This is a list of applications that I use everyday. Some of them are websites, available with cross-platform apps.
Each day I use a range of applications (or apps), each with a useful purpose, such as; tracking health, recording thoughts, storing information, communicating and primarily keeping me organised in many different areas of life. I have been using a number of apps for a long time and it has become a completely normal process and part of daily routine to have them open or to login and track progress. I thought it would be interesting to share the apps that I currently use and compare them in the future (plus, I am also interested to know what apps you use).
1. Todoist – Free
Todoist is an app that allows you to create a todo list and manage all of your projects, awesomely.
It is also one of the best apps that I have ever used. For a long time I was resistant to use an application to keep track of daily tasks, (possibly because of privacy issues) but I am glad that I decided to use it. I use Todoist for a whole range of things, such as; everyday tasks, birthdays, University deadlines, domain renewals, life events, appointments, bill reminders. Basically, it covers just about every aspect of my life and assists me to keep organised and focussed. Being able to tick items off and easily schedule events is just so easy. I like that I am able to sort tasks into projects, so I have a clear visual reference for certain focus areas.
How I use it: Web, Mac & iPhone
2. Fitbit Dashboard – Free
Fitbit Dashboard is an app that allows you to track your health and fitness, through features such as; steps, food & water log, exercise and many more features (some for free and others if you have a Fitbit device).
While Fitbit is an app that I only started using this year, it has become a key part of my process to living a healthier life. I am able to track the steps I take, the food I consume and evaluate my sleep (and much more). I started using the app in January before I purchased my Fitbit Flex, the application was still good to use, but found that once I did have my Flex, that the full potential could really be seen. It also been a great motivator and keeps me inspired to keep going!
How I use it: Web & iPhone
3. Optimism Online – Free
Optimism Online is an app that allows you to manage and track your mental health. It gives users the ability to rate their mood, sleep, activity, as well as record thoughts and much more.
Optimism Online has been a really important app to me. As I have been slowly making progress with my mental health it has been very important to be able to track that process. Although the application is not the best designed of my daily choices, it does have a great purpose and functions well.
How I use it: Web
4. 1Password 6 – $49.99
1Password is an app that allows you securely store passwords, notes and personal information.
With hundreds of passwords for so many different things, it would be impossible for me to remember them. Especially when I always like to use a password that is secure. 1Password, although not free has really been worth paying for. When I have swapped computers, I don’t have to try and remember passwords or reset them. I just have to remember the master password. Easy.
How I use it: Mac
5. Day One – $30.99
Day One is a journal/diary that allows you to share your thoughts and ideas in a private (or shared) way.
I only have the first version of this app, and may buy the updated version if I run into any problems. I like to keep a record of my daily thoughts and Day One, has been the best place I have consistently updated. It’s on my computer and easy to open and just write a short or long entry. If I get stuck, there are also prompts that can help.
How I use it: Mac
6. Airmail 2 – $9.99
Airmail 2 is an email client perfect for managing a number of different emails in a visually appealing and simple way.
I have a number of email addresses for different projects and personal use. Airmail 2 is a wonderful app, that makes managing all my different accounts very easy. I really like the way that each account can be represented with a little icon and replies are formed in a conversation so you don’t miss anything.
How I use it: Mac
The apps listed is not inclusive of all applications used it my daily life, it is a selection of those that are the most useful. Other apps that I do use include; Skype, Chrome, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and many more.
- What applications (apps) do you use daily?
- What is your favourite app?
- Ever loved using an app that was discontinued?