Work Smarter, Not Harder – Five Great Productivity Apps to Use Today

We’ve all been there – struggling to make it through a homework assignment, counting down the minutes until the end of the work day, or finding several tasks to complain about all the time. We cross one item off the list and can immediately find three more tasks to replace it. Having a huge list of pending work can definitely pull you down and make you not want to even start. However, there are now tons of new apps and programs available that can greatly help you in getting your work done, efficiently and successfully.

First up on the list is Tide, a beautiful and simple app that combines the time management method called Pomodoro, along with various samples of white noise or sounds.

Personally, using this app makes me feel very relaxed as well as competent. The Pomodoro technique is actually one used by many apps of this kind, as it was first developed in the 1980s. It basically shows one how to work in blocks of time, first spending 25 minutes immersed in your task, followed by a 5 minute break. This app is available on the App Store and Google Play.



Another app that really shines through with its efficiency is Evernote. This app is all-in-one: you can create tons of separate notebooks, keeping track of any and everything you wish.

Since I love making lists and getting my thoughts down, this app really helped me with organizing lists in different places. You can take photos of things you want to remember or buy, and add those to your digital notebooks as well. This app is available on the App Store and Google Play, as well as PC platforms.



A great app for college students is called Forest: I used this in college and it really made me aware of how important it is to stay focused and work smarter,

not harder. This is a very useful app: you get work done and also support a great cause. Here’s how it works: you use a timer to work in blocks of time,

similar to Tide. However, as you’re working, you are growing virtual trees in a digital forest on the app. You grow more trees the longer that you work, and the coins that you earn are actually used to plant real trees, as Forest partners with the nonprofit Trees for the Future. How amazing! This app is available on the App Store and Google Play.

An app that really caught my eye was Simple Habit Tracker, a way totrack your habits. Sounds strange, right? It’s interesting to see how our habits are formed, psychologically or subconsciously.

We all pick up “bad habits”, and these repetitive actions can be very destructive over the long run. This app helps you to realize what those bad habits are, and to change them. You can also record the good habits you have, to keep track of how long you accomplish them. This app is available on the App Store.    


Last on our list, Trello is a productivity app that allows you to create multiple to-do lists. You can see what different projects you have to finish, and you can quickly prioritize what you need to do first versus last. Trello also allows you to schedule tasks to others who use the same app, making it easy for you to work with friends or colleagues. This app is available on the App Store and Google Play.


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