publicspace today is pleased to announce version 0.7 of Vitamin-R,
its new productivity tool for creative professionals. The new release
makes many improvements and refinements ahead of the quickly approaching
1.0 release. Vitamin-R is a collection of tools and techniques designed
to overcome the biggest productivity challenges facing today’s new
caste of creative professionals: managing attention and maintaining
It complements the task capturing and organizing features of modern
to-do list managers, by forcing you to concentrate fully on one task a
time and keeping distractions at bay. Vitamin-R smooths the creative
process by rejecting the dusty business book notion of self discipline
and fully embracing the way our brains are truly wired.
Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of
short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific,
easily reachable and actionable objectives. During these time slices it
keeps you focused on accomplishing only this one objective and provides
you with mechanisms for dealing with interruptions, poor concentration,
Vitamin-R concentrates on getting started which allows you to break
through the resistance of procrastination and creates a positive
feedback loop of small achievements that get you closer to your ultimate
aims. This greatly reduces the stress caused by looming deadlines and a
lack of a clear direction, thus enabling you to enjoy guilt-free breaks
in which you can pursue other interests.
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 allows to get back to the task at hand.
While Vitamin-R assists you in getting on with your work, it also keeps a
customizable record of your progress that can help you detect positive,
os well as negative work patterns thus allowing you find the way that
suits you best.
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. It complements rather than replaces traditional to-do list
managers, such as Things or OmniFocus.
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
- Universal Binary for Intel and PowerPC
- 8 MB Hard Drive space
Pricing and Availability:
Vitamin-R may be purchased for $14.95 (USD). Family, Business and
Enterprise licensing is also available. Customers may chose to include a
"forever upgrade" with their purchase.