4 Apps That Can Make You More Efficient

Inefficiency is the killer of productivity and progress. Your inability to focus on a given task and/or manage resources can greatly affect what you achieve in life and how you go about doing it. Fortunately, technology rescues us with four apps that can boost efficiency levels.screenshot-2016-09-30-08-30-24

Handy

Home cleaning is made more convenient and efficient with the Handy mobile app. You can look for local cleaners who’ve been fully vetted beforehand. Once you’ve found a cleaner, book a home cleaning services appointment, which can be set for as early as tomorrow. This frees you up with more time to enjoy with family and friends or to work and finish deadlines. Handy also features a 100 percent money-back guarantee.

Pomodoro Timer

Started in the late 1980s, the Pomodoro technique is a method for managing time and, in a way, mental resources. It uses a kitchen timer to divide work intervals and short breaks in between. Typically, the work time is 25 minutes in length followed by a short break of 5 minutes, and then resets back. The idea behind this technique is that it divides the mental load and allows time for recovery to gain the highest quality output.

Strides

Available for Apple users, Strides app can track all your goals and habits in one intuitive and easy-to-navigate platform. The app is subdivided into four trackers – Target, Habit, Average, and Project. The app is feature-rich, with automated alerts, quick logging, and even a Congrats! message whenever you achieve a daily or weekly goal. For an even richer experience, Strides Plus is offered for premium members who are serious about achieving goals and building healthy habits.

Out of Milk

When talking about personal efficiency, one cannot neglect the importance of grocery shopping and the time allocated to it on a regular basis. Out of Milk is a shopping list app that combines all the regular features you’ll expect in a shopping list app plus the ability to share lists with flatmates and family members. This means the shopping list items are crossed out one by one if a family member decides to visit the grocery store to buy one or some of the said items.

These four apps are only the tip of the iceberg. If you are serious about improving your efficiency, there are dozens of other apps that can streamline certain parts of your life, whether it’s laundry or scheduling dental appointments.