As a Full-Time Student, working professional and blogger, I can barely find time to breathe let alone keep track of all of my assignments, meetings and post updates all on my own without forgetting something. There are a million things going on during the day and since I can’t afford an assistant, I utilize these 8 time management/productivity apps to keep me organized.
The most important part of your day is remembering to stay healthy and hydrated. This app helps you track how much water you’ve drunk for the day. Staying hydrated is super important to staying alert and productive. Go through their short setup to set your stats (weight, etc.) and you’ll get a water target for the day. Track your water throughout each day to make sure you hit that target.
I will literally forget everything if I don’t write it down. That’s why Evernote is one of my favorite apps. It helps me capture and prioritize ideas, projects, and to-do lists, so nothing falls through the cracks.
The best place to safely store important documents, photos, and more from anywhere.
Share with colleagues, clients, friends, family, etc. I started using Dropbox a few months ago and haven’t looked back. A MUST HAVE organizational tool.
Boy Oh Boy how I looove Canva!! If you ever need help designing a blog post image, ebook cover, Facebook cover, Instagram post, etc.? Canva is the tool for you! I’ve heard about Canva for a while but just got started with it last year. It is AMAZING, no joke. I can design blog posts and social media posts in 5 minutes. I’ve been looking for something like this FOREVER, without it costing a fortune. Most of the designs I’ve done have been free. A few I had to pay for because of special elements or use of Canva’s images but literally just a couple bucks (most paid: $3). Highly recommended.
Okay, so sometimes I find myself at work, in the break room, doing homework. Yikes. Grammarly has helped me with grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and when I feel like I just can’t think anymore. You can download the app straight to your phone or install it as a plug in for your internet browser.
Because I am also a full-time lifestyle blogger, it’s vital for me to have a tool available for me to schedule all my social media posts in a snap! You can also browse to find cool content. How neat would it be to set all your posts for the week OR for the month? Set it and forget it. Definitely check this one out.
This photo editing app is one of my favorites. Whiten whites, smooth out unevenness, take out red-eye and more! I love to use this app to take the wrinkles out of t-shirt pics I take. I also use the Smoothing feature quite a bit. It’s easy to use and one of the better photo editing apps out there.
“If This Then That” is a super cool tool that helps you automate just about anything. Set up a free account and browse their suggested recipes. You can set triggers to happen whenever you do an action. For example, one of my recipes is whenever I post to Instagram, I auto post to Facebook. That means just that, when I do an Instagram post, IFTTT will automatically post to my Facebook timeline. Talk about a time saver! There are a TON of cool recipes you can set up to help automate your business. IFTTT gives tons of examples and you won’t be able to live without this.
That’s it! This post was super easy to write. I just looked on my phone. I hope you enjoyed reading some of the apps and tools I used to help stay productive throughout the day. What are some of your favorite apps? comment below.