Everybody gets the same 24 hours a day to work with. However, some people, both in college and in adult life, seem to do everything on time, always get excellent results and have a few spare hours for themselves every day. At the same time, others struggle to do an absolute minimum of what is expected of them, never get enough sleep and are at their wits’ end as to how they are supposed to do everything on their plate. As both types of people have the same amount of time, the difference is how well they manage to use it – and fortunately, proper time management is something anybody can learn, especially if s/he has the right tools. In this article, you will find some of the best apps that can help you organize your life.
Remember the Milk
Remember the Milk is a task list to end all task lists. It has an attractive design, is simple to use and offers powerful functionality – integrates it into your life, and you will never again forget anything, be it an important assignment that is due tomorrow morning or something you have to buy for your dorm room. Create tasks, divide them into smaller subtasks, set up reminders via email, Twitter, or your mobile app, keep track of everything you have to do and establish priorities as you see fit.
MyLifeOrganized is a task manager created specifically for the people who are constantly on the go and use multiple devices in their everyday life. It synchronizes through the cloud across as many devices as you want, allows for a clever hierarchy system, giving you an opportunity to subdivide any task into as many levels of subtasks as necessary, uses many types of reminders (including location-based). It also makes it very easy to divide your tasks into groups related to the different parts of your life (e.g., college, private, work, etc.).
Focus at Will is a music streaming service whose creators claim that their channels are scientifically optimized to boost one’s ability to focus on the current task by up to 400 per cent. When you fire it up, simply choose your current mood and energy level, and the app will create a tracklist aimed at maximizing your creative output and making sure you use every minute of your time to the greatest possible effect. Spend some time this way, and soon, you will be able to write assignments for money in your spare time.
30/30 is based on a simple premise – people often spend hours upon hours trying to solve a problem or deal with a task with little to no result. However, once they take a significant break from it – for example, to sleep or take a walk, and try to deal with the task again, the solution comes easily and seemingly effortlessly. 30/30 is a minimalistic task manager that suggest that you live in cycles of 30 minutes: for 30 minutes, you dedicate all your attention to work, for another 30 minutes you take a break and do something completely unrelated.
Most of the college work these days is done online. Modern tech gives some wonderful opportunities to be productive – in no other epoch did students have so many tools at their disposal. However, it comes at a price – there are many more things to distract you from work, either. Freedom offers a solution – define periods of time when you want to be productive, define websites, apps, and programs that distract you, and block them across all your devices. After all, the best way to deal with temptation is to make it difficult to act upon.
College life is difficult, and there is never enough time. These apps will help you squeeze everything from every minute you live