Smartphones have put the world at our fingertips. We’re able to call the other side of the world in seconds, send photos, videos and audio in just a click and use the internet (almost) anywhere. Could these apps be the answer to our work/life balance woes, allowing us more time for what’s important in life? Here’s a list of our favourite time-saving apps:


1.The automation nation IFTTT

If you’re looking for a way to automate all the little things in your life – you NEED to use IFTTT. It stands for ‘if this then that’, and it does what it says on the tin. IFTTT allows you to automate almost everything you do. You create recipes that trigger a certain sequence of events. For instance, there is an IFTTT recipe that sends a text to your other half when you leave your office (using your phone location settings). You can also automate posts on social media, emails that need to be sent or uploads that need to be made. Check out IFTTT here.

2.Track your health FitbiT

The Fitbit app is useful for people who are trying to live a healthier lifestyle. If you have a Fitbit wristband, you can connect it to the app and track your movement/general health this way. You can also use your iPhone to track your steps, so it’s a useful app even if you don’t have a Fitbit! Log your food, exercise and connect with your friends and family – it’s great for managing your daily health and wellbeing.

3.Organise yourself. Trello

Trello is a terrific tool for project management. You can list all your tasks and responsibilities in an easy-to-use dashboard, which is also sharable to others in your team, so it’s great for collaboration. So get rid of all the clutter when it comes to do-do lists, post-it notes and large pads of paper. All you need is in this tool.

4.Exercise your mind: Peak

To keep you stimulated with a healthy, active brain, you can’t go past puzzles and game apps. Keeping your brain exercised is fun, and it also is also a great change from spending hours on social or watching stupid videos on YouTube. We reccommend an app called ‘Peak’, which actually creates a training ‘programme’ style of puzzles and games, combining maths, memory, language and mental agility. So get off Facebook and train your brain!

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