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Pocket: The Knowledge Tool Missing on Your Phone

Every knowledge wizard needs his tools in order to maintain the wizard status.

This is what their logo looks like.

This is what their logo looks like.

This app is one of those tools.

Pocket is a not so widely known app that enables most successful people to read everything they stumble upon online and get ahead of everyone else.

I discovered this one when reading a Business Insider article and never looked back since then. If I had to pick one app to have on my phone, this would be the one (yeah Facebook, you’ve been demoted).

By following a few simple steps upon opening the app you can set up a Pocket button on any of your devices that will save anything (from videos to articles) to your Pocket account and keep it there for whenever you have extra time to read it.

And once saved, you don’t need internet connection to access your saved articles (only the archived ones – the ones you’ve read already), so this is perfect for when you’re commuting to work or even when you’re sitting on the porcelain throne.

Download this app here for Iphone users and here for Samsung users.

 

PA

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Headspace: The Meditation App That Will Change Your Life

This is my first post under the tech tab. And what better way to start it off with one of my favorite apps: Headspace.

Headspace App Logo

Headspace App Logo

Let me first explain who is behind this app. Andy Puddicombe is a British born man who midway through his Sport Science degree decided to drop out to become a monk. I could end his bio here and we would all agree that this guy is the coolest dude on earth.

So he travelled to the Himalayans to study meditation and embarked in a 10 year journey that took him around the world learning and teaching Tibetan Buddhism.

When he returned to London he completed a degree in Circus Arts with the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama and started the company Headspace. He is also author of 2 books, featured on Men’s Health mag, gave a speech at TED Talks, and more.

The bottom line is, this guy is legit.

The App

The app will give you 10 free introductory guided sessions of ten minutes each teaching you the basics of meditation. This is part of the Fundamentals Package where Andy will guide you through some of the techniques of meditation in an easy and interactive way for the Western world fast paced people.

After you finish the ten sessions you will love it so much that you will subscribe and purchase the yearly (or lifetime) subscription so you can practice meditation every day.

This is the website in case you are wondering about the prices: https://www.headspace.com/

As you finish your 30 sessions, which are part of the fundamentals course, you will unlock the rest of the app which provides you with meditation to cure stress, anxiety, provide happiness, increase focus and imagination, and more.

If you want to take your game to the next level this app is for you. Think of this as a gym membership for your brain.

Download the app here.

 

PA