Most students are swamped with online classes, which isn't as easy as it seems even though we're all just at home. But if there's one thing to realize after being in quarantine for months, it's that it gets harder and harder to stay focused on tasks because of all the unnecessary distractions, especially those on your phone (Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, you name it). At this point, it's become a reflex action for us to unlock our phones and hop from one app to another. Before you know it, hours have passed and your tasks are basically left untouched.
While there are a lot of productivity apps available, there's one in particular that makes accomplishing tasks extra enjoyable: the Plantie app. Plantie is a time management app that can help you focus on tasks and avoid distractions on your phone. What it does is it lets you set up a timer, depending on how long you'll need to accomplish one task. The app will let you set a timer between 10 minutes to three hours, with a five-minute interval.
If you jump to another app or hit the Home button while you're in the middle of your task, the timer will stop and you'll have to start over. If you were able to leave your phone untouched until the timer ends, you'll receive coins which you can earn and use to buy various plants. If you can't keep a plant alive IRL, then Plantie can still make your plantita dreams come true. There are also badges that can be earned depending on your achievements. So cool, right? Not only does the app help you reduce unnecessary screen time, the added option to earn plants is also ~relaxing~ in a way.
At the moment, Plantie is available only on Apple/iOS devices.
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