One of the best ways to improve productivity is to get organized, which is often easier said than done. However, today’s technology is making it easier than ever for people to organize and keep track of almost every aspect of their lives with the simple click of a button. Today, Samantha is discussing some of her favorite apps for boosting productivity. Let us know in the comments below if you have any other productivity apps that are worth checking out.
Raise your hand if you’re an organization junkie. Chances are, when you raised your hand, was it holding your cell phone? Me too. These days it seems like everything we need to run our daily lives is at the tip of our fingers. You’ve probably heard someone joke “there’s an app for that,” but it’s kind of true. If you’re struggling with productivity or just daily organization, it might be time to tap that download button! Here are some of my favorite productivity apps that constantly save the day:
- Evernote: Do you ever lay in bed late at night and suddenly come up with the world’s greatest idea? Evernote is amazing because it is a catch-all note-taking app that syncs across all of your devices. Use Evernote to keep track of ideas and you’ll never find yourself thinking “what was that idea I had?” ever again.
- LastPass: How annoying is it when you have to constantly log in to all of your different accounts, especially when accounts these days require your passwords to have 17 letters, 3 numbers, a symbol and a pinky promise at the end? LastPass is great because it serves as a vault for all of your passwords, not only protecting your accounts, but also saving you from having to re-enter your passwords every time you log in to something. It’s a win-win.
- Pocket: There’s a lot of amazing content floating around the Internet, but not a lot of time to read it. Pocket is a cool offline reading tool that allows you to select and save articles, pictures and videos for later viewing when you’re able to grab a quiet moment and a cup of coffee.
- SelfControl: When’s the last time you were actually able to sit down and complete a task without casually scrolling through your Instagram feed? SelfControl is a lifesaver because it will block your favorite time-sucking apps and websites for a predetermined period of time. If negative reinforcement is more your game, check out Procrastination Punisher. This hardcore app will actually charge you a fee whenever you break the rules and visit a forbidden app during scheduled work time.
- Asana: Asana is the holy grail of project-management tools. Whether you’re looking to create a to-do list just for yourself, or are trying to organize an entire team, it’s a game-changer. If you’re someone who works best under due dates and specific deliverables, you’ll be in productivity heaven. Bonus: Asana will reward you with unicorns for a job completed. Isn’t that the ultimate pat on the back?
Hopefully one of these apps will be the missing piece to your productivity puzzle. Be sure to give them all a try and see how they can change your daily routine for the better!