Download These FREE Apps to Increase Your Productivity

As 2017 continues to roll forward, we’re reaching the time when the majority of people have dropped their new year’s resolutions. This is the time to buckle down and really focus on your plan. If your resolution was to increase productivity and stay organized this year, then you might be looking for help from outside sources to reach your goals. Luckily, our phones and tablets have unlimited apps to assist you in this process. Below you’ll found a list of 5 of the most helpful apps to help you stay on track with your resolution this year.

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We’ve all been there, you start by simply checking Facebook for a few minutes and click on an article that grabs your attention. Before you know it, you’ve somehow ended up down the rabbit hole spending hours reading various stories. Downloading the pocket app will help you to stay on task, while still having the chance to read the articles that are piquing your interest. You can save articles, videos, or links across any platform to Pocket and check them out later, when you aren’t supposed to be finishing a project. The app can also read your articles aloud, which makes it ideal for multitasking.

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Key Ring

Sometimes your keyring or wallet can get weighed down by all of the membership and rewards cards that you’re holding onto. Don’t throw out the cards. Instead, you can store all of your information on the Key Ring app and scan your phone at the store. The app will store everything from your gym membership card to your pharmacy rewards card.

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If you’re looking for a project management tool, Trello is one of the best on the market. This app is ideal for solo use or for collaboration with others. It allows you to organize products into different boards, lists, or cards. Add comments and attachments to tasks or check the status with the due date or progress meter. As a bonus, Trello stays in sync across all of your devices, so you can use it on-the-go or at your desk.

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Remember the Milk

Anyone who is a fan of making to-do lists will appreciate the organizational aspect of the Remember the Milk tool. Download this app to organize your tasks by day, priority, or type. You can send yourself reminders through the app or look up tasks by proximity to your location.

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The 24me app is ideal for anyone who dreams of having their own personal assistant. Not only does 24me organize your calendar, to-do list, and notes, but it can literally act as your assistant by taking the next step. Set up birthday reminders and then have the app send gifts to your friends. Pay your bills from the app, instead of just receiving a reminder that a payment is due. Another way that the app acts as an assistant is by reminding you of what time you should leave for appointments based on current traffic on your route. You’ll feel like an important CEO, but you don’t have to drop a penny for this assistant.

Downloading one or all of these apps is guaranteed to help increase your productivity and help you to stay organized this year. The best part is that all of these apps are completely free, so you don’t have to break the bank to meet your goals. Time to start downloading!


About the Author:

This is a guest post from Chris Pivik. Chris graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in 2014. He currently works as a private equity investment professional in Philadelphia, focusing on companies in the healthcare sector. Chris is a Steelers fan and still cheers for the Hoos, his alma-mater. Follow him on twitter.