How to Amplify your Productivity during this Stay-at-Home period! #TheCOVID19Life

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Top Apps to Boost Productivity
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We introduce five best apps to make the most of your time during this lockdown period and emerge a winner when the dust settles down.

Technology today has made it easier to socialize with the people we love, to learn a thing or two and to you know, work from home. But the key here is to reduce your stress and anxiety while also enabling you to have some fun. There is literally no reason for you to be bored at home when there are a plethora of things for you to choose from and stay ahead in life. To utilize your time in the most productive way possible.

Over the past few weeks, I spent a conspicuous amount of time researching on things people can do for free or without breaking the bank and here is my take on what you can do!

Blinkist (Paid but offers Free Trial)

Reading is a habit almost everyone encourages you to do but time is of the essence. Almost no one has the patience to finish a big thick book. I mean, just looking at a big book gives me anxiety. However, Blinkist is different. Think of it as a book summary service. Blinkist prepares short blinks of some of the popular books out there that you can finish in 15-20 minutes on their app. With a catchy user-interface, once you start you simply can’t stop. They have a wide variety of audiobooks you could listen to as well and a ton of original content. Though it is a premium paid service, right now they’re offering anyone a 30 days free subscription to give it a try.

Available on both Google Playstore and Apple Appstore

 

 

 

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Quibi (Paid but offers Free Trial)

Short for Quick-Bites has got to be one of the hottest applications of the year. Think of it like Netflix but just for your phone. The app basically contains a variety of shows except each episode is at the max 10 minutes. With most shows on Netflix averaging at about an hour per episode, you could finish 6 mini episodes on Quibi at the same time. Content can be viewed either portrait or landscape.

You’ve got all kinds of shows and news programs like MTV Punk’d starring Chance the Rapper, Most Dangerous Game starring Liam Hemsworth and Christopher Waltz, Survive starring Sophie Turner, the list is practically endless. And with funding from big studios like Sony Pictures, Warnermedia, NBUniversal etc you can only expect more content to be added over time.

Right now, Quibi is offering all its users a free 90 day subscription to try out the app.

Available on both Google Playstore and Apple Appstore

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Deepstash (Free)

Deepstash is a self-improvement and daily motivation app. You will a ton of ideal content that allows you to learn a few tips and tricks that you can use in your daily life to make you smart and efficient. Think of it as a personal library of thoughts and wisdom that solely focus on making you more productive but laid out in a very easy to remember format.

It basically consolidates content from all over the web that truly matters to you. You can also share any quote that you find interesting with your friends and family. There are no ads or other distractions to deviate you from your goals.

Available on both Google Playstore and Apple Appstore

 

 

Google Primer (Free)

Designed by Google as a platform for you to acquire new skills on business planning, digital marketing and so, this is one app everyone should have installed on their phones. Best of all, it is completely free. Google Primer teaches you a variety of topics using interactive lessons which are roughly about 5 minutes each.

Part of Google’s Grow with Google and Digital Unlocked Initiative, now maybe the time for you to experiment on something entirely new.

Available on both Google Playstore and Apple Appstore

 

 

 

BBC Learning English (Free)

It is important for everyone to improve their communication skills constantly throughout their life simply because it paves way for more opportunities in your life. BBC Learning English gives you short 5-minute lessons on how to use the English language in different scenarios. How to talk more professionally and in a polite manner.

The app focuses on three elements. Pronunciation, Grammar and Vocabulary. And you can switch between Everyday English and Business English. It also has a section for children with curated content just for them.

The COVID19 Global Pandemic is a very unfortunate thing to happen to this world. However, with all the time and resources we have in our hand, we must make optimum use of everything given to us rather than being anxious about when life will get back to normal.

 

Like the famous Persian saying, “This too shall pass”

Available on both Google Playstore and Apple Appstore

Over to you! Did we miss out any interesting app that you find it useful? Let us know in the comments and we will check it out and add to the list!

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