In the fast-paced environment of today, being productive is not only a must have but also a challenge. We’ve looked a few apps that can help you get the most out of your day productivity-wise.
Headspace is a meditation app that has the aim of demystifying mediation. The app is free to download and that gives you 10 short sessions that teach the basics of meditation. You then can access daily content for less than $13 a month.
10% happier is another meditation app that is based on a book of the same name. The first 7 sessions are free and are created for those that may be sceptic of meditation. It’s free to download but does contain in-app purchases. The premium package will set you back about R1000 for a year.
Pocket collects your favourite articles and sites, so you can look at them later. This eliminates the need to email and text yourself links for later. They also allow you to discover and save stories that interest you most for reading when you don’t have Wi-Fi.
Better is an app that helps you understand yourself more and how best to manage stress based on this. The app is free and is basically a community of mentors that can give you advice on how to lead a better life.
Think of Braintoss as Ok Google or Siri for your ideas or random thoughts. You tell it your random thought and it sends it straight to your inbox (it also does this with pictures and text-based thoughts). For just R24,99 it’s worth the investment to never forget an idea again.
Todoist is more than just a to-do-list application. Its best feature is its ability to put all your to-do lists into one that is easy to manage. It syncs with virtually any platform allowing you to complete tasks even if you forgot your smartphone at home.
Freedom is the answer to your Internet addiction problem. It’s all fun and games scrolling through Instagram until you realise an hour has passed and you have 15 minutes to meet that deadline. Freedom allows you to block certain apps and websites to prevent you from getting distracted. Call it a Firewall for your productivity.
Ever set up a meeting with someone for the first time and not know much about them? Charlie is the app that helps you cyber stalk them without being creepy. With just their first name and job title, Charlie can collect data about the person from public sources and builds a bio about them and their company. It combs social media to give you conversation starters as well.