Free Productivity Tools

BACKGROUND SOUND TO FOCUS

Noisli: Background noise & color generator.

Coffitivity: Stream the sounds of a coffee shop at work.

Noizio: Ambient sound equalizer for relax or productivity.

Defonic: Combine the sounds of the world into a melody.

Deep Focus: Spotify’s famous playlist to focus.

Nature Sounds Map: Free Nature Sounds from All over the World

Free Sound: Huge database of free audio snippets, samples, + recordings.

A Soft Murmor: For Mixing Nature Sounds and White Noise

Designers.mx: Curated playlists by designers, for designers.

Octave: A free library of UI sounds, handmade for iOS.

Sonics: Free packs of UI sounds and sound effects delivered to your inbox every month.

AVOID DISTRACTION

Self Control: Mac: free application to help you avoid distracting websites.

Cold Turkey: Windows: temporarily block yourself off of distracting websites.

RescueTime (Mac, Windows, Android, Linux): Best for tracking time on projects and also blocking distracting sites

Zero Willpower (iOS): Best for those who want a simple website blocker on iOS devices

Brain.fm: Best for creating a focus-boosting soundtrack to work to

ORGANIZE & COLLABORATE

Trello: Keeps track of everything.

Evernote: The workspace for your life’s work.

Dropbox: Free space up to 2GB.

Flowdock: Free for teams of five and non-profits.

Yanado: Tasks management inside Gmail.

Wetransfer: Free transfer up to 2GB.

Drp.io: Free, fast, private and easy image and file hosting.

Pocket: View later, put it in Pocket.

Raindrop: Mac app for bookmarking and reading it later.

Typetalk: Share and discuss ideas with your team through instant messaging.

Slack: Free for unlimited users with few limited features.

Witkit: Witkit is the secure platform for teams. 50GB of free encrypted data storage.

GoToMeeting: Online meetings without the hassle.

HipChat: Free for unlimited users with few limited features.

Google Hangouts: Bring conversations to life with photos, emoji and group video calls.

Voveet: Simple, free 3D conference calls. Experience the difference.

FreeBusy: Eliminate coordination headaches when you need to schedule a meeting.

RealTimeBoard: Your regular whiteboard, re-thought for the best online experience.

Pidgin: Connect across chat applications

Any.do: Get things done with your team.

Asana: Teamwork without email.

DeskAway: Project management via mobile

DIGITAL NOMADS & REMOTE WORKING

Founded X Startup Stats: Find the best country to build your startup in

Nomad Jobs: The best remote jobs at the best startups.

F.lux: A computer display that adapts to time of day

Hipchat: Group chat and IM built for teams

Teleport: Startup Cities: Discover and budget your next move to 100+ startup cities.

Lastroom: Simplifying your team travel management

Cloud App: Capture and share your screen

Nomadlist: The best cities to live and work remotely.

World Time Buddy: Time converter and world clock

Nomad House: Houses around the world for nomads to live and work together.

Workfrom: Coffee, WiFi and good vibes.

Sqwiggle: Work better, together

What’s It Like: Helping travelers figure out WHEN to go.