1. IFTTT.com – Put the web to work for you by connecting online services and social networks.
2. GetColdTurkey.com – Temporarily block time wasting websites.
3. E.ggTimer.com – A simple countdown timer.
4. RescueTime.com – Find out exactly how you are spending your time when you use your laptop.Live Customer Service
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5. RememberTheMilk.com – Manage your tasks more easily.
6. Join.me – Simplified screen sharing.
7. Evernote.com – Gather notes, clipping, and photos in one place.
8. GetPocket.com – Save articles and videos to view later.
9. WakerUpper.com – Simple telephone reminders.
10. NudgeMail.com – Send yourself reminders via email.
11. TheSwizzle.com – A simple, fast, and free tool to remove commercial email from your inbox.
12. AwayFind.com – Get notified when you receive an important email, so you do not have to check every five minutes.
1. Start immediately. If you put it off until next month, you will never do it.
2. Start small. Do not be too ambitious. Breakdown your goals, and go piece by piece. Do not overwhelm yourself by trying too much at once.
3. Keep track. Use an app or even just write down your progress as you go along. Give yourself proof of your hard work.
4. Practice. It’s going to take a while. Repeating a habit over and over will drill it into your subconscious mind, and make it second nature.
5. Stay the course. If you slip up, quickly adjust before you lose your progress.
6. Reward yourself. You are working hard. Rewards will reinforce your new behaviors.
1. Use StartPage.com instead of Google Search. StartPage.com will give you the same search results as Google, without tracking you like Google does. For another alternative to Google, check out DuckDuckGo.com.
2. Install KeePass to save and encrypt your passwords. KeePass allows you to make long, complex, and unique passwords for all your accounts and stores them in a place that cannot be accessed by anyone but you.
3. Encrypt uploaded files with BoxCryptor. If you back up files to the cloud, make sure they are encrypted so nobody else can access them.
4. Use StartMail.com instead of Gmail. Smartmail.com claims it’s the “world’s most private email.” The program is still in beta, so you might run into a few bugs, but unfortunately there aren’t many alternatives out there.
5. Use a VPN. A VPN will encrypt your connection and give you an anonymous IP address. If that is too much for you, download Chromium and tinker with the privacy settings.
6. Download the Ghostery and DoNotTrackMe add-ons for your browser. Both add-ons block third parties from tracking you as you browse the web.
7. Use Piwik.org instead of Google Analytics. If you have your own website, use piwik.org to track your traffic statistics. Piwik allows your readers to keep their IP addresses private. It’s also free and open source.
8. Visit TOSDR.org before registering an account. If you are worried about online accounts stealing your information, check out TOSDR.org to read an abbreviated version of your terms of service.
9. Switch up your usernames. Use different usernames for different online accounts. No two accounts should have similar names. Do not post your personal information to your online accounts.
10. Consider downloading Tor or the PirateBrowser. Tor allows you to browse the web anonymously. The PirateBrowser is a bundle of stuff that the guys from Pirate Bay put together (it also includes Tor). Read more about Tor here.