Probably my entire life is in my phone. Hands up everyone who can relate!
As embarrassing as it is, I know I couldn’t function well without a smartphone. I mean, I could live without it, but my performance as a WAHM will surely suffer! This is because I’m super dependent on productivity apps, and I’m not referring to just work productivity. I also refer to personal finance, health, and overall well-being. I know these are unnecessary but I feel more “in control” of my life with these apps.
So what are my current favourite productivity apps? Here they are:
I’ve used probably 20+ budgeting apps now (probably more), but I haven’t seen my holy grail of budget apps yet. Truth be told, MoneyLover isn’t the holy grail, too, but it works for me now. It’s very easy to use and I like how it doesn’t have bells and whistles that I don’t really use yet still have all the necessary features and more.
Unfortunately, the feature which I need the most, which is Budget (to separate my income into expense categories and be able to limit my spending) is only available in the paid version, which costs P299.99. Right now, I’m still looking for another budgeting app, but for now, this should suffice.
I’m forgetful. I wasn’t this forgetful before, so now I’m a firm believer that anaesthesia really affects our memory hahaha. (See this post for Exhibit A and B. See this post for Exhibit C!) So I couldn’t thrive without a task management app.
Just like budgeting apps, I’ve tried a lot of task management apps, but I still go back to Todoist because of its usability. I don’t really like apps that come with a lot of features which I don’t even use! It’s also important that my task management app can be used across multiple platforms such as desktop.
I have a very regular menstruation cycle, as in. I don’t really get caught unprepared because I almost always know when exactly my period comes — for example, I’ve been ready for my period since yesterday and it finally came today.
But I still like having a period tracker handy just to be sure. I also like tracking my cycles because it tracks not just my actual menstruation but also other important things like fertility and PMS. Now I know why I’ve been so grumpy the past few days!
4. Sunrise Calendar
Aside from a list-based task management app, I also like maintaining a calendar so that I can see my schedule at a glance. In my case, too, I use my Todoist mainly for work, so for personal schedules, especially those that are repeating, I like putting them in a calendar.
What I love about Sunrise, aside from its clean interface, is how you can import data from so many external apps like Todoist. So for work-related sched, I can just input a task into Todoist and it automatically reflects in my Sunrise calendar when it syncs.
And finally, diet!!! Which reminds me — I need to diet! Among the other diet apps that are available for Android, the app that I like best is DietPoint because of its neat interface (notice a trend here?) and the number of diets that are available. Of course, not all diets are available in the free version, but the free version comes with a lot of diet plans, too.
I also love how you can track your progress when you choose a plan. My favourite part is having access to easy-to-use shopping lists for the diet plans!