5 Productivity Apps That Save Me >12 Hours Weekly

Nathaniel Bastin
3 min readOct 31, 2023

Now, if there’s one thing I really can’t stand (in a competitive field, I might add), it’s a mindlessly repetitive digital task.

Nothing boils my broccoli quite like it!

Fuelled by a burning desire to banish such drudgery, I’m perpetually on the hunt for tools that boost my efficiency and unlock time in my working day.

And here I am to share a few of the best with you.

(Alas, if you work for a company that’s rendered your laptop half useless with excessive security measures, this one’s not for you).

Introducing 5 productivity apps that I’d confidently say give me back >12 hours per week.

✉️ Boomerang

Send messages later, get email reminders, snooze messages, and schedule meetings within leading email platforms (Gmail/Outlook).

🌐 Workona

Manage tabs, organise projects, and bring together all of your work in the cloud.

⌨️ Text Blaze

Save text snippets and insert them anywhere on the web using keyboard shortcuts.

✂️ TextSniper

Quickly capture and recognise any text from your Mac’s screen, and paste it as plain text into another document.

📣 Speechify

Turn text into natural sounding voice to breeze through your written content 2–3x faster than it takes to read it.

So, there you have it — my current collection for conquering the workweek and reclaiming those precious hours.

I’d be sinking in cybersand without them!

And yet, the hunt persists…

What are your best productivity apps, and why? Share in the comments below.

Let’s down the drudgery together!

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Nathaniel Bastin

Full Stack Brand Builder | Published in “The Startup”, “Better Marketing” & “Entrepreneur’s Handbook” | x.com/NB_Branding