Plant a Forest to Get Things Done

Forest is one of those productivity apps that really needs no introduction. Chances are, if you enjoy productivity timers at all, you already know it well. Also, you're a big nerd. But you're in (debatably) good company (with me)! Seekrtech, the Taiwan-based company that develops Forest, has a lot of promising apps that I intend …

True to Its Name, Concepts Requires Refinement

I consider myself more of a "doodler" than a proper artist, but even a humbler doodler such as myself cannot ignore the sweet allure of new art-making software. So, when I stumbled upon Concepts while mindlessly browsing the Google Play Store—and then seeing it again on the Microsoft Store—I knew I had to get my …

The Infinite Language Apps Make Vocabulary Drills Genuinely Fun

If one of your New Year's resolutions this year was to learn a new language, you're in for a treat. It's never been easier to access language-learning resources--often genuinely good ones--online for little to no cost. Admittedly, you may have less luck with more obscure languages, though Duolingo is doing its part to preserve endangered …

Brain Focus: The Superior Free Pomodoro Timer for Android

I'm a big fan of the Pomodoro technique and all its various iterations. As the world moves faster and our attention span gets shorter, short bursts of deep work followed by quick breaks can be a fantastic way to chip away at projects that require a lot of time to complete, especially when you're easily …