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10 Websites to Increase Productivity

Maryam Taheri March 31, 2021 · 4 min read

Staying productive at work can be challenging at times. Whether you work at home or in an office, there are countless distractions that can pull your focus away from your work. It can also be difficult to prioritize the most important work – like those mornings where you end up spending three hours checking your email only to realize you haven’t actually completed anything!
If you’re interested in increasing your productivity at work, there are a number of platforms and websites that can help you do so. From cutting down on the time you spend on your email to tracking your workload, you can make sure you’re accomplishing more with your workdays. Here are 10 websites that can help you increase your productivity.

Unroll Me

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Unroll me is a great app for keeping your email inbox free of clutter. When you sign up for this free service, it gives you a list of every email or newsletter you are subscribed to and let you decide to either unsubscribe instantly or add it to your rollup. Then you receive one email every day that rolls all of your newsletters into one message so you can see them at a glance instead of having to read through dozens of emails.

Cold Turkey

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Cold Turkey is a site that temporarily blocks you from social media sites, games, addicting websites and certain programs on your computer. The goal is to help prevent you from scrolling through your Facebook feed and taking more Buzzfeed quizzes in order to keep your time productive.

Todoist

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Todoist is a site that helps you organize your life by creating projects and setting deadlines. It emails you a daily recap of your goals in the morning and reminds you on your mobile devices as well.

Lumosity

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Lumosity is a great platform for keeping your mind sharp to combat the dulling effect the internet can have on your mind. It helps you set up a personalized training program to keep your memory and mind sharp.

Calm

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Calm.com is a fully guided meditation that you can do anytime online. It’s only two minutes of your time and it will help you refocus your attention and complete your tasks more diligently.

Pocket

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Pocket is an excellent tool that helps you capture information, links, images and content from the web, store it and search through it when needed. It can save you hours searching for content that you’re having a hard time tracking down.

Rescue Time

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This is an all-in-one package that automatically tracks the time you spend on your computer and monitors how productive you are. It also lets you punch-in any activities you want to track and allows you to block certain sites that distract you.

Hootsuite

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Sometimes our jobs require us to spend time on social media. If that’s the case for you, using a site like Hootsuite can drastically reduce the amount of time you spend on social media sites. You can schedule tweets and Facebook posts for the coming week or weeks, so you can get your social media work out of the way in one block of time rather than spending a few hours every day on it.

AskSunday

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AskSunday is one of the leading Virtual Assistant services. You can hire a virtual assistant to help you with your business and personal needs and save you a huge amount of time. It’s a great service to use for clerical work or other time-consuming tasks that might not be the most cost-effective way to spend your time.

Sanebox

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Sanebox is another good approach to improve your email productivity. It prioritizes important emails and helps to summarize less important email in a format that’s easier for you to view.

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I'm a recent graduate of the University of San Francisco with a degree in Biology and a passion for the creative arts. I love building websites, trying new things, and I have a passion for social media.

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23 Comments
  • Signed up for unroll me! AWESOME! Thanks for sharing! By the way, the links for the Unroll Me service (both text and image links) are linked to Cold Turkey, FYI. 8 years ago
  • Signing up for Unroll Me right now. I REALLY needed a site for this. I value a lot of the newsletter I get but it's easy to not spend time on them when they're coming in through out the day. Another great post, thanks, Maryam : ) 8 years ago
  • FYI: Unroll me links are going to Cold Turkey site. :) 8 years ago
  • Unroll Me looks amazzzzing :) 8 years ago
  • Awesome article! Cold turkey forever) 8 years ago
  • Really i need this CM! Thanx :) 8 years ago
  • I love Pocket. I use it pretty much every day. It looks like there's plenty of other apps on this list worth checking out too. Thanks for sharing, Maryam. 8 years ago
  • Loved it! Thanks for sharing! 8 years ago
  • Im using StayFocus :) 8 years ago
  • I use Pocket, everyday! Calm.com is awesome site. :) Thanks for sharing this post. 8 years ago
  • Pocket is a daily must use for me, I love how you can send articles directly from your twitter feed to it. Such a wonderfully made app. 8 years ago
  • There is also a cool app called GSDfaster , Getting Stuff Done faster. Pomodoro Technique, Getting Things Done (GTD) Method with GTD Calendar Integration all under the one roof. GSDfaster app. GSDfaster app is fast & easy method for you to store, track and retrieve all information related to the things that need to get done. visit http://www.gsdfaster.com 8 years ago
  • Unroll.me - this is the best invention EVER! Thank you :) 8 years ago
  • Some terrific sites! Thanks for sharing them. I'll absolutely sign up for a couple of these services. 8 years ago
  • Pocket has been a lifesaver for me! So well designed, easy to use and accessible; simply great! Thank you for the other suggestions! I didn't know about calm.com or getcoldturkey.com, so thanks!! ♥ 8 years ago
  • nice article, but first 3 links are going to same place :) fix it guys 8 years ago
  • Great list, thanks for sharing. :) 7 years ago
  • Calm.com sounds really nice, as do some of the other tools. Thanks! 7 years ago
  • Calm.com ! 7 years ago
  • unroll.me is by far the most useful app that I ever came across. Author at Notesmartly Inc Latest Blog http://blog.notesmartly.com/10-quick-and-actionable-tips-for-productivity/ 7 years ago
  • Unroll.me made my day, thanks! 7 years ago
  • I would have listed https://www.standupmail.com as well - otherwise, great list 7 years ago
  • Here's one more good site to check out - Yaware.TimeTracker (http://timetracker.yaware.com/increase_employee_productivity_21). A good web-based app to track the time 6 years ago