Top 5 Productivity Apps to kickstart 2016
We all want to get more done. However, the same technology that makes our lives easier also slows us down with unnecessary redundant notifications, meaningless protocols and tedious processes. That’s where productivity apps come in. However, with millions of options to choose from its of course intimidating.
So if you’ve promised the world a new you this New Year, here is a list of the top 5
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If we had a few bucks for every time we had those irritating notifications, we’d all be millionaires. Snowball kicks in with its new notification center for Android users. This simple app lets you manage notifications on your smartphone. You can mark which app notifications are important, which aren’t. Choose whether you want your phone to be silent, vibrate or ring when a notification arrives. It also offers a unified inbox. That means you receive and reply to messages from Facebook, WhatsApp, SMS, Line, Telegram and Email from one place. Cut the app hopping, save time.
Send Anywhere (Android, iOS)
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How many times have you e-mailed documents to yourself or tried cloud storage with bad network hampering your efforts? This file sharing service lets you share content across various devices in real time.
That means the next time you have to share a document (or media files), just open the app, pair with the device of choice, enter a pass-code and voila! No need to log in even!
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If you’re a procrastinator, or have the attention span of a goldfish, welcome to the club. However, there are times when you need to get stuff done, and fast. You can delay an important assignment or postpone a boardroom conversation. That’s when ClearFocus comes in.
The app lets you schedule your work timings and offers you breaks in between. This ensures you work efficiently. You can also disable annoying elements like Wi-Fi, sounds or vibrations. That’ll help you concentrate.
Evernote (Android, iOS)
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Perhaps the most well known productivity app of al. Evernote lets you take notes, pictures, audios and videos and sync these across all devices. You can organize, edit and share this content at will. No need to manually transfer content with the age old pendrive!
The only catch here is that the free version lets you upload content up to 60 MB.
Pocket (Android, iOS)
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A well-read you is a better you. Period. However, you’ll know what I mean if you wanted to read an article, planned to read it later, and never found it later. Sometimes you find yourself wanting to read something when ideally you should be doing something else – maybe jogging or doing the laundry.
That’s when Pocket comes in to help. You can save any article or journal, and read it at your leisure. You can even save pictures and videos to watch later. The cherry on top - it works offline!
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