SIX POWER PACKED APPS TO BOOST YOUR LEARNING AND PRODUCTIVITY

For the last decade, the productivity and learning world has made a great impact on people’s lives. With the advancement in technology and the boom of the internet, it has led to the development of many gadgets and applications like mobile phones, laptops, multi-purpose tablets, etc., and many many more apps which tempt people to indulge in different forms of media content and noise. More often than not, these indulgences in media content can cause a lot of distraction and frustration for someone who is trying to have a unified learning experience. One of the biggest problems we face is that we don’t focus on saving time and rather waste it.

If you have been finding it hard to stay organized in your learning path, keep getting distracted, keeping track of your time tables or are just too lazy to take out the pen and paper to write down your learning schedule and if you are looking for apps that are better than what is offered by the smartphones, then you have come to the right place. The tools we choose vary depending on the work we do, and of course, our preferences. But one of the most important things is that the learning and productivity tools must align with us and not get into our way of performing our tasks.

These are some of the few tools that can help you achieve your productivity goals online not only much faster but also with much ease. The below set of recommendations will help you focus on your learning much more efficiently, thereby giving a major boost to your overall productivity.

These reputable tools are known for helping you achieve your learning, improve efficiency and productivity goals. With these tools, we believe that it will best kick start your learning muses. You can finally focus on your learning, which will help you achieve your goals much faster.

Let’s not keep the suspense any longer and get right to it. This list is not in any specific ranking order but go on ahead and take a look!

  • Notion

Notion is the most popular tool out there. It has all the features you expect from a collaborative workspace online in one place. Notion is a very powerful tool but doesn’t require advanced technical skills to use making its ease of use one of the biggest advantages. One of Notion’s selling points is the platform’s way of making it possible to bring everything together.

Notion features:

  • A fully customizable database able to track your entire life
  • A generous free plan
  • Project Management
  • To-Do Lists
  • Docs, Wikis, and Relation Databases
  • Unlimited pages & blocks
  • A newly launched API in 2021
  • Synced blocks allow you to update something once and it syncs across your workspace
  • A very generous free plan
  • $1000 in free credit for Startups
  • Todoist

Todoist is a task management application that helps to manage your personal and professional productivity. At its core, Todoist is a task management application that helps to manage your personal and professional productivity. It has the power to manage any set of tasks, deadlines, and reminders. It can be used at both small and big corporations since it has some advanced features like basic reporting. And it also has a premium version that enables collaboration with other members of your team.

Todoist features:

  • Quick Add — lets you capture and organize tasks in seconds
  • Recurring due dates
  • Sections and substacks
  • Prioritizing, favorites and reminders available
  • Delegate tasks and get notifications
  • Personalize your task views with labels, filters, boards, and themes
  • See tangible progress with productivity visualization and activity history
  • Evernote

There are a lot of us out there who like writing down our thoughts and ideas on a piece of paper. And then, there are those people who have shifted to the digital age and prefer typing them down. In either case, it is crucial for you to be able to organize your thoughts, make lists, and learn from various resources. While you could do all of this using a word processor or a note-taking app, if you’re looking for something more powerful and flexible, apps like Evernote are a great choice for you. Evernote is one of the earliest note-taking apps there was. It was a popular option too until Notion came into the picture.

Evernote features:

  • Intuitive user Interface
  • Cross-platform syncing capabilities on their mobile and desktop app
  • Can share notes to social media
  • Rich text editing options
  • Speech to text and keyboard support for notes
  • Zuperly

Zuperly is a unified hub for all your learning and productivity. It helps you organize, collaborate, and analyze your learning all in one place. Zuperly’s mission is to make you and/or your team an effective and efficient learning process. Right now, the entire learning stack is fragmented and scattered across several platforms, which makes us hop between multiple platforms leading to loss of productivity and time due to context switching. We end up spending more time searching rather than learning.

