TOOLS

Products and solutions we love or have heard great things about.

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TECH BLOCKERS

FREEDOM

A technology blocker that works across devices allowing one to customize what websites and applications are allowed in the cave.(MAC, WINDOWS, iOS, ANDROID). Subscription-based.

SELF CONTROL

MAS OS open-source blocker. Warning: cannot be quit during a session. Donation-based

COLD TURKEY

PC and Mac Technology Blocker. Free or Premium features.

INBOX PAUSE

Plugin by Boomerang that pauses incoming emails so you aren’t distracting while mono-tasking in your inbox (Chrome - Gmail, Outlook, iOS). Freemium.

 

 

SPRINTING

BE FOCUSED TIMER

Sprint timer that lives in your toolbar. (Mac/iOS, Free with Ads)

FOCUS BOOSTER

Sprints and time tracking (Mac, PC, iOS, Android)

 

 

Soundscapes for FOCUS

BRAIN.FM

Music engineered by scientists to enhance focus. (Web, iOS, Android - 5 free sessions, then monthly subscription.)

NOISLI

Web-based noise and sound generator. (Web, iOS, Android, Chrome Plug-In – Free)

WHITE NOISE GENERATOR

White noise generator. (WEB, iOS ANDROID - Free on web, in-app purchases on mobile.)

TIDE

Calming looping soundscapes and timed breathing (IOS, Google Play - In app purchases)

 

 

MEASUREMENT

RESCUE TIME
Computer plugin that monitors app usage and generates usage reports (Free, MAC, PC, Android, Linux. Premium Version has distraction blocking)

BEEMINDER

Progress tracking that can pull data from services. Can pledge money be deducted if you don’t hit your goals (IOS & Google Play, Fremium)

STRIDES APP

Goal and habit trackers (iOS, In App-Purchases)

HABIT HUB

Goal and habit trackers (Android, In App-Purchases)

ENGROSS

Task and focus tracking. (Google Play, Free)

 

 

SCHEDULING

CALENDLY

Scheduling tool that hooks into your calendar and has lots of integrations. (Freemium)

SQUARE APPTS

Scheduling for individuals and teams (Web, IOS, Android, Free for individuals)

BOOMERANG CALENDAR

Schedule right in Gmail (Free, Chrome only)

 

 

MINDFULNESS

TIDE (iOS)

Sounds for focus, sleep, and relaxation. (Free)

INSIGHT TIMER

Truly Free meditation app. Membership fee if you want to listen offline. BOOKS

 

BOOKS

DEEP WORK
Cal Newport

DIGITAL MINIMALISM
Cal Newport

WHEN
Daniel Pink

MAKE TIME
Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

HOW TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR PHONE
Catherine Price

THE END OF PROCRASTINATION
Petr Ludwig and Adela Schicker

ATOMIC HABITS
James Clear

THE MIRACLE MORNING
Hal Elrod

MEETINGS SUCK
Cameron Herold

CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS
Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler

THE WAR OF ART
Stephen Pressfield

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE CRAZY AT WORK
Jason Fried and David Henemeier Hansson