My top 5 productivity apps to get stuff done this year

There are so many things to get done everyday. Sometimes it becomes so overwhelming we’d rather stay in bed watching movies all day. The good news is there now exists applications to get your things done faster and with laser focus. The problem is there are so many apps from which to choose. That’s where this post hopes to serve you.

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I’ve found 5 apps that prove invaluable to get stuff done. Especially when I’m distracted, delayed, and detoured from what matters most. I’ve tried countless productivity apps, and many of them are more aesthetically pleasing than the 5, but I keep coming back to these 5 apps. They will help you maximize your time, clear space in your schedule, and give you that boost of extra energy you need. I use them everyday, both professionally and personally.

In no particular order here are the A M A Z I N G apps:

Dropbox. It took me longer than it should’ve to jump into dropbox, but once I did, I never looked back. It allows me to share my files, recordings, photos, videos, and much more. My family, friends, and colleagues all have access to it. You can also set up passwords and groups so that only certain people have access to various categories. A bonus is that whenever my computer is turned on, everything syncs with dropbox in the background.

Evernote. I’ve tried awesome-note, this note, if this then that, and a plethora of other similar apps, but this one keeps improving, and it just works to help get stuff done. I use it all the time at staff meetings, to make mental notes on walks, and for storage. Much to the chagrin of my bookkeeper, who wants me to get a filing cabinet, Evernote also has now become my digital filing storage place.

HD Informant. I love calendars and planning so I neeeeed a carefully designed calendar that’s intuitive to use. This calendar is just amazing, allowing me to sync with Google calendar, color code tasks, tap into my contacts database, take notes, and plan so that I can work the plan. This app does everything just shy of washing my dinner dishes.

Last Pass. My brother-in-law is a computer and app Geek so I always ask him about technology. A year ago I asked him what his favorite app is. He said, LastPass. I then asked him what app he used more than any other. He said LastPass. Lastly, I asked him what app helps his productivity more than any other. He said matter-of-factly, LastPass. This app remembers all your passwords for you so that you can focus on what matters most. I still get wheezy from time to time thinking that one password gives the key to all areas, but it beats the alternative and I’m so thankful I have it.

[email protected]. Wow, this is a discovery that helps me stay focused on what matters most. Described as a neuroscience based music service that increases your attention span up to 400% when working, studying, writing, and reading. I use it all the time as a deadline keeper, as one can adjust a timer for a customizable focus session time. It also provides a music energy level control with various options. It magically eliminates the stress intrinsic to manufacturing willpower, helping you get stuff done in a fast and fun way. I can’t recommend it enough.

These are the top 5 productivity apps I use everyday to get stuff done. Each has taken my productivity to much higher levels. I don’t get paid to advertise for them. I share them with you because they will help you focus your life on what matters most each and everyday. And that’s what I care about: people doing what matters.

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