Living with ADHD can present unique challenges when it comes to productivity and time management. Fortunately, advancements in technology have led to the development of various tools and apps designed to assist individuals with ADHD in overcoming obstacles.
Some of the areas for productivity tools might include focus, information capture, prioritization, routines, scheduling, task initiation and completion, task planning, time management, and transitions and some individuals living with ADHD may also seek support communities or coaching.
Alphabetized and categorized below for easy reference, those who are living with ADHD can discover some tools and apps to see if these solutions fit your needs. As a parent of an ADHD adult child, I was excited to learn about some of these tools as I was researching the information.
I realize the length of this article is not ADHD-friendly, but it includes resources that might be helpful.
Here is the Google doc with the hyperlinks to the tools and apps listed below.
- Focus Keeper
- ConceptDraw MINDMAP
- Edraw Mind Map
- Focus Bear
- Microsoft One Note
- SimpleMind Pro
- Priority Matrix
- Remember the Milk
- Medi Safe
- Google Calendar
- Be Focused
- Epic Win
- Focus Booster
- Clear Lists
- The Nudge
- Amazing Marvin
- Magic ToDo Goblin Tools
- Microsoft To Do
- Task Agenda
- Brain Focus Productivity Timer
- Focus To-Do Timer & Tasks
- Time Timer
- Time Timer
- Toggl Track
- First Then Visual Schedule
Other Social Media & Community Support Resources
Here are some Instagram accounts to explore:
Inflow is a peer support community.
Stori-Board is a peer support community.
Elle O’Flaherty of Interlace Solutions provides coaching and a plethora of resources.
Improving productivity for individuals with ADHD involves finding the right tools that cater to specific challenges. The apps listed above offer a wide range of features.
Experiment with different tools to discover what works best for you, and remember that combining multiple apps may create a personalized productivity system that aligns with your unique needs and preferences.
You can utilize some of the apps above and ChatGPT or other AI to help you post and comment on LinkedIn so you are visible, discoverable, and credible, especially if you are a job seeker or looking to advance in your career.
Ensure you do not neglect your profile or your network. Make connections regularly and build relationships for career success.
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