Top Websites and Apps to Help Improve Your Workdays this 2023
Most people spend most of their waking days working, either on their desk at home or at the office. It’s no wonder our experience at work often determines how our days go, and the same reason it’s so important that we improve our workdays.
There are many ways to do that and many tools available to achieve the goal. In this post, we’ll focus on the different apps and sites out there that can help you make your workday better. These are a combination of productivity and wellness apps and sites that we have picked for a balance between getting things done and staying sane and well every day.
Websites and Apps for Holistic Wellness at Work
Check out these 5 apps and sites for your day-to-day work needs:
For personal task management: PomoDone
Built around the popular Pomodoro Technique, Pomodone is designed for tracking the time you spend working on your tasks. This is perfect for people who find themselves juggling different types of tasks in a day—the app can help you ensure that you are able to manage your available time in completing all of your work.
You can use the app as your primary task management tool, adding your tasks and then setting a time for managing them. This way, you have one place to have an overview of everything. You can begin with the usual 25min work + 5min rest combination, but you can also easily adjust this to suit the type of task you need to do. An even better feature of the app is that you can connect it with other apps that you are using to create an entire task management system that will work with you best.
For social media posts: Hootsuite & Canva
This is for all content creators who manage social media, either their personal or their business/corporate account.
Canva has a wide range of templates and visuals for Facebook, Instagram, or even posters that you can use to create images for posting, and some of these are even offered for free.
Once you are done creating your materials, you can easily post them on your accounts simultaneously without going to each account and posting manually and individually—this is where Hootsuite comes in. It will consolidate all your social media activities in one interface so it’s easy to see everything at a glance.
Hootsuite is great for allowing you to schedule posts in advance. You can easily allot a few hours to work on your content and then have all posts ready for the following week. In just a few clicks, you can have everything set up. The app also has analytics features, so you can see how your posts are performing and make necessary adjustments. More work done in just a few hours = better workday!
For collaboration and communication: Slack
If you’re part of a bigger team that handles several projects at a time, the exchange of information and collaboration can get pretty complex. Slack can help streamline all the coordination happening on different projects.
At its most basic, Slack is a chat and messenger app. How it simplifies coordination and collaboration is by allowing the creation of different threads where conversations can be centralized so everyone in the team knows where to go for specific information.
If you’re a digital marketing team, for instance, you can have a thread for all social media initiatives, another thread for website development, and so on. This makes it easier for team members to find and request information, making collaboration simpler and more effective.
The first three in our list are all apps designed to improve productivity, but the next two will focus on wellness at work. After all, being productive and feeling well both contribute to achieving an improved workday.
For mindfulness and relaxation at work: Headspace
This app is designed to help users stay mindful throughout the day, offering meditation right from the time you wake up, throughout your day, and as you wind down at night.
The app will suggest a playlist you can listen to throughout your day. It also has a tab called Move, which contains sessions such as yoga, as well as a tab called Focus, which contains suggested music and exercises to help you achieve focus throughout your day.
The app offers a wide range of content that you can easily search through, and it even offers a program called Headspace for Work, ideal for organizations who want to achieve increased motivation and improved mental health among their employees.
For improved posture at work: Vidamic UP!
This app is something that we love as it aligns with what we want to achieve here at MotionGrey—to help people improve their day-to-day life through ergonomics, balance, and movement.
And the app is a simple one. It aims to combat its users’ sedentary lifestyle by simply reminding them to stand up and move. The goal of the app is to help users vary their posture throughout the day in order to improve their health and avoid health conditions caused by monotonous positions.
It’s also easy to use—simply choose from three preset options and the app will set up the schedule and reminders for you. Or, you can customize according to your work schedule. It’s a great partner for building the habit of standing at work. And paired with ergonomic office furniture, it can definitely improve your workday.
Are you using any app to help improve your experience at work? If you’re not, it might be time to consider using any (or all) of the apps we’ve shared above. Take advantage of the digital tools available to improve your work and make your workdays better.
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