avoiding that project’s deadline any longer.
Web-based scheduling app Calendly helps you make sure you’re only booking things when you have openings. All you need to do is enter the times you’re available for calls, meetings, or lunches, and send your schedule off to your co-workers and clients. When they need to schedule something, they visit your page, choose a time, and click submit. Then, Calendly automatically adds the event to your calendar.
This app is useful because it functions as a gatekeeper. You won’t stop each time you get a scheduling request because Calendly takes care of the potential distraction for you, letting you stay engaged in whatever project you’re working on at the moment.
If you’re disorganized or even just very busy, it’s easy to get bogged down trying to figure out what’s important and what can wait. Todoist helps you organize your task list, collaborate with co-workers on shared tasks, and prioritize your items so you don’t have to guess what needs to be done first.