Do you stumble from each day to the next in a state of total confusion? Make 2014 the year that everything changes with the help of these great apps for PCs and mobile devices.
They all have a part to play in our personal and working lives, and provide a structure around which to become more efficient and productive.
My personal favourite, Pocket lets you save a web page to read later, with a single click of the mouse. Suitable for Android, iPhone, iPad and the Web, it really is the simplest of apps to use, and makes it easy to read articles and blog posts at any time.
You can choose to view the article on the original website, share it on Twitter and Facebook, or email it to a friend, and the ‘tag’ feature lets you organise pages into various categories for easy searching.
Dropbox is a great collaboration tool for people working on the move. You can edit documents, upload photos and videos, and share all media with friends or work colleagues. What’s more, your information is synced across all devices.
The free version of Dropbox offers 2GB of space, but if you upgrade to the Business version you have an unlimited amount of storage. Dropbox for Business costs $15/month per user for a minimum of 5 users.
This is a great little app providing to-do lists incorporating all areas of life including shopping, work, travel and leisure. Lists can be shared, items ticked off, recurring to-dos set up and lists collaborated on with friends and team members.
Wunderlist for Business starts at $4.99 per month for 1 user, with prices rising incrementally depending on the number of users.
Hootsuite lets you post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ in one simple step. Campaigns and responses are tracked, enabling you to analyse results, and 3rd party apps like Mail Chimp and Constant Content can be integrated via your personal dashboard.
Those of you already experiencing the benefits of meditation might know about Insight Timer. Intended to be used during meditation sessions, this app offers the beautiful sound of a Tibetan singing bowl to let you know when it’s time to stop work and take a break.
The app can be used on your PC, Android and iOS, with several guided meditations included, providing the perfect way to empty your mind of clutter and concentrate on the business of relaxation.
All these powerful apps have the potential to improve your work/life balance and get you organised in 2014 – which ones would you choose?