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How To Make Your Monday More Productive

How To Make Your Monday More Productive

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There are few worse things than waking up Monday morning and realizing you can't hit that snooze button one more time. Fortunately, there are many apps to make your morning grind easier and set up your week for success! Read on for our picks and head over to the App store to get your Monday started right.

1. Sleep Cycle alarm clock

With this app, simply place your phone  on your mattress at night, and let it get to work. Overnight, it will analyze your sleep cycle and wake you up within a 30-minute window of your lightest sleep phase. You'll be up on time, and you'll be more awake. Monday morning doesn't stand a chance!

2. Handle: To-do List, Inbox, and Calendar Management all in one

By integrating your calendar, email, and to-do list, Handle easily lays out all of the things you need to manage. You can also convert your notes into to-dos, as well as save links in one easy place so you can read them later. It's an easy way to get a look at the week ahead so you're prepared for anything that comes your way.

3. Chorma for Chores

After you've assessed your week in Handle, open up Chorma to lay out weekly chores. The app syncs with other devices, which means you can assign tasks to other people (your significant other, kids, or roommates!) with ease. The app also has a point system, making it a simple way to incentivize doing chores. You can pre-set rewards in the app, making it easy for the younger users to see what they're accomplishing. 

4. Turboscan Free: document & receipt scanner

Monday mornings can be crazy no matter how much Sunday-night planning you do. So when you don't get around to that extra office work, grab your phone to scan in documents, photos, books, and other texts. It even can scan whiteboards (Read: simplified note-taking in those Monday morning meetings!) You can save, edit, and store your scans as JPEGs or PDFs and take them right with you to the office. 

5. TripCase

Rush hour travel is hectic, especially at the start of the week. If you travel often for business, this is the app for you! After forwarding your confirmation emails, TripCase creates an itinerary that you can even share with others. You can view flight details, look at plane seat maps, and request Ubers all in one convenient place.

What are your favorite productivity apps? Share with us in the comments!

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