Monday, May 25, 2015

30 Websites to Skyrocket Your Productivity

While searching for websites to increase my productivity, I wanted to shoot for the ones that could improve the lives of others. I thought I’d return to a few websites that would help anyone on a daily basis whether they want to apply it towards their business or personal life.
Despite the hundreds of free websites that exist on the internet, it’s difficult locating the ones that can actually make a difference in your life. From new websites explaining how to market up to others about developing your own websites, it’s hard to find a trustworthy platform you can invest your time in. You have hopes and a determination to find a site that can transform your skills, but at times feel like you’re searching for a needle in a haystack.
One of the things that held me back from pursuing what I wanted was questioning where I could learn a specific set of skills to run michaelgregoryii. I was afraid if I took marketing advice from someone who barely had any experience, I would end up on the same boat as them. I was terrified of learning professional website designs from the average schmuck who barely knew html. And such as me, there’s people who face this fear. This brings up the next question: What are the best websites to skyrocket your productivity?
To start the list off, a website that helps me whenever I need a question answered whether it’s about relationships, life lessons, or general awareness, simply ask a question and someone will be bound to answer it. What differentiate this website from Yahoo Answers is the fact most of the people giving answers aren’t teenagers or people giving their own personal opinions. A majority of your answers are given by people who actually know what they’re talking about. And if you don’t have any questions on the top of your head, you can search for other people questions that were answered by leading experts in anything you can think of.
When I was searching for inspiration and motivation, an efficient source were the TED talks I listened to for hours. Whether you’re on your computer or listening to a Podcast, TED opens your mind up to a new world. There’s a variety of people that explains any motivational subject you can think of that can help you rediscover life. With over a hundred videos to choose from, all TED talks provide you with a powerful message that can inspire you in ways you never knew before.
Coding has taken an important role in the world and even knowing the basics to HTML and Java could make a major difference in your life. With dozens of easy step-by-step tutorials on display, it’ll only take a matter of hours before you gain a better understanding of it. What makes this website such an effective productive tool is that once you have a keen concept to coding, it makes developing websites so much easier.
While we’re on the subject of academies, I wanted bring up Khanacademy as the best way to continue your education for free. This website provides you with the chance to dig into dozens of educational sources such as science, music, math, and history. If you’re interested in a subject but want to get a basic understanding of it before taking a college course, this website can help you with that. Even if you’re bored decide to learn something new, ten minutes on this website will skyrocket your knowledge.
If there was a super power that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet could have, it would be the ability to be the world’s fastest readers. But not too many people have the ability to read 1000 words a minute and actually retain that information. The next best thing you can do is gradually improve your reading speed and comprehension. This website provides you with a software that increases your ability to read faster and actually remember it. And why would you want to read faster? The same reason you want faster internet.
An old study tool I used to practice in school was writing on flashcards. Maybe you did the same thing and if you want to level up your study platform, this website is an efficient platform. With the use of flashcards, you can customize them into whatever you want whether it has text, video, audio, and images in them. Anki helps make things easier to remember whether you’re studying for future exams or personal reasons.
I’m not sure about you, but understanding the way the financial market functions can send many question marks over my head. Thankfully, this website has the right resources and tutorials to help you understand money and how to use it correctly. You’ll find ways to have your money work for you and what’s going on in the stock market. For anyone interested in business and the world of money, this is a great place to begin. If you’re looking for ways to invest, tutorials on basic accounting, or even simulators, this website can make you a mastermind of this field. 
Perhaps this website is more of a personal opinion than a widespread, but Nerdfitness still acts as one of the best websites to master your health. You’ll find the best resources to get you off that couch and into the gym in an entertaining fashion. You can also become part of a wide community of people seeking to lose weight and gain the body they desire. It doesn’t take being a jock or someone over six feet tall to be in perfect shape. Everything you need to know in the right nerdy flavor is available for you here.
