Let’s be honest. Your work is going to be a huge part of your life for a long time. And when you do what you believe to be great work, you will enjoy a sense of achievement, purpose and satisfaction.

In a world rife with distractions, how do you stay the course in your pursuit of productivity? Fixing your focus and increasing efficiency sounds like the perfect plan for when your productivity levels drop but how do you go about it?

Take a look at these four must-try productivity apps to keep you ‘on point’.

1. Pocket

4 Must-try Productivity Apps“When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.” This app lets you save articles, videos, images and more content directly from your browser. Pocket works on your computer, tablet, mobile device, and it’s able to function without an internet connection. If you read a tonne of news from different sources, put them all in your Pocket.

Put Pocket in your pocket.


2. Momentum

4 Must-try Productivity AppsMomentum changes how your web browser’s New Tab looks daily. This Chrome extension does it with soothing and stunning visuals, a dose of inspiration, a to-do list, a weather update widget and it lets you type in your main focus for the day.

Keep moving with Momentum


3. Zotero

4 Must-try Productivity AppsDoes your work involve a lot of research? Organising sources can become a hassle when you have one, too many tabs open in your browser window. Zotero is a free productivity app that helps you to gather, organise, cite and share your research sources. It’s available for free on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Zip through citations with Zotero.


4. Slack

4 Must-try Productivity AppsSlack is a group messaging and coordination tool. It covers the basics of instant messaging and syncs messages across desktop and mobile devices in real-time. The app supports direct and group messaging (topic or team based) and comes with an archive function so you can look up previously shared files and catch up on a group’s communication.

Get back on track with Slack.

Come back next week to see which other apps make the cut! In the meantime, share your favourite productivity app with us in the comments below.