By Evan Carmichael on August 14th, 2012
1) The Dropbox Blog
https://blog.dropbox.com/ – Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, two MIT students tired of emailing files to themselves to work from more than one computer.
2) Noteworthy Blog
http://blog.evernote.com/ – Our goal at Evernote is to help the world remember everything, communicate effectively and get things done. From saving thoughts and ideas to preserving experiences to working efficiently with others, Evernote’s collection of apps make it easy to stay organized and productive.
Evernote is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Redwood City, California. Major investors include Meritech Capital, CBC Capital, Sequoia Capital, Morgenthaler Ventures, and DOCOMO Capital.
3) BufferApp Blog
http://blog.bufferapp.com/ – We genuinely want to help you create an authentic and honest appearance on social media because we believe that there are no “short-cuts” to succeeding on a platform where engagement is so crucial. We know that Buffer is one solution amongst many out there. You will often find us recommending a variety of tools on our Twitter account or on our blog. We believe that providing the best value for your particular situation is far more important than a quick sale of our product.
4) Stepcase Lifehack
http://www.lifehack.org/topics/productivity – Stepcase Lifehack — commonly referred to as Lifehack.org or simply Lifehack — is widely recognized as one of the premier productivity and lifestyle blogs on the web. This site is dedicated to lifehacks, which is a phrase that describes any advice, resource, tip or trick that will help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.
This blog has been endorsed by many major newspapers, magazines and online publications, and is frequently updated with articles by a team of contributors that just want to make your life as friction-free as possible.
5) Zen Habits
http://zenhabits.net/single-best-productivity-tip/ – Zen Habits is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.
It also happens to be one of the Top 25 blogs and Top 50 websites in the world, with about 250,000 readers, and is uncopyrighted. Zen Habits features one or two powerful articles a week on: simplicity, health & fitness, motivation and inspiration, frugality, family life, happiness, goals, getting great things done, and living in the moment.
http://blog.gist.com/ – Gist – Connected People Change History (www.gist.com) All your contacts in one place updated with the latest news delivered where you need it.
7) The CompanionLink Blog
http://www.companionlink.com/blog/ – CompanionLink Software is a privately-held company in Portland, Oregon, specializing in data synchronization for mobile devices. We help synchronize contact management and CRM data across mobile devices, computers and applications. Our purpose is to give people tools to be as productive on their devices as they are on their PCs.
A pioneer in the field of data synchronization for over 15 years, CompanionLink is among the first 3rd-party tools for the original PalmPilot platform. We were also among the first synchronization tools for BlackBerry, iPhone, Android and other popular devices. CompanionLink remains committed to the future of mobile technology. We continue to eat, sleep and breathe mobile productivity.
8) Sources of Insight
http://sourcesofinsight.com/personal-productivity-quotes/ – Sources of Insight is my channel for finding and sharing patterns and practices from the great books, great people, and great quotes that I find. Here are some of the important points about Sources of Insight …
9) D*I*Y Planner
http://www.diyplanner.com/ – DIYPlanner.com is a community site whose focus is on paper-based productivity, planning, journalling and creative techniques. Here you will find the official D*I*Y Planner kits, as well as daily articles, scores of useful templates, handbooks and how-to’s, forums for discussing productivity in its many forms, images to clad your planners or inspire you, and so much more.
The rules are simple: be nice, try to help each other, and don’t be afraid of sharing your advice, no matter how wacky or unorthodox it may be. After all, inspiration may lurk in the least obvious places, even for something as seemingly mundane as time management.
We encourage sharing and creativity above all else. Feel free to discuss matters in the forums. If you’ve created a template you’d like to offer other users, submit it. Have a favorite photograph you think people would like on their planner covers? Upload it. Interested in writing a guest post? Have a unique kit that you think would inspire others? No problem: that’s what we’re here for.
DIYPlanner.com is a non-profit venture. All the writers and editors are volunteers: we’re doing this because we love the subject matter. We also think that the opportunities for continuing to use paper for productivity and creative possibilities are endless, and that this site provides opportunities for making the most out of your life, your work, and your ideas. We hope you agree.
