Few productivity tips for developers
Work and personal browser
My biggest issue when working was mixing personal and work projects, personal and work Google accounts. Did you ever did a presentation at work and google ads keep serving you ads about new cars you just purchased because you were signed into your Gmail in the work browser.
I decided to solve this by running two separated browsers. Previously I tried Chrome with multiple profiles, but that never worked ok and I am in the middle of moving away from google. My current setup is having two Firefoxes. I used normal Firefox for my stuff and Firefox Developer edition for my work stuff.
I am signed into different google accounts. I have different bookmarks.
This was the best thing I ever did for my productivity.
What I decided to do is to have one simple list.
These are my rules:
- I start that list every day.
- If there are tasks from previos day I copy those.
- I underline the stuff that need to be done that way. (Or make it bold)
- I tick the stuff if done.
- I make more checkboxes if this needs to be done multiple times per day (check board)
You can do this on paper (what I did) or you can do this in almost any Todo app.
To read/learn list
It happens a lot. Somebody sends interesting link into slack (teams, whatever) and you want to read it. You just do not have time for it right now. I click the add to pocket button. When you have some free time you go to pocket and you have a huge library of interesting stuff to read.
Pocket is my to go app when I have few minutes.