Enhance Productivity With These Apps and Tools
The only thing we cannot get back is time so people tend to use it as efficiently as possible. Every person on this planet is unique and has its own distinct perception when it comes to time-saving. Someone may save time by avoid scrolling through their social media feed too much, others would use a split screen function on their computers instead of jumping from one window to another and there are also those that will cut down their 10-year plan into small day-to-day tasks so they could feel more productive instead of just feeling busy.
In this modern time, where everything is connected to the Internet, it is fairly easy to stretch a 50-minute task into an all-day or even a couple of days event, but that is not a good principle to rely on. It also won’t magnify your talents nor it will guarantee you the progress you were hoping to achieve in your personal and business life.
Whether your goal is to write a book until you are 30, become a partner in your company or lose some weight, after reading this article you will most likely find some great productivity apps and tools that will help you turn those complex goals into the reality.
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this app into thinking that it is not as valuable as it really is. It’s quite the opposite – the simplicity makes it so effective. If you want to organize your life and make yourself responsible and accountable for creating new habits, then this app is a perfect choice for you.
It is an easy to use habit tracker that boosts your mind power and helps you reach your goals. You can create reminders, app badges (which show the number of remaining habits left to be completed that day) and your personal schedule with daily or weekly targets. It works on Jerry Seinfeld’s “don’t break the chain” principle which means the more days in a row you have completed a habit the less likely you are going to quit it.
PDF Converter Ultimate
We talked about saving time, so wouldn’t it be great if we could magically convert all of our PDFs into editable document file formats without retyping the whole document? Well, with the help of PDF Converter Ultimate app you can exactly do that.
It can convert PDFs to more than 20 popular file formats and vice versa. The app provides excellent conversion quality with an indefinite number of files you can convert and without any limits on the file size. You can even convert documents from popular cloud services like Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive and more. One neat feature is that the app has a built-in document scanner so you can scan documents right on the spot.
With DeskTime you can simultaneously track your time, plan and also track your projects and calculate costs. Cost calculator can be of great help to freelancers because they can easily calculate how much they have to charge their clients based on the time they spent on certain project or task. They can do that simply by filling in their hourly rates and the app will do the rest.
Likewise, you can classify websites, apps, and programs you frequently use into different categories like ”productive”, ”unproductive” or ”neutral” and in that way you will know how much time you have spent doing real work and how much time you have spent on non-work related websites, programs and apps, such as news websites, social media websites and more. With this information you can easily improve your productivity and efficiency at work by blocking unproductive websites and apps, for example..
SelfControl is a great complementary app to previously mentioned one. It is a straightforward and easy to use app which blocks websites that you think are distracting you. Simply set a timer and the app will block those websites until the time runs out. Approach this app with a caution because once you set your blocked time, there is no coming back. And don’t think about restarting your computer, it won’t help either. The only option is to wait until that time’s up. Yes, it is harsh, but it will help you focus.
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Scientists say that there are certain sounds that can distract us and the sounds that can help us be more focused, as well. They say that the sound of a coffee shop is one of those sounds that can help. Noizio brings those ambient noises right to your ears, so you can concentrate and work more productively. In addition to the sound of a coffee shop, Noizio app features different sounds of nature like rain, river stream and the list goes on.
There is no doubt that when it comes to note-taking apps, Evernote is one of the best. If you have never tried the app, prepare to be amazed at what it can do in terms of document and file management, as well as note-taking. You can easily create notes, to-do lists, memos, photos, sketches, and store everything in the cloud which would then be accessible across all your devices at any given time and anywhere.
Flipboard app is basically an RSS reader that gathers all of the most relevant topics in one place, so you can easily find what you want without losing any time. As the name suggests, you can easily flip through pages while reading, just like in magazines. When you first open the app you will have an option to choose what interests you the most, so that the app can automatically curate content based on your specific interests. The options are endless, from architecture all the way to fashion and politics.
We hope you find this article helpful and that from now on you won’t waste your valuable hours on unnecessary things. In case we forgot to mention some of your favorite apps and tools you use to stay productive, please let us know in the comments below.