10) Productivity 501
http://www.productivity501.com/about/ – Productivity501 is a site dedicated to bringing you regular tips and tricks to help increase your personal productivity. This site focuses on original content so the publication schedule is a little slower than other blogs out there. Generally we try to have at least one new article each week, but the focus is on posting when we have something that will benefit our readers.
11) David Seah
http://davidseah.com/productivity-tools/ – This site has become known for the productivity tools I’ve been working on. I’ve included a selection of goofier ideas in the Playful Tools, section, where you’ll find stuff like clocks for procrastinators, meat cakes, and other such thought-provoking nonsense. In 2011, the site got about a million page views a year from half-a-million unique visitors.
http://www.picnet.com.au/blogs/marco/ – Written by Managing Director Marco Tapia, this blog covers all aspects of information technology, with a special focus on how to use technology to increase productivity in an organisation. Marco has consulted for several years on the best use of technology for a number of national and multinational organisations worldwide.
13) Productive Superdad
http://www.productivesuperdad.com/ – As a busy work-at-home-dad, you know that there is so much you would like to do – yet, the minutes and hours seem to fly by too fast. In order to become more productive, you need to learn from someone who is able to keep all the wheels rolling.
14) Kyle Lacy’s Thoughts on Social Media Productivity, Innovation, and Marketing
http://kylelacy.com/ – Author of two acclaimed books, Twitter Marketing for Dummies and Branding Yourself, Kyle Lacy is a Principal of Marketing Research & Education for ExactTarget, a leading global provider of interactive marketing solutions.
He has an in-depth understanding of the application of social and interactive media for both small and large businesses and regularly speaks on topics ranging from social media adoption to interactive marketing trends across email, mobile and social media.
Kyle has been recognized as one of Indiana’s Forty-under-40 by the Indianapolis Business Journal, Anderson University’s Young Alumni of the Year and TechPoint’s Young Professional of the Year.
15) Productivity bits
http://www.productivitybits.com/ – Productivity Bits . Com Productivity and GTD Hacks Blog. Bits and Tips to Maximize Productivity and Efficiency at Work or Home-Office.
16) Simple Productivity Blog
http://www.simpleproductivityblog.com/ – I blend things I have learned into a personal system. I recognize we’re all individuals, and I believe that as a result, no one system is going to fit everyone. This cafeteria approach suits me, and gives me the freedom to try new techniques. As a result, my readers get to see the results of what happens – and I do it without hiding sometimes spectacular failures, or wonderful successes.
17) A Better Mess
http://bettermess.com/ – Hi, I’m Michael Schechter. I struggle with creativity and productivity (Read: I have ADHD). I tend to write about how we can improve at both pursuits through the use of technology. More often than not, I end up rambling on about how all kinds of Apple geekery are helping me get my life together…
I also steal and share your best ideas and quotes on my Tumblr blog, Smarter Than I Am.
18) Productivity 151: striving for continuous improvement
http://www.appfluence.com/productivity/ – Appfluence LLC is a productivity software company based in Palo Alto, CA. We are founded in 2010 by technology experts with extensive experience and interest in making a frictionless workplace. Appfluence has showcased Priority Matrix during multiple events at Stanford University, including the Stanford Product Showcase and the BASES product development accelerator Forge. Appfluence hosted booths at both MacWorld 2011 and mobile conference AppNation in San Francisco. Appfluence is a proud Stanford StartX incubator company, and has been repeatedly selected among the top companies coming out of Stanford.
We’re passionate about productivity because we ourselves are subjected to the same modern day information overload you face. We believe that through prioritization and focus, we can do less, achieve more, and live better lives. This is why we made Priority Matrix, and with it, we hope to share our visions with you.
19) The Productivity Hub
http://blogs.technet.com/b/hub/ – The Productivity Hub from Microsoft provides tips, tools, and practices to help make your work day easier.
20) Alpha Efficiency
http://alphaefficiency.com/ – The topics I will be covering on this website are not only concerned around all necessary tips, tricks and hacks that are the powerhouse of productivity (and make us feel smarter), but beside that I am trying to teach you how to implement those neat tricks into your day to day routine and make it as easy as possible. Culture of productivity requires discipline and that’s what this website is about.
