3 Free Apps to Make You More Productive

In the olden days, productivity tools were a bit bulkier: pen, paper, the occasional actual, physical clock. Now, you can have just about anything you need to improve your efficiency, right in your phone or tablet. These are some of the best apps for getting stuff done.


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1. HabitClock
(Free for Basic Version, $1.99 per Month for Premium, for iOS)

"HabitClock lets you make a list of habits you'd like to perform in the morning," writes Walter Glenn at Lifehacker. "If you're looking for help thinking of suggestions, it even shows trends so you can see the kinds of habits other users are creating. When the built-in alarm clock goes off, HabitClock shows you the first habit in your list and starts a timer. When you've finished it, click Done to move on to the next habit."

2. focus@will
(Free for 100 Minutes, $4 a Month, $35 per Year, for iOS, Android, and Online)

Like to listen to music while you work? Focus@will offers songs and playlists geared toward boosting your concentration. The developers worked with neuroscientists to pick music most likely to inspire workers to enter "the zone."

3. ToDoist
(Free for Basic Version, $29 per Year for Premium, for Android, iOS, Online, Etc.)

Ordinarily to-do lists can help you cross off projects and get stuff done, but they can't tell you how to be more productive in the future. ToDoist tracks your productivity, enabling you to become more efficient.

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