Ambient noise has been proven to increase creativity and the team at Coffitivity are aiming to bring that to you on your desktop.
I recently came across Coffitivtiy, whose aim is to boost your creativity. Still in Beta, it simply provides ambient noise, recorded from a coffeehouse that you play in the background with your normal music at a slightly louder volume.
After using it for a couple of hours in the background of my normal music, I can’t say I all of a sudden came up with world-changing ideas (though I wish I had) but I did notice an increase in focus and ability to get stuff done, just as if I was working somewhere with a lot of ambient background noise. This helped me because there is currently only three people who are physically in our office everyday and it gets rather quiet in here, which is never a good thing.
I’m going to continue using this and see where they go from here!