Getting Things Done with Nozbe Productivity Blog

Tuesday, July 25

What I've wasted my time on today. And you?

It's Tuesday evening. I called it a day and grabbed a book since I could finally go to bed. Although the book is super interesting I can't focus on it at all. I keep thinking about how unproductive I've been today...

And voilá! Here's a list of things I tend to waste my time on. I wrote it down in order to try to eliminate some silly cases of negligence and counter-productive habits. I hope you’ll make your list too, and try to work on crossing a few or them out.

My time-wasters

Thursday, July 20

Practical templates - get things done this summer

Use the following step-by-step guides to boost your productivity. Read, modify and apply them to work less but smarter.

July -

How to start using Kanban

Tuesday, July 18

Part 5 of our monthly FAQ blog post series - Joining a team

Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we answer popular questions that our users ask us in their emails. This month we're discussing joining a team.

Joining team

Monday, July 17

The best contest: and the winners are...

Ladies and gentlemen we are thrilled to announce the contest winners.


The contest began on June 19. You could submit your templates until June 30. We asked you to prove your creativity and you did! We received loads of practical project templates via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. There were templates in Chinese, Russian, Korean and Dutch to name a few. You had cool ideas in all kinds of areas: Home & Family, Work & Business, etc.

And here it is:

The list of winners

Thursday, July 13

Join us on August 3 and Ask Michael Anything!

Our favourite part of each webinar is the Q&A session so our next webinar will be dedicated entirely to answering your questions! Take your chance to AMA - Ask Michael Anything!

Ask Michael Anything

Tuesday, July 11

Haven't you missed something that might be important?

The Podcast is a weekly conversation between Michael, (our CEO) and Radek, (Nozbe VP Apple.) They talk about books, business, productivity, technology, and more. Some of their insights and tips could be mind-shifting for you. See what they discussed in June:

The Podcast - June 2017

Thursday, July 6

A perfect Wunderlist alternative

If you’re looking for an alternative to Wunderlist, Nozbe is the perfect choice.

After receiving many inquiries from people interested in transferring their data from the Microsoft app to Nozbe, our developers built an easy-to-use import system. It lets you move all your lists, tasks and other data from Wunderlist to Nozbe in a few simple steps.

Wunderlist Nozbe importer

How does it work?

Tuesday, July 4

How to boost your team productivity using kanban - a step-by-step guide

This is another inspiring guest post we got from Robby Miles - our Ambassador, productivity guru and a really good man :-) Read on if you want to boost your team's efficiency by applying a kanban method.

What is kanban?

Kanban is a project management system pioneered by Toyota motor company and its "just in time" production system. Its visual nature makes it easy for teams to communicate and quickly see what is going on as a project moves forward.

Kanban structure

Traditionally kanban systems are broken into different project phases.

For example:

Wednesday, June 28

Did you miss our last webinar?

If so - we have a surprise for you!

And if you took part in the live session but would like to watch it again - we’ve got something for you, too!

Here is the recording of the webinar that Michael ran on June 22. The CEO of Nozbe presented the 3 steps to achieve each and every goal and explained how to do that using Nozbe. He also showed how to plan your holidays applying our brand new templates.

Watch the June webinar

Monday, June 26

Ask Michael S02E12: public templates

Reinventing the wheel is such a waste of energy. And you just need one thing to prevent this, something that you already have: templates.

Ask Michael 2 ep. 12 cover

There are lots of reasons why you might create public templates. You may have the most altruistic feelings towards the rest of the world and want to be helpful. You may want to offer something useful to your friends or a group of people you identify with, like car enthusiasts. You may also support your audience as a blogger or an authority.

However, there’s nothing wrong if you want to use templates with your affiliate link and earn extra commission in the Nozbe Affiliate Referral program.

It's even better if you publish your template to enter our contest for creators!

Watch now to learn how to make your template public:


Have you already used a public template? Leave a comment below!

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel or podcast feed to be notified about new episodes.

Related resources:

“Ask Michael - the Productivity Guy” is a weekly series of short videos with Michael. We gathered dozens of questions from users, then we chose the best of them. Now Michael is answering them every Monday.

Friday, June 23

8 ways to make the most out of your vacation

A vacation is a great time to do the things you normally (perhaps wrongly) wouldn’t dare to spend your time on. With no 9-to-5 job you get some extra space - both physically and mentally. Unless you’re going on an extreme journey in the Himalayas or something, try to use this time to reset your "hard drive,” charge the batteries and reflect on how to live better, work smarter and be happier :-)

Productive vacation

Tuesday, June 20

June project templates - especially for beginners in marketing, essentialism and... creating project templates

You're about to see a couple of project templates that you can use for yourself right away, save for later or share with a friend who's looking for advice in marketing or constantly overvaluing nonessentials. You’ll also get a chance to learn how to create handy project templates.

June -

Don't let others prioritize your life

Monday, June 19

Ask Michael S02E11: Sub-projects?

We carefully listen to your feedback, but in this case we’ve been stubborn. For your sake.

Ask Michael 2 ep. 11 cover

In a previous episode of “Ask Michael,” Michael explained how we process feature requests. This time, he gives an example when we haven’t implemented user ideas, and why not.

Monday, June 19

New design and CONTEST!

We're thrilled to announce two important things about

1) Its new beautiful and functional design


2) a worldwide contest for the best project templates. contest

Do you remember what is?

Thanks to templates you can actively share your own projects with others. They are super handy for bloggers, coaches and anyone who wants to show others how to act more efficiently and optimize their work.

All you need to know about Nozbe.HOW is here.

We're so excited! Let's move on to the news!

Friday, June 16

[WEBINAR REMINDER] Effective planning tips for work and holidays!

Do you want to plan your summer holidays but just don't know where to start? Join us for our webinar next week when we'll focus on optimal planning, organizing, and applying project templates.


What you'll learn:

  • how to create effective checklists that make sure you won't forget anything
  • how to plan your holidays using our brand new templates
  • how to organize your work to make sure you deliver all your projects before you go on vacation

Sign up for my FREE webinar

When? Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • 10am PDT - Los Angeles, San Francisco
  • 11am MDT - Denver
  • 12pm CDT - Chicago, Nashville
  • 1pm EDT - New York, Washington
  • 6pm (18:00) London
  • 7pm (19:00) Continental Europe (Madrid, Paris, Berlin, Warsaw)
  • 8pm (20:00) Moscow

Only 500 seats are available so make sure to book yours!

John di Stefano: "I've been using Nozbe for the last year and I've fallen in love with it. I tried so many other apps before but Nozbe has introduced me to a complete new way of task management."

Want to join John and other Nozbe users and discuss our latest productivity tips and tricks?

See you there!

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