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You Need To Try These 8 iOS 8 Extensions

You Need To Try These 8 iOS 8 Extensions

The iOS 8 extensions is one of the coolest things about the new operating system for the iPhone and iPad. Web browsers were becoming less relevant with the prominence of other apps, but iOS 8 extensions make the browsing experience better. Simply put, the iOS 8 extensions allow you to perform actions from web browsers like Safari and Chrome with the help of other apps you have on your device. Here’s a quick run through of how you can set up iOS 8 extensions on your iPhone or iPad.

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    First, press the share button in your browser to get to the menu. Then click on the “More” button for either the first or second tier.

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      Now all you have to do is switch on the apps you want to add to that menu.

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        Now you’re all set! Here are 8 apps that let you take full advantage of the possibilities provided by iOS 8.

        1. Day One

        Day_One

          The best journaling app on the iPhone and iPad, bar none, just got a significant upgrade with its new extension for iOS 8. You can send a web page you’re looking at in Chrome or Safari to Day One and it instantly becomes an entry in your digital diary. The extension even marks the location you were at when you sent the page to Day One. This is another case of iOS 8 extensions making already great apps even better.

          2. Evernote

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          Evernote

            Evernote is the perpetual early adopter to changes in technology. That continues to hold true with its quick adoption of iOS 8 extensions. The Evernote extension does much the same thing as the extension for Day One. All you have to do is press the icon in order to quickly add the contents of a web page to the notebook of your choosing.

            3. Pocket

            Pocket

              Prior to the arrival of iOS 8 extensions, Pocket already had a pretty nifty feature for saving content. All you had to do was copy the link of the web page you want in Pocket and open the app to paste it into your Pocket account. Now, though, the process is even easier. Just press the icon in the share menu and your article or web page will be immediately saved for you to read later.

              4. Pinterest

              Pin

                As a very visual social media outlet, Pinterest has the potential to be particularly well-served by iOS 8 extensions. The official Pinterest extension does not disappoint. When you’re on a web page all you have to do is press the icon and you’ll have the option to pin any image on that web page. It doesn’t limit you to just the prominent images like you’d expect. Rather, even the least prominent images are very easy to pin.

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                5. Tumblr

                Tumblr

                  Most social media services already have iOS 8 extensions, but one of the extensions I was especially impressed with is the one for Tumblr. It’s simple and intuitive, offering you the chance to add a title and description along with the link.

                  6. Wunderlist

                  Wunder

                    The simplest and most popular list app was one of the first in line for iOS 8 extensions. The Wunderlist extension makes it quick and pain-free to add a new to-do in the form of a web page to a “Read Later” list or another list of your choice.

                    7. 2Do

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                    ToDo

                      For those wanting or needing a more complex to-do system, 2Do is probably your best bet for a lot of reasons. One of those reasons is that it was an early adopter of iOS 8 extensions. You create a note with the web page you select set as soon as you press the icon, as well as the option to add notes and pick a specific list.

                      8. Awesome Screenshot

                      capture

                        There wasn’t a great option to screen capture on your iOS device until now. Thanks to the existence of iOS 8 extensions, you can capture the visible page like you can by simultaneously pressing the home button and lock button, and you can also easily capture the full page with the new Awesome Screenshot extension found on the bottom “Share” tier.

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                        Last Updated on December 30, 2018

                        18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2019 Updated)

                        18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2019 Updated)

                        No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. It’s undoubtedly allowed us to connect, perform, improve and leverage our resources beyond what was once imaginable.

                        If you’re not taking advantage of one of the hundreds of time management apps and tools out there, you’re definitely missing a trick.

                        But with so many apps to choose from, how do you know which ones to use? Well, this will depend on your needs, but we’ve put together a list of 18 of the very best time management apps that can help you with the most common time management challenges.

                        Let’s dive straight into the list…

                        1. Rescue Time — Use your time wisely

                          If you have doubts that you’re using your time sensibly, this app will send you weekly reports to indicate what things are stealing your time. You may be shocked to discover how much time you’re actually wasting.

                          Download Rescue Time

                          2. Remember The Milk — Keep on top of all your tasks

                            If you’re struggling to manage everything you have to do, and you work with many different devices, then this is the app for you. It’s a great free tool which is compatible with your mobile, computer, Gmail, Outlook, etc. It helps you to manage your tasks easily, and reminds you of them – wherever you are.

                            Download Remember the Milk

                            3. Focus Booster – Boost motivation to complete tasks

                              This app is based on the principles of the Pomodoro Technique, and is aimed at individuals who procrastinate and feel overwhelmed by tasks. It’s designed to enhance your focus and remove any anxiety you might have with time pressures.

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                              Download Focus Booster

                              4. Toggl – Keep track of time spent on projects and tasks

                                This is a great alternative to time-sheets, if you need to track how much time you spend on different projects. Effective time management starts with being clear on exactly how much time you actually spend on your projects and tasks, and then through analysis, working out how you can manage them more effectively.

