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10 Apps For Professionals To Easily Stay Organized

10 Apps For Professionals To Easily Stay Organized

There are times when we get so disorganized that getting everything done seems overwhelming. This is something that happens to all of us, and it is something that we can avoid if we are using the right tools. For instance, if you are trying to get more organized at your job, you can use one of these ten apps to help:

1. Casual

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    This is an awesome visual app that helps you organize your to-dos and projects. It has a drag and drop interface, can link tasks in dependencies, task groups within projects, and gives you a sweet bird-eye view of the projects you are working on, as well as what is currently due. There are many features that give you a good view of how tasks can be grouped together, and how to get one thing done before moving on to the next.

    2. UberConference

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    Uberconference

      This app allows you to make conference calls without spending a lot of money. Membership is free, and you can start out with a maximum of five people per call. As you link your social media accounts, more people can join in the conversation, to a maximum of 17. The app makes it a lot easier to organize and hold conference calls.

      3. Things

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        This tool breaks down big projects into smaller tasks, making it easier to get them done. You can use the program on your iPhone, iPad, or computer. The cost for this app is $50 for Mac users, $20 for iPad users, and $10 for iPhone users. Set time limits for projects, group tasks together, and more, and get more organized in your professional life.

        4. Tripit

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          This is a great app for those who travel a lot. All of your travel information can be forwarded to plans@tripit.com, and you can get a complete itinerary for your trip. You can focus on the trip, and not the actual traveling.

          5. Freckle

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            For just $19 per month, you can use Freckle to enter all details of how you and your employees spend your time at work. You can input projects, and how long you are working on the projects. Create time and budget breakdowns for everyone who is involved with the job. You can also have activity graphs, as well as summaries of hours, both billable and non-billable.

            6. Sqwiggle

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              Sqwiggle is a video chat tool, it helps you stay in touch with your colleagues when you’re working remotely. Sqwiggle takes a screenshot of you every few seconds so your team can see what you’re doing, and just by clicking on another person you can join a quick conversation with them.

              7. Mindnode 

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                This is a great tool for brainstorming ideas and visually placing information so everyone can see what is going on. This isn’t just another list of items. By the time you are done, all of the concepts and tasks you list will be placed on something that looks like a map you would see in a public transit system. The mind maps can be shared between Mac and iPad apps, which cost $20 and $10, respectively.

                8. RescueTime

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                  Have you ever wondered exactly how much time you spend on various websites and doing other activities on your computer? You can find out when you use RescueTime, with a free membership, and a paid version for $6 per month. This app is for Macs and PC’s, and it will record how much time you spend on everything you do while working on your computer. If you opt for the paid version, you can actually set things up to block websites that distract you from your work.

                  9. CalenGoo

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                    This free Google Calendar lets you schedule everything, from meetings to projects and more. Everyone involved can also make entries. You can also use the private diaries to plan every aspect in your life for many weeks at a time.

                    10. Scanner Pro

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                      When you jot down notes, they often get lost. This app allows you to use your iPhone and iPad as portable scanners. You can scan your notes, so they never get lost.

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                      Last Updated on July 10, 2019

                      11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

                      11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

                      Whether at work or at school, people these days are under tremendous pressure to perform, perform and perform! Stress and pressure can have adverse affects on the well-being of a person, and need to be controlled.

                      Now, this doesn’t mean you make a dash to your nearest therapist. There are a number of wonderful and smart apps that you can use on your phone. These brain training apps have been scientifically designed to target specific areas of the human mind and control harmful emotions such as anxiety, as well as to improve memory and sharpness of the brain.

                      Here are 11 iPhone apps that you will not only enjoy but also find useful in keeping your mental health balanced at all times.

                      1. Lumosity

                      This app consists of games that focus on improving the user’s memory, problem-solving capability, attention span, and thinking. There are three games in each session, and they challenge the brain by changing every time. The user has to complete the games while playing against a clock.

                      Free of trial. $15 per month for the full version.

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                        2. Fit Brains Trainer

                        This brain training app has 10 sets of games that work on different areas of the brain and improve memory as well as concentration. A user is required to finish a particular task from each category on a daily basis and the app tracks the progress by a color coded graph.

                        Free.

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                          3. CogniFit Brain Fitness

                          Developed with the help of neuroscientists, this fun app improves a person’s cognitive abilities, which includes memory and concentration. The progress made by the user over a period of time can be tracked. Users can also play challenge rounds with their friends. The app also modifies the difficulty level to suit the profile of the user and provide recommendations based on the results. Spending 20–30 minutes a few times every week can give measurable improvement in the performance of a user.

                          First four games free, then $13 a month.

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                            4. Brain Fitness Pro

                            The makers of this app claim that it can improve the IQ of a user, and improve intelligence and memory. The app is fun and is user friendly, and 30 minutes a day can fetch you results in less than three weeks.

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                            5. Happify

                            If nothing else makes you happy in life, this app will. Well, this is what the developers claim at least. This app comes loaded with lots of quizzes, polls and gratitude journals, which work on the fundamentals of positive psychology. The app also helps to control stress and emotions to make you feel better.

                            Free to use.

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                              6. Clockwork Brain

                              You will like the little gold robot that comes in every time to explain the next game you are going to play. While the games are not much different to those offered in apps such as Luminosity, the look and feel reminds me of a workshop from old times.

                              Free.

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                                7. ReliefLink

                                Initially created as an app for suicide prevention, it has found its use as a great app for tracking the mood of the user by taking measure of all things relevant to the user’s mental health. In case the user experiences high emotional stress, the app has a coping mechanism that includes voice-recorded mindfulness, exercises and music for relaxation. There is also a map that informs the user of the nearest therapist and medical facilities for mental health treatment.

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                                  8. Eidetic

                                  Eidetic is a memory enhancement app and uses a ‘spaced repetition’ technique to help users memorize information such as important phone numbers, words, credit card details or passwords. It also notifies you when it’s time to take a test to see what you remember, so that you retain information in your long-term memory.

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                                    9. Braingle

                                    Braingle helps to maintain the sharpness of the brain and improve the reasoning ability of a person through riddles and optical illusions. It is different from other brain training apps that employ memory and reaction based tests. You can also compete with your friends and family members in figuring out the fun riddles.

                                    Free.

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                                      10. Not The Hole Story

                                      If you have a penchant for solving hard riddles, then this app is a must-have for you. Filled with exclusive riddles along with a simple-to-use interface, the app gives you riddles that you have to solve through a book. You will be given hints along the way, and when you give up, the answers will be revealed. This app will encourage you to broaden your thinking and put your mind to a challenging test.

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                                      Free.

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                                        11. Personal Zen

                                        This fun brain training app follows the journey of two animated characters who travel through a field of grass. Personal Zen is a nice app meant for reducing anxiety and trains the brain to focus on the positive aspects. The developer’s advice is to use the app for 10 minutes a day to see the best results.

                                        Free.

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