Momentum is a personal dashboard. It’s a homepage replacement for Chrome that is intended to inspire and focus you throughout your work day. It greets you by first name with an inspiring photo and quote along with the practical stuff like the time and current weather. You can put in a focus for the day so every time you open a tab throughout the day to procrastinate you’re reminded of your own commitment.
The Momentum app only takes one click to install and then becomes your default “background” when you open new tabs in Google Chrome. It’s super simple but adds a little bit of inspiration before you start a new task and keeps you on track. A few of the main features I really like are..
NEXT LEVEL GOAL SETTING
Setting goals is always a good thing and when momentum asks me “what’s your main focus for the day?” I do feel the need to infuse some overarching purpose to the day. Sometimes it’s an actual goal, like “get through every single email” but other times it’s just about setting the general tone for the day like “crush it”.
Is your main focus of the day to “Upload your new book to Kindle” but you were about to go to Facebook in the new tab you just opened? It makes you think twice!
IT OFFERS A SIMPLE TO-DO LIST IN THE CORNER
I was very loyal to my favorite to-do list (a pen and paper) for organizing my bigger list of to-dos but sometimes there are few things that need to stay top of mind. I find that those are the perfect types of tasks to put into the built in to-do corner. More recently I’ve found that I write my todo list out on paper and then transfer the tasks into Momentum.
A LITTLE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR EXTRA MOTIVATION
Below the goal/purpose for the day, I get a nice little quote. Yesterday’s was “Believe in yourself” and today’s is “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
IT TELLS ME THE TIME
So I don’t need to look at my phone. Enough said…
IT GREETS YOU
It says good morning and good evening to me.
Fellow Kindle Publisher Adrian Ingram turned me on to this amazing app in one of his YouTube videos. So full credit goes to him for helping me to discover this game changer.