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Apps to Bring Calm to Work Home Life

by Kurt Knutsson

If you are like most families, you are doing your best to organize work and life under one roof. It can feel like you are swimming upstream when others in the house are climbing over one another to do their own thing. These helpful apps can lend a hand in organizing your work home life balance.

Share a Family Calendar & Grocery List

Cozi app for iOS and Android is a free family organizer app helps whole family keep appointments and activities in one spot. Track school events and virtual class schedules and help assign chores.

Any.Do app Grocery list organizer that automatically sorts your list into grocery store sections like dairy, baked goods etc. Works with Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa


One Button To Join Video Call

Meeter app – takes the hassle out of fishing through your email and calendar for a video call invitation. By downloading a free mac and windows app, that sits on your menu bar, you are able to join a video conference call on Zoom and a number of other popular video call providers as simple as clicking on a button. This app scores scores 4.8 out of 5 in the mac app store. Video Conference calls, therefore, have never been easier to get involved with.



Make your Alexa Smart Speaker Reminders better with this one change.

Customize how and where your reminders are delivered.
Launch Alexa app> tap Menu> Reminders & Alarms> Reminders tab> tap settings symbol on top right. Customize how and where your reminders are delivered. Pick to be more private and have them only sent to your phone.



Schedule to Send Email Later

Boomerang app for Gmail, Outlook and Mobile schedules emails to send at optimal times, snooze messages, get read receipts and follow reminders if someone doesn’t respond to your email. You write an email now, and schedule it to send at a later time.



Show when you are available

Calendly app is helpful by letting you share when you are available on your calendar.
It connects to Google, Outlook or iCloud calendars and email.
You add a Calendly link to your outgoing email when you want to allow certain others to schedule time in your calendar like an appointment.

Check out Tools to Balance Your Working and Kids Learning from Home

Squeeze in a 7 Minute Workout

DownDog app for Android and iOS is a paid app around $40/year or $8/mo that guides you through a yoga routine based on the amount of time you have tp squeeze it in. You can set as low as 4 minutes up to 90 minutes to get your basic beginner to advanced level yoga practice on. Cheaper when you buy it on the DownDog app website rather than app store. And great news for teachers, students and healthcare workers, DownDog workouts are free through the end of the year.

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