If your smartphone is your biggest source of distraction, this app sets you timed sessions to focus, interspersed with short breaks. Forest sees you plant a tree, which grows during your focus periods. If you leave the app to use another one, it withers and dies. But if you repeatedly stay on track, you’ll create a forest.
This organiser prides itself on being able to combine your living room calendar, work meetings and social diary into one schedule you can share with family, friends and colleagues. Discover more here.
If you’ve ever wondered why you’re not performing at your best, mentally or physically, Whoop tries to find out why by tracking your sleep, nutrition, exercise, stress levels and recovery. It combines this data to set targets to improve your wellbeing.
For those who don’t trust their own self-discipline, Beeminder “stings” you if you don’t stick to your goal by charging you money. It can track your activity in fitness, health, productivity, spending and learning to motivate you towards chosen goals.
Targeted at busy people, Simple Habit offers five-minute meditations on a variety of topics and aims to create a pattern of including meditations in your daily routine to reduce stress and improve sleep.
This app sets you an achievable healthy routine by establishing goals, tracking your progress and motivating you to keep it up by maintaining a streak. You can use it to give up bad habits as well as create good ones.
If you’re used to checking several email accounts, Email by Edison can combine them into one customised inbox, which can prioritise important mail, is easily searchable and blocks unwanted mail.
Summed up perfectly by its title, this app allows you to create to-do lists and choose how and when you are reminded about them, be it by text, email or even Twitter.
A blocker which prevents you from opening personally selected apps and websites within a session so you can spend that time on something more productive. Find out more here.
For when signatures and long threads clutter up work emails, Spike offers a more conversational approach to business communication more akin to instant messaging. Its features include group chats, video meetings, to-do lists and document sharing.