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    Updated on Oct 7, 2018. Posted on Sep 26, 2018

    15 Free Apps That'll Help You Be More Organised

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    1. Habitica

    HabitRPG, Inc.

    What is it?

    Habitica is essentially a to-do list app, but with a twist.

    How does it work?

    It turns every task into a game, where once you complete it, you'll be able to earn currency and achievement badges that can be redeemed for in-game goodies! You can either work together or challenge your friends by "battling monsters."

    However, if you slack off, everyone suffers.

    Get it here:

    iOS

    Android

    2. Wunderlist

    6 Wunderkinder GmbH

    What is it?

    If you want something simpler than Habitica, Wunderlist is the way to go. It's a much more simplified to-do list, which you can share with your contacts!

    How does it work?

    Wunderlist instantly syncs between your phone, tablet, and computer, so you can access your lists from anywhere, making it super easy to share a list with someone. This is great if you're working on a group project or need to share a shopping list!

    Get it here:

    iOS

    Android

    3. Forest: Stay focused

    forestapp .cc

    What is it?

    A pomodoro timer which will help you focus on one task at a time.

    How does it work?

    The pomodoro technique is a time management method where you focus for 25 minutes on a task at a time (with no distractions!) and then reward yourself with a 5 minute break. It's been proven to be very effective amongst a lot of people .

    When you want to focus on a task that doesn't involve your phone, you can plant a seed, which will eventually grow into a tree. The aim is to be build up hours of productivity which results in you building a beautiful forest. However, if you close the app to check your social media, your tree will wither.

    Get it here:

    iOS

    Android

    4. Noisli

    Noisli Ltd

    What is it?

    Noisli is a background noise generator which can help increase your focus on tasks.

    How does it work?

    Mix a combination of sounds to create the perfect sound ambience for your mood. You can even adjust the volume of the sounds to your liking! It claims to be perfect not only for productivity, but also for relaxation!

    Get it here:

    Chrome Web Store — Free

    iOS — £1.99

    Android — £1.99

    5. Evernote

    Evernote Corporation

    What is it?

    Evernote is pretty much a digital notepad where users can group all their thoughts and ideas in one place.

    How does it work?

    You can keep journals, checklists, take notes and even scan documents into the app. The great thing about Evernote is that you can sync it across all your devices, which means that you can quickly jot it down on your phone during a commute and have it open on your laptop at work.

    Get it here:

    iOS

    Android

    6. Trello

    Trello, Inc.

    What is it?

    Although it's very similar to Evernote, the main difference is that it's completely free (so no in-app purchases required).

    How does it work?

    You can create boards, customise workflows for different projects and even assign tasks to yourself and other people!

    Get it here:

    iOS

    Android

    7. Brain Focus Productivity Timer

    Brain Focus

    What is it?

    This app is based on the pomodoro technique, where you're given a set time for a task, followed by a small break as a reward.

    How does it work?

    You simply start the pomodoro timer and work whilst it's running in the background. The great thing about this app is that you can track your statistics, which will help you stay on top of all your work.

    Get it here:

    Android

    8. Habit Tracker / Habit-Bull

    App Holdings

    What is it?

    You can track multiple habits, repeated to-dos or goals, each in their own calendar!

    How does it work?

    You simply input a habit you'd like to track and tick it off every day (only if you've successfully completed it of course). The app will also remind you daily of your habit so that you can improve over time.

    Get it here:

    iOS

    Android

    9. Headspace

    Headspace, Inc.

    What is it?

    A meditation app with settings for different scenarios.

    How does it work?

    The Headspace app reminds you how to breathe, meditate and live mindfully and has exercises on pretty much anything, including stress and focus. It has over 80,000 reviews and is one of the most popular mediation apps around!

    Get it here:

    iOS

    Android

    10. Pocket

    Read It Later

    What is it?

    Pocket allows you to save any articles, news, or videos and then view them even when you have no Wi-Fi or mobile data.

    How does it work?

    If you're in a hurry but see an interesting article that you want to read, simply save it to the app and open it later. It's great for when you want to read something when you have no internet!

    Get it here:

    iOS

    Android

    11. Google Keep

    Google LLC

    What is it?

    It's an app that cleverly gathers all your thoughts and ideas in one place.

    How does it work?

    You can do pretty much anything — dictate your thoughts and have it transcribe for you, group your notes together with labels, pretty much ~the~ app to stay as organised as possible.

    Get it here:

    iOS

    Android

    12. RescueTime

    RescueTime Team

    What is it?

    An "automatic productivity and time tracker that helps you understand and control the time spent on your device."

    How does it work?

    You can download it to your phone and laptop to give you a more accurate picture of how you spend your time. It categorises the activities by productivity level, so you can view how using your phone has an impact on your daily routine. It also has privacy options to let you control what exactly you want it to track.

    Get it here:

    Android

    Desktop

    13. Grammarly Keyboard

    Grammarly, Inc.

    What is it?

    It's a keyboard that checks the grammar of anything you're writing.

    How does it work?

    Quite simple really — just type and it'll tell you if there are any spelling or grammatical errors!

    Get it here:

    iOS

    Android

    Chrome extension

    14. Water Drink Reminder

    Leap Fitness Group

    What is it?

    Water Drink Reminder reminds you to drink enough water! Believe it or not, proper hydration helps keep you focused!

    How does it work?

    Not only will this app remind you to drink water every day, but you'll also have an option to keep track of how much water you're drinking.

    Get it here:

    iOS alternative

    Android

    15. Pushbullet

    Pushbullet

    What is it?

    It links your laptop to your phone, which then allows you to send messages and view your notifications without actually picking up your phone.

    How does it work?

    Just download it both on your laptop and phone, and watch your laptop pick up the notifications from your phone! This is great for when you're extremely busy, especially when you don't want to waste time searching for your phone.

    Get it here:

    iOS

    Android

    All other platforms

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