No matter what you use your Mac for, it’s fair to say that getting more done in less time is at the top of most people’s wishlists. Whether you’re easily distracted by social media or colleagues, or find it difficult to focus on a single task, there are solutions. And the good news is that many of them are available to you right now as part of your Setapp subscription.
Apps like Lacona, HazeOver, Focus and Be Focused are there to help you be in the moment and concentrate on what you need to do. Rocket Typist stores snippets of text and types them out at the touch of a key, whereas Paste gives you access to multiple iCloud-based clipboards.
How to be more productive using apps? From launching apps to translations to doing something on the web, apps like Lacona gets it done in no time.
Lacona is the best keyboard assistant for any Mac commands. If haven’t already installed it, launch Setapp and search for Lacona. Click Install and, when prompted, give it permission to access your Calendar and Contacts.
HazeOver puts a shade on the parts of the screen you’re not currently using. If you use a MacBook or MacBook Pro and are accustomed to working in full-screen mode, you won’t need it. But if you use an iMac or multiple screens and have several windows on display at one time, it’s an excellent way to stay focused.
To eliminating distractions and paying attention to what you need to do follow these steps:
One technique for improving productivity is to work in bursts, focusing solely on one task for a period and then taking a break. Be Focused allows you to do just that by setting timers for completing specific tasks. The idea is that you start with big goals, break them down into smaller objectives, then use those to create tasks. Once you have a list of tasks, you focus on one at a time and set a timer to help you avoid distractions.
Focus automatically blocks access to popular websites and social media like Facebook and Twitter, so you aren’t distracted from work. It can also block specific applications, such as games. Focus sessions can be started manually or on schedule. You can run it for a set amount of time — the default is 25 minutes — or change your preferences in Preferences. Get Focus on Setapp and start blocking distractions.
To configure websites to block:
To configure applications to block:
To start a 25-minute Focus session, click on the Focus icon in the menu bar and select the first option. To manually set the length of time, click Custom Focus.
The macOS clipboard allows you to copy one element and then paste it somewhere else. Paste allows you to copy lots of different elements, store them in the clipboard, categorize them, search them, and sync them with iCloud.
How to use it:
Get Paste from Setapp to manage your clipboard, keep history, fast access to your snippets, etc.
You can see there are lots of ways you can improve your productivity and get more done. And there are a lot of apps that can help you, especially if you are already using Setapp. Try them all for free and once you find the solution that works — stick to it and reap the benefits.