More Time for Me: Apps to Help You Work Less Yet Be More Productive

If you’re like most people, you wish you had more time for fun. Between work and domestic duties, folks these days tend to have full schedules that don’t allow for a whole lot of recreation. Do you ever wonder if there are apps that can streamline your must-do list? You’re in luck. We scouted around and found several apps that can help you work less while boosting your personal productivity.


Easier email

CloudMagic Email corrals all of your emails in one convenient place. Find CloudMagic at the Google Play store and download it for free. Create a user profile, and you’ll be able to log in from any Android device to read emails from any account without signing in one by one. If you use email for work, this app can add valuable minutes to your day, say reviewers at Android Authority

Another time-saving app the android authority recommends is Google Drive Suite. With this app, you can store and share files on the cloud, freeing up a lot of memory on your Android device. Not only that, you also get instant access to Google Docs, Sheets, Photos and Slides. Take notes and send them to coworkers instantly, or save them to read at future business meetings. Google Drive Suite offers in-app purchases, and most reviewers note that it’s worth the small price to streamline their workday.

Communicate with coworkers

Need to chat with coworkers, but don’t have time to get together in the same brick-and-mortar office? Slack is a free chat app that provides a perfect way for collaborators to share files, discuss projects and talk in real-time without anyone outside the Slack group interfering or overhearing. Archive messages for future reference with this handy chat app. Find Slack at Google Play.

Hands-free notes and time-trackers

If you hesitate to answer a hands-free call while motoring, you’ll want to know more about automatic call recording apps. Call Recorder for Me is easy to setup and user-friendly, too. Download it for free at Google Play, and the next time you receive a business call, you won’t have to fumble for a pen to take notes. Of course, you’ll want to be aware of the call recording rules in your area. In most places, if one person on the call knows it’s being recorded, it’s legal to save the audio for future reference.

TimeTracker and Timestats help you keep track of how much time you spend doing certain tasks. It will also advise you as to how much time you waste messing around on social media. TimeTracker accomplishes this by logging the seconds your spend on each website. Timestats offers a graphic pie chart that may help you tighten up your worktime and get your jobs done faster, says the reviewer at DumbLittleMan magazine.

In the 21st century, there are all sorts of cool time-saving apps that come with the bonus of more free hours you can use to snooze, frolic or anything else you have in mind.

Alfie Hargreaves writes about technology, apps, the latest smartphones and more. Usually he’s sharing ways that you can use your smartphone to help you save time with daily chores.

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