Tools & Resources

These are the apps, products, and resources we use to put Make Time into action.

The Make Time Bonus Pack

After you buy our book, come back and claim the bonus pack! 🖐
• Bonus chapter The Someday Fund by JZ
• 11 bonus tactics
• Exclusive interviews with Wendy Wood and Erik Skogsberg
• Discount on Freedom (see below)
• Discounted tuition for The Highlight Course

The Official Make Time App

Designed as a companion to the book, the Official Make Time App is also a refreshing alternative to so-called productivity apps that encourage busy work instead of actual work. Designed by AJ&Smart and built by Bothrs in collaboration with Jake and JZ.

Lock yourself out

For serious help avoiding distractions, try an app and website blocker like Freedom. We both use Freedom to lock ourselves out of email and other Infinity Pool websites.

Password manager app

Log Out (tactic #18) is one of the simplest ways to beat distraction: Just log out of distracting websites when you’re not using them. To supercharge this tactic, be like JZ: Change your passwords to something random and impossible-to-remember, then store them in a password manager like 1Password.

The Time Timer

Setting a visible timer (tactic #52) can have a big effect on your ability to stay Laser focused. We love the Time Timer, a brilliant countdown clock that makes time visible. They make a bunch of different models, but we recommend the special Time Timer Make Time Edition (!) for convenient desktop use.

A regular alarm clock

We know smartphones are super handy alarm clocks, but we recommend a dedicated alarm clock that won’t mess up your sleep. JZ uses this simple Braun alarm clock, and Jake prefers this Philips model that simulates the sunrise.

Meditation apps

The benefits of meditation (tactic #78) are well documented. It reduces stress. It increases happiness. It recharges your brain and boosts focus. We recommend a couple of great apps to help you start and keep going: Headspace and Oak.

Make Time Daily Notes

Make Time isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula. There are 87 different tactics you can use to tailor the framework to you. The key to this personalization is jotting down what worked today and what you want to try tomorrow. You can download and print a PDF of the Make Time Notes in hand-drawn format or a simpler, cleaner look.

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