Normal work schedules might not come back anytime soon. Luckily, there are remote work Android apps that help in making the work-from-home life easier.
Among all the apps available, here are the top six worth checking out.
This app helps in managing time for studying, working, or any productivity task. 5217 works by letting the user be productive for 52 minutes. There is a 17-minute break after.
The structure is not perfect. However, it is a nice way to nudge users who easily loses focus. It is a great tool for those who have no idea when to start being productive.
There are variations to this technique as well. It includes the 25-minute productivity and 5-minute breaks.
It is easier to be productive when people are aware of how much time they are spending on each task. Toggl works similarly to the 5217 app with some added features.
This app also uses the Pomodoro technique wherein users set a 52-minute work and 17-minutes break.
Toggl allows users to track time at a micro-level such as delegating work hours for emails, editing, and many more.
TickTick is one of the many to-do lists app available in the Google Play Store. But, unlike others, it does it really well.
This app allows the user to divide a task into smaller ones. This is done through a checklist. It is a great way to track what should be done on a really busy schedule.
TickTick works well for non-work related tasks such as laundry, groceries, or paying bills. It is a great way to start the way with an organized checklist.
There are substitutes such as Google Tasks, which is integrated into the Google Calendar. But, TickTick works best as a standalone lightweight app.
4. Digital Wellbeing
Digital Wellbeing comes from different forms on different Android manufacturers. But, it is essentially the same app.
It keeps its users away from a handset whenever it is time to work. Users may also set a timer on different apps depending on the time of the day. There is also a feature that blocks non-productive apps from opening.
If the Android Digital Wellbeing is not available on a device. The do-no-disturb mode works almost the same. The former is just more in-depth.
This one is quite different from the previous apps mentioned. Instead of having a timer or a checklist, Headspace is a meditation app that helps a person focus.
The meditation program is very simple and easy to follow. Some of it is all about breathing that helps a user relax. It is a great way to relieve stress if the person feels overworked.
There is a premium Headspace Plus for additional content. However, the free app is more than enough for daily usage.
This app is a perfect partner for those who are using the Pomodoro method. It does not take too much time when added to the break period.
6. Lo-Fi Radio
There are people who work well without music. Some are more productive with music on the background. Lo-Fi Radio puts up a playlist of chill music that helps stay in focus while studying or working.
It is also available on YouTube on ChilledCow’s channel.
Besides using the playlist for productivity, the beats included are also perfect for relaxing.
What else can you do?
Another thing that users can do is social media detox. Disabling social media accounts and staying out of it helps in productivity. It removes stress gained from toxic Facebook posts. This is also a way of receiving too much negative news.
But if social media is part of work, then these helpful remote work Android apps are worth checking out. Besides, it does not cost a cent to try them out.