                                Download Toggl

                                5. Dropbox — Store and send large files easily

                                  There are many apps that allow you to transfer content from your computer to other devices – but Dropbox is free and easier to use than the others. With the Dropbox app, you can even access and share important files on the go.

                                  Download Dropbox

                                  6. Evernote — Keep all your notes in one place

                                    Evernote is a free productivity tool that allows you to capture all your ideas, thoughts and images in many different ways (e.g., with voice, notes or images).  You can even record your meetings, interviews, speeches and ideas, create lists, add voice or text attachments, and share your files with friends. You can also sync Remember The Milk with Evernote to really optimize your time.

                                    Download Evernote

                                    7. Mind42 — Focus on tasks at hand with mind mapping

                                      Mind mapping is a great productivity technique, and Mind42 is the best free mind mapping app currently available. It helps you to become more organized by focusing your thoughts – thereby gaining clarity on what needs to be done.

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                                      Download Mind42

                                      8. SyncBackFree — Back up and sync your files effortlessly

                                        This free software allows you to back up, restore and synchronize your files easily. It not only saves you time now – but also in the future. If you have never backed up your files before, you should definitely take a look at this pivotal tool.

                                        Download SnycBackFree

                                        9. MyLifeOrganized (MLO) — Manage your to-do lists effectively

                                          Check this out if you find it difficult to manage all your tasks, to work with your to-do lists, and to organize your goals. This task management system helps you to target what you should be focusing on to reach your objectives. It automatically generates to-do lists, with priority actions for your immediate attention so that you can track your progress methodically.

                                          Download MyLifeOrganized (MLO)

                                          10. 1Password — Have all your passwords remembered

                                            This app allows you to keep all your passwords in one encrypted database, protected by one password. This saves you time when you forget your passwords and need to retrieve them. It also allows you to use various passwords for different accounts so you don’t compromise on security.

                                            Download 1Password

                                            11. Pocket — Keep your eye on the ball

                                              When you’re surfing the web, it’s easy to get distracted by enticing and fascinating websites. Use this tool to save your ‘finds’ to access and read later on at a convenient time which will not impact on your immediate work.

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                                              Download Pocket

                                              12. [email protected] — Boost your attention span

                                                This amazing app combines neuroscience and music to boost your productivity. According to the developers, it’s possible to increase your attention span by up to 400%! Ideal for those who find it difficult to focus while studying, working or reading.

                                                Download [email protected]

                                                13. Launchy — Interact with your computer in a smart way

                                                  This small and simple tool allows you to launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes. This makes life so much easier as you don’t need to go through the start menu to access what you want.

                                                  Download Launchy

                                                  14. Forest — Boost your focus by growing a forest

                                                    This unique and fun app helps you stay focused and on-track. The concept is simple: whenever you want to focus, plant a virtual tree. If you stay focused, the tree will grow. If you lose focus, the tree will die. As the app’s name implies, you can grow multiple trees to create a virtual forest!

                                                    Download Forest

                                                    15. Trello — Track your projects in a highly visual way

                                                      This is a hugely popular app that you may already be familiar with. It works by allowing you to create cards for tasks that you need to complete. Each card moves across the Trello board (which is typically broken into columns such as To Do, In Progress, and Completed) as your start, work on and complete the associated task.

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                                                      Download Trello

                                                      16. Wunderlist — Digitalize your to-do lists

                                                        Purchased by Microsoft in 2015, Wunderlist is an easy to use, feature-packed to-do list app. From planning a holiday, to sharing a shopping list with a partner, or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist will keep you on top of all your tasks.

                                                        Download Wunderlist

                                                        17. TimeTree — Have a shared calendar with your family

                                                          This app allows families or teams to share multiple calendars and appointments. So, whether you’re planning a party, or run a local sports team, Time Tree can keep everyone up-to-date with all current and upcoming activities and events.

                                                          Download Time Tree

                                                          18. Todoist — Capture and order all your tasks and activities easily

                                                            Todoist is close to being the ultimate digital to-do list. It’s available via browsers and apps, and lets you schedule all your tasks and activities. Each item can be flagged for priority as well as given a due date. There is also a neat option to add notes to any of your tasks.

                                                            Download Todoist

                                                            The above list covers what we consider to be the very best time management apps and tools. And the good news is – that many of them are completely free of charge! So, what are you waiting for? Select the ones that will be the most valuable to you – and begin boosting your productivity now!

                                                            Oh, and one more thing… Take a look at a couple of our other articles that will help further streamline your time management:

                                                            40 Top Productivity Apps for iPhone and 20 Quick Tips For Better Time Management

                                                            More Recommended Productivity Experts on Lifehack

                                                            • Leon Ho — The Founder and CEO of Lifehack, which he share productivity hacks to make life easier
                                                            • Carl Pullein — A renowned productivity and time management coach
                                                            • Mark Pettit — A Business Coach for ambitious entrepreneurs who want to achieve more by working less

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