APPS THAT ARE AC­TU­ALLY HELP­FUL

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DubaiNow

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.

MOI UAE

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.

In­sight Timer

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.

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