You start your day with a long to-do list, ready to check everything off, and before you know it, the day is over. Sometimes it seems as if there is just not enough time in a day. While technology has brought us many distractions (Facebook and Candy Crush addiction is REAL), the technology world has also given us a few tools to help us manage our time. Here are 5 apps to help you gain a few extra hours in your day.
Do you ever wonder where all of your time goes? Are you guilty of checking Facebook a few too many times? Rescue Time is here to tell you where your time is going. It will tell you how much time you are wasting on certain sites and applications. You can even block certain distracting websites to help keep you focused on what’s important.
Virtual Private Network
Have you ever had to deal with fraudulent charges? Are you constantly worried about having your important information hacked through unsafe wireless networks? A virtual private network, or VPN, can help minimize these problems, and ensure your security when on the web. VPNs are now commonly used by many companies and are easily accessible through apps for individuals as well. Secure Thoughts, an internet security site, can help guide you to the VPN app that best fits your needs and devices.
During the work week, it can be a challenge to cook every single night. You may find yourself going out to eat constantly, or find yourself stressed from the mounds of dishes that accumulate after every cooked meal. Munchery is a fresh and healthy food delivery service that provides fresh fully cooked meals. Each meal is served in an oven and microwave safe container so you can easily heat yur meal with no dishes to worry about. You also have the ability to order your meals days in advance so you can go through your day knowing that dinner will be one less thing you have to worry about.
While working online it is easy to get distracted by articles thrown our way, or a new website we’ve discovered. Pocket will easily save any article or site you run across so you can access it later. It stores all of your saved items in a visually appealing way that makes it easy to find the saved article you are looking for. You can check off the items you have viewed as well as organize your saved items with helpful tags.
Scanner Pro takes the time out of faxing and scanning. You simply need to take a picture with your phone and Scanner Pro converts your documents into an easy to ready and send the file. This app gives you the ability to scan from literally anywhere your phone can go. Once you start using this app you will wonder how you ever lived without it.
Have you used any of these apps? What are your favorite apps to help you manage your time?
I highly recommend reading: The Psychology of Gamification: Can Apps Keep You Motivated? and Bored at the office? Apps to Keep you Busy and Engaged.
Bonus; Time Management Mindmap
Guest post by Cassie Phillips