Out of ten people, eight people will agree that it is difficult to stay productive when you have your phone with you. These days smartphones can be as much of a lifesaver as much as they can reduce your productivity with the work you do.

Google puts together a team that embarks on projects that make an impact on our world, in a little or big way. One of their goals is to share ideas and tools that help people find a better balance with technology. This happens every year. The apps I will be talking about were created by this team called The Creative Lab5.

Enough story. Let’s get productive.

Post Box

Post Box is an app that enables you to minimize the distractions at any given time you set. All you need to do is to configure when you want the notifications to arrive and Post Box will deliver them to you in batches for you to go through.

What makes Post Box very useful is that you can set notifications to a 15-minute or 30-minute update interval. However, for now, you can only make do with four pre-determined slots per day.

Download Post Box to have a feel.

Desert Island

Desert Island is designed for smartphone addicts. Yes, for those of you who cannot leave your phone for more than five minutes.

Desert Island lets you keep the focus on the most important tasks of your day by allowing you to choose just seven most important apps on your phone and then locks everything else away for 24 hours.

If you’ve been meaning to go hiatus on social media for 24 hours at least, I strongly recommend this app for you.

Bottom line, this is a challenge tests your honour code. The apps you choose will be on your home screen while you can access the rest if you so wish. So if you think you can beat yourself to it, go ahead and download Desert Island.


I know the first thought that might come to your mind is a face morphing app but no. Morph helps you organize what apps are most important to you based on time or location.

You can create modes based on work, holiday, travel or any other preferred name. You can also set times to these modes as Morph will make the apps you select into these modes available to you at such times. That way, you can set only the apps that matter to you if you’re at work or when you’re on holiday.

Check out the Morph app on Google Play.

I know there are tons of apps out there that can help you increase productivity with what you do. I bet you might even have some that help you keep focus.

Share with us in the comments what apps help you stay productive and get the best out of your day.



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