By: Minda Harts
It’s no surprise that “there’s an app for that” has entered our everyday lexicon. Both Google Play and the Apple App Store boast more than 1.5 million apps, and that number is growing every day. But how do you choose the essential apps that will help you the most in your career and personal life? Here are four apps every woman should have, and why:
The mother of all to-do list apps, Wunderlist brands itself as “the easiest way to get stuff done.” Whether you’re building a shopping list or managing multiple projects at work, Wunderlist will help you organize, schedule and complete all your to-dos. Features include folders to group similar lists; the ability to share lists with colleagues, friends and family; comments to host all your communication about each of your lists in one place; reminders to make sure you never forget an item; the ability to email actions to Wunderlist; and a notes feature to add your thoughts and ideas. For iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Windows and the web, Wunderlist.
This Gmail add-on allows you to schedule emails to send at a later date, and remind you if you don’t hear back within your chosen time frame; this way you’ll never forget to follow up with people. You can even opt to archive emails until you need them, at which time Boomerang will bring it back to the top of your inbox. A neat tip: out and about and remembered something you need to do first thing tomorrow morning? Schedule an email to remind you at 9am the next morning. For mobile and Android, Boomeranggmail.
Bond is the solution for those busy times when you forget to keep in touch with people important to you – simply import all your contacts, set how often you want to be reminded to contact each person, and choose how you want to contact them (current options include phone, text message, WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn, Gmail and more) and Bond will send you a notification that links you straight to that communication method when it’s time to get in touch again. iPhone, iPad and coming soon to Google Play, Bond.
Billed as “your gym membership for the mind,” this app offers guided audio meditation sessions to suit your mood and lifestyle. Want to focus more, stress less, sleep better, eat better or smile more? Headspace features hundreds of hours of content to help you achieve all your goals. Mobile, tablet and desktop, Headspace.