10 Apps To Make Your Life More Efficient

You may not be operating at 100% capacity. We can help. Let these applications optimize your daily performance by targeting the areas that are taking up too much of your free time. And when you’re using that free time to surf BuzzFeed, be sure to use the GE Efficiency Machine.

1. Amount

Quit wasting time trying to do the math in your head, or worse, using a clumsy Google search to try and convert odd measurements. Amount makes conversion simple, from cooking to currency. It will convert anything with two simple taps.

2. Sign Easy

It’s an easy way to sign and return documents with your smartphone or tablet. Stop wasting those precious minutes scanning and faxing and scanning and faxing again! Ain’t nobody got time for that! It’s the future!

3. Mailbox

A new inbox app for iPhone designed to make your email more efficient. You can archive, delete, or snooze emails for a later time all with a few simple gestures. The idea is to keep your inbox at zero.

4. Venmo

Stop wasting time trying to split the bill across nine credit cards! Venmo is a fast, easy, and secure way to pay your friends without using cash. It makes paying each other as easy as a few swipes, or even just a text message. You can only exchange money with trusted friends, and you have to confirm every transaction, so there’s no worry of a stranger asking for your cash.

5. Duolingo

Want to learn a new language? Use some of your spare time to learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English with this free, easy to use app from Duolingo. You can level up and learn with friends with a gamified experience that encourages you to keep learning.

6. The Eatery

Throw away your diet journal, calorie counting apps, and other inefficient efforts at eating more efficiently — all you need is The Eatery. You take a picture of all the food you eat over a set period of time with the app and The Eatery will compile data on your dietary habits and problems and send a big-picture breakdown of your habits, including your strengths, weaknesses, and the best places to start making a change.

7. 1Password

Stop wasting all that time resetting passwords and store them in one secure location. 1Password is a one-stop destination for all of the myriad of passwords you’ve amassed with various online properties, all in one easy to manage location that is protected by a master key and accessible from any of your devices.

8. Whatsapp

Miss texting your buddies who are spending time overseas? Get rid of pesky International charges by using an app that utlizes the power of data for a real-time text experience. Whatsapp is real time messaging across all smartphones with push notifications. Texting from across the globe, made more efficient (and less pricy).

9. Sleep Cycle

Now that you’re efficient during the day, it’s time to get more efficient while you’re asleep. Sleep Cycle is an intelligent alarm clock that analyzes your sleeping habits and wakes you up during your lightest phase of sleep. The ideas is to wake up feeling refreshed (instead of disturbed) and ready to tackle the day.

10. Waze

Never be surprised by traffic again. Travel more efficiently with Waze — a community based traffic app that has a ridiculously long list of useful features beyond the standard map apps, including real-time reports on road closures.

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