Apps We Love – Manage your unorganised life

Written by Viraj Pathania, The Young Vision Ambassador (Since Mar 2019), Our Own High School

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Organising isn’t about perfection; it’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money, and improving your overall quality of life.’ – Christina Scalise.

As teens, it is very important to organise your time and daily life, so here are few apps to help you.

Workflow (iOS)

Have many of us have tasks to complete like posting on social media, updating yourself by reading the latest news, etc.? This app has got you covered. It can help you in completing these tasks without opening the app. It saves your time and efforts, and helps you to focus on other topics.

30/30 (iOS)

This productivity app divides your daily routine in a precise manner. This app is completely free of buttons and is controlled by Gesture-Based Interface. It has a very elegant and crisp display on any iOS device. It also supports any screen orientation. It has a fully customisable task list. It is ‘Simple.Attractive.Useful.’

Don’t Break The Chain! (iOS)

This famous motivational technique was demonstrated by the famous American Stand–Up Comedian and Director Jerry Seinfeld. You just need to define your goal and constantly do actions to achieve your goal. The red ‘X’s denote the days you have completed your task and you must try not to break the red ‘X’s chain until you accomplish your distinct goal. Also, you cannot mark a day with an X unless you’ve finished your task. (Psst… For Android users – I recommend you use Day by Day • Habit Tracker.)

Universal Password Manager (Windows, Mac, Android & Linux)

This highly protected software allows you to store usernames, passwords, URLs and generic notes in an encrypted database protected by one master password. This app, in addition, has Database sync. Just in case, if you are switching to a new phone, it transfers your valuable data using Dropbox or secured HTTP location.

FocusMe (Windows, Mac & Android)

Distracted by time-consuming apps like Instagram, Facebook, etc.? This app will help you overcome it with a scheduler to plan your focus session in advance. It also has ‘break reminders’ to boost your productivity. If you haven’t heard of the Pomodoro Technique, then I will demonstrate you an example – Work for 25 mins and give a 5-minute break, repeat four to five times and then give yourself a long break. This app has an inbuilt Pomodoro Timer. It also has a time tracking feature in which you can see how much time you have spent on different tasks and breaks. (14 Days Free Trial – No Credit Card Required)