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5 Productivity Applications for Windows 10

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Windows 10 has a lot going for it. For instance, it features productivity apps that have been updated and, in some cases, newly created.

Windows 10 has a lot going for it. For instance, it features productivity apps that have been updated and, in some cases, newly created.

Regardless of whether you’re a college student or office worker, a businessperson, or a CEO, one of your job requirements is computer familiarity. With a tight schedule, you are likely to mismanage your time and ignore significant work.

Your computer may well be the source of your income. However, it can also be a detriment if you don’t master its’ proper use. Not to worry; by using these productivity apps you’ll be back on the right track in no time.

1. Cortana

Cortana was not being fully utilized in Windows 10. When used correctly this application will save you time. The initial launch was to compete against other voice assistants such as Siri and Alexa. This handy productivity app is now the preferred vocal assistant of all Windows users.

When Microsoft made the decision to shut down Cortana to Android or iOS devices there was speculation that the same would happen for Windows. But then Microsoft declared that it was increasing investment into the advancement of voice recognition technology and control software.

Microsoft has recently released a number of new updates that integrate Cortana in conjunction with the Office 365 Productivity apps suite. This allows users to utilize a variety of functions of the Microsoft productivity suite without having to install any third-party application. Here’s a look at what you can accomplish with this versatile app:

  • Get daily news via Cortana. This can include notifications, reminders, and email alerts through the integration of Cortana to the Microsoft To-Do platform.
  • Make use of voice commands to schedule beginning, ending, or even start meetings using MS Teams.
  • Open your apps, calculate and get instant updates on traffic and weather, all via voice commands.

2. Productivity Burst

If you’re dealing with a to-do list and task management isn’t your thing, Productivity Burst can prove to be a great tool. Productivity Burst lets you write down all of your tasks, and then focus on them in a single step.

The Time Burst feature in this application allows you to choose a suitable time frame for each item on your list of things to do. It also tracks your progress. This allows you to gauge your performance each day.

Another benefit of this application called the Chain Burst will motivate you to complete your daily chores by sending gentle reminders. Not just that…it also compliments you when each task is finished!

3. Remind Me

For better or worse, we’re glued to our devices. In most cases, we are so immersed in our digital lives that we forget crucial things. If you’ve been the victim of this, then Remind Me can prove useful.

Remind Me can be described as an alarm function as well as a reminder app. It can be used to remind you to take a break, or when it’s the best time to exercise. You can see all of your reminders in one view by using Remind Me. Its Quick Reminders & Tasks feature will remind you to complete your tasks according to your timetable.

Additionally, you can also include voice notes in your reminders as well as tag them to different categories such as birthdays, exercises, pills, appointments, and many more. The app is available through the Chrome store on the web and is also available for installation on your computer with an extension.

4. Performance

Imagine that you were looking at something you wanted to know on Google and it led you to a captivating page found on Facebook or Instagram. That one-minute Google search has turned into an hour of ineffective web tab surfing.

These kinds of distractions are not uncommon and they’re a disaster for productivity.

The Resultivity app is a time management tool that can reduce distractions. The app’s innovative features include a timer that lets you know when your task is completed.

If you’re in idle mode, the app will estimate how much time you’ve spent. In the same way, it will help you plan breaks.

If you follow your routine and finish your work on time, you will get Resultivity Points. You can utilize these points to unlock additional productivity strategies.

5. Things To Do

The Pomodoro method is now in use everywhere, especially with teenagers. This is one of the most effective methods to increase productivity. Developers have created a variety of applications around the technique. Focus-To-Do is one of them.

Focus To-Do is a simple-to-use application for managing time and tasks. After installing this application, it will prompt you to create your profile. After that, you’re able to make use of this profile to access this app for any type of device.

This app can begin a project, add tasks, and mark each task when it is completed. When you set the timer, you’ll have 25 minutes to complete each task — a Pomodoro lasts for twenty-five minutes — and then 5 minutes for a quick break.

The basic version of the app is completely free. It comes with plenty of tools to help you stay productive and organized throughout your day.

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Becca Williams is a writer, editor, and small business owner. She writes a column for Smallbiztechnology.com and many more major media outlets.