4 Apps That Will Make Your Life a Little Better
The average smartphone owner uses 10 apps per day, these are some of my favorites
There are nearly 2 million apps on the App Store, and many of the most useful or best designed can easily get lost in the crowd.
Here are a few that I genuinely love and use nearly every day:
Sorted (Free/$15 per year)— Schedule tasks and replace your to-do list
I used to use to-do lists as my primary way of handling tasks. While they were useful for telling me what I had to get done, I found it difficult to prioritize my most important work and it quickly became overwhelming. They also gave me a false sense of productivity, where I would complete my easier tasks, while ignoring more important work, for the sake of crossing it off my list.
Then I learned about time-blocking and how I can use it to make an emotional commitment to my tasks. I found that I was more likely to prioritize and complete a task by actually scheduling time to do it on my calendar. But things pop up throughout my day. Sometimes I want to do things like laundry, reading, or watching a show. I know I have the time to do these but I needed an easier way to find the time in between meetings, working out, cooking meals, etc.
That’s where Sorted comes in. I add all my tasks for the day (I usually do this the night before), estimate how long I think each task will take, and let the app auto-schedule my day for me. It syncs with my calendar and lets me see what I should be doing at any given time during the day. When I complete my task, I mark it as done just like in a to-do list.
It helps me plan my days better and finish all the things I need to do.