As the holiday season fades and the new year settles in, it’s a great time to look forward and see how you can make the upcoming year one that counts. Here’s a collection of useful tools and apps that helps improve your day-to-day routine and lets you lead a more productive life.
Break Bad Habits
Replacing bad habits and thinking differently takes patience and practice. It’s often this small step that’s the most difficult to change. Fabulous, In its own delightful way, helps keep you on track and subtlety introduces you to a new daily routine you’ll be able to stick - and thrive - with.
Protect Your Eyes
Reading eBooks, watching Netflix, or catching up on Facebook is relaxing but experts agree that these habits have a long-term negative impact on the quality of sleep, mainly due to the blue light projected from your screen. Twilight combats this by progressively reducing the color temperature of the display (adding in better-for-you red tones) and dimming the screen to an optimal level.
Sleep Soundly to Wake up Well Rested
Most people will spend, on average, a third of their life sleeping, so it’s only natural that this time is optimized. Runtastic Sleep Better aims to help you improve your sleep by closely monitoring and suggesting improvements you can make. This app also features a Smart Alarm and Wake-Up Window to help you start the day well rested.
Stay Fit Google Fit helps you effortlessly track your activities. As you walk, run, or cycle throughout the day, your Android phone (or watch, if you have it) will automatically sync your activity stats with Google Fit. This is an easy way to stay on top of your daily activity levels and receive personalized recommendations and coaching for improving and meeting your goals.
Walk Towards a Healthier Life
Once you’ve downloaded Google Fit, let Drippler’s own Step Tracking keep count of the number of steps you take each day. Simply set the wallpaper, set your goal, and become healthier and more motivated with each step. It’s intuitive, keeps battery consumption to a minimum, and with a nod to minimal design, it’s considered a beautiful live wallpaper in its own right.
Handle Your Tasks
Task management and to-do lists are very personal – it takes a little bit of magic and a lot of trial and error to figure out what works best for you. Trello is a simple yet powerful task management tool that’s intuitive and keeps your to-do lists organized and most importantly, highly functional.
Clear Digital Clutter
Chaos and clutter should be far away from your inbox, but it’s easy to let emails pile up. Inbox, designed by the Gmail team, keeps things organized by giving you the power to ignore, delete, or snooze on messages.
When your apps become a source of irritation and you need to block distractions there are some handy built-in ways to do that on your Android. If you’re rocking Lollipop, simply long-press on the notification. Then, tap on the “i” button that appears and you’ll be taken to a screen where you can block all notifications from that app.
Make goal setting and better organization a constant this year. From sleep habits to improving day-to-day routines, these apps will deliver a year of positive change.