noise apps increase creativity

With more and more people working from home, gone are the noises of he office cubicle. Say goodbye to  the ringing or phones, the clatter of other people’s keyboards, and the chatter of your co-workers.

For some, the silence of working from home or some other remote location is a blessing. For others it’s a curse. In fact, a 2012 article in the Journal of Consumer Research from Oxford University Press suggests a connection between ambient noise and creative cognition.

Some seek the local coffee shop just for the buzz of activity. Others may try to find one of a growing number of co-working spaces — if there is one in the community. But now there’s an easier way to bring that noise back into your work day — without having to spring for a $4 latte or a membership fee for a co-working space.

There are downloadable noise apps that claim to help people increase their creativity and productivity — just by creating the hum of activity. Below are some of the popular ones.

Noise Apps

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Source: Small Business Trends