8 Highly Impressive Apps for Setting Goals and Smashing Them

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Short of getting an assistant, download these.

Life’s hectic, we get it. So embrace the many tools on offer to ease your load, organise your day-to-day, and take care of the nitty gritty.

1. GoalsOnTrack

This goal-setting and personal productivity app helps you set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) big targets before breaking them down into manageable chunks, customising a plan of action and tracking your progress in real time. There’s also a built-in journal for musing on failures and wins along the way.

2. Any.do

Promising to ‘get life under control’, this digital to-do list keeps your tasks, lists and reminders in one spot and syncs across all your devices. Featuring a calendar to keep you one step (or one month) ahead of yourself, Any.Do also offers an AI-driven smart assistant who helps you complete tasks as soon as possible – and even do some for you.

3. Confluence Cloud

Calling all team players. Content collaboration software Confluence has an app that allows you to create, share and iterate to finalise documents, meeting notes, project plans, product requirements… you name it, with space for feedback from each team member (no more getting lost in your email chain on the hunt for that amendment).

4. ATracker

Wonder where all your time is getting to? This app will tell you – and offers pie-charted insights into how you’re (actually) spending your hours. With both list- and calendar-view options, it categorises time expenditure across commuting, answering emails, working on tasks, scrolling Instagram and the like, giving you an honest, big-picture view of your daily habits.

5. Asana

Project-management app Asana is another goodie for teams, allowing you to lay projects out in ‘boards’ or in a list format, with chat capabilities for everyone to weigh in. It works for both private and joint projects and, for those in need of a friendly nudge, can send a to-do list at the start of each day.

6. Goal setting with Brian Tracy

“You have activities that need to be completed towards your goal. Can you start now?” This is what you might wake to with Goal Setting on the case – an online coaching program and goal-tracking app that makes it virtually impossible to forget your personal and professional objectives, with a daily and weekly routine scheduler.

7. Pocketbook

More than 300,000 Australians are using Pocketbook because it makes budgeting nice and simple. Keeping a close eye on all of your bank accounts, credit cards, loans, bills and investments, it automatically tracks your spending, categorises it and lets you know if you get close to your budget limit. The best part? It won’t cost you a cent.

8. SaneBox

Working in cahoots with your existing email interface, this software and app takes your inbox hostage and only brings important emails to your attention. It has the ability to remind you to follow up with recipients who are yet to reply – and also rescues authentic messages from your spam folder.

Photography by Karolina and Zachary Staines

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