Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Tagged #productivity

‘Superheroes don’t work 90-hour weeks’

Companies that run four-day weeks or reduced hours

You’re working in the wrong place

Alternatives to open offices


Free Mac app: ambient sound equalizer


“Depot unites your customer relationships, projects, timetracking, invoicing and analysis. All your data (and all Depot features) are available from your desktop or mobile device.”

One of my favourite Gmail productivity hacks is to hide the inbox label with CSS. Instead of being tempted to find out what’s behind the (1) indicator I can safely search and process through my starred items oblivious to any incoming emails.

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Inbox Zero for Life

The same approach to email triage I’ve been following for a few years

Be productive with the MySQL command line

Pager, edit and tee. /via @timblair


Team inbox and chat for dev teams - a bit like Campfire with social integration.

Open plan offices reduce productivity by 66%

Using Omnifocus for GTD

Fancy Hands

Virtual PA service

Git aliases (and useful commands)

Daily Stack

Wooden blocks of time for work, play and rest placed on a sensor and used for time countdowns.

The Pomodoro Technique™

25-min timed bursts to work on a task, have a break and then do another unit of work. Every 4 Pomodoros take a longer break


Mac app that displays a 25-min countdown timer used for the Pomodoro technique

Looped rain sound effect, perfect for productivity/sleep

How Software Engineers and Designers Can Increase Their Focus

Interview with the inspiring Lukas Mathis (Ignore the Code)

TextMate shortcuts you should be using


“Checking your e-mail or Twitter account and finding a new message or some new updates from your friends is very… moreish. Each new ‘thing’ you discover is like a reward for your brain – well done!, it says, you checked for a thing, and you found one!”

Put Things Off

Collection of life hacks, advice and articles