21) Academic Productivity
http://www.academicproductivity.com/ – When we first discussed the idea of academic productivity blog, our first thoughts were about the irony of it – how would writing a blog about productivity increase my productivity? And we were blogging about productivity rather than working, surely we wouldn’t be best placed person to give productivity advice? If you really want to be productive, you should stop reading this and do some work. But if you are reading this, then it suggests that you want to be more productive. Being more productive is what this is site is about. Both for you and for us.
22) The Productivity Pro Blog
http://www.theproductivitypro.com/blog/ – Here you will find a wide range of options, tools, research, and tactics, from me and from other productivity enthusiasts, to help you boost your personal productivity at work and home. I’ll help you figure out which methodologies will address your productivity challenges and particular focus. Let me be your eyes into a wide range of research, literature, and new stuff out there in academics, consulting, and corporate practice. Everyone (including me) needs new ideas to tweak our current methods, so I look forward to your comments and input as well.
23) Productivity Today
http://www.keyorganization.com/blog/ – With Key Organization Systems, Denise shares her experience and expertise in developing effective, efficient systems to deal with daily workloads and to cope with periods of rapid growth. helping business and individuals accomplish more through effective office organizing systems. Her education background in human services lets her tie in the business aspects with individual personalities to produce a unique model for each situation.
24) Sales Productivity Blog
http://blog.salesadvisorypractice.com/ – Sales costs are increasing, sales organizations are becoming more complex and BtoB buyers continue to indicate that sales reps are out of touch with their needs. This blog, intended for sales and sales operations executives, will explore the key issues in managing a sophisticated selling process and complex sales organization.
25) Legal Productivity
http://www.legalproductivity.com/ – Legal Productivity’s mission is to provide creative and useful insights into the business of law and have fun doing so. We wish to help people navigate the truth and the myths when it comes to alternative fee engagements, social media, and other current topics which suffer from an abundance of quackery, herd mentality, and misconceptions.
Legal Productivity is brought to you by the folks who created Rocket Matter, next-generation web-based practice management and time tracking software, or as we prefer to call it, legal productivity software.
26) Pajama Productivity
http://pajamaproductivity.com/ – How to get more stuff done in your PJs, from the queen of the fuzzy slippers!
27) Namke Productivity
http://emsjuwel.com/ – Namke Productivity offers a wide variety of ideas, news and inventions that might help you to improve the productivity of your personal life and your business.
One little improvement per day can amount to 365 improvements per year and end up saving you hundreds of thousands of dollars in your lifetime.
Many blogs with ideas for saving money and improving your productivity are designed to sell you things. They might be biased. This blog is designed to inspire productive action.
The consumer society produces an amazing number of unproductive products and services.
So much, in fact, that large parts of the Earth (the forests, the oceans, the lakes, the rivers and the air) have already become toxic.
By saving money in sensible ways you can help to stop the destruction of our common life support system and reduce stress in your daily life.
We hope that you will find the Namke Productivity site fun, useful and inspiring!
28) Internet Business Productivity
http://michaelnozbe.com/ – Blog by Michael “Nozbe” Sliwinski. Thoughts on Internet Entrepreneurship by the founder of Nozbe.com – a web app that will help you get things done & editor of the free ProductiveMagazine.com
29) Day-Timer Blog
http://daytimer.wordpress.com/about-us/ – Over the years, we’ve learned that Day-Timer customers are a hard-working and vocal group. So, we started this blog to establish a place where folks can define what’s really important in their day-to-day lives and learn first-hand from our experts – and each other – what works… and what doesn’t. Our experts are recognized in their fields of expertise (time management, business and leadership, productivity) – and they bring a collective “century” of experience to the table.
So visit often for the latest posts in each of our 6 categories. You’ll discover tips and techniques you can use right way, the issues affecting you and your quest for work/life balance, and opportunities to voice your opinion or just tell us what you think. Look for new posts every week.
