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10 Best Portable Chargers (No Need For Extra Batteries Anymore!)

10 Best Portable Chargers (No Need For Extra Batteries Anymore!)

If you’re an adult who’s actively working, and with a lively social life, I’ll assume you carry a cell phone. Unless you’re from the dark ages who got transported here by a time machine, you’d be eager to grab a gadget every chance you’ve got.

People wield cell phones and tablets everywhere because having a portable computer at their fingertips is so convenient.

Like all good things, though, there are downsides to gadgets. I’ll mention one — charging — that’s a downer for sure. There’s nothing worse than that low battery signal right before that perfect selfie or important phone call. Thankfully, there are now many great options to avoid the mess that low batts’ bring about.

Stin Jolt Box 

10000 mAH

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    Stin Jolt Box is the product to extend the batteries in your life. With a sleek, lightweight, professional design, and 10,000 mAH capacity it’s perfect for an office setting or to carry in a purse or briefcase. No matter what phone or tablet you use, this power bank will work for you and keep working! Among the chargers featured here, Stin has the longest standby time; up to 6 months if fully charged. That’s because it’s equipped with advanced power lock technology. It even works with most gaming devices and digital cameras. This charger boosts of an exclusive smart port technology. It intelligently detects any of your devices, and renders the fastest charging speed possible. Speed is up to 3.1 amps.

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    Duracell® Portable Power Bank

    4000 mAh

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      This power bank is compact and perfect for portability. It comes in black, so it matches suits and jeans, homes or offices. It’s smart too. When a device is connected with the power bank, its smart tech design detects the recommended charging time for a specific device and battery to protect from overcharging and to preserve its own battery life. For an affordable price, this Duracell power bank keeps you going.

      ASUS ZenPower

      10050 mAh

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        This high capacity power bank will fit in a pocket or a purse because it’s the size of a credit card! It comes in several colors with a durable shell. If you’re especially talented at damaging electronics, you can even opt for the ZenPower Bumper for added protection. Even without the Bumper, the ZenPower is designed to withstand a 60 kg weight load, so unless you plan on driving over it with a truck, it should survive! The sleek design, variety of colors, and durable casing combined with ultra-fast charges make it a valuable asset for your day or night.

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        OnePlus Power Bank

        10000 mAh

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          This OnePlus product promises to be everything you need and nothing you don’t. This means no excess weight, no excess buttons, no distracting lights, and works fine without them. The dual ports allow you to charge your phone and your tablet, and since it’s so light you can throw it all in your purse or laptop bag. Don’t worry about your expensive devices being damaged, because the OnePlus has a variety of protections to prevent it.

          The Anker® PowerCore+

          10050 mAh

          Anker

            The Anker® PowerCore+ is the high-tech power bank to match your high-tech devices. It’s 30% smaller than similar products, but packs a punch. A combination of technologies (Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0, PowerIQ™, and VoltageBoost™) means that the power bank doesn’t just charge fast, but it charges Apple and Android at their highest capable speed. This high-performance charger keeps you performing longer, keeps your products safer, and keeps you charging faster.

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            Comsul Dual Port Power Bank

            15000 mAh

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              Don’t worry about looking unprofessional with this Comsul product. You always look professional carrying it. It’s smooth, gray design features only LED indicator lights so it won’t have you distracted. When you plug it in, you know it’s got you covered. Throw it in your bag and forget about it. When it’s fully charged expect it to charge your average smart phone six times. That’s if you aren’t charging all your other devices: tablets, fitness trackers, cameras, handheld games, and bluetooth devices (bonus: they’re all compatible.)

              XtenderPro Power Bank

              13000 mAh

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                The XtenderPro extends your battery life by using Samsung Polymer lithium batteries. The average phone can be charged six times on one charge, and PowerSmart technology keeps your devices from being damaged. When you order this power bank, a bonus carrying pouch is even included to keep your portable life organized.

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                Aibocn® Ultra Compact Power Bank

                10000 mAh

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                  This dual-output charger is the size of a smartphone and is compatible with most of these intelligent phones. When you use it, you don’t have to worry about problems like overcharging, overheating, or short-circuits. You’d have to really work to damage it with it’s hard shell, and if you do, Aibocn offers a 12-month worry free product guarantee.

                  Verbatim Dual USB Power Pack 

                  12000 mAh

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                    Like most of the others, this Verbatim Power Pack charges a smart phone six times. You can charge two devices at once, and it even comes with a USB charging cable and micro-USB cable. Its small, black design means it fits into any small space and will look good with any color. It doesn’t boast of a variety of high-tech protection, but it does live for 500 recharges. So ration use accordingly.

                    Life happens, and the battery life of your electronics shouldn’t interrupt yours. A portable power bank will keep your battery going so you can receive your phone calls, messages, and emails. Whether it’s business or pleasure, these products make the difference.

