Who is Llama Life created for?
Llama Life was created by Marie Ng who was diagnosed with ADHD about 12 years ago, as a tool to help manage her symptoms, and to increase her productivity.
Fast forward to now, and supporting ALL of our users, both neurodiverse and neurotypical is extremely important to us. Each day we receive heartfelt emails from Llama Lifers letting us know about their tipping points, what difficulties they face with productivity, and how Llama Life has helped.
Our mission is to help all our users have calm, focused productivity through building a tool which never feels overwhelming, is fun and easy to use, and allows personalization to a level where you can tailor the experience to how your brain works.
The difficulties our users face
We know from our community (as well as first hand), the struggles we can all face when it comes to being productive, albeit each of us to varying degrees...
- Time blindness
- Difficulty with attention, focus and concentration
- Lack of motivation to get started
- Can't organize or prioritize tasks
- Getting bored easily
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Easily distracted and procrastinating
With every single feature we add to Llama Life, we want to be able to help our community members tackle one or more of the difficulties with productivity they may be experiencing.
Time blindness & focus
Increase your focus and time
Setting a fixed amount of time for each task, helps intensify focus and encourages working on one thing at a time.
Sometimes it helps to start with a small timer and build your way up - you can set timers as little as 1 min, or several hours...the choice is yours.
Better understand the passage of time
Unlike other timers, Llama Life's pie timer shows 'remaining time' in an absolute sense. This means a 10 min slice of time always looks the same, and will appear double the size of a 5 min slice.
The abstract concept of time now feels more concrete.
Use alarms that work for you
We have a range of alarms including:
Silent/Visual - no sound, flashes color when time is up. Perfect for when you're in a meeting.
Nag Alarm - plays sound when time is up, then reminds you every minute until you turn it off.
Continuous - plays sounds when time is up, then plays continuously until you turn it off.
Understand what time tasks start and end
See the start and end time for each task on your list.
You'll also be able to see your total list time and estimated finishing time, to help you better plan your day.
When your timer ends, capture the extra time
There may be times when you're in flow, and want to keep working after the timer ends.
When the timer hits 00:00, Llama Life starts counting the extra time spent, so all time is accounted for.
Understand how you're spending your time
Llama Life will show you a simple report on the tasks you've completed and how much time they took.
Set gentle reminders to stay on track
We're constantly surrounded by potential distractions, and sometimes need a reminder to bring our attention back to the task.
Llama Life can play a soft chime at an interval of your choosing. For example, you can have a 30 min timer which plays an alarm at the end, but also have a chime play every 6 min within that.
Drown out distracting noises
Replace the unwanted noises around you with lovely background sounds. You'll be able to choose sounds from a beach, forest, thunderstorm, and wind.
Make it easy to use and even easier for you to start
Create templated lists to save time
Create 'Preset Lists' for tasks you perform together, or are recurring, eg 'Morning' can include a number of tasks that you do every morning.
Presets can then be loaded into your main list with a few clicks.
Integrate with your existing workflow
Work with your favorite tools by importing tasks from Todoist and Notion into Llama Life with just a few clicks.
Making it fun and personal
Have fun whilst being productive
Along with our options to personalize your experience with colors and emojis, we also celebrate each and every task completed with confetti.
Pick task colors and emojis
You can personalize each task by choosing an emoji and background color. This helps to visually group similar tasks together or highlight tasks which need to stand out.
More to come
We have many more features coming this year that we hope will help make 2023 your most productive year yet - watch this space!
As you use Llama Life, we'll love to hear your thoughts, feedback and any feature ideas you may have.