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Meta Productivity released
The BEST and most important e-book I've ever written has been just released! 

It's important because the old ideas about productivity don't work anymore.

Don't work harder, work smarter - increase your productivity permanently. With this e-book training, you will be also able to kill your procrastination and master your habits as well.

In these 5 short e-books, I share the best insights, proven methods and the most valuable information on productivity I know of.
“Dramatically increase your productivity”. Would you like to be able to: Get more real work done while working less overall; Beat procrastination; Successfully start or stop any habit (in less than 2 minutes a day); Have more energy and joy in life. When you complete this new personal ...
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Eben is the best teacher I know!
Wake Up Productive class now open!
Great news! The incredible Wake Up Productive class from Eben Pagan is now open, and if you sign up, you will get $477 worth of software and e-books from Dextronet as a free bonus! PLEASE NOTE: The deadline is Friday January 23, 2015!
Double your productivity guaranteed, and get over $477 worth of software and e-books from Dextronet as a free bonus!
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The 10x Productivity Factor
In business, there are activities that that can make you two times... five times... or TEN TIMES as productive!

Watch this new video from Eben Pagan to learn how to identify and do those activities -
Would you believe that there are activities in your life and business that can make you 2 times… or 5 times… or even 10 times as productive? In this new video, Eben Pagan explains why it’s so important to identify and do those activities (just go...
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Swift To-Do List mobile app for iPhone and Android released!
You can now sync your Swift To-Do List 9 tasks with your iPhone or Android devices, using the new Swift To-Do List mobile app. iPad and tablet versions are coming soon!
The official Swift To-Do List mobile app for iPhone and Android has been released! You can get the app for iOS at Apple App Store or for Android from Google Play. Don't confuse the new mobile app with the old one called "Swift To-Do List Inbox". The ol...
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If you truly understand this, you can achieve so much success in business and life!
The 80/20 rule of Productivity
What's the 20% of your to-do list that will get you 80% of the results?
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Alternative to mind maps
New software Mind Collected is an alternative to mind maps, with multiple advantages. See a comparison table:
Introduction. Mind Collected is not a “mind mapping” tool in the traditional meaning of the term, but you can indeed use it to map your mind, and it provides several significant advantages. Mind Collected is an alternative to mind maps. It can be also used in combination with them.
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How to "Cure" Procrastination
Check out this new video from Eben Pagan!
The key to ending procrastination isn't to "just do it" - or to get yourself "psyched up". In fact, the answer is something that most people would never even guess. Check out this new must-see video!
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The Key To Higher Productivity
Here’s a new must-see video from Eben Pagan that explains the 1 most important key to increasing your productivity, success and profit in your business and personal life.
Here’s a new fantastic video from Eben Pagan that explains the 1 most important key to increasing your productivity, success and profit in your business and personal life.
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New Swift To-Do List video!
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Thanks Russ! Yeah, download the free fully functional 30-day trial and give it a go! Don't hesitate to contact me and my team with any questions. Cheers, and Happy New Year!
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I no longer take the old-fashioned notes when reading books.

Also, I keep incidentally reviewing the kind of notes I DO take - automatically, and with no effort on my part!

In this article, I share why I am so enthusiastic about Mind Collected, my new software for Windows.
“When I read a book, I no longer take the old-fashioned notes”. When you read a book, read an inspiring article, watch an informational video, or just learn something new, it's a good idea to write down what you've learned. Otherwise, you will forget 99% of it. Unfortunately, old-fashioned plain ...
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Mind Collected launched!
New software for PC designed by me just launched: Mind Collected! A personal visual knowledge-base, organized by tags.

Use it to collect anything visually, improve your memory and master any subject that interests you in record speed.
New and completely original software was just released! Using it, you can not only collect and manage any information visually, but actually improve how your brain and memory works! Free 30-day trial download for Windows PC available.
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To-Do List Software And Productivity Obsessed Guy
Creating the best to-do list software for Windows is my personal mission and passion. 

I also blog on productivity, motivation, being organized and being happy. Some of my posts got featured on LifeHacker, e.g. Fooling myself to work or Seriously, Stop Sabotaging Your 2012 Goals. My article Are You a Zen Coder or Distraction-Junkie? that is not just for coders, but anyone smart working with computers, is also immensely popular. Some of my post are just for developers or software business though, such as 30 books everyone in software business should read (and why).

I regularly contribute to ASPects, the monthly magazine of the Association of Software Professionals.
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Started programming at 7, launched first successful product at 15.
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Brno, Czech Republic
Swift To-Do List designer, productivity writer
    Co-Founder, 2005 - present
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