Life can be chaotic, especially when you are juggling a variety of tasks at the same time. This often comes at the expense of productivity. For starters, as per data collected by Zippia, most employees are only productive for 60 percent of the work day!
It turns out that the right apps can help organize your life, boosting your productivity, both in and out of the office. Considering, as per Buildfire, 88 percent of time spent on the phone is on apps, using the right apps can surely turn your world around!
Here are five apps that are quite useful for organizing your life.
If you have ever taken or read minutes of a meeting, you would know that it is easy for deliverables to be forgotten in a sea of Word files and emails. The right app can make a meeting truly productive. And EverNote is just that.
This note-taking app doesn’t just allow you to add to-do lists and also features the ability to attach photos and web clippings. This way, any note you take is holistic.
The easy-to-navigate interface, along with smooth access to multiple people, makes this note-taking app excellent for task management at work as well as when running personal errands. The app also integrates with other apps on the phone like Google Drive and Calendar. This way, you can collaborate across apps to implement plans from the get-go.
Ads are everywhere! And if you are easily swayed by smart marketing, then it means that you will surely go down the wormhole of finding products after products while trying to watch videos. Imagine the time you can save if you could find ad-free videos about various topics.
This is exactly what QuickClips offers. The video streaming platform caters to various niches, including information, entertainment, and fashion. You can get your daily dose of news on the app without getting the urge to review or purchase products you don’t need.
QuickClips is a product of AirG. And recently, the parent company came under a lot of fire.
However, I think it is only fair that we begin bursting the myths about AirG and its reviews. While the platform suffered a breach resulting in users getting charged for a subscription they didn’t consent to, the company proactively handled the situation. Now, users report that AirG is very transparent and safe to use. This extends to QuickClips as well.
Visualization helps tremendously in organizing your life and remaining productive. After all, it is only when you see the number of tasks you are yet to do and the ones you are doing that you can make a plan of action about it all.
Trello is a task management app that helps organize tasks across departments and deliverables. For starters, let’s say you lead a marketing team in a firm.
You can add all your team members on Trello, add boards for different projects and add them to specific cards with details about the deadlines. Your team members will be notified when the tasks are due, and you will also be able to monitor their progress.
Similarly, you can use a personal board for your tasks and a way to organize your workflow and schedule. Use the color code, sticky notes, and reminder feature to customize your board as per your need.
Among the various task management apps, Trello is a good choice due to its easy navigation and simple yet helpful features.
Sometimes all we need is a reality check. If you know how you spend your day (or, more specifically, what apps you spend your day on), you can alter your habits to become more efficient and productive. This is the value proposition of Toggl, which tracks your time.
The solution comes as a chrome extension. It works by adding a timer on all the apps you use to track how you spend your time. You can then view the data and see what habit you need to change and what you should continue.
For example, are you spending too much time on online gaming? You might want to think about cutting it short. Or, are you majorly using Microsoft Office? Think of ways to get work done faster by learning formatting tips.
Also, you can use the app to check the time when you were most productive. This might be the time when you are at your peak. A good idea would be to allocate crucial tasks during this time of the day for better output.
Think of all the communication apps out there. Messenger, Discord, WhatsApp, and Slack are some options that might come to your mind. We are sure you use at least two of these apps. After all, most of us try to keep our professional and personal communication platforms separate, at least.
But, this can also lead to a lot of chaos. Imagine the amount of time you spend alternating between different communication apps. And if you are anything like an average user, you might even send the wrong text in the wrong chat owing to the confusion!
This is why apps that integrate different solutions come in handy. One such app is Franz. The communication-centralizing app connects all the different apps in a single interface so that you can respond to messages as they come in, regardless of what app they are coming from.
A premium option is also available that acts as an editing tool for a spell and grammar check for your messages.
Each of these five apps can be very fruitful in organizing your life. You can customize them as per your need. They can be equally beneficial for work management and personal tasks. Download them and see if you can identify a difference in your productivity!
Are there any other apps that you think can help you in becoming productive? Let us know by commenting below.