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10 must-have apps to hack your productivity in 2020
10 genius apps to help you hack your health, productivity and even your coffee break.
You need look no further than your pocket for help with your personal development, productivity or budget planning this year. No matter the goal, there’s a smartphone app to help get you fit, focused and financially healthy. Whether you want to read more books, save money or skip the morning coffee queue, these handy digital tools will help you hack your you time, finances and even your eating habits. (Plus: Five apps to boost mental health)
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10 of the best apps to hack your productivity, motivation and inspiration
Download: Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer
Ready to step it up and get into a regular fitness routine? Meet your in-pocket personal trainer. Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer serves up sessions ranging from five to 30 minutes – all which can be done at home away from the grunts and groans of the gym. You’ll be guided through randomised video workouts by a personal trainer who targets major muscle groups. Get ready to feel the burn.
Struggling to stay off your screens? Whether you’re at work, studying or socialising with friends, Forest helps you stay present by putting your phone down and focusing on what’s more important in your life. For every 30 minutes you don’t use your phone during your designated times, you will begin to grow a virtual forest. The best bit? You’ll earn virtual currency that goes towards planting real-life trees.
Yearning to grow your nest egg, or just straighten our your finances? Pocketbook simplifies your system by automatically organising your spending into categories like clothes, groceries and fuel. As well as seeing where your money is being spent, you can set budgets for each category and be reminded when you’re inching near your limits. A handy bonus is setting up notifications for upcoming bills, including whether or not there’s enough in your account to cover them.
Need a pick-me-up but don’t have time to pick it up? Use Ritual to piggyback on a coworker’s order and have your coffee or lunch brought back to the office for you. You can repay the favour and be the office hero by doing the pick-up when they can’t get away next time. Orders are placed separately so there’s no messing around with change or bank transfers – or being the one always stuck footing the bill.
Running for a train only to touch on your myki and realise you have no money? RACV’s journey planner app, arevo, allows you to top up with the click of a button, so you’ll never have to miss a train because of insufficient funds again. Simply sync your myki card with the app and you can top up from the convenience of your couch. If you’re planning a trip, trying to figure out how to get to work during train disruptions or tram strikes, or looking for the best place to park near the MCG, the app also provides real-time information on public transport services, road closures and even where the nearest parking is so you can arrive your way, hassle free.
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