Effective Tools to Improve Developers Productivity
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How do you increase productivity in the workplace?
Tools that boost developer productivity are a big part of it.
You take control of your tools, choose what tools will help you achieve your goals, and let the tools help you succeed.
This applies to all types of developers – from corporate and enterprise level developers to freelancers and individual developers who work on side projects.
With so many tools available to help developers improve their productivity, there's no reason to settle for the status quo.
If you're looking for a tool that will help you increase your efficiency and get more done in less time, here are some of my favorite productivity tools:
A new generation of browser, Sidekick, allows you to easily access all your web apps – messengers, collaboration tools, and social networks – in one place to make you fast, organized and productive.
Sidekick is a browser based on Chromium, and is according to them “The fastest browser for work ever made”. After reading an article about it, I decided to give it a try, and I was convinced right away by the main features.
Freedom gives you control over the time-sucking apps and websites that prevent you from getting things done. You can block time-wasting sites and apps, or use Freedom to create a distraction-free environment for as long as you like.
Freedom is, in my opinion, the best app of the sort on the market today. With so many blocking apps on the market, here are the features that convinced me to use Freedom.
Leo, Feedly's AI engine, automatically scours the web and takes note of what you specify to be important. You can then track these insights on your smartphone or tablet and stay up-to-date wherever you are.
Feedly is a feed aggregator, a tool for content curation. I use it as my go-to tool to keep track of everything. Blogs, websites, subreddits, Twitter feeds, newsletters. It is all aggregated into a single point. You can keep an eye on everything that matters to you in an organized and centralized manner.
A new way to work and get stuff done.
Collaborate, manage projects, and reach new productivity peaks with Trello. From high rises to the home office, Trello is flexible enough to fit your unique workflow.
I use Trello, a well-established task management tool. I am not going to describe in depth all the things you can do with Trello. The main features are the same in every tool like this. Instead, I am going to explain what made me stick with Trello despite the rough competition.
Clockify is a time tracking and timesheet app that lets you track work hours across projects. You can create unlimited users and track time for free.
You can fill it in as your day is over or use the timer to keep precise track of what you are doing. What I like the most about this tool is the user-friendliness of the interface. They really did a fantastic job with it.
Remember, there are plenty of productivity tools out there, and not all of them are going to be right for you.
What I've given here is just a snapshot of the developer productivity landscape—no doubt, there's a lot more than what's listed here. You need to figure out what kind of tools you want or need, then go out and find those tools. Because if you're not staying productive at work, then that defeats the entire purpose.
Good tools lead to good productivity and happy developers!