This future we live in is brilliant. It's astonishing how many and varied services there are. There seems to exist a polished service for practically everything I have wanted to do related to Hacked Man so far.
Use all the apps!
I won't be going through any services in more detail here, but just going to list out some that I have used to give you an idea about the plethora of stuff out there:
- Beeminder - stay on target tool
- Timely - time management and tracking tool
- Anki - spaced repetition learning tool
- Brain N-Back - Dual'N'Back app for android
- In Flow - mood tracking app
- Sworkit - circular training app
- Sleep as Android - sleep tracking and optimizing app
- Momento - diary app, social media feed aggregator
- Daily Budget - budgetting app
- MyFitness - general fitness and health app
If I'd want to get these around 10 years back, I would have had to buy a pen and a notepad or some software on a CD and install it on my computer. Very probably it would have also sucked.
Nowadays everything is available on the Internet instantly, the data is kept in cloud, so I don't accidentally format it when reinstalling Windows (the stuff I accidentally formatted...) and most probably it costs a couple of bucks, or nothing at all.
It's also interesting, how the market is still obviously very new. Nearly all of the services listed above are provided by small start-up sized companies or by just a guy with a computer. I get personal emails from CEOs of the services just by being a user and reporting an occasional bug. I've never got an email from Bill Gates, even though I've used Windows for decades.
It's interesting to see how this trend will continue. When will I bump into a service that doesn't exist, but should? When will I bump into a service that I hadn't even thought about, but turns out be brilliant and extremely useful?
Anyhoo, hooray for the Internet and all start-ups out there! You make life of a life-hacker easy!