This week I’ve found myself doing better at working inside the browser without so many unintended trips into desktop applications. I’m still not comfortable with any of the music offerings available. This week I’ve used Pandora more since I’ve been on a Massive Attack kick. My “Teardrop” station has been pretty awesome. And I just found mFlow which has the advantage of good sound quality and no ads, and is a service that allows you to purchase the tracks (over 5 million in the database) but seems to lack any playlist queue. So it’s a track at a time right now, which is fine if you want to search things out after each track plays, but won’t serve well as a total music replacement in the cloud.

Secondly, in the realm of task management I’ve just begun investigating ApolloHQ, a new cloud service for task, project and contact management with full team collaboration, access for external clients to input data and neat features like task timers and time tracking, and a calendar. I’m pretty sure this will become a paid service, and currently I see no smartphone clients to sync the data, but it’s interesting enough to have me test it out.

I will say that my distraction level varies a lot. Some days I just bounce from tab to tab without being productive because of the lure of new information. Other days I find myself bored with the internet and get the job done as fast as possible to be able to get face to face with humanity. Sadly, the former is more prominent. For some reason, the browser operation just makes me more prone to procrastination. Even though I could just as easily be opening a browser alongside traditional desktop apps, it doesn’t play out that way. We’ll see what a couple more weeks can teach me…