By a show of hands, who here would claim to have absolutely everything in both their personal and professional lives totally under control, from time management, to organization, to task management, to scheduling, to to-do lists?
We didn’t think so. And not because we’re cup-half-empty pessimists but because, like you, we know all too well the demands adulting can place squarely on our shoulders. And calendars. And to-do lists. And, well, everything.
So here, we’ve rounded up eight of the best, most effective productivity apps we think might help you adult> – both personally and professionally – a little more effectively this year.
Accessible on mobile, laptop, desktop, tablet and even your watch, Any.do automatically syncs tasks across all of your devices so you can organize your tasks, lists and reminders from one easy app. Track progress and add reminders to save time and get things done.
Trello is a collaborative app that organizes your projects so you know what's being worked on, who's working on it and its status. Trello is the digital app equivalent of a whiteboard covered in sticky notes, photos, data and attachments from third-party sources for you and your team to collaborate and complete – together.
Todoist is a top-ranked productivity app for organizing life. It keeps track of all your tasks, projects, and goals in one clean, user-friendly, simple place. It syncs across all your devices and integrates with all your favorite apps to quiet the chaos and empower you to take control of your, well, basically everything.
Slack is a one-stop shop for messaging, tools and files to help you save time while collaborating with your team. Channels can be divided up however is most relevant to your organization – by team, project, or client. And threads and direct messages can keep side conversations from overwhelming channels.
Toggl is a time-tracking app that allows you to track your daily activities across different platforms while providing detailed insights, reporting, automated tracking and an opportunity to optimize your workflow by identifying areas where you can improve.
Zapier is an online automation tool that connects over 1,000 of your favorite apps. Connect two or more apps to automate repetitive tasks without coding or relying on developer integration, move information between web apps automatically, and develop your very own workflow with only a few clicks.
1Password syncs your data between devices so you always have your passwords at your fingertips with only one master password. Every other login and private document is securely stored in your password vault to keep your information safe and secure – easily.
Drowning in papers, notes, business cards and documents? With CamScanner, any document can be digitized and saved to your device. Take a photo, and CamScanner will allow you to access, edit and manage documents anytime from anywhere.
As you could probably guess, however, there are literally countless other apps that boast many of the same features and functionalities as those we listed above. These are a few of our favorites.
Often, it’s best to set aside time to test drive each one to see which app is just right for you and all that you’re looking to accomplish this year – World peace? CHECK! – so next year, you can confidently raise your hand that you’ve got adulting all the way together.
How’s that for a resolution?
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