Happy Friday my loves!! I hope you all had an amazing holiday and New Years! We’re just 4 days into the new year and so far I’m getting a good start on my resolutions. One thing I always have in mind is productivity and time management. This is something that can always be improved. In the last days of 2018, I really got to thinking about which areas I’d like to become more productive in 2019. This year I’ve decided to look into some apps that can help me kickstart some of my resolutions and maintain them throughout the year. These days there are so many apps to choose from and it’s hard to know which ones will work for you. Today I’ve rounded up 5 of my favorite productivity apps that will help get your life together in 2019! Hope you guys try them out and if you do, let me know your thoughts in the comment section below :)
While some people may think the old, paper and pen notes are reliable, think again. This is the digital era, so not having a good note-taking app is like not having an alarm ha! Evernote has been around since 2013 and just keeps getting better, plus it’s free! This is note-taking on the next level, I’m talking sketches, text, audio recordings, videos and even PDF’s that can all be organized into notes. Once you create notes, you can organize them into notebooks, add images, audio recordings, set reminders, and most importantly, share notes with whoever you want via email or social media.
What I love about this app is that you can kinda have fun with your note-taking! Once you create a note, there are so many different ways to organize your notes with page clippings, images, and even audio recordings. You can even customize these sections with your favorite colors, fonts, etc.
And if you’re one to have 10 different tabs open on your computer, you will definitely appreciate this app. That’s why I love the web clippings feature on this app, especially when blogging. There are always so many articles that I come across and keep open on my computer to save for later. With the web clippings feature, you’re able to accumulate web clippings so you can have the whole article within a note and actually put it to use!
Anyone have trouble remembering or mixing up your passwords? This is something I’ve struggled with for quite some time. I find myself constantly forgetting passwords or having the wrong password login information because of recently updated passwords. Although I’m automatically logged into many apps and accounts on my phone and laptop, sometimes they re-start and I have to login all over again. If I’m trying to login to something in a rush, I end up resetting my password and then forget to write it down in the moment! With LastPass, you can store all your usernames and passwords in one place. If you’re a bit worried about security, you can only access the app with TouchID or a master password so it’s very secure.
Another perk is that this app helps you generate strong passwords for anything you want. If you’re the kind of person that has 50 passwords and needs quick access, you can quickly search for your passwords in organized folders. If you’re new to the app, you have the opportunity to review all your current passwords and flag weak ones as well.
Living in the digital age can be overwhelming. With so much new content circulated every minute of every single day, there is so much that comes across our eyes. While some of it is intriguing, it’s hard to filter what we actually want to discover more of and what we don’t want to see. Pocket helps you save any articles, videos, or links to the app and check them out later. Maybe you found an article that you want to read more into on Facebook or saw on email that you want to save for later, Pocket makes it easy for you to save all the stuff you’re interested in for later.
For someone who is constantly browsing the web and looking for new content, this app is great to really streamline your content. I find myself stumbling upon lots of articles in one day and usually have at least 10 tabs opened that are worth going back to. The problem with screenshotting or keeping tabs open on your computer is that it lowers your productivity. Time management and productivity goes hand in hand. So organizing my reading and content discovery time on a daily basis is definitely something that I want to take seriously in 2019!
At the end of the day, do you ever wonder how much time you spend online? RescueTime really helps you put your day into perspective and understand your overall productivity, which is something we can all use in the new year! Whether you’re using it for work, school or personal reasons, it helps you understand how you spent your time and gives you the opportunity to change your patterns.
RescueTime will do all the work for you and organize all the websites you visit on a daily basis. At the end of the week, you can see a report of what most of your time went towards and the top applications and websites you used. It will give you a productivity score and you can analyze what was a distraction and what was productive. This way you can change the way you approach your day and improve your productivity levels little by little.
An app that can make your email experience better? Yes PLEASE!! Decluttering and filtering through my inbox is something I dread every single day. Not only is it time-consuming, but rather than focusing and prioritizing important emails, I’m spend more time getting unwanted emails out of my sight. If you’re constantly bombarded with emails, spam, and subscriptions that you don’t remember signing up to, then Unlistr will be a gamechanger.
It works by creating a separate folder in your email account which filters all the incoming emails. It helps you unsubscribe from unwanted newsletters and other bulk emails that make their way through to your inbox. Once you take control of your inbox, you’ll realize how much more productive your day can be!
Hope you loves enjoyed this post! What are some of your resolutions for 2019?! Leave me a comment below!