The Top 5 Productivity Apps For Getting Things Done
Trying to be more productive and getting your to do list done? We found the top productivity apps to help you organize your day.
How do you organize your day? Are you the type that flies by the seat of your pants? Mixing up tasks, seeing what needs to be done, and then just doing it? Or, maybe you’re the type of person who makes to-do lists for everything. Even your pets get a to-do list. For many of us, though, getting tasks done for the day can be a challenge. Especially if you have things like work, family and a house to take care of. But, with mobile apps as popular as ever, productivity apps are cropping up faster than you can say, did and done. And while our SURE Universal Remote app isn’t what you’d consider a traditional productivity app, it sure has its place in helping you become more productive in your day. With that being said, let’s take a look at five productivity apps to make your day run a bit smoother.
Trello is the ultimate digital to-do list and online collaboration system. You can assign tasks to yourself or to your team, and create boards for each of your projects. As a working mom, for example, you may have several boards such as,
- Weekly meal plan
- Grocery list
- DIY projects
- Editorial calendar
- Work projects
Each board has virtual cards you can use to create to-do lists or itemize your tasks. You can organize everything in one place and it even integrates nicely with Google Drive and Dropbox. It’s free to use and available for Android and iOS.
For the ultimate to-do lister, TickTick is your app. It’s perfect for everyone from students to executives to busy moms who want to stay organized. It’s a powerful project management app that syncs across your devices. With TickTick you create a list and within each item, you can create a sub-list. For example, you may list, “kitchen” as a task, and within that task you list these sub-tasks: mop floor, empty dishwasher, and create meal plan. You can easily create checklists and set recurring tasks and reminders. An added feature is you can quickly see your projects or appointments with TickTick’s handy calendar view. TickTick is free for Android and iOS.
Do you find that once you get focused on something, you inevitably lose track of time? Before you know it, your lunch break is almost over, or your son or daughter will be home from soccer practice and you haven’t even started dinner yet. With Toggl, you can start tracking your time with one click of a button. Toggl works on any OS and even comes as a Google Chrome browser extension called Toggle Button. This can help keep you on track when online or on social media. If you’re not familiar with the Pomodoro technique, it’s a productivity-boosting philosophy to help keep you mentally fresh by combining short 25 minute work periods with a 5 minute break. And Toggl has a built-in Pomodoro timer to help you stay more productive.
Evernote is a digital organization app that can store web pages, photos, PDF files, notes, audio clips and of course, your to-do list. You can use Evernote to keep track of things like your blog publishing schedule (if you’re a blogger) or your bills and receipts – or just to keep tabs on appointments for family members. It syncs across all your devices making it easy to fully integrate into your daily life. Instead of paper sticky notes – which are so outdated – you have Evernote! Available free for Android and iOS.
For a simple digital to-do list, there’s Clear for iOS. It’s an easy-to-use app that lets you create a to-do list, re-order your list, and add new items to your list. You can set reminders so you never forget important tasks, and it syncs with your other Apple products like Apple Watch. If you want something simple without all the bells and whistles other productivity apps have, Clear is a definite winner.
Ready to Boost Your Productivity?
Trying to be at the top of your game is now easier than ever with a productivity app by your side. Any one of these apps can help you stay on track, itemize your to-do list and make you more productive. Of course, the SURE Universal app is always there for you when you’ve had a long day of being productive and just want to relax, sit back, and enjoy your evening. Over to you – which productivity app is your absolute favorite?