How Music Affects Your Productivity

With so much of our time being spent at work, and so much of our work being done at computers, music has become inseparable from our day-to-day tasks—a way to “optimize the boring” while looking at screens.

Music makes repetitive tasks more enjoyable

For low-immersion or physical tasks, music with lyrics can offer huge benefits. But for intensive work, lyrics are especially destructive for focus.

from https://www.helpscout.net/blog/music-productivity/

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Music lovers unite via Tomahawk

I’ve just read about Tomahawk player at http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/tomahawk-world-your-music-collection
Looks like somebody is finally uniting music lovers not limiting them to a specific music provider.
The social stuff via Gtalk or custom XMPP (Jabber) is promising.

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The plugins dialog
tomahawk plugins

For issue solving&debugging
tomahawk-diagnostics

Integrated charts
tomahawk-charts

Last.FM scrobbling, love track appears loved on Lastfm too
tomahawk lastfm

YouTube plugin that will search YouTube for songs, but it isn’t included by default, available free install from nightly builds. More info at https://github.com/tomahawk-player/tomahawk-resolvers
tomahawk-youtube

By hovering the source appears (soundcloud, youtube, local disc, etc)
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Handy bookmarklet for grabbing songs from websites available at http://toma.hk/tools/tomahklet.php
Settings of bookmarklet
Tomahawk bookmarklet

After clicking the bookmarklet the playlist is generated
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Click Save playlist to Tomahawk and it fetches the songs

Tomahawk playlist fetching
Tomahawk fetching songs to saved playlist from web via bookmarklet