If you’re into Rosetta-Stone but don’t have the insane amount of cash to treat yourself to it, this website is the perfect place for you. Choose from languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, German, and much more to begin your path to become bilingual. Did I mention it had a killer app you can download too? You don’t need to pay for expensive products when this website can give you the same results in only a matter of months. (Because let’s be honest. You’re not going to actually learn Spanish within a few weeks.)
Suck as socializing and want a general awareness on how to approach people? Have no fear! Nicknotas can make you into an irresistible gentlemen who’s comfortable under your own skin. There might be a wide range of how-to dating websites in the web, but this one actually provides resources on how to approach different situations. Follow this guy’s advice and you’ll be bound to find a partner.
Searching for some random e-book for entertainment or curiosity? Glutenberg is an online library that provides over 46,000 free books you can have. (Good luck fitting them all onto your phone or tablet.) Choose from a variety of categories such as technology, music, history, education, and even fiction. This world is yours to use and learn from.
Look out people! There’s a hot resource of education you can bring into your life and it’s known as Coursera. Rather than spending time watching some random sitcom you’ve already seen before, this website provides the world’s best education to advance your mind. With over 1,000 FREE courses to choose from in whatever field you can imagine, you can learn something new you never knew before. Sometimes I just like to learn about random things I know my friends have no clue about. (It makes me seem smarter than I actually am.)
Besides having a blast at hitting that little yellow button that sends you another article, Stumbleupon is a discovery engine that sends you web pages that relates to your general interests. Enjoy cooking and recipes? Stumbleupon brings you popular articles in those categories that might suit your desire. And if you’re not into the website, simply hit the yellow button and be ready for a new website to come your direction.
There’s nothing better than having the ability to hack your life away effortlessly. When you’re searching for a way to better your relationships, what cool things you can do with technology, or interesting facts you never knew before, this website gives it all to you. You can easily spend hours on here learning about things you never knew before and in an intriguing manner. I honestly don’t even apply all the things I learn from this website. It’s just fun to know all the crazy things I could do with just a watch, a wire, and a toaster on a bored day.
Interested in business? Heck, are you even interested in success? This website takes a strong role for entrepreneurs and leaders who are looking to grow their businesses and understand the best routes to success. From time to time, I find myself dwelling back on this site to understand how the greatest leaders of this world pushed themselves to the top of the food chain. With how-to guides and articles from top leveled CEOs, you will certainly learn the best ways to master the game of business. And to make finding products even easier for you you can use….
With this website, I might have just killed a few hours for you by mistake. Here, you can browse through a variety of DIY subjects such as creating a LEGO iphone case, creating a fantasy map even if you can’t draw, or making your own purses. This website is great for those looking for inspiration to make a product of their own and explore what people enjoy.
It took a while for this website to rub off on me, but after playing with it, there were great benefits I found intriguing. With games and tools developed by a team of neuroscientists, you can sharpen your mind by learning how to recall things and actually remember someone’s name after they introduce themselves to you. There’s more things you can do that increases you brain power, but I still can’t get over the “Never forget someone’s name” lesson.
(Warning: Before you attack me, be aware that Reddit can actually destroy your productivity if you use it the wrong way.) Besides gazing at funny images and strange videos, Reddit has become one of the leading websites in the world in regards to almost any topic you’re mildly interested in. Whether you enjoy business, video games, software development, or legos, there’s a community for it. And heck, even if there isn’t a community for it, you can easily establish one yourself and get users popping on it. The other day I accidentally went to a subreddit known as “Creepy,” where thousands of people were actively sharing some of the scariest stories ever. Just spend five minutes browsing through this website and your life will never be the same again. (Seriously…I think I’m a Reddit addict.) If you’re looking for ways to start your business, better yourself, or the best health tips to live a healthy lifestyle, this website can help you.
I was actually considering about keeping this off the list. But I’ve had a relationship with good old Wikipedia back when I was in Junior High. With nearly an endless scope of knowledge in just about anything you can imagine, I like to think of Wikipedia as the Godfather of knowledge. Sure, you might come across some shady things you’re not too certain about, but overall this is one of the best websites if you’re looking for facts and references to back it up. (Or you can use it to help write your college essays.)
