When I’m trying to push through a project (like my upcoming book), I need to focus. I mean REALLY FOCUS. I need to stop jamming out to Pandora’s awesome music feeds and replace them with soothing sounds like a babbling brook or a far-away thunderstorm.
Noisli is a web app that warms your screen with a changing color palette and lets you choose background sounds you can truly work to. I like the thunderstorm noises coupled with the background hum of a quaint coffee shop. You can also use the site to write with a distraction-free text editor. The site is pretty, simple and effective for increasing productivity and decreasing distractions.