I built a tool to be more productive

Hello hackers!

In my personal experience, finding the balance between hard work and fun is complicated, for this reason I created Dopaminite, it is a simple tool that helps you manage your time and improve your productivity. The way it works is very simple:

  • When you start working, you must click on "WORK HARD", this starts the counter and you will accumulate 1 dopamine point ⚡ for every 4 minutes of work 🕐.
  • When you need to be distracted (watch Youtube, check social networks, etc), click on "PLAY HARDER", this will start the counter again and consume the accumulated points at a rate of 1 dopamine point ⚡per minute 🕐.

When the counter reaches 0 an alarm will sound ⏲️.

80% work, 20% fun

And that's it! I know it's very simple, but this reward system is helping me to be more focused when I am working, I hope it helps you too.


Best regards!

  1. 2

    Gj! simple and neat. Saludos desde Bcn ;)

  2. 2

    This is a great idea. Any plans for a desktop version for Mac?

    Would be nice to have a white background version.

    1. 2

      I never did a Mac app, but could be cool, yeah. I guess it shouldn't be too difficult with Electron.

      Thank you!

      1. 2

        I can do it natively for you, with swift. this way it will be a lot easier to have an iOS version too, ( I really like the idea ), shoot me an email at [email protected] if you're interested.

      2. 2

        Check out Flutter too. Might be an easier path to 1 codebase, multi-device support.

  3. 2

    Nice. Would be cool as a PWA, installable on a computer. That way don't need to reach for your phone (and get distracted by fb and whatsapp...) to use it.

    1. 1

      Good idea, maybe next version :D

      Thank you!

  4. 1

    It's awesome! :p O love the concept!

  5. 1

    Neat - love the design of the app!

  6. 1

    I really like it. I suggest you make it a browser extension and make the home page more descriptive in the meantime. If I didn't read this post before going to the website, I wouldn't know what it does.

  7. 1

    Dude this is amazing. I literally just wrote an article on this.. under "Lessons Learned" about the technique I use. Great to see your tool!!

    1. 1

      Thank you! I'll read it

  8. 1

    I love this idea. Simple and effective. Great stuff Miguel. Would love a theme toggle if possible (light / dark)

    1. 1

      I am surprised to see that people are liking the tool, I may spend more time on it and end up releasing a new version with more stuff, I add dark/light theme to the feature list. Thank you!

  9. 1

    This is awesome, love the neuromorphic design seems to be a trend among the recent indie hacker products. How long did it take you to build this out?

    1. 1

      Thank you!

      I made it with React, one week approx. (not full time).

  10. 1

    Haha.. This is brilliant! Love it :)

  11. 1

    Simple, yet very interesting idea, Would be awesome to have an extension for this

  12. 1

    Cool simple tool. Love the gamification of our productivity.

  13. 1

    That's great and fun way 😅

  14. 1

    This is really cool. Have you thought about building it as a mobile app?

    1. 3

      Thank you @edjeffed!

      Yes. A mobile app was the initial idea, but I decided to launch a webapp quickly to validate the idea first.

  15. 1

    Nice one!! it seems super useful. I'm always looking for ways to be able to focus more and get work done!
    Thanks :D

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