APPS THAT ARE ACTUALLY HELPFUL
This is a game changer for people in Dubai. It completely cuts down on time spent on life admin – you can pay your Dewa, du, Etisalat and municipality bills, pay all traffic fines, top up your Salik, parking times and NOL card and even track Dubai airport’s departures and arrivals. You can also track the status of visa applications, view the Rera Rental Increase calculator and renew trade licences.
The Ministry of Interior’s app is useful for those living across the UAE – offering services such as vehicle registration, licencing, traffic fines, visas, police clearance certificates and more, all at your fingertips, in one place.
This free meditation app offers guided meditation as well as mindfulness tips to help you find a sense of inner calm (which will then make you more productive). The app is particularly good for those who have difficulty sleeping, with its selection of relaxation meditations. There are many categories of meditation to choose from too, including timed, guided, and even just talks. There is also a social component that allows app users to find friends who can “meditate with you” that are are close to your location.
Momentum Habit Tracker
Here is an app “built exclusively for Apple’s ecosystem” that is based on Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity secret: “don’t break the chain”. By this he meant that every day that you complete a habit, the chain becomes longer and you become less likely to quit. It sends you daily reminders to make sure you don’t break habits, sets you weekly targets and lets you skip habits – if you’re travelling, for instance – without breaking the chain.
Remember The Milk
Never forget to buy milk again with this to-do list app that connects all of your devices and integrates with Gmail, Twitter, Evernote and more. You can be reminded via email, text, Twitter or mobile notifications, and you can give tasks due dates and tags and put them on repeat.