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If you give a man a fish, you can feed him for a day. But if you give a man a productivity app, he can learn to optimize his fishing techniques and get promoted to fishing manager. These four apps had a huge impact this year, and will continue to make everyone (even those who don't fish) more productive in the next year.
Nothing screams "Hire me" like fluency in a second (or third) language, and uTalk will have you going international faster than you can say "house of pancakes." Instead of forcing you to grind on vocabulary words, this language program focuses on fluid conversation and features video lessons from native speakers. Usually $65, get lifetime access for $19.99.
We'd say CloudApp is the Holy Grail when it comes to screen sharing and annotation for your team, but effective communication with your co-workers feels a heck of a lot more magical than some rusty old King Arthur cup. Can the Holy Grail integrate with work tools like JIRA and Slack for maximum synergy? We didn't think so. Get Cloudapp here for 97 percent off, just $29.99.
Storing sensitive documents in Google Drive is like putting your Social Security number on your license plate. Sure, it'll be easy to remember, but anyone passing by will remember too. Instead you should keep your top-secret business schemes in an encrypted SpiderOak Cloud Vault, where your files will be safe from both data loss and ransomware. You can nab a year's worth of access to this Snowden-approved service for just $29.99.
If you want to get through the entire A Song Of Ice And Fire series by the time Game Of Thrones starts back up, you should either find a way to mind-meld with George R.R. Martin or simply learn to speed read. You can optimize your brain to process text like a machine with this pair of speed reading training apps. They normally cost $478 when bought separately, but we're selling 'em both for $15.
There's no point in working hard if you can't play even harder. So party on, Bane. Get your kicks out early so you can bid the rest of the nightwalkers goodnight as you settle in for the best darn sleep of your life. You earned it; you had a big day.
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