Technology is designed to make life easier. With smartphones placing this technology in the palm of our hand, we have lots of tools to make life easier at the touch of a finger. Here are five apps that KE-ZU team members use to help make work and life a breeze.
Headspace is the favourite app of Jessica Royeca, KE-ZU sales support and environmental consultant. Headspace guides people through the practice of meditation, helping them reap the rewards of mindfulness. Meditation helps people stress less, focus more and sleep better. If you’ve never meditated before, Headspace is a great place to start.
We can’t help but giggle whenever KE-ZU co-owner Caron Grunschlag sends an ecard or GIF via Jib Jab. The app is all about sharing joy and is perfect for holidays, birthdays, announcements and special occasions. Simply stick your face or those of your friends, family or even pets into a funny ecard, music video or dancing GIF and share over text, WhatsApp or social media. You’ll brighten someone’s day.
Our marketing manager Tegan Schwarz is a big fan of the note-taking service Google Keep. For work and for life, the app is an easy way to take notes, including text, images and audio. Whether it’s a grocery list, to-do list or must-watch-movie list, Google Keep is a great way to keep organised, set reminders and to collaborate with other Google Keep users in real time.
Insight Timer is another popular meditation app, and the app of choice for KE-ZU Vic sales manager Ross Zouroudis. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced meditator, there are thousands of free meditations to calm the mind, reduce anxiety, manage stress, sleep deeply and improve happiness. Develop your meditation practice into a regular routine and you’ll hopefully see the benefits in all aspects of life.
KE-ZU marketing coordinator Liz Perusco recommends Focus Keeper for time management. The app is based on the Pomodoro Technique developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. Work is broken down into intervals, with 25-minute work periods, a 5-minute break in between and an extended break after four Pomodoros. The app is designed to keep productivity levels high while also help avoiding burnout – something we can all do with in this day and age.