Zuperly is a centralized hub for all your learning and productivity, providing you with a toolkit with different features that a modern learner requires helping you to become efficient learners.

Here’s why you should use Zuperly for learning, improving productivity, getting motivation, staying focused, connecting with experts/authors, networking with people from your industry, etc.

The toolkit consists of:

Pathways — Go deeper on relevant topics and explore collections of related content to gain knowledge at your own pace. Discover sequential learning experiences with the help of these richly curated Pathways. On a very simple note, pathways are a guided collection of books, articles, blogs, tools, tests, videos, podcasts, and discussion forums on a particular topic all curated and organized under one platform for easy reference.

Coursestack — Organizing all courses with dedicated completion targets and letting learners like you create study buddy groups will be as easy as creating a WhatsApp group with your friends and sharing learning resources online with Coursestack. You can organize all the online courses you are currently enrolled in and not only set milestones for those courses but also complete them with your “study buddies”.

Zuperlyst — With Zuperlyst, curating links to important resources available online will be as easy as creating a Spotify playlist with your favorite songs.

Superspace — It is a powerful note-taking tool that is embedded into the Zuperly feature set. It can be grouped with the Calendar to form the most powerful sync up when it comes to the productivity aspect of Zuperly.

Flashcards — An incredibly versatile study/practice tool. It gives the brain a quick way to check if you got the right answer or understood the concept. It’s like grading your own work, and this self-reflection improves memory. Flashcards are basically small note cards where users can write information in a concise way. Flashcards are typically two-sided, with the prompt on one side and the information about the prompt on the other. This may include names, vocabulary, concepts, or procedures.

Pomodoro -Managing time and completing tasks is often tricky. People race against time to tick things off the list (especially when there are deadlines), which leads to a lot of stress. The Pomodoro Technique helps you resist all of those self-interruptions and re-train your brains to focus. Each Pomodoro is dedicated to specific tasks and each break is a chance to reset and bring your attention back to what you should be working on.

Habit Tracker — Unlike a simple to-do list or a goal tracker, habit tracking can be used to build new habits or break bad habits. Habit trackers allow you to become more mindful of your behaviors and encourage consistency and self-accountability. The user selects a recommended habit /creates a habit and sets the number of days they will consciously try to build that habit. Every day, the user marks the habit as complete if done. This allows them to track their progress and check how diligently they have been trying to create that habit. The tracker also shows users their habit streak (continuous days they completed a habit) as well as days that they missed.

Goal-o-meter — What is productivity without setting goals? You just have to set your goals; Goal-o-meter will assist you with what tools/features you should use to accomplish them.

Spark- Find your to-do list, Pomodoro, and quick notes at your fingertips through Spark. Spark is accessible throughout the platform making it easier to navigate between features.

  • Raindrop.io

Raindrop.io can help you save, collect, study, and learn almost anything on the web. Whatever you’d want to save — articles, images, videos, entire web pages — you can store it all in one place with Raindrop.io. You can organize content visually using tags or collections.

Raindrop features:

  • Free All in one multi platform bookmarking tools
  • Organizes all the bookmarks with ease for searching saved links
  • Import links from pocket or browser
  • Asana

Asana helps you break down major projects into smaller tasks. It is one of the most convenient task management tools for teams. It helps control workflows with its responsible role-based system. Asana allows you to share information about projects, ideas, and collaboration with team members. It has great sharing options that allow project managers to pass on information without overflowing inboxes or spreadsheets.

Asana’s Features:

  • Unlimited tasks, projects, and messages
  • Store up to 100Mb per file for free
  • List view, Calendar View, Board Views
  • Assignee and due dates

We believe that making the responsible choice regarding productivity tools is worthwhile. No matter what environment you’re in, or what your role is — student, sales, administration, professional, or customer support, learning tools help you to achieve productivity and results.

Now that we’ve outlined the six most important tools that will help you reach your productivity goals and boost your overall productivity, there’s one missing component: YOU!

So get started, what are you waiting for?

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