30) Cyclope-Series Team Blog
http://blog.cyclope-series.com/ – Cyclope-Series is a company that develops software solutions designed to provide IT specialists and managers the necessary information in evaluating employee productivity and the use of IT infrastructure in their company. Cyclope-Series blog team is dedicated to bring you regular tips and tricks to help increase your business and personal productivity.
31) Lean Insider
http://leaninsider.productivitypress.com/ – Productivity Press is the premier source of authoritative information on organizational improvement, offering the broadest selection of books and learning tools about lean methodologies, based on the Toyota Production System.
32) Cloud Productivity
http://www.cloudproductivity.net/ – As more and more business go through the process of upgrading their business systems, it’s certainly time to consider working in the Cloud!
Throughout the pages here, you will find helpful tips and advice on business processes and workflow, productivity tools and techniques, systems and people management, cloud technology news, social media and enterprise-grade open source systems.
33) The Center for College Affordability & Productivity
http://centerforcollegeaffordability.org/blog – Founded in 2006, The Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) is an independent, not-for-profit research center based in Washington, DC. The CCAP exists to help facilitate a broader dialogue on the issues and problems facing the institutes of higher education in the United States.
34) Productive Firm
http://www.productivefirm.com – My passion for personal and business productivity created this site. My name is Michael “Nozbe” Sliwinski and in the recent years I’ve been busy helping hundreds of thousands of busy professionals from all over the world improve the way they get things done.
35) Ciara Conlon
http://www.ciaraconlon.com/ – In this blog I write about Personal Productivity and Organization,how to get things done ,how to simplify your life and how to stay focused on what’s important to you.
36) Think Productive
http://www.thinkproductive.co.uk/b4/ – Training workshops produce a lot of paper! Our workshops ONLY use recycled paper and we make sure we recycle left-over handouts by reusing them next time we run the same session. We are a carbon neutral company too. Check out offsetcarbon for details of how to do this.
37) Tech Productivity
http://www.techproductivity.com/ – Tech Productivity is a general tech news and laptop reviews blog which regularly writes about web 2.0 news and technology related news and importantly analysis & reporting of latest happenings on Internet right from social media to personal blogging to corporate world. I also write reviews of various laptops and comparison between laptops and help you choose the right notebook for yourself.
Other topics like Nanotechnology, occasional blogging and seo tips, working online as freelancer and tips for increasing productivity are also covered.
http://peoplefirstps.com/ – 9GiantSteps discusses ways in which creative people can more productively and efficiently create and build passionate constituencies.
39) People First: Productivity Solutions
http://peoplefirstps.com/ – Achieve your business goals by developing your people, building your bench strength and expanding the capacity of your organization. We can help you GROW one person at a time or SHOW you ways to dramatically improve performance with customized training programs for targeted groups. We start by looking at your workplace FLOW to assess how we can help, and we KNOW how to get you and your team exactly where you want to go.
http://www.empathia.com/productivity/ – At Empathia we are creating the next generation of behavioral solutions in the workplace. We are an established yet innovative firm providing individual and organizational services for maximizing well-being, safety, and productivity in the workplace. Since our inception in 1982, Empathia (formerly NEAS) has been recognized as a quality leader offering customized behavioral solutions derived from evidence-based practices in employee assistance, wellness, human asset risk management, trauma response, work/life services, human disaster mitigation, coaching, organizational development, and skill-based training.
41) Hillary Rettig: Liberation from Procrastination
http://www.hillaryrettig.com/blog/ – I’m Hillary Rettig, author of The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block (Infinite Art, 2011) and The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way (Lantern Books, 2006). Besides writing, I also give workshops and do coaching that helps people overcome their fears and blocks, and improve their productivity.
42) Productivity 101
http://www.fokkekooistra.nl/blog/ – For now this blog is maintained in my spare time. In the various aspects of life I try to coach people in finding out what they like most and helping them to find ways to achieve their goals. I hope this blog will help you in your work and personal live.
43) Life Contained’s Personal Productivity Blog
http://www.lifecontained.com/productivity-blog/ – Life Contained founder Jan Wencel has a gift for creating order, a zest for living in the moment, and an eagerness to teach.
