The Best Productivity System You Can Use For $0

Take your personal and work life to the next level for FREE using this set of apps.

Irtiza Hafiz
5 min readNov 28, 2022


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A good productivity system can help you get more done in the same amount of time.

It also reduces anxiety, stops you from forgetting things, and overall just helps you feel calm as you get your work done.

If you have been in the productivity space for a while now, I am sure you already have a personalized system that works for you. In that case, I don’t think you will get a lot of value out of this blog post. Feel free to skip this.

If you are new, however, this is the perfect post for you. I will help you create your first productivity system FOR FREE.

Let’s get started.

What Makes A Good Productivity System?

There are a couple of MUST HAVEs in a good productivity system:

  • Task Manager
  • Calendar
  • Email Client
  • Habit Tracker
  • Note Taking App

You can also add a bunch of other things to this list, such as a Pomodoro timer, a time tracker, or even some kind of project manager. However, in this post, I will keep it simple.

The goal is to have a simple and efficient productivity system that is FREE.

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Task Manager

Hands down, the best FREE task manager you can use is TickTick

.I used TickTick for the better part of 2 years and absolutely loved it. Granted, I did have the premium version, however, that only gave me one feature that I actually used.

The free tier is more than enough for most people.

I will list a couple of features that you get with the free tier.

  • Quickly add tasks using voice input, keyboard shortcuts, widgets, and Siri integration
  • Smart date parsing when adding tasks



Irtiza Hafiz

I write about tech, productivity, intentional living, sustainability, personal finance, heath and other topics related to personal growth.

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