A few days ago, a buddy of mine asked me something like “Tim, what websites do you visit a lot?”
I answered with a few of the more popular one off the top of my head, but there were many more I forgot to mention.
In honor of this question, here is a quick list of my top ten most frequented websites.
These websites will help you increase your productivity, save time, and just make you smarter overall.
They are in no particular order, so don’t let placement have any affect on your trial.
RescueTime – This website provides you with a lightweight app that records and graphs how you spend your time on your computer. Taking small “quicky” breaks can often turn into a 20 minute excursion to read an article on SlashDot or check out the latest on Digg.RescueTime will allow you to see exactly how you spent your time and will even send a weekly report to your email.
Skype – Skype isn’t really a website, but I decided to include it anyway.Instead of using a landline of cellular phone to reach people you talk with often, use Skype.For a small fee, you can call anyone in the world from your computer.
Google Reader – If you do not yet use a feed reader, start.Instead of individually visiting all your normal blogs, just subscribe to their feeds.This’ll put all the articles you like into one neat little location for quick and easy reading.
HowStuffWorks – HowStuffWorks houses tons and tons of articles about how pretty much anything you can imagine works.Ever wonder how exactly an automatic transmission works?How about how exactly a digital camera works?If so, this site is for you.
43folders– 43folders provides many methods to“improve efficiency and get things off your mind” as well as “ideas about modest ways to improve your life and reduce stress.”