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7 Easy-to-Use Productivity Apps

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Who wouldn’t want to get more done in less time?! These productivity apps could help you get there.

It seems like there’s an app for just about everything these days. Some will even help you get more done at work. Different tools are right for different people. Could one of these productivity-boosting apps work for you?

1. Pops.

(iOS: Free)

Pops. is a simple, but it can still help you to focus and be more productive. After opening the app, you select a character to help you monitor your time. (Some are more strict than others and give fewer breaks.) Then, you set a timer for a number of hours and set your phone down. You earn points, and praise, as long as you don’t pick it up until your character prompts you, with a flash of your camera, that it’s time for a break. If you’re working on taking more breaks from your phone in order to enhance productivity, this could be the app for you.

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2. Productive – Habit Tracker

(iOS: Free trial, In-App Purchases)

This application can help you organize your life and build better habits. It keeps your schedule, sends reminders, and it helps you plan your day and set routines. Also, it allows you to track and log the habits that are most important to you. If you have goals and a busy schedule, then Productive might be worth a try.

3. Google Keep

(iOS, Android, Chrome, Web: Free)

If you’re a fan of note-taking apps, you really ought to give Google Keep a try. Among other features, the app allows you to create a note and save it quickly and easily across devices. You can also add lists, photos, or even audio files to Keep. And, it’s super simple to use. This application could help you stay organized and on top of everything without putting in much time at all.

4. Hours Time Tracking

(iOS: Free trial, In-app purchases)

Hours is a time-tracking application. It allows you to record and analyze how you spend your hours and minutes in real time. Then, you can use the results to reflect back and gain a better understanding of how you really spend your workday. The reports sort and organize your data in ways that help build that understanding. This improved awareness should help you use your time more effectively and be more productive overall.

5. Gratitude 365

(iOS: $1.99)

Gratitude can change your life. It can have a pretty big impact on your career, too. It’s nearly impossible to be unhappy when you’re feeling grateful. And, happy workers are more productive. This is where Gratitude 365 comes in. Try keeping a gratitude journal through this easy and beautiful format and see if it doesn’t make you happier and more productive. Can you keep it up for 365 days?

6. Todoist

(iOS, Android, Web: In-app purchases, Premium version – $28.99)

The Todoist app helps you organize and keep track of everything you have to do. It allows you to record and organize tasks quickly and easily and access them from anywhere at any time. You can also map out projects and goals that have multiple steps by using project sections and subtasks, recording and monitoring your progress toward these goals. You can even link Todoist with other applications for some game-changing integration.

7. Calm

(iOS, Android: Free, subscription unlocks more content)

Meditation can do wonders for your career. It’s good for your health, your mood, and it helps you to be more productive, too. The Calm app is a simple and easy-to-use mindfulness meditation tool for beginners or seasoned meditators. Spending just 10 minutes a day in meditation can help you boost your productivity for the rest of the day.

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