Zenlist Is a Simple Web-based To-Do List That Helps You Prioritize

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Zenlist Is a Simple Web-based To-Do List That Helps You Prioritize

Web: To-do lists have a nasty tendency to expand infinitely. Zenlist is a minimal, web-based to-do list manager that helps you prioritize your three most important tasks for the day.

It’s crucial to prioritize your tasks every day to make the most of your limited time and energy. Many people write down their three or five most important tasks on index cards the night before in order to help them focus. (For tasks of different sizes, you can try the 1-3-5 rule.)

This is still an early version of Zenlist. Keep in mind you’ll have to keep a tab open to use it—if you refresh or leave the site, your to-dos won’t be saved. If you’re a Chrome user that likes Zenlist, have a look at Dayboard. If the nature of your work is made up of many smaller problems rather than a few major ones, have a look at our five favorite to-do list managers.

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Marinara Timer is a Flexible, Web-Based Pomodoro Timer

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If you want to try the Pomodoro productivity technique, you’ll need a timer to track your work sessions and remind you to take breaks. Marinara Timer is a simple—but flexible—webapp that gets the job done, and gives you some great customization choices to boot.

Marinara Timer has three different modes: Pomodoro, Marinara, and Kitchen Timer. The Kitchen Timer is just a simple countdown clock that you can set manually, perfect for single sessions. The Pomodoro mode uses the classic 25-minute work sessions followed by five and 15 minute breaks (eg, Set the timer for 25 minutes and start working. Focus on your work, and don’t stop for 25 minutes. When the timer goes off, stop working and take a short (5 minutes) break. That’s one “pomodoro.” Repeat the process, and every four pomodoros, take a longer (15+ minutes) break to recharge) to recharge.

The Marinara mode gives you more flexibility, and lets you schedule how long you want those work sessions and breaks to be. If you’d rather work in three 25 minute bursts and break for 20 minutes, you can do that instead, for example. Every mode lets you customize the sound that plays at the end of your work session, signaling it’s time to take a break—and there are plenty of options to choose from, from the jarring and urgent “fire alarm” to the gentle “angelic song.”

We’re big fans of the Pomodoro Technique, and it’s your favorite productivity method, so a good timer is always welcome. Hit the link below to give it a try.

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