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[dropcap letter="W"]orking hard is overrated. Why do you have to beat yourself up for long, tedious hours when you can get the job done faster? (And with no breakdowns too!) Do better by working smart instead. Use these 8 PRO-certified apps to make you 8 times more productive without going nuts.
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Compatibility: Android, iOS
Cost: Free

Research shows that a moderate mix of the tranquil and the turmoil of coffee shop sounds can significantly boost productivity. With this in mind, Justin Kaulzer developed an ambient sound app that plays an endless loop of coffeehouse drone to improve concentration. Now, you don’t have to spend more than a hundred bucks in your favorite local café to be more efficient—just turn on Coffivity to get your creative juices flowing!
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Compatibility: Android, iOS
Cost: Free

Finding web articles that are personally relevant to you can be time-consuming. The internet is as polluted as Manila. If you don’t know how to filter through the toxins and dust, you might catch cancer. Luckily, browsing through cancer can be avoided through Zite—a content-filtering app that gets smarter as you use it. Using an algorithm that monitors and evaluates your online habits and articles’ online reputation, Zite curates a content gallery that lets you see feeds that really matter to you.

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Compatibility: iOS
Cost: Free

Know exactly when you’ll have your period with this menstrual cycle-tracking app that monitors female fertility in a scientifically accurate and friendly way. What’s awesome about this app is it helps you get to know your body more, giving you an enriched sense of freedom and control.

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Compatibility: iOS
Cost: Free

Meet Due, the mobile version of your mom! Seriously, this easy-to-use reminder app will not stop bugging you until you finish what you’ve set out to do. In other words, Due is a nagging app that you can’t escape from! But, you gotta love this app for it will really keep you on track.

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Compatibility: Android, iOS
Cost: Free

Sometimes, chores give birth to more chores, and their spawns are far too many to jot down to remember. Don’t cha worry, Any Do is here! It’s a to-do list app with a “moment planner” feature that shows random and unscheduled tasks. With this app, you can just easily plug your “baby chores” into your daily routine and never miss doing them!

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Compatibility: iOS
Cost: Free

Stress is one of the most notorious enemies of productivity. Have control over it through this stress-monitoring app that uses HeartMath technology to detect stress levels. It will also recommend calming measures to shoo the bad vibes away.

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Compatibility: iOS
Cost: P45.30

Taking a nap may actually be the most efficient way to finish your thesis, or to complete a work project. Studies suggest that regular rest considerably enhances efficiency. So, if you’re like me who’s guilty of skipping breaks, especially under tight deadlines, you have to stop and check out Pomodoro! It’s a focus-booster app that breaks work down into 25-minute chunks. It’ll alarm you every time you need to pause and refresh your energy.

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Compatibility: Android, iOS
Cost: P148.50

Find the perfect date for your meeting or event 3 times faster using Doodle—a scheduling app that spots the availability of all your guests by aligning their schedules in a clean, organized table. Doodle makes knowing the best time for a rendezvous super easy!

 

How have your favorite apps helped make your life easier? Do you have ones you want to suggest? Type away at the Comments Section below.

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Czyka Tumaliuan

Czyka Tumaliuan juggles corporate hustle with freelance writing, custom catering and motherhood. She works as an eLearning specialist for multinational IT company Trend Micro.

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