Like me and my colleagues, you’re most likely going to go, “Wow” when you visit this website. With a unique algorithm that conjures up information for you, you’ll discover a bunch of tools that might serve you in one way or another. For example, in the web algorithm section, you can find detailed information about a website you entered into it. On the Food and Nutrition section, you can literally type in, “how many people does a 20 pound turkey feed” and it’ll answer it for you immediately. Not gonna lie. It’s a pretty much a website to mess around with even if you’re not using it productively. But you can’t help but learn something stupid while you’re playing on it.
A big hassle I tend to trap myself in is spending time on the computer doing the wrong thing. People recommend I step away from the computer when I’m mindlessly browsing YouTube, but it kinds of suck because I work on the computer. It’ll be like being kicked out of the kitchen when I’m the Chef. What Rescuetime does is track all the things you do on the computer and shove them back into your face. That way, if you find yourself on Facebook more than your midterm paper, you’ll snap out of that procrastinating mindset and get back to work. (I normally resume back on my website to prevent those guilty feelings from bubbling up.)
The name alone should be tempting enough to see what the heck this site is about. But in case you were still wondering, Rememberthemilk helps you manage your tasks in a productive manner. Acting as a multi-platform do-to-list, it reminds you of the things that has to be done with check boxes right next to them. Never forget the milk again and come home to an angry wife or girlfriend thanks to this website or app.
After dabbling with Pinterest for some time now, this website is great if you’re into pictures that actually serve a purpose. With nearly a hundred subjects to choose from, you can find people who share wonderful content, images, and products that might just interest you. Much of it relates to art, guides, infographics, and tutorials. If you’re interested in what someone posted, simply pin it to your personal board for future use. A personal use my friend does with it is looking up recipes on her iPad while cooking a meal.
Suck at keeping your fiances under control? This automatic tracking and budgeting tool can save you a bunch of future hassles. You can end up saving a bundle of cash with this website because it provides a detailed measure to where your money is going. By gathering your financial information into one place, you receive a pretty chart to your spending pattern. And don’t worry. They’re connected to almost every US financial institution connected to the internet. In just minutes, you can begin tracking your spending habits.
I think we can all agree on the fact that free stuff is awesome. Which is what Makeuseof just for you. There, it maintains a list of the best free software for Windows, OSX, and Linux. For example, just the other day, I found several amazing free antivirus that could be quite useful in the future.
Need a great file converter when yearning to change a pdf document? Zamzar allows you to convert many different images, documents, audio and video formats. The next time you’re looking for something to make into an PDF file this is your target. I’m usually in need for it whenever my audio program doesn’t like my song format.
Being a loyal Cracked follower for years, this is one of the best websites to learn something new in an entertaining and funny manner. Ranging from articles, videos, and infographics, cracked has some of the best content you’ll find on the web. For example, one of its most popular articles are, 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person. Highly recommend you reading that if you’re looking for something life changing.
Sometimes all it takes for anyone to launch a great idea is a strong group of supporters backing them up. After all, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates had strong support along their journey. Kickstarter serves as a website where anyone can post details of a project and solicit the necessary money to make it come true. And hey, if enough people fund you for it, you might end up inventing something that can change the world. Or at least entertain it.
Prevent yourself from wasting time on those procrastinating websites. (You know the ones.) This acts as a Chrome/browser app that limits the amount of time you spend on unproductive websites. (i.e. Facebook and Youtube.) Choose from the amount of minutes you give yourself on certain websites before it kicks you out. This is great for those who need an external control towards their bad habits.
Something that’s troubling is having over 30 tabs opened up and struggling to determine which one to stick with. Not only does it make your browser looks messy, it slows down your computer. Whenever I find an article I’m mildly interested in, my first task is to open it up in another tab to look at it later. But to prevent those nasty habits, Pocket stores information, images, and links for later on use. Use it to bookmark those random sites and search through them later.

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