7 Tools and Apps for a More Productive Year
Making this year a more productive one is all about getting things done. And to do that, you have to make use of every lifehack and productivity tool that fits your needs. Here are seven apps and tools that could prove handy as you carve out a most productive year.
Do Nothing For 2 Minutes
Starting this list with an app that tells you to do nothing may seem to defeat its entire purpose. But this, or similar variations of the idea, is as important as working smart. It lets you take a quick break for two minutes doing nothing but listen to the sound of natural waves. This is a great way to take breaks that allow you to rest and refresh your mind.
Evernote has been around for years and remains to be popular tool. It is useful in taking notes and keeping various types of files like documents and photos among many others. It allows you to capture your ideas and keep them on the cloud where you can access them on your phone or computer.
If you are familiar with the Pomodoro Technique, this app uses it and makes it into a sort of game where a seed grows into a tree as you work on one task. You set the timer and begin working on a single task for 25 minutes by which time the tree should be fully grown.
Google Keep helps you store your ideas and notes on the cloud. All you need is a Google account to access everything you keep here on your phone or computer.
This app helps you focus on one task at a time. Reminders pop-up every time you get off track and try to open a different tab on your browser. It keeps you focused and helps you stick to one task at a time.
Slack makes working with others or a team more efficient. It helps you organize communication and team conversations.
As the name suggest, ZenPen is a distraction-free writing platform or tool. It helps you keep focused on whatever writing task you are working on.