Nirnay Patel
Nirnay PatelGrowth Hacker @ Perfect Tense

What is the first app you check as soon as you wake up?

The first app I check is iPhone alarm app. Have to turn off those gazillion amounts of alarms I set.
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  1. 46
    The New Headspace

    Learn to meditate and live mindfully

    Jonathan Bentz
    Jonathan BentzCreator of Leads, Sales, and Traffic · Written
    Well, to be fair, I turn off my alarm first and then go through my notifications... but then it's right into Headspace for at least 5 minutes, and on with my day.
    • Mandeep Singh
      Mandeep SinghA Maker & Startups Enthusiast

      I only went in for a quick 5 minutes session and I found it very soothing, so much that I nearly slept in the middle of the day. The voice over is very strong and in some ways better than Simple Habit. It does also have a great selection of content and as you might have guessed is getting into my shortlist.

      More info here:

    • Evan McCoy
      Evan McCoyProject Strategist @ Big Nerd Ranch

      For those of you who want to become their best selves, Headspace is a fantastic intro to the world of meditation. Andy is a great guide and I've improved so much at work and home thanks to being more mindful throughout my day. Would highly recommend for people who want to live 'optimally'.

      If you're the kind of person who needs more extrinsic motivation, this may not be for you as the 'hook' to continue daily meditation is more nuanced and self-actualized.

  2. 47

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    Ain`t no rest for the wicked!
    Joe Kurian
    Joe KurianDigital Marketing Expert · Written
    It just makes my day a lot better
    Jakub Rogalski
    Jakub Rogalski39Community Manager at Brand24 · Written
    It's got to be Slack. I check all the work-related stuff ahead of anything else most of the time.
    • Amrith Shanbhag
      Amrith ShanbhagCommunity + Social at Product Hunt

      I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.

      Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.

    • João Oliveira Simões
      João Oliveira SimõesDesign Lead, 44 Studio

      As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.

  3. 36
    Robinhood for iOS

    $0 commission stock brokerage

    I'm about that money!
  4. Omar Faizan
    Omar FaizanUI UX Designer @ Upstox · Written
    But its usually revolves around the notifications I have on my tray
  5. 11

    Keep track of all your cryptocurrency & ICO investments.

    Thomas DIDIER
    Thomas DIDIER6Product Marketing Manager, Ermeo · Written
    Cool app to manage you cryptocurrencies (nice design)
    Nicolas Van Hoorde
    Nicolas Van Hoorde6Co-Founder, ∆ Delta · Written
    Nicolas Van Hoorde made this product
    It's a bad habit, but I instantly want to know the state of my cryptocurrency portfolio when starting the day. The fact that Delta presents is so beautifully helps though, even when the market is down.
    • @marty
      @martyDirector, Tens

      Haven't found anything even nearly as good as this on the market. Solid team and product, excited for things to come. Export to CSV and ability to sync data to the cloud would be welcome features.

    • Hugo Jimenez
      Hugo JimenezGuadalajara ----> Los Angeles

      I've been using Delta since I entered the market in January but in the past week it's stopped working and their updates are only for Paid users. Their new Touch ID feature doesn't even work. Lately my portfolio seems to be totally wrong every other day.

  6. 7

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    Antoine Frédéric
    Antoine Frédéricproductivity expert · Written
    It helps me to stay organized and focused on the right tasks
    gunrack skeletor
    gunrack skeletorI place words in a dope order · Written
    Organizes my messy ass life
    • haabe
      haabeDeveloper @ Snopp Designbyrå

      We were looking for a tool to replace Asana, and after initially testing Todoist, became certain it could be the tool for us. But sharing projects is a PITA. There's no easy way to let your team have access to all newly created projects. Also, the projects structure isn't shared, so sharing a new subproject causes havoc in the teammate's projects structure, and the teammate needs to manually configure the projects structure according to it's intended layout.

    • The Todoist app is ruthlessly efficient in helping me capture my tasks no matter when or where I am. Bring collaborators into a project, or a task is a snap. When I'm creating a recurring task, and hopefully a positive habit, or when I am reflecting on my productivity, Todoist works.

  7. 7
    New Twitter Apps

    All new design for Twitter's mobile apps

    Aleksandra5Maker @ Planet:tech, Supergirls · Written
    Not very proud of it, but the first thing I do in the morning is checking what's the world been up to while I was sleeping. Brings me back from my dreams to reality 😀
  8. 7

    Meditation chatbot ruled by your mood 🤖

    Sooraj 🌏
    Sooraj 🌏Building AsyncMatic for remote teams · Written
    Sooraj 🌏 made this product
    To start my day with meditation sessions. Makes my day a lot better.
    • Manoj M J
      Manoj M JChatwoot!

      Been using this for over a month and it has really helped me become calmer.

      Never thought meditation would be so effective. The app is killer and they

      are constantly improving their catalogue of offerings.

