I don’t write a lot about applications/programs that can help you become more productive. I’m not really that much of a tech geek and loads of people know tons more about this than I do.
But one small program that I like immensely and that is a part of my daily routine is the Morning Coffee add-on for Firefox. It allows you to add your favourite websites and then when you press a button – located beside the Home button – in your browser all those websites open up in tabs.
Three reasons why I like Morning Coffee:
- Makes it easier to be disciplined. One big problem with being productive is all those interruptions. You work and then you think “oh, I wonder if something has happened in my in-box/on Facebook/on my blog”. And then you lose focus and spend 30 minutes just surfing around aimlessly. With this add-on you can add all those email/blog/social media websites and make a habit of just checking them via you Morning Coffee button. Perhaps once in the morning and once at night. Instead of running around online 10 times a day and getting stuck in procrastination.
- Makes it easier to remember. One of the more difficult parts of having a routine – especially when you are trying to establish your routine during the first month or so – is to actually remember to do whatever you want to do each day. One way to help yourself out is to use written reminders. The Morning Coffee add-on helps me remember all the websites in my daily online routine.
- Speeds things up. I personally find that I become more effective when I open up all those tabs and then work through them one after another rather than visiting the sites one after another during the day. By batching online tasks such as voting on social media websites, moderating comments on my blog and replying to messages in various in-boxes things get handled quicker.
Now, what is your favourite Firefox add-on to increase your personal productivity or just to make life easier?
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