                    Featured photo credit: Girl Taking Photo With Smartphone On Sunny Day/ Ed Gregory via stokpic.com

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                    40 Top Productivity Apps for iPhone (2018 Updated)

                    40 Top Productivity Apps for iPhone (2018 Updated)

                    Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.

                    There are certain ones that many of our contributors and editors (past and present) have adopted over the long-term — there are always the stalwarts that stick around. But there are also new apps that crop up every day, adding more and more depth to the app category.

                    Some of the apps are incredibly plain and simple, while others are more robust and offer more features than you can shake a stick at. And everyone has the one they prefer.

                    It’s been our job (and still is our job) to keep abreast of all of the productivity-type apps out there. As a result — and as a bit of a refresher — we’ve put together a list of 40 best productivity apps for iPhone to provide you with an all-in-one resource for you.

                    Productivity apps to help you get things done

                    1. OmniFocus

                    This app is, while pricey, considered to be one of the (if not the) most robust and full-featured productivity apps on the market.

                    Download it here.

                      2. Forest

                      Train yourself to put your phone down and stay focused on the task at hand by playing with this planting game. It’s fun and will help you achieve more.

                      Download it here.

                        3. Things

                        Another robust choice, this app is a favorite amongst “productivityists”.[1]

                        Download it here.

                          4. 30/30

                          Recently covered here at Lifehack

                          , 30/30 is a newcomer to the game that incorporates lists and timing of tasks into an elegant and easy-to-use interface.

                          Download it here.

                            5. Any.Do

                            A beautiful-looking app that is both easy on the eyes and your wallet.

                            Download it here.

                              6. PocketLife Calendar

                              This calendar app is specifically designed to be stylish and super easy-to-use. You can organize your life easily with different modern features.

                              Download it here.

                                7. Asana

                                We’ve covered Asana here at Lifehack

                                , and it is being actively developed by a strong team committed to making collaborative task management a more efficient and effective experience.

                                Download it here.

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                                  8. ToDoist

                                  This app keeps track of everything – from simple errands to your most important projects – so you can get it all done and enjoy more peace of mind along the way.

                                  Download it here.

                                    9. FlowTasks

                                    From the folks at MetaLab, Flow is a gorgeous collaborative task management app that is easy-to-use and incredibly functional.

                                    Download it here.

                                      10. Calendars 5

                                      This calendar app focuses on events that help you to keep track of upcoming events and tasks easily. It has everything you need to organize, track and complete your to-dos.

                                      Download it here.

                                        11. Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists

                                        A fun and innovative list-making app that relies on swiping and pinching to make things happen. Clear created a lot of buzz when it launched, and might be the perfect to-do list gateway app for many.

                                        Download it here.

                                          12. Due

                                          A robust reminders app that lets you store and maintain reminders of all types. It’s replaced Reminders for me when it comes to the basics, and it’s worth a look if you want to keep the mundane stuff out of your head and cluttering your mind.

                                          Download it here.

                                            13. Checkmark 2

                                            I use this app

                                            for location-based reminders (such as groceries I need to get or single items I need to pick up from various locations). Checkmark is simple to use and a valuable addition to my productivity arsenal.

                                            Download it here.

                                              14. TeuxDeux

                                              Created by Tina Roth Eisenberg and Fictive Kin — Teux Deux is simple and incredibly stellar in terms of design. If you like lists (including the popular “Someday Bucket”) and want to associate dates with tasks, then Teux Deux will be right up your alley.

                                              Download it here.

                                                15. Wunderlist 

                                                Another incredibly popular choice is Wunderlist. Part of 6Wunderkinder’s software family, it sports a gorgeous design and is incredibly functional. We’ve talked about the app a couple of times here at Lifehack, so check those posts out here.

                                                Download it here.

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                                                  16. Nirvana

                                                  For the GTD enthusiasts, there’s Nirvana. Straight from the source: “Nirvana frees your mind to focus on actually getting things done. If you’ve had enough of generic to-do lists, it’s time for Nirvana.”

                                                  Download it here.

                                                    17. Priorities

                                                    An elegant-looking task management app that has received decent reviews,[2] this could be the one for you if you’re not a fan of OmniFocus or Things — especially if you need (or want) to share tasks with others.

                                                    Download it here.

                                                      Productivity apps that help you build habits

                                                      18. Productive

                                                      With this app, you can plan your habits with an easy-to-use interface, schedule habits for any time of the day, set smart reminders for each time of the day and stay on track with useful feedback. This app is perfect for anyone who wants to build a habit that sticks.

                                                      Download it here.

                                                        19. Habitica: Gamified Taskmanager

                                                        You can complete tasks and build habits in a more fun way with this app. Input your Habits, your Daily goals, and your To-Do list, and then create a custom avatar. Check off tasks to level up your avatar and unlock features such as armor, pets, skills, and even quests.

                                                        Download it here.

