When we think of apps, we mostly think of them as an entertaining way to waste our time. Candy Crush, HQ, social media… while fun, they can also be incredibly distracting. But what about apps that can actually improve our time management and efficiency? Apps go way beyond the smartphone games we know and love. Especially when at work, apps can make our lives easier. Check out these apps and be on your way to a more productive work day!
For the Restless Web Surfer
This app is perfect if you are the kind of person who can’t stop switching between sites at work. It can quickly become addictive to constantly open new tabs and look at something different and off topic. Before you know it, there are 10 tabs open and no work has gotten done. Well, “Self Control” is coming to the rescue. This app can be downloaded onto any computer and limits your time spent on irrelevant websites. Simply add in the sites you want to block, set the time for the duration that you want to work, and you will not be able to access the sites at all.
For the Inbox Sufferer
Does “inbox zero” feel like a far-fetched dream? Is writing an email the most anxiety-producing part of your day? If so, you need “Boomerang”. This Outlook extension will take your email game to the next level. It helps discover the best time to send emails, craft ones that are most likely to get responses and assists with meeting planning by using unique tools that show your availability in your message. For those of you who feel like they are drowning in a constant stream of emails, the pause feature allows only emails from certain senders into your inbox for a select period of time. This enables you to filter out the noise and focus on specific tasks without getting overwhelmed or sidetracked.
For the Goal Digger
If your office is filled with inspirational quotes and positive affirmations, then you need “Momentum”. This Chrome and Firefox extension greets you with an inspirational quote and an uplifting picture every time you open your browser. By writing out your focus and goals for the day, you’ll think twice every time you open Facebook. There is also an option to add your to-do list so that you have a frequent reminder of your tasks without having to seek them out.
For the Frequent “Forgot Password” Clicker
We all try to remember passwords. No one likes that crushing feeling when you’ve been locked out of an account after 12 attempts with every character and number variation you could think of. It is also a huge time waster to constantly be going through the motions of resetting a password. Well, applications like “LastPass” and “1Password” have solved this problem. They take all of your passwords and securely store them behind one master password. So each password for every site is unique, all you need to remember is one to access them all. Not only are you eliminating that “forgot password” frustration, but you’re making your online accounts more secure.
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