Hello all, welcome to my brand new blog! Yes, the blog isn’t new per say but I finally decided to become self-hosted with SiteGround. I was so apprehensive to go self-hosted but I moved my blog over to wordpress by myself and chose SiteGround as a host. SiteGround are amazing! They made the whole moving process a dream and honestly, they could not have been more helpful with their speedy live chat service and walk through tutorials (with screenshots!!). I would definitely recommend checking SiteGround out if you’re thinking of becoming self-hosted. I also got a whole new look from pipdig and I could not be happier.

Enough about my new site, let’s jump into today’s post: the best free apps that will increase your productivity! Now we all want to be more productive don’t we? I’m a big advocate of sometimes doing nothing but when it started to be a regular (hourly) occurence, i realised I needed to stop. With a little research and trial and error, I discovered some amazing apps I would love to share with you all.


As I have started to build up my blog again I’ve been dedicating more time to it and cannot afford to have my phone as a distraction (which it majorly is.) This also refers to exams. When it came to exams these apps saved my life! I depended on these all day, everyday in the library. In this post, I am going to be sharing with you my life saving apps that increase productivity, stop you looking at your phone and can save you time and money!



Forest is a beautifully free (if you are on Android- £1.99 on App Store)app. The overall premise of this app is that you plant trees everyday and by the end of the day you should have a Forest. However, the tree will die if you click off of the app. You can pick your tree and the time you want off of your phone and start the growth. When the growth is finished you get coins which you can buy a variety of trees with. You can also add your friends on the app and have a group concentrating sesh.

Overall this app is amazing for productivity as i absolutely hate killing my trees so it keeps me off of my phone as it will for you, too!



If you are not a bullet journaler like me, I would definitely recommend this app! Wanderlist is what it says, a list app. The good thing about this app is that you can share your to-do lists with other people so if you are doing a group project/ co-authoring a story or collaborating on a blogpost you know what everyone has done and not done. I use it on the go, when I dont have my bullet journal with me. You can access the lists everywhere, where that be from your phone, your Mac, Android etc.

You can also customise your lists with fun backgrounds!

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A free app, unfortunately only for student’s I believe. Hold gives you 10 points for every twenty minutes you are on the app and not on your phone. With these points you can

purchase Amazon Scratchcards, Newlook vouchers, Vue cinema tickets and loads more! The good thing about this app is that you compete with your friends and people from your college/ university and if you click off the app at 49 minutes you still have the points for 40 minutes.

Those are my top three apps for productivity! I totally love and use these all the time and they truly help me save a bunch of time and make me much more productive. I would love to know if you have any other apps for productivity that you recommend 🙂



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  1. August 4, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    I’ve never heard of hold before, but I’m definitely going to look into it. When I was in college, I used Forest quite a bit. It did exactly what you said it did. I didn’t use my phone much, and got most of my work done. Great recommendations! xxx

    Melina |

    • georgianicolaou
      August 23, 2018 / 3:00 pm

      Thank you, Melina! Forest is literally a life saver ! x

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