The Best New Apps and Extensions for Productivity

 

Productivity is something we can never have enough of. Who doesn’t want to get more done in less time? All it takes is focus and the right leverage.

Today, technology can be leveraged to accomplish amazing things that were once thought to be impossible. You can also leverage the knowledge of others to save yourself time. Or you can do both by reading this article.

Our team of productivity gurus has been keeping track of the latest and greatest time-saving tools since releasing our original list of top productivity apps. This time around we’re highlighting new apps as well as extensions because both can make your workday a lot more productive.

 

Momentum

This Chrome extension is for anyone who wants to get motivated and focused. Momentum is the perfect tool to pair with your ONE Thing since it generates a browser start screen with a customized reminder. Add a date, greeting and then your ONE Thing so every time you open a new tab in the browser you get encouragement to hit your big goal.

Use It For: Focusing on your ONE Thing.

Works On: Chrome

 

Evernote Web Clipper

We’ve already sung the praises of the Evernote app, like every other user. But did you know there’s an extension for Google Chrome? The Evernote Web Clipper extension allows you to save articles, web pages or just a selected piece of information and attach it to a note.

Use It For: Adding information to Evernote notes.

Works On: Chrome

 

DocuSign

We didn’t put DocuSign on our list of productivity apps last time around, but it deserves recognition. In industries like real estate, deals hinge on getting a signature. Having a reliable tool for electronic signatures makes life a lot easier and more productive. The latest release of DocuSign includes a more intuitive interface and notarization requests.

Use It For: Signing documents electronically.

Works On: iOS and Android

 

Meditation Studio

In the past we’ve discussed how a calm mind can increase productivity. Well, the Meditation Studio app can help you clear out the brain clutter and gain more focus. There are over 200 guided meditations to try, including options to boost performance.

 Use It For: Guided meditation sessions and calming your mind.

Works On: Chromecast, iOS and Android

 

Forest

The Forest app was designed specifically for people who use the Pomodoro method for time blocking. Each time you set Forest it automatically puts the timer at 25 minutes. As the clock winds down, a seedling grows into a tree. It’s fun and helps you focus on maximizing productivity.

Use It For: Using the Pomodoro method for task completion.

Works On: iOS and Android

 

Prioritab

Using Prioritab is like putting your 411 front and center on your computer. The extension provides a daily overview of your to-dos for a specific date, week and month. At a glance you’ll see how much progress has been made and how much still needs to be done.

Use It For: Keeping track of your time blocking.

Works On: Chrome

 

Pocket

No productivity app and extension list is complete without mentioning Pocket. The app became extremely popular in 2016. Not only does Pocket allow you to aggregate articles and media that you want to check out later, the app will also read the articles to you.

Use It For: People that want an easy way to save media for future consumption.

Works On: Chrome, iOS, Android and Kindle Fire

 

Harvest

Want to know how long a task really takes to complete? How well you manage your time is critical for productivity. Harvest allows you to accurately track the time spent on a specific task so you can get a better idea of how to time block your day. At the end of the workday you can get an overview that shows you just how productive you’ve been.

Use It For: Tracking time spent on tasks.

Works On: iOS and Android

 

OverTask

If you’re the type that does a lot of research online then you’ll want to get the OverTask extension. You can group tabs into a single task so they can be opened and closed together. This makes moving from one task to the next much easier and helps clear out the visual clutter so you can focus on the task at hand. You can also share your tasks with others, which makes it a nifty collaboration tool.

Use It For: Saving and recalling information for a task.

Works On: Chrome

 

Have you found an amazing productivity app or extension that made work easier in 2016? Share your selections with us in the comments section or on Facebook!

 

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