She started her career in the corporate world, spending 12 years in Chicago advertising agencies. There she developed central filing systems, customized forms, and elaborate workflows to make certain ads for companies like Disney, the Wall Street Journal and UPS were launched on time, on budget and on strategy.
http://taskmac.com/ – This blog will chronicle my findings as I investigate and learn about using the Mac as a productivity tool. From time to time, I’m sure that I’ll delve into productivity topics that don’t concern the Mac, and Mac topics that don’t concern productivity. The plan, though, is to focus on the intersection between the two. I’m fairly new to Macs, and far from being a productivity expert, so this will be a learning experience. I hope that you, the readers and community, can participate and share information with me, and that we can learn from each other.
45) Office and Business productivity
http://www.officeandbusiness.be/ – Patrick Sledz is the co-founder of STS Computers, a Belgian based company that started as a computer shop. After a few years we grew from retail to providing services to Small & Medium sized Enterprises. In 2005 STS was awarded Microsoft Certified Gold Partner. Since 2006 Patrick is mainly doing some visionary and strategically work.
Patrick started working with SharePoint in 2005. He started as an infrastructure consultant, but realized that SharePoint success is not only related to technical aspects.
His work as a consultant consists of assisting organizations to deliver SharePoint business value and create the awareness in these organizations that a strong technical team is not sufficient to deliver this added value.
Even though IT departments sometimes think “resistance is futile”, the human factor is, besides strategy, processes and vision a very important factor in delivering added business value.
He usually works on topics like Governance, Goal Alignment, Change Management, User Adoption,… .
Patrick is active in the BIWUG (Belgian and Luxemburg IW User group) and has a strong interest in Innovation games.
In his spare time Patrick likes to go Scuba diving and spend time with his wife and kids.
46) High-productivity Cloud computing
http://stillwater-cse.blogspot.com/ – Cloud Computing has as many interpretations as there are users, but there is one common thread among all cloud computing models and that is the convergence of information access. The ‘Cloud’ holds your information, the ‘Cloud’ may even compute on your information, and for real value, the ‘Cloud’ may combine other sources of information to make your data, or information, more valuable.
This blog takes the distinct position to reason about clouds from the user’s productivity perspective.
47) Productive Scholar
http://www.productivescholar.com/ – This blog about personal productivity, life hacks and software to survive in the academic world.
48) Your Productivity Sucks
http://www.dawngroves.com/ – Dawn Groves is a productivity and communications consultant for Einblau & Associates in Bellingham, WA. She is also a certified SDI facilitator and writer with a specialty in web content development. Dawn consults with governments, businesses, and educational institutions in the United States and Canada. Her work has been quoted in publications such as Professional Excellence, Success, Women’s Day, Cosmopolitan, Prevention, Yoga Journal, Fitness Magazine, Adventures Northwest, Good Housekeeping, and many others.
49) The Future of Productivity Starts Here
http://blogs.technet.com/b/business_productivity/ – These are exciting times in the world of enterprise business Productivity – from the rise of the cloud to the impact of consumer technology in the workplace. This blog will offer you the chance to keep up with key business trends as they unfold and well as gain insight into solutions to increase your enterprise business productivity.
50) Conflict Management – Productivity Improvement
http://www.michaelhsmithphd.typepad.com/ – This blog contains practical and realistic advices from Michael H. Smith, Ph.D. on conflict management, leadership, diversity, productivity improvement, anger management, performance reviews and more on handling workplace issues.
Dr. Smith is an Oakland-based organization consultant, speaker and trainer for the past 39 years, specializing in resolving organizational conflicts, building teams and improving manager’s skills.
Dr. Smith enters organizations when situations are tense, defensiveness is high and productivity is often suffering as a result. Employees usually manifest their concerns indirectly in increased use of sick leave, higher turnover and sometimes litigation. Some productivity measures that indicate problems are missed deadlines and increased customer complaints. He uses individual coaching and third-party facilitation techniques to resolve interpersonal and team issues.
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