Okay, let me make something clear…
I COULD live without my iPhone, and I would probably be a lot more productive, however the convenience factor combined with the all-in-one functionality would be counter-productive to omit from my life.
**Note: I’m sure there is an Android, Windows, or Blackberry equivalent of these apps, but they may have different names.
With that being said, there are some “must-have” iPhone apps that keep me organized and focused while building my business, working out, or just living life. Here are my top 7.
Probably one of my most used apps for 2 reasons. I keep my daily checklist inside this app, and as each day ends, I uncheck all the completed tasks that I must complete again the next day.
This keeps me super organized and I don’t even sleep until that list has been finished.
Not only that, but I keep new tasks in there as well, and can set time or location based alarms to keep me in check for the not-so-routine things I have to do.
Sounds simple enough, right? I use this app daily for multiple reasons. I wrote down my goals in one note and my ideal day in another, and I check these notes and read them every single day, word for word.
There are times where I don’t want to read them since it sounds lame or stupid depending on my mood, but let me tell you that it helps a lot with my long term vision. I go into more detail in this post here.
Also, I use this Notes app to write things down that I want to remember later, such as content ideas or sales funnel ideas.
I love the fact that I don’t need a monthly calendar that keeps falling off the wall to stay organized. This app is the number 2 cause for me making it to work on time every day.
I keep my schedule and any important events right in the Calendar app with a reminder or two, so I’m always where I need to be, when I need to be there.
The alarm functionality is the number 1 cause for me making it anywhere on time on any given day.
Not only that, but I use the timer function for my 30 minute afternoon naps, whenever I get the chance to take one. I’ve found that a 30 minute block of pure rest keeps me refreshed throughout the rest of the day.
I seldom have the chance to take them, but they are great when I do, and the timer is perfect for them.
I must say that music keeps me going on a daily basis. Having this app is super convenient and I love the way it runs. I’m listening to music as I write this post right now.
In fact, I have specific albums that I listen to at different parts of the day and in different situations. Each type of music will boost my productivity.
- I listen to jazz or jazz funk fusion while reading.
- I listen to The Great Southern Trendkill by Pantera right before work and at the gym.
- I listen to Awake by Dream Theater, or Andy James as I write.
Simply put, I can keep myself in the right mood at any given point in the day with this app, especially when combined with some nice speakers.
This app helps me keep my diet in check. The cool thing about it is that it’s community driven. You can add friends and share tips right on the app and usually get instant feedback and praise when you accomplish goals.
MyFitnessPal tracks calories, macronutrients, and micronutrients for all the foods that you input into it. It has a barcode scanner to make things super easy for you and already has a lot of common restaurant foods in the massive database already.
It even helps you set some food goals to follow, but I wouldn’t rely on it as your only source of information. Do some of your own nutritional research as well. Oh, and if you download it, add me: GabeJohansson.
This app IS my workout plan. It’s a simple app for barbell weight training that helps you increase strength and aesthetics in 3 workouts per week. Each workout takes around an hour and consists of 3 lifts per workout.
The app helps you progress quickly by consistently adding weight to the bar. It also has a built in timer between sets so you can maximize your efficiency. Finally, it will drop the weight if you fail to complete all 5 sets (3 workouts in a row), so you can get through plateaus.
If you’re interested in weight training and want a great program to follow, this would be a great one to try out for 6 months to a year.
Ha. You didn’t think I could forget this one, did you? This is where most of my mobile time is spent. In fact, I tweeted several times about random nonsense while writing this post.
I really don’t understand my sick obsession with the site, but the app makes it even easier. Yes, I do use the official Twitter app. It just seems to work the best for me is consistently being improved, which I like.
In fact, sometimes I’ll even close out the Twitter tab on my laptop and keep the app open on my phone. Sometimes the app seems to work better and is more useful if I’m watching a show online, so I can tweet during ads or buffer time.
Yeah, my internet is slow.
What Apps Do You Use Daily?
I’m sure you have plenty of apps that you use a lot, but I really want to know which ones you use every single day. I’m talking your set of apps that you “couldn’t live without”. Let me know in the comment section below!
If you ended up using any one of these iPhone apps because of this post, then definitely let me know in the comments! I’d like to know which ones.
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