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17 Free Websites That Will Improve the Quality of Your Life Today

17 Free Websites That Will Improve the Quality of Your Life Today

In the past decade, there has been a rise of amazing (and free) websites that can dramatically improve the quality of our lives.

Not all of these websites are equal however. The best always rise to the top, and we don’t want to waste your time with websites that won’t deliver maximum results. From improving your health, learning a second language,[1] to saving you more time, we’ve curated the top 17 free websites that will enhance your quality of life.

Here they are…

1. MyFitnessPal

What you’ll get: Ability to easily track calories

MyFitnessPal is a free personal assistant to help you get in the best shape possible. It tracks your calories, gives you tips and in-depth analytics about your health performance.

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    2. Appear.in

    What you’ll get: Instant, high quality video meetings

    Skype is amazing, but it can get trickier when you have more than one person you’re chatting with. Appear.in helps you create instant virtual rooms for group meetings and more. It’s fast, efficient, and easy.

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      3. Rype

      What you’ll get: Start speaking a new foreign language in seconds

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      Rype was created to redefine what it’s like to learn a language.[2] Compared to a language school, Rype offers private language lessons for 1/10th of the cost, with fully-vetted professional teachers that are available 24/7. It comes with a full 14-day free trial so check it out for yourself.

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        4. Calm

        What you’ll get: Peaceful mind through meditation

        Calm offers peace of mind on demand. The meditation app now includes breathing exercises and sleeping stories to help you maintain the best quality of mind possible.

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          5. Evernote

          What you’ll get: Organization of thoughts and projects

          Keeping track of everything you’re working on takes a lot of mental space. Evernote keeps everything organized in one place. You can take notes, save articles, and share them with whoever you want.

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            6. CreativeLIVE

            What you’ll get: Free education

            CreativeLIVE offers free educational classes from premium teachers around topics ranging from photography, business & money, design, and more.

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              7. Investopedia

              What you’ll get: Better understanding of finances

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              Investopedia is the leading community for learning everything you need to know about finance. They have free tools (that allow you to invest $100,000 of simulated money), dictionary, articles, tutorials, and much more.

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                8. X.ai

                What you’ll get: Personal assistant for scheduling

                They say that artificial intelligence is around the corner, but it seems to be already making way. With X.ai, you get a free personal assistant named Amy, who will help you coordinate all of your scheduling according to your preferences via email. All you have to do is cc her, and voila!

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                  9. Coach.me

                  What you’ll get: Community and accountability for goal setting

                  Sometimes all we need to achieve our important goals is a community that keeps us accountable. With Coach.me, you get that and more. Their free app offers reminders to help you stay up-to-date with your habits, communities that you can interact with, and even offer coaching for those who need it.

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                    10. Spritz

                    What you’ll get: Enhance your reading speed by 2x

                    Spritz was created to help us read faster. The technology scours through whatever you’re trying to read, and displays it for you word by word based on how fast you want to read it — i.e. 500 wpm, 400 wpm, etc.

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                      11. Pexels

                      What you’ll get: Free stock photos to use in any way you want

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                      Free, high quality stock photography is on the rise. What pexels offers is an accumulation of all the best stock photography websites in one place.

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                        12. stickK

                        What you’ll get: Accountability to meet your important goals

                        If you’re not exactly the type of person who’s shown a track record of hitting your goals, stickK can help. How? By putting your money where your mouth is. You set your own stakes if you don’t hit your goal, as you’ll never see that money again. Talk about pressure.

                          13. Momentum

                          What you’ll get: Beautiful wallpaper to look at everyday

                          Momentum is a simple, free browser extension that displays beautiful photos whenever you open a new tab. What you see often can affect how you think and feel, and this is a easy-to-implement hack to improve your life.

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                            14. Freedom

                            What you’ll get: Removal from Internet distractions

                            Freedom blocks distractions from the web (literally) by preventing you from going online for a period of time.

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                              15. Bodybuilding.com

                              What you’ll get: Advice on getting fit and healthy

                              Bodybuilding.com is the go-to place for learning about nutrition, training, and fitness programs to get into the best shape of your life.

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                                16. ProductHunt

                                What you’ll get: Curated list of the best, new products online

                                If you enjoyed this post, as well as discovering new products, then you’ll love ProductHunt. Everyday, there’s a new curated list of products, books, podcasts, games, and more that you can discover online.

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                                  17. Memrise

                                  What you’ll get: Tool to memorize new things

                                  Memrise helps you memorize new words in the easiest way possible. It’s perfect for anyone learning a foreign language, studying for an exam, and more.

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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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