Growl, available on the AppStore, is the perfect application for the avid professional freelancer, who loves to indulge in or monitor instant messaging, emails, and many other notification-intensive applications.
The worst procrastination around is when we’re distracted by numerous notifications occurring on our desktops. Sure, you’ll say, “why not just turn everything off?” You can’t; not when you’re expecting that email from a client, or waiting for your colleague to log on, or just can’t ignore the notification of that call from your mother.
My Little Pomodoro is a cute productivity app by Voltage Software for MacOS. Being a freelancer (mostly specializing in procrastination!), I decided to try out its effectiveness and use, and see if it can help us out with our daily activities.
The tiny application is based on The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo. The Pomodoro Technique is based on the idea that short bursts of productivity, or “pomodoros“, without any distractions, (which are a procrastinator’s nightmare!) can be the key to a freelancer’s productive work day.