Neowin: Facebook is also working on a time management feature. “This year’s trend in mobile software features seems to be focusing on helping users manage how much time they spend on their devices. After Google first talked about ‘digital wellbeing’ at its I/O conference back in May, Apple was quick to follow suit with the announcement of iOS 12 earlier this month. But, while those two companies are building the feature directly into their respective operating systems, Facebook seems to believe it can do a better job. It had already started working on a similar feature for the Instagram app shortly after Google I/O, and now it’s time for Facebook itself to receive a similar treatment.”
MakeUseOf: 25 Useful iPhone Productivity Apps That’ll Help You Get Things Done. “Your iPhone is one of the best tools for becoming more productive. But there are thousands of productivity apps out there—how do you know which ones to use? We’ve ranked the 25 best iPhone productivity apps for you here. Which app will take the #1 spot? Keep reading to find out.”
How-To-Geek: The Best Chrome Extensions for Managing Tabs. “Generally, we don’t recommend using any extensions you don’t have to—they can be a privacy nightmare. But until Google builds some better tab management solutions into Chrome, those of us who like keeping 287 tabs open at once have to rely on extensions to keep us sane. We’ve rounded up some of the best extensions for managing tabs in Chrome. And, while there are a ton of these extensions out there (and everyone has their favorites), we’ve kept our list to well-regarded extensions without reported privacy issues.”
TechRepublic: How to sort and delete sets of Gmail messages: 4 steps. “You might want to mass delete email from Gmail for many reasons: To remove non-work-related messages from an account, to achieve ‘inbox zero’ as part of a personal productivity effort, or—more mundanely—to reduce the storage space used by attachments. Some people pursue #NoEmail—and start to treat email as an ephemeral communication channel instead of a permanent archive.”
Lifehacker: Organize Your Excessive Browser Tabs with ‘Toby’. “I recently stumbled across the extension Toby (Chrome, Firefox), and I’m surprised at how much I love it. So much so that it has replaced the pretty Chrome Delight and Earth View from Google Earth extensions I’ve been using whenever I open a new tab. I’m one-hundred percent Toby now, because it’s one of the best ways I’ve seen to get a little more control over all those open tabs in my browser.”
TechCrunch: Collections is a better way to organize those photos you snap as mental notes . “Wi-Fi password sticker on your router? Snap. Cute sweater in a store’s window display? Snap. Party invitation? Snap. Cool gift idea for mom? Snap. If any of this sounds familiar to you, then you probably also use your iPhone’s camera to take photos of the things you want to remember – maybe even more often than you use Notes to write things down. If your mental notes are more visual in nature, then you may want give the new app Collections a go instead of relying only on your Camera Roll.” This sounds like a good option if, like me, you just can’t get into Pinterest.
Make Tech Easier: 8 Tools to Help You Block Content and Websites on Your Devices. “If you wish to keep your devices away from any unwanted services or websites, you should consider installing a content or ad blocker that will keep the unwanted items out of your way. Many of these tools let you define what you would like to block and do their work accordingly. In this week’s roundup we cover eight tools from our Software Discovery section that help you block content or websites on your devices. Some of these tools will limit your access to websites, while others will completely block access to certain content on your device. Let’s check them out.”