How we came up with the idea for Sendtask

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The idea for Sendtask developed over time. Here’s how it shifted into its current form.

The four (unconnected) dimensions of productivity apps

About two years ago I started thinking about my frustration with how unconnected my productivity apps are. I think most productivity tools can be attributed to one of four core categories: Communication, Scheduling, Tasks and Data storage. In each category, I use at least one tool. My productivity suite on my desktop looks like this: Continue reading

How we keep everyone aligned with just one 60 minute weekly call

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At Sendtask, we are a completely virtual company. There are no two people in the same place or office. We only talk to one another once a week – for less than 60 minutes. We are very strict about that limit and often keep the weekly call to 45 minutes or less.

Every Wednesday we all get on a synchronous video call on appear.in to discuss the topics that need to be discussed synchronously with the group as a whole. Continue reading

Why you should have a to-do list

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Do you have 10 minutes a day to add $4000 to your monthly income? 

This is the average income difference between people who write down their goals and people who don’t.

That’s one of many reasons why having a to-do list can improve your work and personal life. To-do lists have never been as important for the modern knowledge worker.

You can use one to reduce the stress in your life and get more done in less time. It also lets you become more reliable for other people and save time for the best things in life. In this post, we’ll look at interesting ways in which a to-do list can help you. But first, we’ll see what are the common reasons why people don’t use a to-do list. Continue reading

9 Ways to Make Your Day More Productive

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You can make your day more productive using simple techniques.

They relate to effective prioritization, self-motivation and the ability to focus.

These are transferable skills that are simple to learn but difficult to master. In a workplace filled with distractions, they’ve never been more important. In this post, I’ll provide you with the daily “drills” you need to master them. If applied, you’ll get an almost immediate boost in productivity. The good news is the following techniques will help sustain it too. Continue reading

Here’s why your to-do list doesn’t work (and how to fix it)

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Source: HubSpot

Let’s face it – we’ve all been there. Browsing for this one productivity app that will make organizing your work and personal life a breeze. Tools like Google Keep and Evernote, and all the other unicorn start-ups with high ratings and pretty design. The problem is – they somehow don’t make you any more productive. You’re still not making the progress you want to be making. Your information isn’t perfectly organized. You realize that there’s no “one app to rule them all”.

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