It’s the one word that everyone seems to crave. Yet everyone seems to struggle with it.
It doesn’t have that we live in a generation of hustle – too much to do with so little time.
Technology has changed our lives. And yet the more tech around us the more we are buried with a never-ending to-do list, not to mention stress and anxiety.
But while online apps can bring about stress and time wasters, there are a lot of apps that help us to stop wasting time and increase productivity.
Here are 7 apps that will help you skyrocket your productivity and help you manage your time.
RescueTime automatically tracks the time you spend on apps, websites, and even specific documents without timers or any manual entry. You’ll get detailed reports on exactly where your time goes and what’s getting in the way of your productivity. It also has distraction blocking software to prevent you from wasting time on distractions.
2. Remember The Milk
Remember The Milk is a tried-and-true to-do list app that lets you share tasks and lists with others, such as your team or even members of your household. This app not only helps and reminds you of your tasks but is also compatible with different devices. It is a great free tool that is compatible with your mobile, computer, Gmail, Outlook, etc. and it can allow you to sync all your devices for easier time management.
3. Focus Keeper
This app is aimed at individuals who procrastinate and are overwhelmed by tasks. It is based on the principle of the Pomodoro Technique- a method wherein you work in 25 minutes intervals, known as Pomodoro while focusing only on one thing. After each pomodoro session, you take a 5- minute break, then repeat the process. After completing 4 pomodoros, you can take longer breaks.
The app has a simple, efficient user interface that is easily customizable based on your needs. It is designed to enhance your focus while lessening the anxiety you might have tight deadlines and time pressures.
Dropbox is a free cloud storage service that you can use to share and save files such as photos, documents, and videos. Even though many apps allow you to transfer content from your computer to other devices, Dropbox stands out as it is free and easier to use than the others. With the Dropbox app, you can access and share important files wherever you are without difficulty. And while this isn’t a project management app, it will help you manage your workflow especially if you work remotely.
Toggl is a time tracking app that can replace paper timesheets but can be used most effectively to track specific tasks. By tracking each task, you can get a clear breakdown of how time is spent each day, especially if you are juggling different projects. This app includes great time-saving features integrated with its intuitive interface, thus allowing you to identify inefficiencies and make changes so they can be more productive.
MyLifeOrganized is one of the best task management apps for focused work. This task management software helps you target what you should be focusing on to reach your objectives. The main idea of MYLifeOrganized is to help you plan and organize your time in a way that you accomplish your most important goals as quickly as possible. It automatically generates simple to-do lists with priority actions for your immediate attention so that you can track your progress and stay focused on what is important to you.
This amazing app combines neuroscience and instrumental music to boost your productivity. Its curated playlist is scientifically proven to improve your attention span and increase your productivity by 400 percent, making this one of the best time management apps available. This app is ideal for those who find it difficult to focus while studying, working, or reading.
Bonus: Kiwake Alarm Clock
Kiwake is an alarm clock app with a twist because it removes the temptation to snooze. Users have to physically get out of bed and play a brain game which is split into Body, Brain, and Motivation sections.
There are many other apps out there but I hope this list will help you get started. Don’t get hung up on finding the perfect app though. Pick one that matches your lifestyle and needs and use it.
But whatever app you will choose, self-direction, discipline, and determination will get you through procrastination and help you maximize your potential.