It seems there’s a never-ending list of productivity tools available on the Internet. Heck, we’ve got an entire section on Lifehack dedicated to them. That said, every once in a while, there are a few apps that rise above the rest.
Here are 3 apps that will help be more productive and finally help you get your life organized whether you’re blogging, working or just trying to get more stuff done.
Get ready—we’ve got a to-do list, a calendar app and a new dashboard for your chrome browser.
There’s a billion to-do apps. Out of all the ones I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a lot), Any.do is the simplest to-do list out there—by far.
Simply tap, enter your time and you’re done. Want to get rid of it? Simply strike it through to cross it off & then shake to clear it from the screen.
None of the features are unique (how unique can a to-do app really be?), but where Any.do really shines is the interface. It’s clean, simple and well designed. It doesn’t try to be something it’s not—it’s just a to-do app that lets you see what you have on your plate & makes you want to get stuff done.
Cal is the cleanest calendar app out there for iOS.
Besides typical scheduling, it also shows you free time in between appointments—a personal favorite feature. It’s brought to you by the same people who run Any.do, so it actually integrates with your to-do list. It’s pretty cool to see your to-do list pop up in your calendar as a reminder to get stuff done instead of just swiping through apps on your phone.
The interface of Cal is minimalistic & sleek (the Apple team liked the interface so much they took a lot of the features in the default iOS 7 calendar interface from Cal) and syncs seamlessly with your iCal calendar if you use it on OSX. It’s simultaneously pretty to look at & easy to see all your days’ activities at a glance.
You can take notes, set alarms, add people from your address book, and set locations for meetings that automatically pull up your maps application.
Fun feature: If you have a meeting & set it as a certain location, you can call an Uber directly through the app & have them pick you up.
If you want a super-clean way to manage your calendar & get organized, check out Cal.
This is a chrome extension that changes the default home screen for your chrome browser to a beautiful dashboard. Instead of looking at nothing—or the last sites you visited—you have sort of a home base headquarters with the following features:
- Beautiful inspiring background photo
- The current weather outside in your location
- Main Focus For The Day
- Inspirational Quote of the Day
- Mini to-do list. You can use this instead of or in addition to your Any.do list. (I use this as my “urgent” task list for things I have to focus on while online).
Since installing Momentum, I’ve found I spend less time bouncing around to different sites—and more time focused on getting stuff done.
So there you have it—three stellar productivity apps that can help you finally get your life organized in 2014.
What Are Your Favorite Productivity Tools For Organizing Your Tasks?
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