Sometimes, you’d like to optimize your work or home life rather than your PC. In other words, you want to fix your productivity. Here’s a list of our favorite free apps that improve life productivity. Don’t like our choices? Got some of your own? Tell us in the comments!
A task management app that’s the digital equivalent of writing the five most important things to do in a notepad, but better.
Recover work productivity time and become more efficient at your job by blocking distractions and tracking time.
A simple, fast note-taking application that syncs easily between multiple PCs and also syncs with Simplenote (see below).
A simple, fast note-taking application that syncs with phones, tablets and other PCs.
Video chat, text chat and Internet phone call everyone. The standard for all of the above.
A replacement for Windows’s Notepad app, this offers line-by-line editing with no garbage. Wonderful for HTML or plain text editing.
When you type specific key words into any application and hit the space bar twice, substitute it with something else, launch a program automatically, or do a number of other things.
Two gigabytes of space. It acts as a folder on your PC, but also syncs with your other PCs and can be shared with others. Must-have.
Free, easy to use PC backup to your own machines and offsite to friends and family’s machines, too!
Snap, tile and resize many windows at the same time. Especially useful with high-resolution, widescreen monitors.
Steve Horton has been working with computers for over 20 years. He's dedicated to helping people get the most out of their PCs, and likes playing cards and writing comics.
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