WEB & TECH / FEB. 16, 2014
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4 Apps to Boost Productivity

The first step in job hunting is getting yourself productive. It’s easy to get disorganised in the chaos of applications, interview preparations, and every other aspect of everyday life that could be making it harder for you to land that important job. 

Modern technology can go a long way to helping you get back on track with your life, but with such a wide range of apps to delve through, you can find yourself even more confused. We’ve done the work for you, and compiled a list of four great apps that will help you get organised and prepared for whatever life throws at you.

Pocket (Formerly Read it Later)

Pocket is a great app for keeping track of webpages, videos, images and links that you need to keep organised. The app integrates brilliantly with browsers to let you save certain pages to read later. Pocket compiles all your saved items in a clear, attractive app so you have them at your fingertips when you need them.

Bookmarking pages on your traditional web browser can get messy and unorganised. Pocket will put together all these bookmarks from different devices so you only have one place to look to find that job application form you needed to save.

Pocket works for Apple, Android, Windows, and Blackberry devices, and desktop applications are also available. And the best thing about it? It’s absolutely free.

Clear

While it seems like a simple to-do list, Clear’s aesthetically appealing layout and easy to use interface makes it the perfect app to keep on top of every aspect of your life.

You can split tasks into different lists, helping you keep work and personal life separate and organised. Clear embraces touch screen devices perfectly; every single action is controlled by a single swipe of the finger.

Clear is free for Android and Windows devices, and £0.69/£0.99 on iPhone/iPad.

Mailbox

Keeping track of the large number of emails coming to you is one of the most important tasks when job hunting. Mailbox is an intuitive email manager for Apple devices, and absolutely free to download.

Unlike default email apps, Mailbox seamlessly integrates multiple different email accounts into one easy to use screen. The app works great with the cloud to keep all your emails in one place, and the ability to add and organise different types of account means you can keep work and personal emails together in perfect harmony.

Dropbox

Dropbox is an insanely powerful little file storage app, available for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. Making sure you always have access to resumes and applications can cause a real headache, but Dropbox completely removes the stress around locating your files.

You simply upload a file to Dropbox from your phone, tablet, or computer, and it automatically syncs to every Dropbox capable device you own. You don’t have to worry about where files are stored with Dropbox, as they’re always at your fingertips.

The app is completely free and comes with 2 GB of storage space, but a monthly or yearly subscription to the service can increase this drastically. Even connecting your Facebook and Twitter accounts to the app boosts the capacity you have to store files. Using apps like Dropbox to keep on top of all your documents will keep you organised, productive, and ready to get that job.

Do you agree with these apps? If you use other apps, let us know and comment in the box below!

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