If you travel around a lot during the day, why not make the most productive use of your time? Whether you are on the tram in Melbourne or stuck in an Uber, here are many ways that you can make your travel time more productive.


Make Use of Free Apps

One great way of getting more productivity in your day is using apps. These days, there are so many smartphone apps that can be used for everyone, whether you are a student or a businessman, they can help you get organized and work better. Here are some great apps for when you are on the go!



One of the best free productivity apps on the market, Evernote allows you to gather all your notes, thoughts and ideas in one place across as many devices as you like, making it possible to locate all your different university assignments, plans and inspirations in just one click. Whether you like keeping notes on your phone or not, Evernote lets you save any article, film clip or general webpage so that you can come back to it another time and on any device. Perfect for people who quickly forget their greatest ideas, Evernote also helps with multimedia presentations and conducting research.



Millions of people use Any.Do to organize their tasks. This application is perfect for students who need to create a to-do list. It also synchronize all tasks with other devices so that the list can be accessed from anywhere. Add new entries to the list with the help of touch-based interface, or use your voice to create tasks.

You can change the priority of your entry, mark a task as completed, or even shake your device to remove all completed tasks from it. The Any.Dowidget can be added to your home screen for quick and easy access.


Use a Planner

If you prefer to go old school and not plan your time with a phone, you can use a simple planner. By keeping track of everything that you need to do throughout the day or the week, will help you know what you have coming up, and what you should prepare for. When you are travelling, you can refer to your planner and make any additions, notes or just to refresh your memory.


Carry a Notepad or Book

Bring a notepad or book with you, wherever you go. If you have a lot of catching up to do in reading, having that book with you means you will read it during any dull periods throughout your day. Leaving it at home will do you no good and you will waste precious minutes of your day doing nothing…or surfing Facebook!

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