8 Useful Must-Have Apps for Side Hustlers

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There are seemingly apps for everything these days and for those who want to get a little more work accomplished, there are apps for that as well. If you are looking to get things done faster, so you have more time for other things, here are a few Must-Have Apps for Side Hustlers that can help.

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Must-Have Apps for Side Hustlers

Blinkist

If you enjoy educational books, but don’t have the time to read them, Blinkist is for you. Blinkist takes educational, non-fiction books and turns them into 15-minute audio presentations, so you can listen to them while driving, jogging, or performing other activities. There are over 2,100 titles in Blinkist right now, so you can expand your mind quickly and efficiently.

Forest

With this app, you can work more efficiently by setting a time-schedule that lets you focus on one task at a time. The app shows a tree and has a timer in which a task must be completed or the tree “dies”. If you complete the task in the pre-designated time, the tree lives and matures. The end credits you earn help fund the planting of trees around the world.

Gboard

If you are typing a lot on your phone, Gboard can help. The app lets you glide type from letter to letter easier and lets you Google from inside the email or text, so you can find the info you need without opening a new window. You can even add emojis or gifs to your messages quickly and easily using Gboard.

Google Keep

For those who have several jobs and tasks to perform, Google Keep is a great way to keep everything organized. This slimmed-down app lets you write notes, reminders, and post ideas, so you can keep track of what needs to be accomplished. There are due dates, collaborators, voice transcription, and color coding, so you can make the most out of your day.

Pocket

Reading the news is now easier than ever thanks to Pocket. Putting Pocket on your computer or mobile device means that any article you see in the news that is interesting can be saved to your device, so you can read it at a more convenient time.

Toggl

The way to improve efficiency starts with knowing how you spend your time. Toggl is a time-tracking application that lets you know how much time you spend doing projects. By the end of the week, two weeks, or a month, you’ll know how much time you spend and make decisions about how to improve your overall efficiency.

Trello

This is a task-management app that will remind you of important deadlines, appointments, meetings, and so forth. Trello lets you organize your tasks and responsibilities, so you can get more accomplished in less time. By turning your work schedule into a visual chart, you can better understand what needs to be accomplished.

Trello is also very useful in a team environment, as you can assign team members to different cards and “tag” them in comments and checklists. If you have a support team like administrative assistants or virtual assistants, Trello's easy to use and intuitive design is a great way to keep everyone organized and on task.

Zapier

Zapier pulls together tasks from different apps, so you can be more efficient in your daily work. Simply create a “Zap” and this will “Trigger” an event that starts from another app. Zapier essentially pulls together your apps, so you are alerted to items from different sources when needed.

These are just a few Must-Have Apps for Side Hustlers – comment below with your favorite!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Matt Williams is a partner at Side Hustle Startup, a company that helps entrepreneurs create and build their own side hustles. Matt has created brands for himself in the past and loves to help others do the same. He's married to Amy, who he met while attending college in Illinois. They have one dog named Leonard.
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Matt Williams is a partner at Side Hustle Startup, a company that helps entrepreneurs create and build their own side hustles. Matt has created brands for himself in the past and loves to help others do the same. He's married to Amy, who he met while attending college in Illinois. They have one dog named Leonard.
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