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5 Apps To Make Your Hangover Hurt Less

5 Apps To Make Your Hangover Hurt Less

We all know the drill. Waking up the morning after a boozy night with no recollection of what has happened to you.

Have you been hit by a truck? No. You’ve been hit by the consequences of 2am sambuca shots. You desperately try to remember what happened, you’re sure you said you would only have one drink.

Alas, you had more than one. This day is going to be bad– but when you start to lose hope, remember this: There is an app out there for everything.

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These apps won’t necessarily cure your hangover, but they might make it hurt less. Whether it’s reducing the post-alcohol guilt, ordering your junk food fix stress-free, or just with good old-fashioned distraction, there’s sure to be something for you.

1. Hangover Meter

£0.79

We all have that one friend whose hangover always seems to be worse than ours (despite drinking half as much) and this app uses actual science settle the ‘who feels worse’ debate once and for all.

It measures your hangover by tracking your hand shakes when holding your phone at arms reach in front of you. You can then compare and share shakes with your other hungover friends. If you want science to reinforce your eight hour “woe is me” feeling, then this is the app for you. We should of course point out that there are other ways you could test the intensity of your hangover; ranging from the press-up challenge, to an overly competitive game of Monopoly (not recommended).

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When all you need is a solid dose of self-pity, Hangover Meter is there for you.

2. Waterlogged

Free

Although not designed specifically for a hangover, we’re confident this app can stop you from feeling so terrible. We all know one of the main reasons we feel like a shell of our former selves after a night out is because we’re dehydrated. When your brain is clouded and your stomach won’t stop churning, it’s sometimes difficult to remember to drink, and also to remember how much you’ve had throughout the day. Waterlogged allows you to input your water intake, see how much you’ve already consumed, and set reminders for when you need to drink more.

If you’re feeling extra organized then set it up the night before, and spend the next day (virtually) hangover free.

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3. BrainWave Hangover Relief

£0.79

We all feel a bit sensitive when we wake up in the morning after a heavy night, and that’s what BrainWave is here for. Instead of playing standard relaxing sounds like so many apps out there, the app plays special low-frequency alpha and theta waves to help soothe your head, nausea, and discomfort.

The app supposedly works by synchronising your brainwaves to a specific frequency by sending two different audible frequencies to each ear, soothing your head as the sounds match human brainwaves. It has other relaxing background sounds such as ocean waves, rain and thunder. Even if it doesn’t work, it’ll make you feel less guilty about lying in bed all day if you can convince yourself it’s thundering outside. The app has a daytime and nighttime mode, although we’ll go out on a whim here and say that if you’re still this hungover at nighttime, then you’re a lost cause.

4. Hang Over

Free on Android

Hang Over is the perfect app for those of us who still don’t know our limits, despite the number of times you have stumbled home at 4am vowing to never drink again. Whilst we don’t want to be one of those people who get their phone out during a night on the town, for this app, it’s worth it.

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The app keeps track of your drinks throughout the night, all it takes is one drunken tap on your drink of choice. Several hours after your last drink, the app will notify you to rate your hangover on a scale of 1 – 10. This is ‘learning from experience’ at it’s finest, as once you have had a few drinking sessions using the app, you will be able to look back on your drinking history and work out what led to the worst hangover. Whether it’s wine, spirits, or beer that leaves you feeling like death the next day, this app will help you to make more sensible choices the next time you get boozy.

5. Dominoes

Free

That’s it, you’ve tried everything and yet your stomach still won’t settle. Well my friends, sometimes all you need is a monstrous pizza to guzzle down whilst lying in bed with a Disney movie. There’s no shame, we’ve all been there.

For situations such as these, you need the Dominoes app. Just a few clicks and you can have all the pizza, chicken wings and wedges you need, delivered straight to your door. I have considered asking for it to be delivered directly to my bed before, but on reflection decided this was unwise.

Unfortunately, hangovers are a part of life, and there’s not a huge amount we can do to stop them. Try these apps and you’ll be feeling good as new in no time – well, we can always dream.

Featured photo credit: Albumarium via albumarium.com

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Last Updated on October 16, 2019

11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity

11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity

Automations are key to improving efficiency. Set the system up right from the beginning and you’ll reduce the amount of no-shows and cancellations.

Whatever your business is, with automations, meeting scheduler apps do more than just streamline appointment setting. They prime your workflow for maximum results.

Meeting scheduler apps are awesome if you use them right. Use them wrong and you can look like an arrogant elitist.

In this article, I will share with you 11 great meeting scheduler apps you can start using today to boost your productivity.

1. ScheduleOnce

    ScheduleOnce is an industry leader and robust solution. Whether you work alone or have a large team, ScheduleOnce can support you.

    ScheduleOnce allows you to create multiple users and multiple calendars. I use one calendar for booking podcast guests with automations set up to prep my guests for our interview. I use another calendar for strategy sessions and coaching calls.

    ScheduleOnce also has embeddable widgets so you can keep the scheduler inside your own website.

    Starting at $7 a month and a 14 day free trial, ScheduleOnce can fit a variety of needs in business.

    Available on Web

    2. Calendly

      Calendly stands out for its clean, easy to use interface. If you like clean design, Calendly might be your choice. It too has robust automations and integrations for individuals and teams alike.

      You can try Calendly free for 14 days. Their basic plan is free while their most robust plan is only $12 a month.

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      Available on Web | Google Chrome Extension

      3. Assistant.to

        For those who use gmail, Assistant.to is a super simple solution.

