We define productivity as something that helps us as humans use our technology better, especially if it involves automation or integration of stand alone tools.

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Alfred extension or equivalent that brings a single window to the forefront

Right now, if I want to switch to a Sublime Text 2 window open to a "project" called foo, I can do option+space, type Sub hit enter and then hit cmd+` repeatedly until I arrive at the window I want. ...
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RedQuits (or alternative) on Mac OS X 10.10

I have installed RedQuits on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Unfortunately, it is not working at all. I have made sure that RedQuits has access to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy ...
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How can I “automatically” get a reminder that day is done?

I many times forget time and stay long hours in the office. Is there any kind of app that would automatically set a reminder when computer starts + X hours passed? Now I try to set a reminder (native ...
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Can you save a work session and reopen it later?

Imagine you are working on a book, for which you need 5 precise internet tabs/pages to be open at the same time, Apple Pages, Dictionary, and, I don't know, a classical music CD in iTunes that ...
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Alarm clock OS X with automator and password on wake up

As there is no built in alarm clock in OS X, like in IOS, is there any way to set alarm clock via automator (playlist in iTunes), when Mac is in sleep mode and login password is required?
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How can I de-folderize the contents of a folder?

Is it possible - without any command line or programming being involved - to remove all folders within a folder, and just leave the files? For example, if I processed this photo folder: Then I ...
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Step-by-step checklist for iOS

I am looking for an app that works on the Mac as well as on the iPad. At work we have daily tasks that do not occur on a set schedule (aka they are on an as needed basis). This app would allow us to ...
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How to save sent messages in Outlook to the same folder as message being replied to?

If I am replying to an email in Folder "TEST", how do I get a reply to automatically go to the Folder "TEST" as opposed to the Sent folder? This helps with productivity so that I don't have to move ...
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OSX app to notify me when I could have used a KB shortcut instead?

I started using a MBA for my work machine about a year ago. I'm still not really able to remember the typical keyboard shortcuts, and tend to do things the "long way". For example, if I want to access ...
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solution to easily embed skim notes doesn't work

My question is directly linked to the thread Make Skim save PDF's with embedded notes by default What if the proposed solution (http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/166794/180243) doesn't help? As ...
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Saving, Switching between window arrangements?

Repeating series of actions := productivity lost. Is there a way I can arrange, and save for later loading, an arbitrary arrangement of open programs, closed programs, and arrangement of windows? ...
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Free alternative to Focus?

I use Stayfocus'd (for Chrome) and Selfcontrol currently to boost my productivity. On Stayfocusd, I've blocked multiple domains to restrict myself. For example I blocked *harvard so I can't access ...
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alt tab on multi monitor setup to move mouse

When having a multi monitor desktop, we pin some applications to a monitor, and when switching between different apps with alt tat mouse still remains in its place and you have to drag it all the way ...
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Any alternatives to Essentials (Mac app for shortcut management)?

I like Essentials as I can add shortcuts of frequently used files, Evernote link, even color Hex code to it. I can group them into tabs and toggle the view with a keyboard shortcut. However, it ...
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Showing some other app instead of the notification center with its gesture

I think that it could be a good productivity boost if I could be able to use the gesture for showing the notification center (2 fingers swipe left from the edge, at least using the touchpad) for ...
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Time Tracker on Mac that Imports Data

I used to use Rescue-Time, which was a generally good time/productivity tracker, but its reliance on the cloud is frustrating. I have more than two years of time stored, and can export it as a .csv. ...
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Mac email client that can postpone Exchange messages?

Mailbox for iOS and Mac is great to postpone an email to deal with at a future time, but it cannot handle Exchange emails. Outlook app for iOS has a similar features (not as powerful as Mailbox). Is ...