Luxafor is live on Kickstarter

We are thrilled to announce that today we have launched a Kickstarter campaign to ascertain the all-around interest in the Luxafor Bluetooth and Mini models. Yes, you heard that right – Luxafor is live on Kickstarter!

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We were (and still are) thrilled about the massive interest in Luxafor. So we made a list of everyone who has put their time and effort in developing new Luxafor open source projects.

Luxafor

Luxafor is a productivity gadget that lets you stay focused on your tasks. With the help of built-in LEDs, it uses light to show your colleagues when you’re hard at work and can’t be disturbed, provides alerts about all manner of notifications at the speed of light, helps you effectively plan your day with features like the timer or Pomodoro, and even lets you track the quality of your work with productivity app integrations.

Good news everyone! We have finalized our new Luxafor software update for Windows and we would like to share the new features we have added taking into account your feedback. Big thank you to all who had the time to send us your thoughts and suggestions on Luxafor!

There are never enough hours in the day – tasks pile up and distractions seem endless. Well, one way to improve your focus and boost your productivity is the Pomodoro technique. It is considered to be one of the most popular productivity methods. And is now available with the Luxafor productivity gadget.

After Joel Spolsky, CEO of Stack Overflow, spoke at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle about the reasons programmers prefer their own space it opened up discussions on the problems of an open office. On discussion thread on Reddit people shared their experiences with open plan offices. Mainly the problems were noise, interruptions and never ending meetings.

There’s a big difference between working hard and working smart. Working shorter, but ultra-productive hours are much better than working long hours at half-pace. There are many things that contribute to productivity including your workspace, workflow, and break habits. That’s right, taking breaks can actually make you more productive!

We’ve all had those days at work where the day just drags on. You are not focused and a quick snooze seems to be the order of the day. Unfortunately, you cannot just decide to go lie down and have to come up with ways to remain focused and alert. We all want to have every item on our to-do lists ticked off at the end of the day. Having a plan might get you there. Randomly multitasking can both exhaust you and have you end your day with minimal work completed.

The biggest challenges in an open plan office Noise and distractions are the biggest challenges in an open office as found in a recent study from Oxford Economics. Over 1200 senior executives and non-executive employees were surveyed about their workplace arrangements to better understand the opportunities and challenges of the modern workplace.

Our days fill up so fast with big and small tasks, and soon we become accustomed to this kind of chaos and take it as normal. Turns out it is not so difficult to make changes towards a simpler and less stressful life. Question-and-answer site Quora provides many advices on this topic.  We have summarized Quora answers to the question “How can I make my life simpler?” and pulled 10 tips you can follow.