When it comes to making the most of your time, technology can either be a distraction or the holy grail to saving time. With so many options out there, using a variety of productivity tools will help you find which one works best for you.
Remember: there probably isn’t a single tool out there that can solve all of your needs, but choosing the right ones and using them together can help you tackle them one-by-one.
Here’s a list of what has helped me to connect the dots (in no particular order).
- Oura ring – tracking sleep
Good quality sleep the night before sets the tone for how my day begins. Oura ring is a smart ring with advanced sensors like body temperature and blood volume pulse that you wear to sleep. It tracks my sleep stages (REM, Deep, Light), measures your sleep quality, and uses data to give me optimized bedtime schedules.
- Waking Up – staying grounded
It’s important to set an intent for the day and be thankful for all my experiences from days before. This meditation app guides users through a series of meditation techniques and teaches the basic principles of mindfulness.
- Flowstate playlists – keep my concentration
I listen to two hours of Flowstate playlists every morning during deep work. There are different genres each day but the common theme is they’re all perfect for working and aren’t distracting at all.
- MyFitnessPal – tracking macros
This app helps me count calories since I intermittent fast to help me focus during my hours of deep work, and to burn fat faster. Best of all, MyFitnessPal is free and has nutrition facts for millions of foods.
- Asana – content management
It’s easy to lose track of who’s doing what and when in a busy startup. My team uses Asana to easily organize and keep track of work. It helps boost accountability, manage expectations, and meet deadlines.
- Bear – writing
The power of a writing program in the palm of my hands. Bear is a writing app that lets me jot down my ideas on my phone on-the-go. I can write quick notes to longer format content and effortlessly style them with different fonts and photos, and convert them to Word and PDF docs.
- Pedometer – make sure to hit 10k steps
It’s one of the lesser known features on an iPhone but this built-in function in the Health app counts the number of steps I take throughout the day. A desk job isn’t an excuse to sit all day and the Pedometer holds me accountable to take breaks and move around.
- Awair – tracking air
The Awair device and app work together to analyze and determine indoor air quality. I get personalized recommendations on how I can change and improve activities to mitigate pollutants, chemicals, and fine dust that impact my everyday air quality and overall health.
- Capsule – free pharmacy delivery
Capsule is a faster, smarter, and better way to get prescription medicine. It delivers prescriptions straight to your door so you don’t have to worry about the frustrations of having to talk to a voicemail autobot to get your prescriptions refilled and dealing with insurance companies about claims.
- Daylio – track mood
Daylio helps me keep track of my mood, so I can figure out a pattern of habits that and activities that make me feel my best rather than blah. It’s a simple two-step process where I select what I did, and how I felt about it.
Do you have any productivity apps that you want to recommend that wasn’t listed here? Let us know what they are in the comments below.