Like it or not, there are two kinds of people in this world. The first is the kind that likes to organise all their tasks and make sure they are done by the end of the day, no matter what. The second is the kind that no matter how much they try, they just cannot finish everything they need to by the time the day ends. If you fall under the second category, then do not worry, because we have your back. Here is a list of apps which, not only are easily available, but are designed to help you finish all your tasks!
Wunderlist did so well when it was launched, it quickly became everyone’s go to app. Apart from letting you create a list of all the tasks you have for the day, this app lets you share the list with people around you. Not only that, this app also lets the people you share the list with edit your content so as to make sure you don’t miss out on any tasks. A bonus point for this app is that the interface was designed so well, it doesn’t get affected even if two people are using it at the same time! Wunderlist did so well within the first few years of its launch, it was brought over by Microsoft!
Launched in the year 2007, Todoist became so popular, it attracted a user base of more than 5 million people. Unlike others, what makes this app unique is that it offers you a reward of sorts every time you complete a task on your list. From giving you constant reminders on task deadlines and to letting you structure your work as per preferences, this app is every muddled up person’s dream come true.
With an interface which is absolutely mesmerising, Any.do is a godsend for people with too many things to finish in a day. Apart from giving you the option of organising your tasks on a day to day basis and to changing your tasks according to preference, this app has a new feature called The Moment. This feature gives you a daily update every morning and reminds you to set your calender for the day. Apart from this, features like direction through voice and the ability to close your task once completed by shaking the phone, this app is quite a fun tool. Because after all, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!
An Apple loyalist, Things is quite a beautifully designed app. Without a loud and over the top interface reminding you to finish your tasks, this app is designed to look like a pocket friendly paper. An added bonus? This app can be integrated into your Apple watch, thereby giving you the opportunity to tick off things on your list by looking at your hand. If you want a pretty app which tells you what to do, then Things is what you should get.
One of the main reasons people can’t organise their time is because they don’t know where it goes. SmartTime helps track your time according to where you spend it the most and gives you a clear understanding of how much time you spend per task. All you have to do is to feed data into the app and it calculates how much time you spend on each activity you do per day. Like Things is dedicated to only Apple users, SmarterTime is currently available only for those using Android phones.
Chalking out your day can be quite a daunting process. However, if you have an app which organises all your tasks for you, then your life becomes extremely simple. If you think we missed out on any other apps like these, comment and let us know!
Facebook Finally Launches Messenger Rooms Which Accommodates 50 People And Unlimited Video Calls
The lockdown and quarantine measures implemented in multiple countries meant that people could not commute to work or go outside for social gatherings. This scenario hugely benefited video calling and conferencing platforms and applications. Zoom, Skype, Facetime, Google Hangouts and Houseparty have seen a phenomenal spike in daily active users. Facebook has joined the club by finally upgrading its messenger capabilities.
Facebook Messenger is a chatting and video calling application developed by Facebook. Facebook is finally introducing a new feature in messenger named Messenger Rooms. The free feature will allow Facebook and Messenger users to create group video calls of up to 50 people, contrary to the eight people limit available currently. The Messenger Room does not require a Facebook account and works similar to the Zoom meeting rooms. Participants can join the room by clicking on a link.
The rooms do not have any time limit which lets people converse indefinitely. There are a slew of other features like augmented reality filters, normal filters, virtual masks and a feature to lock the rooms. Facebook also announced that it is doubling WhatsApp’s video call person limit from four to eight people as well. However the Messenger Rooms feature is not immediately available and Facebook will roll the feature out slowly in all the regions it operates.
In a company blog post,Facebook said that 700 million accounts participate in calls everyday between Facebook and WhatsApp. Once Facebook announced this news, shares of the video calling company Zoom fell down by 5%.
Star Wars And Coca Cola Singapore Launch Limited Edition World’s First Electronic Coke Bottles
Star Wars over the years has managed to gather a cult following which stretches across generations. Star Wars is one of the biggest and the most famous film franchises to have ever been created. The latest trilogy in the Star Wars is referred to as the Skywalker Saga and the final movie of the trilogy, The Rise Of Skywalker released last year. Movie franchises have been known to rely on merchandising as part of their promotional strategies and the Star Wars franchise partnered up with Coca Cola to create a unique and one of its kind merchandise. The output of this partnership is very unique and the world’s first electronic coke bottle.
Coca-Cola Singapore harnessed the flexibility of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays to wrap special-edition sugar-free Coke bottles with light-up, glowing lightsabers wielded by the Star Wars characters, Rey and Kylo Ren.
These bottles are part of a limited edition batch and the only way to obtain one of them is by answering a riddle which is revealed on Facebook and Instagram. Answering these riddles will reveal locations near the 7-Eleven stores around Singapore where one can obtain a special pass. This special pass can be redeemed to purchase the limited edition bottle. These bottles have a touch sensor and squeezing the bottle will light up the lightsabers of Kylo Ren and Rey. Each OLED on the bottle can light up to 500 times.
There are only 8000 of these bottles available making these collectibles very rare. Some of these bottles are sold on ebay for as much as $ 800 which is a high premium.
It will be interesting to see how this OLED technology will be incorporated and it is safe to say that we would be seeing more products which use OLEDs on their packaging in the future. Coca Cola is always at the forefront of innovation and these electronic coke bottles are a perfect example.
‘May the force be with you’ should you set out to find one of these rare collectibles!
Five Unusual Yet Useful Japanese Innovations
The Japanese are responsible for some of the most important innovations which shaped the world. However, there are some gadgets which, although useful, can seem a bit unusual. Here is a list of five such Japanese innovations, which may seem funny but are quite useful.
Five unusual yet useful Japanese innovations
1) Eye drop glasses
Every one of us has gone through the struggle of putting eye drops without spilling them. It truly is a waste of money. Hence, Japanese innovators came up with a solution and invented the eye drop glasses. Even though the glasses look funny, they ensure anybody who uses them will never waste eye drops ever again.
2) Head support
Head support is a device in the shape of an arm. Designed for people who work extensively with computers, this device is useful if you want to avoid neck pain. The device can also help keep your head in one position when you accidentally fall asleep.
3) Movable fridge
Invented by Panasonic, this movable fridge is equipped with sensors, is able to move around your house and can come to you when commanded. Known as the fridge of the future, this invention will be great to assist to the elderly.
4) Handwritten letter vending machine
In the age of smartphones, there are many who still prefer handwritten notes. However, many people are too busy or too lazy to write a letter. The Japanese scientists found a solution to this problem and introduced vending machines which generate handwritten letters.
5) Flying umbrella
The flying umbrella is a device invented by Asahi Power Services and uses artificial intelligence (AI). The flying umbrella is a solution for people who are tired of holding an umbrella while doing their daily tasks. The flying umbrella, thanks to AI, can hover above its owner, saving them from rain and allowing them to do their tasks without any problem.
Did we miss mentioning any other unusual yet useful Japanese inventions? Comment below and let us know.
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