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iOS: EasilyDo is a new app that aims to be a central hub for all of those personal things you need to do but would rather have technology do for you. It can clean up your contacts, let you know when to leave for your next appointment, give you directions and dial into conference calls.
Many of us consider ourselves either a morning person or a night owl — times when we feel more productive, awake and think better. However, not all types of thinking tasks fit in with what we consider the optimal time of day for us. The Creativity Post points out that creativity happens when you least expect it.
We talk about productivity all day long, but it’s easy to lose track of the basic scientific facts and tricks behind what we know works. ASAP Science breaks it all down in a simple way in the video above.
The to-do list is an inescapable, age-old productivity tool. It is our very human attempt to create order in our disorderly lives and an expression of our ability to impose self-control. Most of us, including to-do list haters, keep one, and so do 63 per cent of professionals, according to a LinkedIn survey released earlier this year. And yet to-do lists seem particularly difficult to tame. iDoneThis’ Janet Choi explains why to-do lists fail, and how to use it to your advantage.
We’ve often noted that willpower is a finite resource, but it seems that’s only the case if you believe it. Christian Jarret at productivity and ideas blog the 99u explains.
Android: There are so many personal assistants available for Android that it’s difficult for one to really shine through. Utter is a new app, currently in beta, that brings the features in a useful way. With root access, it can control your phone’s settings, other applications and automate actions, all with your voice.