It seems like our lives get busier every day. With so much going on at work, school, and home, it’s only natural to feel overwhelmed at times.
Fortunately, that smart device in your pocket is also a powerful productivity tool.
No app alone is going to make your life more organized overnight. But some tools, including those below, can help you track your goals, plan your schedule, and get a little more time each day.
1) Improve Your Habits: Productive
What better app is there to start this list than one called Productive?
Productive is a to-do list that does it all. You can get started with built-in options like “eat more veggies” or “write in my journal.” The app is customizable, so it helps you configure your own good habits. You can set daily and weekly goals or choose different periods.
The free version has tons of great features, but the premium ($30/year) adds a few extra bonuses. For example, it offers location-based reminders and unlimited habit tracking.
2) Project Management: Trello
Many offices, particularly those with a large number of remote workers, already use Trello. This task management app creates a visual dashboard for you to see who is working on what.
Relying on Toyota’s Kanban system, it seeks to increase output while maintaining flexibility. You can create teams, separate project phases, and more.
The free tier has plenty of options for individual and small-team users. Larger companies can upgrade to a $10 per month plan for even more features.
3) Account Security and Productivity: NordPass
The average person has over 90 online accounts. Keeping straight all these login credentials can be enough to make your head spin. That’s why many people use the same password for all their online accounts. It is not only a colossal waste of time, but it also puts your accounts at serious risk of a cyber attack.
NordPass is an Android password manager that enables you to generate, keep, and manage your credentials. From the NordPass dashboard, you can log in to any website with one click. Moreover, NordPass encrypts your credentials, keeping the bad guys out. It also syncs your passwords so that you can access your accounts from any device. It also works for secure form filling, payment info, and making encrypted notes.
4) Better Scheduling: Doodle
We all know the never-ending pain of email chains that start spanning hundreds of messages long. Doodle is a freemium app that creates a shareable online calendar with proposed meeting times.
Everybody who receives a link can select the date and time that works best for them. When you upgrade to the paid tier, you unlock the real power of Doodle. You can sync doodles to your online calendars and use automatic features that can invite participants as soon as you set events.
If you want to take the hassle out of scheduling, then start using Doodle.
5) Research Better: Pocket
The internet is a fantastic place for research. Whether you’re browsing casually or reading recommended articles, there’s so much great information out there. Unfortunately, it’s easy to lose track of it all. That’s where Pocket comes in.
Pocket makes it easy to keep track of everything until you have time to check it out later. It comes integrated into Firefox and is also available as a Chrome browser extension.
All you have to do is tap the icon to save a copy of any page to your account. You can also use tags to organize topics into coherent ideas. If you do any web research, Pocket is a lifesaver.
6) Organize Your Thoughts: Five Minute Journal
There’s no better way to organize your life and think about your goals than by taking a few minutes in the morning or the evening to write down your thoughts. Research has even backed up the claim that journaling increases happiness and productivity.
Five Minute Journal helps you track goals, express your thoughts, and allows you to add images to a customized journal and timeline. It’s a fantastic way to look back on the progress you’ve made throughout the year.
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In the end, whether you make the most out of every day comes down to you.
What these apps do is help you unlock the energy within you to achieve your goals. Use them to help you cultivate the good habits you need to thrive in life.