Tuesday, 27 January 2015

GET SMART: Sleuthing for best #Apps to #WorkSmarter & $25 @MicrosoftStore GC #Giveaway CAN 2/18


As a blogger there is some expectation of consistency in my social media sharing and blog posts. Two things stay constant: 1.) I have to meet the commitments I've made whether to businesses or brands in the way of reviews, or readers in the way of regular posts. 2.) There are only 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. Life doesn't stop because I'm not at home at my laptop. My commitments don't change because I'm on vacation, at a conference, or have to carpool my kids. I still have to work, do reviews, publish and share posts, pictures, and observations with my readers and social media followers.

Given these constants, how do I work SMARTER and different to better meet these commitments? How do I work from anywhere to allow myself the freedom to travel and use those spare minutes between carpooling or life's other commitments most efficiently? What tools or Apps can help me meet my SMART goals, find better balance and get more satisfaction in my personal and professional life.


Some of you may have read my post about SELF being my word for 2015, and that I'm working hard to set SMART goals for both my personal life and my blog. To that end I am on the case to GET SMART and sleuth out the best productivity Apps and tools to meet my goals, manage my time and find some balance between my personal and my social SELF. 

I invite you to follow along on my fact finding mission. I'll be posting regularly about what Apps I find that make me app-y, and please share your favourites with me in the comments section. There are so many Apps I can't possibly find all the good ones, and I would love to learn more about the ones you have found.

Microsoft Canada has generously sponsored a giveaway to help a lucky reader Get SMART and uncover the best Apps and tools to meet their own goals with a $25 Microsoft Store Giftcard.
This giveaway is open to Canada 
and runs from 
January 27th - February 13th, 2015
Good Luck!





Yep, just me Cathy thinking out loud about Apps and tools to #WorkSmarter.

Note: I was not compensated for this post in any way. The purpose of this post is merely to share information and a chance to win with my readers. All opinions are my own.

30 comments :

  1. I love to make lists so I don't forget, so I think the "Never Forget" would be super helpful for me!

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  2. Photo Editor app helps my teens assignments to edit pictures for a powerpoint,

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  3. The Adobe Photoshop Express would be helpful.

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  4. I like my HQ app that supports my love of lists and checking things off.

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  5. Gonna have to go with Songza, listening to music helps me relax and be productive at work

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  6. I'd like to try Viber - Free Phone Calls & Text

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  7. I like the Photo Editor - help me get my photos more organized & shareworthy.

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  8. So proud of you for choosing your SELF. I look forward to reading all about your successes.

    I would definitely get the Kobo Book app as I just got one and can't believe that I ever lived without it.

    Besos Sarah.

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  9. I love my calendar app for all my appointments and reminders

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  10. Mint, it's the best. It's a money organizing app, that helps you keep track. It works so well.

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  11. I love the facebook app - it is really handy - thanks!

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  12. Actually, I have no idea. I don't use microsoft (and I don't have windows either as I use apple products exclusively). My son uses windows, and microsoft office for his school work. Thank's for the chance.

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  13. I love Songza. Music always helps me relax and focus. Great for short break too and to keep time.

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  14. I like mint to keep up with my finances

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  15. I have used Mint for year or so now. Don't know what I would do without it now- I recommend it to all my friends!

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  16. the calendar app

    aarone mawdsley

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  17. I like the 'Sticky Notes' app because I constantly have little things I need to remember, like medical appts & school due dates for the kids activities/homework, so it's really helpful.

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  18. The best "app" for me is keyboard shortcuts. I hate using the mouse.

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  19. I am in love with OneNote, I don't know how hubs and I stayed organized before it.

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  20. I really like the calendar app

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  21. Mint.com looks like a handy one I like!

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  22. photo editor helps me look fabulous in all pics!

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  23. It would be the calendar app.

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  24. love the calendar app, the reminders are great

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  25. I think the calendar app would be super useful to make sure I don't for any appointments.

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