        From inside an email, you click on the Assistant.to icon and pick times your free. Assistant.to embeds the times directly into the email so the recipient can quickly pick a time that works for them.

        While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of apps like Calendly or ScheduleOnce, Assistant.to is completely free.

        Available on Web

        4. Acuityscheduling

          Acuity is a robust meeting scheduler very similar to ScheduleOnce. It integrates with CRMs, Email Marketing platforms, Analytics tools and accounting software.

          It comes with a 14 day free trial. They have a free solo account but if you want the benefit of the integrations, you’ll start as low as $15 a month and can cost up to $50 a month.

          Available on Web | iOS | Android

          5. Pick

            Built for simplicity, Pick is direct and easy to use. You can create your own url extension like pick.co/yournamehere and it integrates with Google calendar and Office 365.

            At $3 a month, this is a great tool for quick scheduling.

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            Available on Web

            6. X.ai

              For those who are early adopters of AI, this may be the solution for you. X.ai created two AI assistants they call Amy and Andrew Ingram. After setting up your account you simply CC them on your emails with the person you’re wanting to schedule and the AI assistants will email your guests from there until your appointment is set.

              This type of scheduler feels more personal because of the dialogue. There are stories on their site of people thinking Amy and Andrew are real people. X.ai integrates with Google, Office 365 and Outlook.

              Starting at $29 a month for an Individual account and $39 a month per user for a Team account, Amy and Andrew are ready to schedule meetings for you. Want to try it out first? They do have a free trial.

              Available on Web

              7. YouCanBook.me

                is another competitive solution for scheduling meetings online. You can manage the calendars of your entire team, configure booking forms, and integrate with your calendar.

                They have a free account branded with their company name or you can have some control over your branding and appearance at $10 a month for all their features. Either way, this company is worth a look.

                Available on Web

                8. Doodle

                  Doodle is unique in the space of meeting schedulers because it helps groups of people find a time to meet that works for everyone.

                  It integrates with your calendar and allows you to send a poll to all invited. Once people vote on the poll you can see which time works best for everyone.

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                  You can also run polls for food preferences if you’re scheduling a lunch meeting or a section of town if people are coming from all over.

                  While there is a free account, you’ll unlock it’s potential starting at $39 per year.

                  Available on Web | iOS | Android

                  9. WhenAvailable

                    WhenAvailable is another scheduler that works for groups of people. You can use it to schedule a pickup game of basketball, decide on your next book club or book your family reunion.

                    Their free account allows up to 20 guests, unlimited events and one contact group. For $15 a year you unlock all the goodies including reminders and chat messages.

                    Available on Web

                    10. Rally

                      Like Doodle and WhenAvailable, Rallly is helpful for scheduling meetings and events with multiple people involved. You create a poll and everyone votes. It’s quick and easy.

                      Unlike Doodle, it doesn’t have as many features, but it’s entirely free.

                      Available on Web

                      11. NeedtoMeet

                        Finishing strong, NeedtoMeet is our last app that allows you to schedule meetings or events for multiple people. It has mobile apps, custom urls, easy polling, notifications and commenting.

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                        NeedtoMeet also allows 1:1 Meetings for things like performance reviews for your whole team. You send out the your calendar slots to your team and they can only pick 1 slot, minimizing the amount of emails and scheduling you have to coordinate.

                        While they have a free account, you can unlock all features for only $19 a year.

                        Available on Web

                        Bonus: Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Using Meeting Schedulers

                        In the excitement of streamlining your scheduling process, it can be easy to forget the feelings of those you’re inviting to meet. I know. I’ve done this.

                        To say “Hey, schedule time on my calendar” feels colder than “Hey, here’s my calendar. To avoid all the back and forth, pick a time that works best for you.”

                        Always make sure to frame your invite with your scheduler app with the benefit to them and why we’re doing it this way rather than the old fashioned, personal way.

                        A little finesse goes a long way. Without it, you risk seeming transactional and cold.

                        Some meeting scheduler widgets you can embed in your site can take a couple seconds to load. If you go this route, make sure there’s text just above the widget that lets your guest know the calendar will appear below and to wait for it to load.

                        If you use an online meeting tool like Zoom, it’s also important to explicitly let them know the meeting will take place on Zoom and include the Zoom link in the email reminder. Many make the mistake of not clarifying where the meeting will actually take place which can create last minute chaos at the time of the meeting.

                        Should you require special settings, like ethernet, external mics or lighting, let your guests know that on your thank you page and reminder emails so they are prepared for the meeting and you end up with the best meeting possible.

                        With clear communication in your automation, your meeting scheduler tools can almost perform like a virtual assistant for a fraction of the cost, or free, depending on the app you choose.

                        The Bottom Line

                        Meeting scheduler apps are diverse in features and unique in design. Before committing to one and realizing it’s not a fit, I recommend exploring which 3 might best fit you and then doing a trial with each of them at the same time so that you can see how they feel as you use them side by side.

                        Scheduling meetings the old fashioned way can be tedious. Conversely, finding a scheduling app that works seamlessly in the background is heavenly.

                        Like cell phones, meeting scheduler apps are moving from a nice-to-have luxury to must-have necessity in the lives of productive people. As you explore your options, stay true to your brand and the tools that have worked well for you to this point and simply find a meeting scheduler app that plays well with what you have created.

                        Featured photo credit: rawpixel via unsplash.com

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