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4 Apps You Need To Become More Productive

As technology can be seen as a distraction in the workplace, it can also be utilized to boost productivity throughout your day. And no, this doesn’t include scrolling through Facebook or live Tweeting your co-workers arguments (although very entertaining);  these are apps that aid in making your workday easier!

 

Create a virtual notepad with Evernote.

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Evernote allows you to store all your thoughts, ideas, and plans in one place — instead of keeping them in your head, where they’re bound to be forgotten. You can add everything from text and photos to webpages and audio files.

When you feel like one of those bits of information would come in handy, you can find it easily from your smartphone or computer.

Cost: Free (basic level)

Available on:iOS, Android

Keep track of to-do lists with Wunderlist.

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The ultimate get-stuff-done app lets you keep private lists and receive reminders about upcoming appointments, plus share lists with friends, family, and colleagues so you can collaborate on projects.

Wunderlist syncs with your other devices so you can access that information anywhere.

Cost: Free

Available on:iOS, Android

 

Track your productivity with Forest.

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Forest tracks your productivity and lets you visualize your progress in the form of a tree. If you stay focused for 30 minutes, the tree blooms fully; if you leave the app during that time period, the tree dies.

The goal is to eventually have a forest of trees that represents the hard work you put in.

Cost: $0.99

Available on:iOS, Android

 

Set up appointments easily with Sunrise Calendar.

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This app comes with a number of cool features — for example, when you’re emailing with someone about arranging a meeting, you can pull up your calendar and send them a link to your available time slots. Sunrise syncs with LinkedIn and Twitter, so you can see the photos and bios of people you’re meeting.

The app supports several Google calendars as well as Exchange and iCloud.

Price: Free

Available on:iOS, Android


 

Original Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/10-productivity-apps-to-use-daily-2015-12

5 Apps to Eliminate the Stress of Holiday Shopping

Don’t you wish there was a little elf that could help you holiday shop, and take all your stress away that comes with the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping? Well, I don’t know of any Elves for sale unfortunately, but below are the next 5 best apps to help you breeze through your shopping with joy:

Santa’s Bag

“Revolutionize your Christmas shopping experience with Santa’s Bag for iOS. Import recipients, set budgets, plan gifts, create wishlists and shopping lists, track progress, share – and so much more. Each step is carefully designed to make sure you don’t forget anyone or anything. Christmas shopping has never been easier or more fun!”

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Get it for iOS.

RedLaser

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“Never overpay again – RedLaser helps you find the best prices, coupons, and dealsfor all your favorite products and stores, online and locally.”

Get it for iOS, Android and Windows.

Wunderlist

“Wunderlist is a simple to-do list and task manager app that helps you get stuff done. Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to capture, share and complete your to-dos. Wunderlist instantly syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your to-dos from anywhere.”

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Get it for iOS and Android.

Giftster

“Giftster is a free, private, web and mobile gift registry that connects family and close friends. Set it up once and use it for a lifetime. The perfect combination of wish list, gift registry, family events calendar, and news feed, think of Giftster as a social platform just for you and the people you care about most.”

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Get it for iOS and Android.

Pounce

“Pounce is a revolutionary shopping app that lets you take a photo of any item you like and immediately see similar items from a variety of stores. Tap ‘Buy Now’ for a seamless, one-stop purchase. Your purchase is processed and shipped directly by the retailer.”

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Get it for iOS and Android.

 


 

 

original source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/free-holiday-shopping-apps_5661fd5ce4b08e945fef811c?utm_hp_ref=life-handbook