3 life-changing time management apps recommended by AOne family
Hello wonderful people!
I know it’s Friday and all you can think of is all the incredible things you have planned for this weekend. Nonetheless, I would still like to share with you some great time management apps that can change your life (alright, alright, I know it sounds a bit cliché but it can definitely change your daily life!) So, MyAOne family has carefully selected (based on our experience of course) 3 great Apps to help you better utilise your time!
Have you ever felt like the day has passed by and you haven’t done much? Or you were supposed to finish your assignment, go to the gym, do laundry, finish reading your latest book but instead you ended up on the sofa watching series? Let’s be honest, all of us can relate to it (maybe some more often than others). Humans intuitively believe that money is extremely valuable, but as Jim Rohn has said “Time is more valuable than money. You can get money but you cannot get more time”.
Time management is a fundamental skill needed not only for employability, but also to be able to achieve your goals. So why don’t we use our precious time more wisely? In reality, this is easier said than done. But don’t worry, this is the exact reason of this blog; to share our knowledge on how to get the most out of your day.
Let´s get started then!
#1 Google Keep (FREE)
Our first suggestion is Google Keep. I know it doesn’t come as a surprise, a Google has dramatically changed our lives with the search engine as well as all the new services that are constantly added. What makes Google Keep particularly good for improving time management is that, beside capturing notes and synchronising them with your Google drive, you can create to do-list with a reminder which will notify you on the selected time, so you have no further excuses such as “oh I totally forgot about it”. In case, this is not powerful enough, what you can also try is to share your weekly targets with friends e.g. go to the gym 3 times a week, so you might think twice before you say something along these lines: “I am extremely tired today, will go tomorrow morning, or I don’t feel well suddenly”.
(Source: Google Keep)
The second app that we recommend you to have a look at is AppBlock. This is especially handy for those who spend tremendous amount of time on social media, but would ideally like to eliminate distractions and focus on important tasks. Checking social media has become a routine and some of us do it subconsciously. But there are times that you need to solidly focus and get things done, but this is not as easy as it sounds as one Facebook notification for example can get you off track for some time and reduce your motivation. So how do we solve this?
AppBlock allows the user to block apps on your phone (so it is not just social media apps) but also photos if you are a person who becomes nostalgic going through extensive photo folders. All you have to do is select the apps you would like to block, the timeframe and you are good to go. If you really feel like social media is taking over your life and you spend time when you are supposed to do something important, then I would recommend you to go easy on yourself (at least in the beginning). Just block the apps for few hours and see how it goes. You can always alter it!
Last but not least, is an app specifically developed for parents who wish to have some control over their children’s device content and time spent online. The Internet is a scary place as it is, particularly for kids. But things get even worst when your children get constantly distracted by their phone while doing homework or helping out with house chores.
Luckily there are a number of apps that are here to help parents to “monitor” their children. FamilyTime offers a range of different features from limiting time on the phone and blocking specific pages all the way to a highly beneficial feature which allows parents to be informed quickly when their child is in danger. So by using apps like this one, you can minimise the time of repeating the same line “put your phone down and study” and create more discipline.
That’s it for now!
Hope you enjoyed this blog. Stay tuned as we will be having more interesting blogs in the upcoming weeks!
Have an awesome weekend everyone!