The only morning must-have that beats your everyday coffee is probably your phone, right? No matter what day it is, where you are, or what you’re doing, you can’t start your day without your phone. But what makes our phones so useful? The answer is just one word - apps! Companies are using new-age technology every day - 5G, Metaverse, AI, VoIP, IoT, and others, but apps have become the bread and butter for all of them.
We have cool apps for everything today. And with better technology, apps have been able to shape our lives like nothing else. Our apps tell us what to eat, what work to do, even what to read! In fact, a total of 35.3 billion apps were downloaded just in the third quarter of 2023! Phone, browser and desktop apps make our lives easier, and that’s why it is so important to have the right one. So we went ahead and made a list of 13 cool apps to make your everyday life easier.
How many of us haven’t resolved to be more organized and productive in 2023? And hey, we know that it ain’t easy. So start your productive digital journey with these 13 cool apps!
ClickUp is your one-stop shop for all your project management needs this year. It is one of the industry standard software that helps one manage projects and activities. It offers features like tasks, whiteboards, dashboards, chats, goals, and docs. In short, ClickUp is your savior in this season of unplanned afternoon naps. Here are some of the best features that make ClickUp a no-brainer choice for you:
Getting The Best Views! - ClickUp offers 15+ ways to visualize your workflow, including the Everything View. No matter where on the hierarchy, you can have everything in front of you in the way you want, filtered & sorted the way you want. So guess who’s not missing tasks anymore!
Customize It Like Nobody’s Business - ClickUp offers 35+ different ‘ClickApps’ using which you can manage any of your projects the way you want. Their in-built productivity management systems offer times, estimates, triggers, and actions to help you save time on each task and get the features you want!
Work Together, Party Together - ClickUp’s powerful collaboration features streamline teamwork in your organization and allow you to work together on product ideas, document bugs, or even meeting minutes!
In The Nick Of Time - Time management has never been better since ClickUp’s features like global time tracking from any device, time estimates, and time reporting!
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Next, we have Mural, to make teamwork easy everyday. Mural is a whiteboarding tool that makes visual collaboration easy through a shared environment. It’s like your childhood dream drawing book. With a resizable canvas, icons, GIFs, images, sticky notes, and text, you can do anything you want! Access control is extremely flexible, and with hundreds of existing templates, you can build a quick and easy visualization of flows, maps, diagrams, etc. Here are some of our favorite Mural features:
Kinopio is basically a thinking tool! Now, we understand that may not make a lot of sense. But here’s what it does - it let’s you think in any way you want. Kinopio is a space where you can create notes, write down your thoughts, connect them together, add tags, maps, links, and much more! It is handy for students and researchers that wish to gather and sync data visually! Here’s what makes Kinopio so fun:
For days when you feel like Monica Geller, turn to TickTick. It is the perfect way for you to organize your life. Whether it’s a reminder to go to the gym or a very important meeting, add it to your TickTick to-do list. It will make sure that you don’t miss any deadlines whatsoever and help you manage your schedule seamlessly. Here’s what makes TickTick a great life hack:
If it isn’t Product Hunt’s “App of the Year”! Clover may look like your basic note-taking task manager at first, but when you dive deeper, it is so much more! Clover’s Daily Notes are a new and innovative way to keep track of your to-dos and capture them to ensure you never miss a task! Let’s get to know more about Clover:
Feedly is an aggregator platform that tracks insights across all websites by listing them in accordance with your priorities! And for this, let us introduce to you - Leo, Feedly’s AI. It will look at everything - Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, news, blogs, etc. to flag the essential insights! Feedly takes ‘organizing your internet usage’ to a whole new level! Here is how Feedly helps you make the most of your internet activity and maximize your time savings -
Who doesn’t love gamification? If you’re one of them, this great app will change that immediately. Habitica is a habit-tracking and productivity app. It would have been like any other app, except it literally gamifies the entire process for you! Whether it’s flossing every night, or finishing your homework at the end of the day, Habitica is the right choice for you. And here’s why:
Managing your inbox every morning is not a task most of us want to face. And let alone keeping track of all the work that comes with them. Enter TwoBird. TwoBird is an app that turns your email list into an efficient to-do list that lets you manage and search for all your work from one place. Whether it’s simply responding to a mail, setting up a meeting, sending in some deliverables, or booking tickets to a movie - if it’s in your mail, it’s on TwoBird. Here are some of its features:
And for days when you don’t even feel like typing, Otter will come to your rescue. It’s often difficult to take notes during a meeting. So Otter will do it for you! It is an AI-based tool that records meetings, takes notes in real time, and generates an automated summary for you at the end of it. Does it get any better than that? And the answer is, yes, it does! Here’s how:
Forest is a productivity app (a browser extension as well) that helps you stay focused and present in life. It uses the Pomodoro technique to help you prioritize the more important things. For those out of context, the Pomodoro technique is the method of breaking down tasks into intervals, usually those of 25 minutes, separated by short breaks. As you complete your tasks, you grow a visual screen forest that grows lusher as you grow more consistently!
Forest also has a tremendous environmental side to it. The team partners with a real tree-planting organization - Trees For The Future - to plant real trees. When Forest users use up the virtual coins that they earn on the app, the company actually donates to planting more trees. If this isn’t a cue for you to start using this app today, we don’t know what is!
The thing that stands out about the app is the adorable animation features and the game-changing user interface. It’s a scheduling app that turns all your tasks into water bubbles. And here’s the best part - you get to tap those bubbles once the task is done. And who doesn’t like defeating their everyday tasks by popping them! And once you tap those tasks, you earn rewards and get to build an island of your own (a virtual one, of course, but an island nevertheless!)
WaterDo tries to cultivate a habit mindset by asking you to automatically set up your tasks and move them to a calendar to that you set internal deadlines for yourself. The app also offers a Daily Review feature that gives you an overview of how your day has been. Spend a total of 5 minutes on your Daily Review to get the best results out of WaterDo!
We’ve now talked about a lot of apps that tell you what to do throughout the day. So here’s one to help you sleep and recharge the batteries. Endel is a generative music app that creates personalized soundscapes based on inputs like time of the day, weather, heart rate, etc. It not only helps you relax and develop a sense of safety but also helps you boost your productivity. Here’s why Endel needs to be your new best friend once you install it:
And now that we’ve talked about tasks, productivity and relaxation, let’s get to the part that we either love or dread the most - working out! This is our last app for this time, but it’s a rocker. Stretchminder is a platform that aims to increase and track users’ physical activities. It offers them customized workouts and ways for them to maintain mobility throughout the day. It is ideal for anyone who loves to Netflix & ‘snack the entire refrigerator out’. Stetchminder offers you these other features:
We hope you’ve had as much fun going through this listicle as we’ve had writing it! Now just reading it isn’t enough, right? Identify the tools that are best for you to maximize your productivity throughout the day. Most of these apps are free or available at a minimal cost on iOS and Android devices. So make sure to download them, use them, and most of all, let us know about your experience with them!