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Resources and Tools

In order to be successful in anything you need systems and tools. These systems and tools makeup the framework of how you can set and accomplish your goals.

Most of the tools and resources found here are completely free. For those that aren’t some may contain affiliate links. If you use them, I’ll get a small commission with no extra cost to you. I recommend these resources because I have personally used them and find value in them. Do not feel that what I think works is the end all be all. I suggest to you all to find tools that work for you the best because that is what matters most.

Productivity Tools

Notion - All-in-One Workspace

https://www.notion.so/

Notion is one of the most versatile, powerful and all encompassing apps I’ve ever had the privilege to use. This product is a note taking app, calendar, routine, task and project management app built all into one. There are endless possibilities when it comes to Notion and this is my #1 recommendation for a tool to improve your productivity. I manage my life with this app.

ClickUp - One App to Rule Them All

https://clickup.com/?fp_ref=demetri54

ClickUp is another great all-in-one style productivity app that is similar to Notion in that it can do pretty much anything. This app is great for personal and professional use with its many automations and integrations. We highly recommend this tool for anyone looking to level up their productivity.

ToDoIst - Task Management

https://todoist.com/

This app is one of the most highly recommended tools to manage your tasks out there. ToDoIst is simply impressive. While this may be a freemium product there is no lack of functionality in the free version of ToDoIst. ToDoIst has a great mobile and desktop experience to make your task management a wonderful and fluid experience. The paid version is extremely affordable as well.

Google Calendar - Time Planner

https://calendar.google.com/

When it comes to calendar apps, Google does it best. This calendar has a great feel to it with it’s simple setup and interface. One of my favorite features is the simple repeat calendar event system. Google Calendar should be a staple to help manage your time and organize your day. The app also makes it easy to edit and adjust your calendar on mobile as well as desktop.

Toggl - Time Tracker

https://toggl.com/

Want to know how long you actually spend time on the various tasks and events throughout the day. Toggl allows you to track everything and put them into different categories with tags and descriptions to differentiate them as well. This app works great on desktop and has an amazing Google Calendar integration on mobile that will make tracking your time easy and simple.

Grammarly - Writing App

https://www.grammarly.com/

Have you ever wanted spellcheck to be… better? Luckily Grammarly makes up for a lot of spellcheck’s deficiencies. This tool works on browsers, many programs, and your phone’s keyboard (IOS & Android). There are premium versions that give more in depth writing solutions and suggestions that can help when writing for business or school purposes as well.

Digital Organization Tools

LastPass - Password Manager

https://lastpass.wo8g.net/c/3276847/552329/8692

Safe, secure, and convenient, LastPass is my go to password manager. Having all of your accounts is a bad idea, however remembering tons of different passwords is nearly impossible. With easy auto-filling and a great mobile app, LastPass is a simple, easy and safe solution to all of your password problems. (and like most tools on this page… it’s free!)

OneDrive - Cloud Storage

https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/

This is my preferred form of Cloud storage for my desktop, laptop and phone. I use this service constantly to keep all of my files up to date for school and work when I am on the go. You can download files on your device and then offload them when you have internet access as well. Microsoft offers various plans at very affordable prices and some free options for this tool.

Google Drive - Cloud Storage

https://drive.google.com/

One of the greatest ways to get some free storage is by taking advantage of your Google account using Google Drive. With 15 GB of free storage you can put all of your important files on a reliable server. It serves as a great tool to make sure that you have the essential files you need with you anywhere that you go. Google offers affordable pricing for more storage space as well.

Focus Tools

Flora - Pomodoro Timer

https://flora.appfinca.com/

This tool is a mobile app that forces you to stay on task or let a virtual die. The most social Pomodoro Timer out there, this app connects with your Facebook accounts and adds another level of accountability to getting your work done. Whenever I’m in the need to buckle down and work, I use Flora to make sure it gets done and that I don’t kill the tree in the process.

TomatoTimer - Pomodoro Timer

https://tomato-timer.com/

25 minutes on, 5 minutes off, that’s the name of the game. This is a simple Pomodoro Technique website that does its best to keep you productive. There is little to this website but I find that in some cases that is all that is needed to force yourself to get to work and accomplish whatever tasks you need to for the day. It also has an option to take a longer 10 minute break too.

Personal Finance Tools

Mint - Budgeting Tool

https://www.mint.com/

Mint by Intuit gives you a simple way to track all of your accounts in one place. It also gives you a spending by category breakdown that is simple and effective. Stay up to date on all of your transactions from all of your accounts in one place so that you can get in front of your money. I don’t use this but the choice between this and Clarity Money is honestly personal preference.

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