Product Announcements – publicspace of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg has released version 2.48 of Vitamin-R, its innovative time boxing solution designed to overcome procrastination, retain focus and maintain motivation. This latest version adds compatibility with Cultured Code’s Things 3 todo list manager.
Vitamin-R creates optimal conditions for the human brain by structuring work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly-focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition. The built-in task logging and analysis features create positive momentum towards productivity by providing users with tangible feedback on their progress and achievements.
* Slices Up Daunting Tasks into Manageable Chunks:
Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short “time slices” of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with a specific, actionable and reachable objective.
* Promotes Higher Focus:
Vitamin-R features an array of highly configurable visual, audio and speech notifications that prod users to get back to their task as soon as their attention starts to wander.
* Gets You Started, Keeps You Motivated:
Vitamin-R allows users to break through the resistance of procrastination and create a positive feedback loop of small achievements that gets them closer to their ultimate aims.
* Effective Task Switching:
Task switching is a big, but often unavoidable productivity killer. Vitamin-R makes it as efficient as possible and the built-in “breadcrumbing” technique helps users to pick up where they left off.
* Productive Breaks:
Regular breaks are not for slackers. In fact, they are especially important for people who work with high focus. Vitamin-R’s timed breaks make sure that a renewal break does not turn into a free afternoon and the “priming” technique allows your intuition to work overtime even before you start on a new objective.
* Promotes Awareness of Individual Rhythms:
Each one of us is different. Finding out what works best for you is the key to true productivity. Vitamin-R provides the tools to gain improved awareness of preferred work methods and rhythms. Armed with this new knowledge, you can eliminate unproductive work patterns.
* Get It Out of Your Head Quickly:
Did you know that your short term memory can only hold 4-6 “chunks” of information? The slightest interruption and it’s all gone and you have to start from scratch. That’s why Vitamin-R provides you with the “Now & Later Board”, complete with FastType magic, to give you a place to quickly dump all those things that go through your head and allow you to quickly return to your task.
* Make It Your Own:
Vitamin-R plugs into your life rather than trying to take it over. You can use it occasionally to overcome procrastination or mental blocks or re-organize your entire working life around the concepts that it embodies.
* Works with OmniFocus, Things & The Hit List:
Vitamin-R integrates with traditional to-do list managers rather than trying to replace them.
* Block Out Noise:
The built-in noise machine can block out irritating coworkers and create energizing soundscapes.
* Eliminate Distractions:
Vitamin-R helps reduce distractions by automatically eliminating desktop clutter and hiding unrelated applications.
* Ideal for Pomodoro Technique Aficionados:
Vitamin-R provides everything you need to implement the Pomodoro Technique: sophisticated timer, log book and analysis component.
* Attention Deficit Disorder:
While Vitamin-R was never specifically designed with ADHD “suffers” in mind, many ADHD-ers have found its approach to focusing attention invaluable.
Version 2 features a new, re-designed user experience, easy two finger swipe navigation, an un-dockable main window, a new recent and default objectives pop-up, tag- and time-based reporting and statistics, integration of motivational statistics into the workflow, as well as many other improvements and refinements.
- Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later
- 64-bit Mac
- 32 MB Hard Drive space
The single user version of Vitamin-R is available for $24.99 (USD) from the Mac App Store and for $24.95 (USD) from the publicspace web store. The web store also offers Family, Business and Enterprise licensing and customers may chose to include a “forever upgrade” with their purchase. Each Vitamin-R web store purchase includes a free license for its companion product, Noise Machine, which is also available separately starting at $4.95 (USD).