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5 apps to turn your mobile phone into a productivity machine

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5 apps to turn your mobile phone into a productivity machine

They’re always with us. Always within arm’s reach. 24/7. Can’t get enough. Just begging to be touched. Yes, I’m talking about our… phones! While in iso (COVID-19 isolation), it’s easy to get distracted by our phones and let it become detrimental to our productivity – staying in bed, eyes glued to the screen, scrolling on the ‘gram for hours on end. But during this time, it’s important to try and stick to our regular routines as much as we can, so we thought we’d actually be smart and put our smartphones to good use. Here are 5 apps that will turn your phone into a productivity machine.

Seven 7 Minute Workout

This app perfectly defeats the “I just don’t have the time to workout” excuse. Exercise is vital to clearing the mind, getting focused and increasing productivity. The Seven 7 minute workout app is designed to deliver these benefits within a short amount of time. Use it to effectively break a sweat and then get on with your day.

Tick Tick

Productivity and organisation go hand in hand. Tick Tick is simple and easy, making it the go-to app for managing your everyday tasks and to-do’s. Is there anything more satisfying than ticking off work-related or even personal tasks as the day goes on?


The Strides app is a goal-oriented platform that allows you to set targets and manage your way to better habits. Better habits = better mood = better productivity. Strides helps you develop good habits and provides in-depth progress and reports to help you stay on track.

Focus Keeper

The idea of Focus Keeper is to work with time and not against it! This app is designed for focus sessions - you work on a task for 25 minutes, then take a 5 minute break before getting back to it. After 4 completed focus sessions, you take a 20-30 minute break! Perfect for improving time-management as it shields you from distraction, helping you get into the habit of “doing more” and into a productive workflow.


Since we’re working from home, Taskade is the ideal app for remote workers in small teams to use as a collaboration and project management tool. It transforms the to-do concept into a visual format, making it easy for everyone to track the progress of tasks. Teams can also communicate via live chat and video calls for better collaboration. Teamwork makes the dream work!

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Stephanie-jane Felias

Stephanie-jane Felias

Steph craves nothing more than the finer things in life – all things artistry, beauty, luxury and comfort. She is the true embodiment of big Taurus energy. Ruled by the love planet Venus, she finds pleasure in anything that excites her senses - succulent food, lavish aesthetics, rnb music and sweet scents. She doesn’t even need Netflix to chill as she reflects her earthy nature by enjoying serenity and is content in the comfort of her home. She loooves to let her hair down, have a good time and channels her inner-Beyoncé whenever she needs!