Say goodbye to awkward pauses in your meetings or Zoom calls — to mark this year's World Productivity Day, we've prepared eight playlists for better productivity in your meetings, your task-wrangling sessions, brainstorms and creative bouts, stand-ups...
The mindset with which you approach tasks can be the most important ingredient to a successful result. Set the mood to your workday with our curated playlists!
Our ready-made playlists for a variety of settings will save you hours of time and make it easy to be productive.
Why use productivity playlists
Let's face it, when you are pressing snooze on your alarm in the morning, more often than not, tackling complicated tasks is the last thing you want to do. But once you set your mind to it, you are surprised how easily it can be to go through your to-do list.
We designed our playlists for weekday productivity so that you can rely on them for filling awkward pauses in meetings, inspiring your team at standups, and getting you through an intense brainstorm or work session.
Here's a look at the playlists we have in store for you:
- Daily Standup Set | 15 Min
- Deep Focus Set | One Hour
- Hard Code Set | 45 Min
- Creative Inspiration | Taskheat
- Craft Your Pitch | Yac
- LoFi Background for Work & Study | LoFi Garden
- Productive Writing Mix | Ulysses
- Flash Recharge Break | CleanMyMac X
How to pick your productivity playlist
All playlists in our collection are made with a specific task in mind. Need a soundtrack for your coding session? Press play on our hard code 45-minute playlist. Want to set the mood for your daily standup? Choose our 15-minute daily standup set.
We've also asked app makers whose products are featured on Setapp to make their own productivity playlists for you. Writing app Ulysses came up with a wonderful set for a productive writing session, Mac cleaner CleanMyMac X brought a mix for clearing out your mind just like they clean out your Mac.
Look through our quick overviews of each of the playlists to get an idea what tasks and situations they will be most suitable for.
Daily Standup Set | 15 Min
This light electronic set will help energize your team for the rest of the day and set the mood for quick and productive review of the day’s agenda.
Deep Focus Set | One Hour
This hour-long set of soothing electronic tracks with a sprinkle of indie and a whisper of folk will help you breeze through your to-do list with nothing interfering with your focus.
Hard Code Set | 45 Min
Give your mind a boost rivaling your morning cup of coffee with this dynamic and funky set for a highly focused coding, writing, or brainstorm session.
Creative Inspiration | Taskheat
Looking for some creative inspiration? This mix of indie, rock, and alternative tracks brought to you by task managing app Taskheat will inspire you to approach your tasks with a refreshed sense of creativity.
Craft Your Pitch | Yac
Created by Yac, this set inspires you to see the bigger picture. Perfect background for shaping your ideas.
LoFi Background for Work & Study | LoFi Garden
Sometimes what you need is a perfectly lowkey, undistracting music, and this set is exactly that. Curated by lofi music experts — LoFi Garden team — this mix of old school hip hop music is an ideal background for any given workday.
Productive Writing Mix | Ulysses
Created by an actual DJ — who happens to be the Head of Support at Ulysses Alex, — this playlist of electronic, dance, and techno music will help promote an unwavering focus on your writing and planning tasks.
Flash Recharge Break | CleanMyMac X
Mac cleaning expert CleanMyMac X brings a diverse set of alternative indie, dance, and electronic tracks to clear your mind on a fruitful break.
At CleanMyMac, we believe that a clean mind (and not only a clean Mac) is the key to your productivity. That’s why we’ve compiled a playlist that can help you take a break, set your mind free from noisy chatter and chaos, and tune up for productive work.
The playlist was born out of the music preferences of the CleanMyMac team. That’s how we ended up with the perfect blend of relaxing and inspiring music for any taste — from alternative indie to dance and electronic, — so that anyone looking for peace of mind could find it here.
More productive with less effort
Being productive is not just about your mood and focus, it's also about having the right tools. Just as with the playlists we've prepared for your daily use, you can boost productivity manyfold with handy apps.
On Setapp, you can find apps to help you manage your tasks, schedule and join meetings faster, keep notes of your progress, measure time, keep an eye on your devices' memory, battery, etc.
You can find apps to help you with your creative tasks like picture and video editing, producing your next webinar, presentation, and even music tracks. Turn websites into apps, create mockups for your products, work with databases and code, scan your Mac for threats and junk files, and much, much more.
More than 240 apps are available on Setapp to help boost your productivity — all under a single subscription. Plans start at $9.99/month, but the good news is you can try Setapp for free with our 7-day free trial! Start now and see how Setapp fits your workflow.