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21 best productivity tools suggested by the Dev.to community

Hi, This is based on the “Can you suggest me Free productivity tools?” post of mine. I am grateful with the kind responses from the community. So, I lift the overhead of reading through the comments to find the tools and present you the post aggregating the Tools, their description, link and the price.

Recommended Productivity Tools

Here are the tools that are recommended by the community so far, find my favourites among these in the end of this post.

  1. Notion.so All-in-one workspace. Write, plan, collaborate, and get organized — all in one tool. Notes & docs, Wikis, Projects & tasks. Free plan available
  2. Basecamp The All-In-One Toolkit for Working Remotely. Companies change for the better when they work in Basecamp. Respects your privacy and data. Free plan available
  3. Asana Keep your team organized and connected. With Asana’s work management platform, your team can stay focused on their goals, projects, and tasks—no matter when or where they work. Free plan available
  4. Taiga.io Taiga is the project management tool for multi-functional agile teams. It has a rich feature set and at the same time it is very simple to start with through its intuitive user interface. Free plan available
  5. Trello Trello lets you work more collaboratively and get more done. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way. Free plan available
  6. Kanboard Kanboard is a free and open source Kanban project management software. Free
  7. Clockify The only truly free time tracker for teams. Clockify is the only truly free time tracking software. It’s a simple time tracker and timesheet app that lets you and your team track work hours across projects. Unlimited users, free forever. Free
  8. Todo.txt Simplicity is todo.txt’s core value. You’re not going to find many checkboxes, drop-downs, reminders, or date pickers here. Free
  9. Click Up Click up is a single application where you can add kanban boards, Gantt charts, calenders, alone with docs, conversations, reminders, spreadsheets and keep all of your work at one place. Free plan available
  10. Forest App Forest is an app that helps you stay focused on the important things in life. Whenever you want to stay focused, plant a tree. Your tree will grow while you focus on your work. Leaving the app halfway will cause your tree to die. Grow your own forest. Stay focused daily and turn hard work into a land of lush forest. Free
  11. Rescue Time Tools and training to take you from overwhelmed to under control. Automatic time-tracking, distraction blocking, and more! See exactly where your time goes, block your worst distractions, and get powerful reports and tools to improve every aspect of your day. Free trial available
  12. Page Marker You can use PageMarker for bookmarks. You can add markdown notes to my links (good for code snippets too!), organize in folders and tags and setup a personal email newsletter so that you don’t forget the links you save for later. It also helps you see what’s read and unread so that you know where you are with your reading list. Free trial available
  13. Day One App Your journal for life. For MAC only* Focus on your writing with a layout that has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Free for limited features
  14. Mind Node MIND MAP & BRAINSTORM IDEAS. What’s On Your Mind? Every great idea starts with a single thought. Which leads to an other and another. And then a million more! Whether it’s on the beach, at the office or on a walk, MindNode helps you capture all your thoughts and turn them into a clear picture of your idea. For MAC only* Free
  15. Raindrop.io All-in-one bookmark manager. Intuitive. Powerful. Runs everywhere. Raindrop.io is the best place to keep all your favorite books, songs, articles or whatever else you come across while browsing. Free plan available
  16. Orgzly Orgzly is an outliner for taking notes and managing to-do lists. You can keep notebooks stored in plain-text and have them synchronized with a directory on your mobile device, SD card, Dropbox, or over WebDAV. Notebooks are saved in Org mode’s file format. “Org mode is for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, planning projects, and authoring documents with a fast and effective plain-text system.” Free
  17. Appy Dev - A directory of bookmarks Appy Dev is directory of bookmarks that have been collected over the years with tools, utilities, apps, resources etc. Free
  18. OneNote Get organized in notebooks you can divide into sections and pages. With easy navigation and search, you’ll always find your notes right where you left them. By Microsoft. Free
  19. Ora Get yourwork done.Together! To-do’s, Timelines, Kanban, Scrum, Timers and more to get things done! Free plan available
  20. Pomofocus Free Pomodoro clock, with a great UI. Free plan available
  21. Todoist Regain clarity and calmness by getting all those tasks out of your head and onto your to-do list (no matter where you are or what device you use). Todoist has helped millions of people complete over 1.5 billion tasks in 150+ million projects. Free plan available

My Personal favourites among these

  1. Trello I use trello a lot, to plan my tasks, plan projects, collaborate on tasks with my team.
  2. Notion Impressive features and UI. Will start using this today.
  3. Clockify A time tracker which I was searching for. Can’t wait to start using it.

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