Modern life moves at a fast pace. Keeping track of everything you’ve done, every appointment in your diary, and all the expenses you’ve got isn’t easy.
The good news is that technology can help.
The right apps used in the right way can help you take control of your life, get things in order and, ultimately, ensure you never miss a beat.
What are these masters of order? Here are five apps that can help you get back on track…
It seems like there are never enough hours in the day.
The reality is, there are enough hours if you manage your time effectively. Multiple apps can solve your time management issues.
Most of them are free, but some contain premium features.
Regardless of whether you pay or not, apps such as ToDoist and Toggl Track allow you to set up time management grids.
You can fill these grids with tasks and move them around as required. For extra efficiency, you can link the leading apps to third-party programs such as Gmail and Slack.
Health and Fitness
Everyone thinks that fitness apps track your time at the gym and nothing else.
The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. A report published by Fortune Business Insights shows that the fitness tracker industry was worth over £30 billion in 2020 and will grow 15% by 2028.
This growth is due, in part, to the diversification of fitness tracking.
As well as apps like Fitbit tracking your activities at the gym, there are ways to monitor your steps, food intake and sleep.
Put simply, you can manage every aspect of your health. From MyFitnessPal to Sleep Cycle, you can take control of your fitness with modern technology.
Bills and Expenses
You can’t save or invest without having a handle on your outgoings. From bills to needless expenses, you need to know what’s coming in vs. what’s going out.
Mint is one of the best-known apps in this sector because it links to your credit/debit account. That means every transaction you make is automatically recorded.
Another great piece of software for managing your expenses is Emma.
This app helps you set savings goals but, most importantly, it analyses your outgoings and highlights potentially needless expenses so you can make the most of your money.
Savings and Investments
Having money is great, but only if you’re able to use it.
A financial app that gives you the ability to track and monitor your savings across multiple accounts is useful.
It’s also important to have an app that tracks your investments. A 2018 report by The People’s Pension found that 47% of Brits didn’t know what their pension was worth.
Additionally, one in five people had lost track of their pensions.
Providers such as the Freetrade pension tracing service help you recover forgotten investments.
It doesn’t matter if you know a few details or none, the app will scour national databases to find your pensions.
From there, you can collate and manage them via the app, and invest into stocks or investment trusts of your choosing.
The final aspect of your life that may need managing is your mind. We all have hundreds of thoughts every day.
Some are fleeting, others have the potential to become something interesting. You can use the notepad on your mobile device to track your thoughts.
If, however, you want to improve your mood or mental state, the Breathe2Relax mobile app is great.
Not only does it track your thoughts, but it also suggests exercises and techniques to change negative patterns.
Once you get a handle on your thoughts, everything else in your life should fall into place with a little bit of help from the other apps we’ve listed in this guide.