Coffee Shop-Level Productivity at Home


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Those of us who’ve spent a while working from home can testify to needing a diverse bag of tricks to keep things interesting. Over the years I’ve used a few tools to coax my brain into the zone, among these the orphaned open source project Noisy. Beautiful and configurable pink, white, and even brown noise. However, Noisy is a bit basic. (It’s just noise!)
Recently I found Coffitivity. Coffitivity uses a different approach:

“Our team has delivered the vibe of a coffee shop right to your desktop, which means when your workspace just isn’t quite cutting it, we’ve got you covered.”

After a day on the Coffitivity sauce, I’m really liking it. It pipes in the delicately chatty and cup-clinky lull of a cafeteria. You’re instructed to turn your music up slightly louder than the Coffitivity track. Quiet sections of music I’m listening to are punctuated with the ambiguous babble of distant people chatting.
This is a familiar, comforting sound, but not one I’m accustomed to hearing while I work. It is making a positive impact on my work day; perhaps it will for you, too.

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