In today’s world, time is a luxury that none of us can readily afford – and when you’re busy working, it can certainly feel as if every second counts. It’s easy to feel weighed down by a stressful day, but there are plenty of places to turn when the pressure’s rising. Here we’ve rounded up five of the best apps to maximise your productivity and help you manage your time more efficiently.
If you regularly find yourself getting to 4pm and not knowing where the day has escaped to, RescueTime could soon solve all of your problems. Are you spending too long replying to emails? Or giving in to a five-minute cat video break a little too often? With this app, it’s simple to find out where all your wasted time is going online. Once downloaded, RescueTime simply runs in the background and tracks the time you spend on each website, giving you a more accurate picture of your day.
Just perfect for small business owners, 10to8 is the straightforward way to manage appointments with clients and keep everyone happy. Cutting out the middleman, 10to8 allows customers to book, change or cancel appointments online, and even sends out automatic text reminders a few hours before you meet. Keeping everything centrally located and up to date, this online diary app is the admin assistant you’ve always dreamed of.
Never forget a name (or a face) again with CamCard, the fuss-free way to scan in and store any business cards that you’re given, CamCard will pull all of the contact details from a business card and save them to your devices for you. You can even add little notes or reminders alongside the contact details, so you’ll remember exactly when and where you made the connection and avoid any awkward conversations later.
If you’re prone to periods of procrastination, you might want to give Focus@Will a try. Claiming to be able to increase concentration by up to 400%, this app uses scientifically optimised music to draw you right into the zone and keep you concentrating for hours on end. Soothing, mood boosting and brain enhancing, Focus@Will could be your new secret weapon for beating the clock and meeting that deadline.
Wherever you are when inspiration hits, Evernote will make sure that you’re never caught off guard again. The perfect way to make notes and collect your thoughts, Evernote lets you see your ideas evolve from their initial spark to completion. Here you can clip web articles, save photos of handwritten notes and even discuss your ideas with fellow users. It’s the modern day mobile workspace: easily accessible, understandable and syncable across all of your devices.
Do you use any other productivity apps to help you get through the day?