                                                          20. Streaks

                                                          This app follows the model of the popular “don’t break the chain method” in that you use the app to track how you are donig in the pursuit of your goal. Great for goal-setting — and an easy and elegant interface to boot.

                                                          Download it here.

                                                            21. Remember The Milk

                                                            Another popular to-do list app, Remember The Milk has a huge following. It has plenty to offer, including the ability to share tasks with others.

                                                            Download it here.

                                                              22. Day One Journal

                                                              When it comes to journaling, nothing really beats Day One. Its latest update added a slew of features that will make you want to start making journaling a habit.

                                                              Download it here.

                                                                Productivity apps that makes organization easy

                                                                23. Evernote

                                                                Touted as the world’s most widely-used productivity app, Evernote an be used simply as a notetaking app or can be customized to be your GTD app of choice — among other things.

                                                                Download it here.

                                                                  24. Pocket

                                                                  You can save an article, video or link you want to read or watch later to Pocket from anywhere including your computer, Safari, email, and your favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard, and Feedly.

                                                                  Download it here.

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                                                                    25. Sync.Me

                                                                    This app identifies unknown phone calls, warns you from annoying spam calls, and adds a caller picture to your contacts from Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

                                                                    Download it here.

                                                                      26. Droplr

                                                                      One of the most popular file-sharing apps out there today. Straight from the source: “Stay productive on the go. Droplr for iPhone keeps you in sync and makes sharing on the iPhone natural.”

                                                                      Download it here.

                                                                        27. Dropbox

                                                                        Before iCloud, there was Dropbox. And there still is Dropbox, which is still widely used by both Mac and PC users all over the globe. It’s like having a flash drive in your iPhone. A must-have.

                                                                        Download it here.

                                                                          28. iDolly 

                                                                          In conjunction with Dolly Drive and DollySync, iDolly allows you to edit and share your documents from your iPhone.

                                                                          Since all your changes sync automatically to all your devices, the current version of a document will always be accessible because Dolly Sync keeps everything in sync. Very handy.

                                                                          Download it here.

                                                                            29. Soulver

                                                                            It may seem odd that a calculator app shows up on this list, but this is no ordinary calendar app. Ben Brooks over at The Brooks review describes Soulver as follows: “It is what calculators would have been if they were invented at the same time computers were, instead of what we have with most calculator apps.” [3]

                                                                            Download it here.

                                                                              Productivity apps that help you work smart

                                                                              30. Captio

                                                                              A simple capture tool. Straight from the developers: “It’s simple. Open Captio and start typing. When you’re done, hit Send. The note is immediately delivered to your email inbox.”

                                                                              Download it here.

                                                                                31. Drafts

                                                                                A tremendous capture tool that allows for simple capture, followed by sending items to various applications such as OmniFocus, Things and more.

                                                                                Download it here.

                                                                                  32. NoteShelf 2

                                                                                  This is a perfect note-taking app for you. You can take beautiful handwritten notes, type, annotate PDFs, record audio & create lists. You can organize them into categories or groups.

                                                                                  Download it here.

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                                                                                    33. Doodle

                                                                                    This app links directly with the Doodle service, which is one that allows you to plan and organize meetings far more efficiently and effectively. Lifehack contributor Steve Dotto has written about Doodle more in-depth here.

                                                                                    Download it here.

                                                                                      34. TextExpander (Legacy)

                                                                                      I have saved countless hours of time with TextExpander, and despite its inability to be as robust on iOS as it is on the Mac, it is still a worthy app to have in your arsenal.

                                                                                      Download it here.

                                                                                        35. Launch Center Pro

                                                                                        A quick launcher for the iPhone that doesn’t just launch an app…with some of them it can do much more. This app saves you time by launching complex actions in a single tap.

                                                                                        Download it here.

                                                                                          36. GoodReader

                                                                                          This may seem to be an odd one to make this list, but here are plenty of reasons why it is here with this article.

                                                                                          Download it here.

                                                                                            37. LogMeIn

                                                                                            Want to be able to control your Mac from wherever you are? Then get this app.

                                                                                            Download it here.

                                                                                              Productivity apps that improve security

                                                                                              38. 1Password

                                                                                              There is simply no better password manager out there. I’ve even put together a 1Password Emergency Kit worth looking at here.

                                                                                              Download it here.

                                                                                                39. LastPass Password Manager

                                                                                                You can store passwords and logins, create online shopping profiles, generate strong passwords, track personal information in photo and audio notes.

                                                                                                All you have to do is remember your LastPass master password, and LastPass autofills web browser and app logins for you.

                                                                                                Download it here.

                                                                                                  40. Truecallers

                                                                                                  Identify and block spammers, search for unknown numbers and call friends easily with this app. With a community-based spam list from over 250 million users, you’ll need this app.

                                                                                                  Download it here.

                                                                                                    There are plenty of other options out there (and we’ve heard from readers in the past as to what they enjoyed using), but these 40 are among the best.

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