The app is like Runkeeper for book lovers. It’s focused on providing you extensive data on how you read books and how your reading evolves.
Some book-reading apps offer basic stats that measure your reading progress, how much time you need to finish a book, or what is your reading speed.
If you, however, want to learn more about your reading habits or to keep being motivated, you should pick up an app that’s much more advanced.
Try Leio. It’s like a Runkeeper app for book lovers. It’s focused on providing you extensive data on how you read books and how your reading evolves.
You can time your reading sessions, and they will be logged to a reading calendar so that you can see them in a longer time frame. With a Planner tool, you can set up how often you want to read each book, and the app will remind you to read if you want to stay on track.
An even more powerful tool lets you finish reading a book by a specific date. Simply, set up the deadline, and the app will tell you how long and how many pages you’ll need to read per day to finish before that date. As time flies, the app adjusts the reading plan.
Benefits: A powerful way to learn about your reading habits and keep motivated, advanced stats that show how your reading evolves, deadline reading tool. Compatibility: iPhone, iPad. Price: Free; $7.99 to unlock stats for unlimited books; subscriptions from $0.49 per month.
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Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
by 99U & Jocelyn K. Glei
The world we work in today is not the world of Michelangelo, of Marie Curie, of Ernest Hemingway, or even of Paul Rand. It is a new world, empowered and entranced by the rapid-fire introduction of new technologies—a world where our metaphysical front door is always open, where anyone can whisper in our ear, where a “room of one’s own” no longer means you’re all alone.
Creative minds are exceedingly sensitive to the buzz and whir of the world around them, and we now have to contend with a constant stream of chirps, pings, and alerts at all hours of the day. As these urgent demands tug us this way and that, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a centered space for creativity.
Taking stock of this challenging new landscape, 99U’s Manage Your Day-to-Day assembles insights around four key skill sets you must master to succeed: building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind.
Dedicating a chapter to each of these focus areas, we invited a group of seasoned thought leaders and creatives—Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Schwartz, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Linda Stone, Steven Pressfield, and others—to share their expertise. Our goal was to come at the problems and struggles of this new world of work from as many angles as possible.
Because we each have a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, and sensitivities, it is impossible to prescribe a single approach that will work for everyone. The right solution for you will always be personal—an idiosyncratic combination of strategies based on your own work demands, habits, and preferences.
The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.
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