Publicspace.net has announced Vitamin-R 1.35 (http://www.publicspace.net/Vitamin-R/index.html), an update of its Mac OS X compatible productivity tool for creative professionals. The new version adds charting of productivity and concentration levels over the course of one or several weeks allowing people to detect patterns in their work habits.
Vitamin-R is a collection of tools and techniques for managing attention and maintaining motivation. According to the folks at publicspace.net, 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. It breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short “time slices” of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific and actionable objectives.
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. It requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.
Vitamin-R may be purchased for US$19.95, though version 1.35 is a free update for registered users. Family, business and enterprise licensing are also available. Customers may chose to include a “forever upgrade” with their purchase.