When you’re sitting in front of your computer your mind can quickly drift to non-work related topics. Whether you’re checking your Facebook status or catching up on how your favourite sport team played over the weekend, being distracted at the office is easy with technology.

 

To help you stay a little more focused and to minimise those distractions, here are three apps that are designed to help you be more productive at home or at the office.

FOCUS BOOSTER

Very few people can work productively for hours on end and that’s why it’s important to have regular short breaks. This app is based on the Pomodoro technique, which advocates three to five minute intervals in longer periods of work. The app comes with a timer that you can customise to your needs and it ensures that you know when to take a break and when to knuckle down and work. The goal of the app is to help you increase your long-term productivity because the regular breaks will keep your mind fresh and active.

TODOIST

It doesn’t matter if you’re a bit disorganised or simply very busy, this app is great at helping you prioritise your tasks. You create a to-do list, set your priorities and the app lets you know what job you should be focusing on. It can be accessed on multiple platforms, from your personal smart phone to your office computer, and this allows you to edit and ultimately cross off the tasks that you’ve completed. It also lets you collaborate on group projects or shared goals, whether it’s with work colleagues, friends or family.

CALENDLY
We all know the feeling of double booking our time so that you realise too late that two important events are scheduled for the same hour. This is the perfect app to help you plan your day – without you having to do it! Fill in the times that you are available, send this to clients or colleagues and when they want to set up an interview, meeting, demo or call, they choose an available slot on your page. This schedule is then automatically added to your calendar, which frees up more of your time to focus on getting work done.

We all love technology and we’re completely lost when things stop working. As a GetMore member you can use your HELP benefit and phone our IT gurus for free on 084 11 438 48. They’ll talk you through any hardware or software problem you have.

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