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5 Productivity Apps I’m Loving Right Now

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:

1. MoneyLover

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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.

2. Todoist

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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.

3. Clue

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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

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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.

5. DietPoint

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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!

What are your favourite productivity apps?

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  • Reply Tina Madrazo September 16, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    My favorite budgeting app is Wally for now. 😀 i also have a similar post as yours 😀

  • Reply edelweiza September 17, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I think I need that Clue app. My menstruation is regular but I have a long cycle and I also experience delays on occasions. Thanks, Maan! 🙂

  • Reply Louisa September 17, 2015 at 11:50 am

    I’ve been searching for productivity apps too but haven’t found one that would suit my specific needs.

  • Reply ceemee September 17, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I have a lot of productivity apps. The problem is actually using them. Haha! What I always use is Plant Nanny, an app that reminds me to drink water (& water my plant) and its sister app, Walkr that encourages me to move so I would gain “energy” for my spaceship so I could discover new planets. I guess I’m drawn to game-like apps. Hehe!

  • Reply M September 17, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    I actually am very old fashioned, and uses the old pen and paper for everything! But I like the Sunrise app!

  • Reply Gilian September 17, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Great list. I honestly try to cut all apps from my phone. I just use the really important ones. If there’s a built in, then I use it instead of installing another one as I don’t want a cluttered screen. Here’s the ones I’m keeping:
    1. ColorNote (just a simple note taking/to do list app)
    2.Phonto- Editing and putting a text onto a photo
    3. Layout by Instagram – Great for Making a collage.
    4. Webster
    5. Groups by FB- For managing the groups you are in in FB Great but keeps on shutting my phone down. =)

    I’ll soon be posting my top 5 on my blog. =)

  • Reply Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos September 18, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Before I got pregnant i have period diary naman but since I gave birth hindi ko pa siya ulit nagagamit kasi di pa bumabalik period ko hehehe. Will try the sunrise calendar! 🙂

  • Reply Melisa Sanchez September 18, 2015 at 10:07 am

    This is nice. but I prefer notebook and ballpen only. hahahah and for my budgeting list well excel is the best hahahah!

  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei September 18, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Moneylover’s interface reminds me of Evernote.

  • Reply edel September 18, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Oh my! I feel guilty coz I don’t have any productivity Apps on my phone .. only games 🙁
    Anyways, I’m a bit traditional when it comes to my schedule, etc.. I love writing on a planner/diary and using colored pens 😀

  • Reply Michelle Martinez邱碧玉 (@xoxoMrsMartinez) September 18, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Thanks for the compilation! I will check out the diet app since I am now on no carbs diet.


  • Reply Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy September 18, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I think I need the Clue app. I’m always wondering when my period is supposed to come. I might be too lazy to keep updating it though. I use AndroMoney to keep track of my expenses.

    • Reply Maan September 22, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      That’s the beauty of Clue. You only need to put in your period data once; it predicts when your next flow comes as well as your entire cycle. 🙂

  • Reply Janice September 21, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    I don’t really use productivity apps, except from the Period Tracker. I’m still a pen and paper girl and write everything down, from my schedules and to-do lists on a paper-based planner. 🙂

  • Reply Celerhina Aubrey ★ September 23, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I have a calorie counting app and period tracker app. My iPad and my phone are my life now. Everything is there talaga. Kaya ang saya ng mga apps na ganito.

  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen October 6, 2015 at 7:30 am

    I think I like that Sunrise Calendar. I’ll download it today and see how it goes.

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