5 Apps to Boost Your Productivity

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Productivity Apps

Obviously, we all want to get as much done as we can on any given day. But, do you ever have those days when it seems like you just can’t focus on getting things accomplished? Whether it’s constant distractions that keep disrupting your attention or a severe lack of motivation to get to work, you just can’t seem to put your nose to the grindstone and get stuff done.

Luckily, technology is here to help! There are plenty of technology solutions that can do everything from eliminate distractions to light a fire under your butt. Curious to know what apps you can use to kick your productivity into high gear? Check these out!

1. StayFocusd

Does this sound familiar? You sit down at your computer with the intention of cranking out some work. But, before you know it, you’ve opened up an extra browser tab in order to scroll through Facebook. StayFocusd removes this temptation completely.

Basically, this free browser extension restricts your access to time-wasting sites after a set amount of time. You simply pick your blocked URLs and then set the days and times you would like to allow yourself unrestricted access to them. Simple, yet undeniably effective!

2. Evernote

If you spend a good chunk of your time searching for the important lists or information you need, Evernote is sure to help you! This handy list app allows you to save all of your important stuff—from short little notes and photos to long, in-depth research—across all of your devices. You’ll never waste time hunting for something again!

3. 1Password

With so many different accounts, remembering different passwords for all of them can be a challenge! And, there’s nothing more frustrating than wasting time trying to remember your password or — even worse! — being locked out of your own account after too many failed attempts.

1Password is the digital companion you’ve been waiting for. Simply set a master password, which then grants you access to all of your other pesky passwords. The app is completely secure (just don’t ever share your master password!), and can even store other notes and pieces of information that need to be kept safe. As an added bonus, it can create secure and unique passwords for your new accounts. No more struggling with trying to use the correct numbers and symbols — that alone will save you time!

4. Track My Life

Feel like you waste a lot of your time traveling from point A to point B? Track My Life will tell you just how much!

The app runs automatically and logs all of the time you spend traveling, as well as your most frequent locations. Using that information, you can identify ways to set priorities and make the most of the time you have!

5. Balanced

Sometimes we’re completely unproductive simply because we have no idea where to start with our never ending to-do lists. If this is the case, an app like Balanced could be just what the doctor ordered.

Think of Balanced as a to-do list on steroids. Within the app, you can prioritize your tasks, view timelines of your activity, and set a schedule that works for you. Plus, you get that added feeling of satisfaction when you can swipe “Done” on a task!

Every now and then, motivation to be productive is just tough to come by. When that happens, put one (or all!) of these apps to work in order to amp up your productivity and start crossing things off your to-do list!

Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard is a Midwest-based freelance writer and blogger who loves lending her voice to a variety of publications and organizations. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she enjoys reading, babying her rescued terrier mutt and obsessively organizing her entire home.
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About Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard is a Midwest-based freelance writer and blogger who loves lending her voice to a variety of publications and organizations. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she enjoys reading, babying her rescued terrier mutt and obsessively organizing her entire home.