workflowy_crop.jpg

Productivity tools have become something of an arms race lately but staying focused doesn’t have to be complicated. We’d start with a pen, a pocket notebook and a habit of writing things down…

A web version of that combo named Workflowy is currently changing lives in Silicon Valley with the tagline “a better way to think.”

The result looks like what you see to the left: a ranked, ordered list of whatever’s on your mind at the time. It’s not much to look at, but the right structure can do wonders for your thought process, and the folks behind the scenes claim to have built it up according to the structure of modern thoughts.

Of course, hawking a product with the pitch “it’ll change the way you think” is bound to be a little unsettling…but in this case, we’re pretty sure it’s an upgrade.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom