Just like reactionary work gives us the illusion of progress, so does downloading the newest app or buying the latest tool. Asian Efficiency writes how seeking the perfect productivity app is often a waste of time:
Playing and fiddling with apps is not something I do a lot. I rarely install new apps on my phone or computer. In fact, I find it a waste of time. There is a huge opportunity cost with fiddling with apps. You have to pay for it, install it, play around with it, tweak it, re-evaluate it, figure out how it works with other apps and so on. All that time spent could be directed towards more high-value activities in your life, e.g., spending time with friends or working on your business.
So why do people still go through this?
Because it feels productive.
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Sean Blanda is the managing editor at 99u.com.