How Words Matter in Personal Productivity

How Words Matter in Personal Productivity, Virtual CES 2021 Announcements, and the Productivity and Technology News of the Week

In this episode 040 of Anything But Idle, we discuss semantics–how words matter in personal productivity, virtual Consumer Electronics Show 2021 and some of the productivity-focused product announcements, and the rest of the productivity and technology news of the week.

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In this Cast | How Words Matter in Personal Productivity

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Francis Wade

Francis Wade is the author of Perfect Time-Based Productivity and the host of the upcoming Task Management and Time Blocking Virtual Summit in March 2020. He has lived in Kingston, Jamaica since 2005 and is an avid content creator, newspaper columnist and cyclist.

Trevor Lohrbeer

Trevor Lohrbeer is founder of Day Optimizer, a web app that helps freelancers and entrepreneurs create a daily plan that reflects their priorities using guided workflows designed around neuroscience principles. He splits his time between Asheville, North Carolina and Berlin, Germany, and enjoys running, writing and swing dancing.

Headlines & Show Notes | How Words Matter in Personal Productivity

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Virtual CES 2021 Announcements & Semantics on Productivity

Stories of the Week

New Tools of the Week

Augusto and I come across many personal productivity tools and services each week. In this segment, New Tools of the Week, we each bring you a tool we think you might like.

New Tool 1 (Ray)


New Tool 2 (Augusto)

Scanner Pro (iPhone & iPad)

Scanner Pro for iPhone and iPad gets redesign, auto OCR, pivot to freemium 

New Tool 3 (Francis)


New Tool4 (Trevor)

Tusklist App 

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