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Being productive is one of the best traits you can have, but knowing how to utilise your time effectively and efficiently is a great skill in itself. Whether you want to learn a new language, make the most of your workout, get a heads up in your career or simply travel better, you can be sure there’s an app that will help.

Here are a few apps to make you become a little more successful and pick up some some skills along the way.

Travel apps

Citymapper

Lost on your way to an interview? Lost in a European city? Or just plain lost?

Citymapper is one of the most user-friendly and intuitive travel apps around. It’s more than just getting from A to B; this handy app gives you options according to how you want to travel whether it be by bus, train, bicycle, walking or jetpack…

The handy receipts feature is a way to make you feel a little better about yourself, as it lets you know how many calories you burned or how many trees you saved from choosing more environmentally friendly modes of transport.

Work/Life apps

Wunderlist

To put it simply, Wunderlist helps you plan anything and everything.

Getting that squad holiday booked or tackling that ever mounting to-do list at work is made much more simpler with Wunderlist. It allows you to set reminders and due dates to make you much more organised! Now you just have to do it…

Countdown+

Do you struggle to remember birthdays? Or perhaps you and your partner’s anniversary? If you’re single, you might be counting down the days until your group holiday, or perhaps you just forget when payday is too (although we think that’s unlikely).

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Countdown+ is one of the handiest apps around. It’s much like Wunderlist, but works in a way that ‘counts down’ to any important events or anything you simply need reminding of. Never forget your anniversary again!

Skills apps

Duolingo

Duolingo is the easiest and most friendly app around for approaching a new language. Best of all, it’s 100% free, there are a whole range of languages available and makes learning fun. Will you be saying more than ‘Bonjour madame’ when trying to navigate your way round Paris with Citymapper?

Health and Well-being apps

MyFitnessPal

To put it simply, MyFitnessPal is a tool to help you get on a track to a healthier life. From tracking your workouts to what you eat, it is simple and easy to use and helps you determine what your daily intake should be. Before using, please do consult a doctor if you are unsure or have any specific health concerns.

Headspace

Headspace is an app that provides guided meditation and mindfulness training. Simply spending 10 minutes on meditation per day could be the cure to a less stressed and much better you.

Social media apps

Whilst some may not agree that social media is the key to being productive, these apps definitely come in handy when you know how to use them correctly. Just avoid clicking on those cat videos…

YouTube

Need a 5 minute make up tutorial? Life advice? Exercise? Wanna follow a path to minimalism? YouTube is one of the best places to increase your productivity. There are SO many amazing vloggers and channels out there who are sharing their lives, tips and tricks for free.

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Twitter

Need a new job? Trying to make it big as a blogger? Using specific hashtags or following people in a certain field/industry could be the key to a more productive you. Twitter is fantastic for online networking, building relationships and making people aware that you are YOU. (P.s. don’t forget to follow us right here!)

Whatever you want to work on this year, app-arently these apps may help.