Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the apps you use to work?
Sure, you installed them for a reason — to make your life easier. But what to do when the notifications and features get out of hand?
Before you decide an app-less world is better and start deleting them all, you may be happy to hear that there are apps to manage your apps. A little “app inception”.
That’s right: although it seems counterintuitive, signing up for one more app could actually save you from app overload.
My standard caveat applies before we get into this: No app is going to make you productive. Apps help, but if you don’t have a solid foundation it’s not going to solve the underlying problem.
In this review, I will focus on a specific tool — Station. The “one app to rule them all” was designed to aggregate all your work tools in one clear and easy-to-handle space. I’ve tried and tested it: keep reading to find my thoughts.
How the Station App Works
The concept is very simple: save time and headaches by unifying all your apps in one single interface. That means that each worker’s dashboard will be different, depending on the tools they use.
They work with countless apps and extensions. Simply search them by name or look at the categories the Station team has created to make your life easier.
Here are some of the apps I integrated with Station: Gmail, Google Drive calendar, Slack, Trello, and Evernote. My team and I use them on a daily basis and notifications can at times become pretty hectic.
I find the full sidebar pretty useful. The layout is simple but functional, the apps look good and straightforward, and there are a series of features that I find very handy — for example, the ability to silence notifications.
With one single click, you can silence everything and have some quality focus time, or maybe add an app, sort and organize your tools. It is available for Windows, iOS, and Linux.
Should I Install Station?
If you find this type of apps for aggregation useful, you should definitely give Station a try. It won’t take you longer than 30 minutes to play with it and figure out if it’s for you.
All you have to do then is to look back and ask yourself: did it save me time? Do I think that it will save me time in the long run? You can even ask your team to try it out themselves and tell you their thoughts.