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leminat
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Focus more on productivity

Post by leminat » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:54 pm

Hello. First, I want to say that I've been using mint for a week. I really like mint, but maybe you can focus more on productivity of the users. Maybe add some programs for productivity by default on install, or develop a new one. It would be really cool if the distro itself would motivate you to work. I don't know if this is the suggestion you are looking for. If it is, I have an idea for a productivity program someone could make

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Re: Focus more on productivity

Post by MintBean » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:01 pm

The Mint team create the OS and a basic set of system software intrinsic to the OS (file manager, update manager etc.) They're not in the business of creating application software.

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Re: Focus more on productivity

Post by catweazel » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:47 am

leminat wrote:I have an idea for a productivity program someone could make
Yes, go on.
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Re: Focus more on productivity

Post by leminat » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:33 am

Well, the idea is based on this https://www.reddit.com/r/getdisciplined ... f/cdah4af/ . It would be good if there was a program to check if you did something every day, and the wallpaper would change every day displaying number of days in a row you did something to improve yourself

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Re: Focus more on productivity

Post by MintBean » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:42 am

The trouble with ideas like this is that they're really quick to come up with, but take quite a bit of effort to implement, which is not to say it's a bad idea at all, in fact I quite like it. You've two options:
1) Learn to program and implement it yourself.
2) Find someone who can code to team up with. It's unlikely you'll find such a person here. Maybe you could get a freelance coder to price the task up and raise some money to do it. If not, post about it on general programming sites with more footfall and see if anyone is interested.

Python should be more than up to the task, so I suggest a Python programming site.

As a starter for 10, you could add some events to your calendar (for example in Thunderbird if you use it) at daily or weekly intervals to remind you how many days since you started doing some activity.

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Re: Focus more on productivity

Post by I2k4 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:50 pm

leminat wrote:Well, the idea is based on this https://www.reddit.com/r/getdisciplined ... f/cdah4af/ . It would be good if there was a program to check if you did something every day, and the wallpaper would change every day displaying number of days in a row you did something to improve yourself
Not clear to me that ought to even be a Linux app, as compared with an online tool like ToDoist (there may well be others):

https://en.todoist.com/web

There's also an Android app for it - seems you'd want something that's accessible regardless whether sitting in front of a particular desktop PC.
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