    • Sony Mathew
      Sony MathewCofounder Marketfox | YC W17

      Having been using this right from beta, I'm a fan of this. It's truly very simple.

      Has good content. My initial aversion to meditation was melted down to ground by this wonderful app.

  9. 6
    Microsoft To-Do

    An intelligent task management app

    sam4Assistant Principal. Father of twins. · Written
    I want not a fan at first, in fact, I am still on the fence. My company uses Microsoft. Im testing the waters. It's not that I am in love, but I don't hate Microsoft TO DO. If you use Outlook all day it may be worth kicking the tires and taking a test drive.
    • Kevin Reevers
      Kevin ReeversSoftware Developer

      This will eventually replace Wunderlist, however a year in, the improvements are just not there for me to have hope. It's AI baked daily recommendations could be nice, but again it needs to allow for more types of task listing.

    • Deepshika Jehangir
      Deepshika JehangirPrivate consultant

      I have been using this app for about a year now and it has been quite effective in helping me manage my time. Although some other apps have a better user interface but this product is more comfortable to use, once you get use to it

  10. Kyle Stephens
    Kyle StephensCo-Founder of · Written
    I like to catch up on news and events
  11. 6
    Gmail 5.0

    A facelift for Gmail on iOS

    Matt Rosenberg
    Matt RosenbergPR + Comms Manager, · Written
    Usually too many notifications to scroll through on a lock screen. Just open the app and see what's going on. Then it's onto Twitter.
  12. 4
    Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft's Slack competitor

    Ben Clark
    Ben Clarkprofessional scratch dev · Written
    My team completely relies on this
  13. 4

    All your crypto trades synchronized with no hassle

    willeehCTO, GymForLess · Written
    willeeh made this product
    Cryptocurrencies changes a lot while I'm sleeping...
    • Shobhit Puri
      Shobhit PuriAndroid Lead and Architect at TradeRev

      I have been using CryptoPort ( which support more exchanges. That app also shows profits in BTC / Fiat. Only small issue I have with that is that for showing profits, the initial investment is only in BTC or Fiat currency. No ETH support.

      P.S: I am just a happy end user of the CryptoPort app. If this app evolves to be better, I will jump on this one surely.

    • Ferran Maylinch
      Ferran MaylinchDeveloper at GymForLess

      It's a promising app

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  15. 4

    Organize anything, together

    Devine Lu Linvega
    Devine Lu LinvegaDeveloper, Hundred Rabbits · Written
    Working with people on different timezones, Trello helps with keeping up with what happened.
    • Nick Allen
      Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.

      As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.

    • Johnathan Holland
      Johnathan HollandI truly obsess over helping others..

      If you aren't an organized person Trello allows for easy to see visuals that help keep projects on track. The team at Curexe has specifically used it to organize our bugs, new features, staging and production stages of our development.

  16. Sahil Sardessai
    Sahil SardessaiExperience designer, autodidact · Written
    FOMO, among other reasons.
  17. 3

    A bio-alarm clock that analyzes your sleep pattern

    My sleeping quality. I use the app Sleep Cycle to monitor my sleeping. It creates a diagram of curves to reflect your sleeping quality, including light sleep and deep sleep. Then it assesses the quality according to the graph, and show a final point (usually I get 52%). It also shows how much do different factors,like do you have dinner late , do you have tea or coffee today, do you exercise today, etc. influence your sleep.
  18. 2

    At the heart of your brand

    Lidia Lüttin made this product
    Approving content and new creative so my team can get started!
    • Emily Ann Kolvitz
      Emily Ann KolvitzDAM librarian, consultant, remote worker

      It's like Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, and WeTransfer had a baby, with their best traits and some added bonuses. Basically, you get a free digital library that anyone you invite can access from anywhere with an internet connection. Upload is incredibly fast.

      Videos you upload convert and you can watch them/play them in your library. You can preview all sorts of file types, filter on tags and categories (multi-faceted search), and make your portal more unique through custom colors, tag and category list, and your logo. Best part is new features are being added every day.

    • Yvonne
      YvonneCMO at

      It's a new product, so I believe they'll add more functionalities soon. Will keep an eye on it.

  19. 2
    Amazon Kindle for iOS 6.0

    Carry all your eBooks with you, wherever you go

    Raj Rohit
    Raj RohitData Scientist · Written
    Planning to get a Paperwhite. So, till then this. Kindle app is very minimalistic and awesome for a regular reader. Apart from that, I also check the Zerodha app for checking my investment portfolios.
  20. The first app that I look at every morning is AppLock. This app helps me lock all my other apps, pictures and videos up. The reason why I look at it the first thing in the morning is that it has an intruder selfie feature which can take a picture when someone tries to unlock your phone with the wrong password. I need to make sure no one has ever touched my phone while I was asleep. If you are a cautious person like me, you need this app.
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