Muhammad Usman

Crazy tech lover, endless learner

My Lifestyle - Apps and Productivity

Since my childhood, I have always been obsessed with technology. Today I am gonna share with you, how I handle my day to day life using technology. This article just covers some productivity tools that I use. If you find this article helpful then leave a comment down below. If it seems that it’s helping many people then in future I will write about how I handle work, communication, finance, health etc.

I & Setup

I am a software engineer at Vegan Cuts, working remotely from, Sylhet, Bangladesh.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), OSX Yosemite
Nexus 5, Android Lollipop

I work from home.

Productivity Tools

Pocket Casts

A great app (not free) for keeping up with and listening to podcasts. When I have time or sometimes when I’m in commute I plug my earphones. Some of the channels I usually follow:


For grocery todos to travel abroad todos, this app is great. It’s a really simple and clean app, but there is also power inside. When I have something in my mind, I just say “Okay Google, make a note to do something” and I can forget about it. I always keep a Wunderlist widget in my home screen.

Rescue Time It always keeps track of my time, I can see where I spend most of my time when I am in my computer or phone.

Pocket Most used app in my phone. Have you found a great article and don’t have time to read it right now? Just click the Pocket button. Later you can read it in the comfort of your couch in a nice pleasing-to-eye view. When I like an article so much and I think it’s worth keeping in my library then I share this to Evernote and it saves the whole article for me.

Google Fit
It automatically keeps track of my workouts. Whenever I take a walk or ride my bike with my phone in pocket, this app records it. I don’t have to click play-pause or anything. I can see some stats, like how close I’m with my daily goal.

Now I don’t have to remember any password. I just press Cmd + \ . The more we can declutter our brain the more we can install creativity. And did I say it’s secure?

Sleep as Android
I have to face captcha if I want to dismiss an alarm.

Blogs and Books (not to be confused with lifehacker).
I always follow this blog, they publish some really great articles about productivity and lifestyle in general.

I really admire Sandeep Maheshwari, he is an Indian entrepreneur and motivational speaker. I always watch his videos. Almost all his videos are in Hindi though.

Personally I don’t like much detailed books, so it’s my lacking that I don’t read many books. But some of books I read and I strongly recommend:
Rework Think and Grow Rich Remote

I remember while reading Think and Grow Rich, I drew images of some of my dreams as instructed in the book, then I took action. Within 15 months my dreams were fulfilled.

I use the Kobo app for buying and reading books on my phone, I prefer it over Nook because Kobo is available in my country. For reading digital books bought from outside Kobo I use the Kindle app in my phone. I also like paper books but availability and shipping cost matter where I live.

Stay productive!