I am quite used to seeing strange suggestions for improving personal productivity – often tied to an app someone is trying to sell me.  But the one I saw the other day ‘takes the biscuit’.

It is based on the fact that some people think they are more productive working from a coffee shop rather than working from home (fewer – or at least different – distractions).

(Of course whether they really are more productive is probably debatable to say the least.

A new app – Coffitivity – plays you the ambient sounds of a coffee shop for those occasions when you can’t actually get there. It comes with a range of coffee shop sounds and claims to boost your creativity.

I haven’t used it – so I won’t pass judgement … except to say this is the weirdest productivity app I have heard of so far … unless you know better, of course.