I’ve tried meditation many times but never seem to stick with it. And it haven’t changed but I did try a few apps that helped me to keep the habit for much longer than just doing it by the power off will. One of the apps I’ve tired is called Calm. What I love about it that it’s perfectly fit for a newbie. You can go through a few easy lessons that teach you the basics. Do you meditate? If you have any suggestions for me and for other blog readers, please share.

A journal

Do you have a journal? I don’t but it’s not because I don’t want to.  Have tried several times starting my journal to write down my goals for the days, important events but nothing seems to work for me. Neither a paper journal nor something like Evernote. But now I have found an app that may change that. Journaley is a private journal app with a calendar, photo and URL integration and more. If I could, I’d probably prefer a paper journal but because I already failed at that, I might as well give Journaley a try.


One for the good guys

Do you remember when as my fourth post I wrote about note taking apps and specifically that I loved to use Google Keep. Actually, I just found an article from Techsmith that also recommends Google Keep as a mid-ground between simplistic apps like Sticky notes and apps that offer a full range of labeling, filtering like Evernote and OneNote. They say that the biggest disadvantage Google Keep has, and I kind of agree with them, that the app needs to allow rich text formatting and improve labeling in a way you could categorize your notes.

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My apps

How many of your apps on your phone do you actually use? I’m not a fan of overcrowding my phone so all I have is a few productivity apps and a few games. I’m not a “Candy Crush” type so my games only include chess and poker. Although, I did have a few problems with my apps recently. Maybe it’s because of the ban on poker Brazil, maybe I just needed to delete cache but now it does seem working fine.
What apps do you actually use?  What apps do you have installed that you don’t really use?


Productivity apps

Hi, guys. Today I want to ask you a question about the Pomodoro Technique. Yes, the one and the only. Science says a person ca not be productive for 8 hours straight. So, working in intervals, like the Pomodoro technique helps you achieve more productivity. My question is, what Pomodoro apps do you use? Do you have a website you open when you work and set the timer, do you use mobile apps? I have a few apps but the problem – I always forget to open them up while I work.



Call me cheap but I’m not a kind of guy to pay for a to-do app. There are at least a dozen of good free options. My favorite is Wunderlist. I used to like Todoist a lot but it has a lot of locked features, especially when it comes to syncing with other apps. Wunderlist is much better on this account. I just started using it but I already love it. I like its design more than Todoist but as I already mentioned, it’s also much easier to sync with calendar and other apps.


Note taking apps

While the world is divided into people who favor OneNote and people who use Evernote, I stick with Google Keep. It’s not the point. It’s ok as long as you find the right note-taking app for you. Get one that you find easy to use and save your business thoughts, ideas, everything on there. I’ve certainly forgotten a lot that I thought “I’ll write down later”. Maybe not everything was a million dollar idea but I’m pretty sure if I saved them instantly, I would be better off today. If you don’t know where to start, go with Keep. It’s simple.


How to be happy

First, forget everyone else and focus on your personal happiness. Maybe it sounds egocentric but it’s true. No one can make you happy, not people, not things. You have to look inside yourself and find what makes you happy. And that will set off a chain reaction of happiness. I was searching for marriage advice and I heard that a lot of couples divorce because “their spouse didn’t make them happy anymore”. You know how ridiculous that sounds? Have you wondered why sometimes the same things that make you happy one day, don’t the other? Do you know what I mean?

Site’s almost set up

I hired a couple of freelancers to help me set up this blog properly and it seems we’re almost done. Do you have any comments or suggestions? Currently I’m working on categorization of the content I’m going to create. I’m sure it’ll make everything in the future.

So far I’m got life hacks, traveling hacks, cooking hacks, pocket gadgets, programs and apps, smart purchases and a few others. What do you think? It’ll take a while but I think for now it gives a nice structure for the site.


Gadgets. Gadgets. I love them.

Smart Ease is all about helping you make your life easier by making smart choices. Or, should I say will be because it’s only my first blog post. But at least that’s the dream I have today. And if you are wondering, no, I am not planning to make this a commercial site. It won’t be that kind of a blog. I’m not in here for the money. Although, I won’t mind if this site make me a couple of euros. Anyway, I promise everything I share it will be honest tips and advice.

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