Make the most out of your Spotify streaming with these tricks

Spotify is probably my favorite music streaming service. It’s easy to navigate and it allows me to explore the discography of my favorite artists. If you love streaming your music through the platform all day, I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to discover these tricks:

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Create a folder for your playlists
I usually use Spotify on desktop when I’m in the office to save my phone’s battery. Since I have more than twenty playlists (a lot, I know!), I was pleased to learn that I can make folders that will make my feed more organized. To do this, just go to the file tab and just click on “New Playlist Folder”. These days I have a folder for my playlists in each genre. Sounds neat, huh?

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Follow your Discover Weekly playlist
The Spotify bots follow your listening preferences and craft a weekly playlist of stuff you might like. The Discover Weekly playlist contains thirty songs that you might want to save. Before you lose any of your potential favorites, right click and follow the playlist so you don’t have to find it in your Home page.

Share your favorite song on Instagram Stories
Music can sometimes make our days better. If you want to share with others the track that you’ve been enjoying, you can now share them on Instagram Stories. Gone are the days of screenshots. On your phone or tablet, click the three dots on top of the track page, look for the Share option and choose Instagram Stories. What’s so great about this is that your friends can follow your suggestion and play the track from their own devices.

Recover a deleted playlist
Want to restore a playlist that you’ve wrongfully deleted from your feed? No worries. Go to the Account Settings tab on your browser and look for the Recover Playlists tab. It’s that easy.

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Top to-do list apps for Android users

These days, staying organized no longer involves pen and paper. It’s done electronically through your smartphone, with an endless array of apps to help. Android users, here’s a quick list of to-do apps that you can download and use.

Google Tasks: This app is minimalist yet well-designed, and it gets the job done with the ability to create tasks, make a description for each, and then add subtasks. These come across as items in a bulleted list, where you can mark every subtask complete once you’re done with it. Gmail users can see an overview of Tasks on the right edge.

Todoist: Harnessing Material Design to deliver an intuitive, easy-to-navigate UI, this app offers a good range of options for your tasks. Separate those lists per project and use filters to see only the lists you need instant access to. It also features a calendar that provides a view of your tasks for the upcoming week, along with a daily tab.

Microsoft To-Do: This one’s likely to replace Wunderlist, and the good news is the same team that worked on the latter is producing it. Expect features such as recurring tasks, notes, smart suggestions, as well as cross-platform support with Windows 10. There’s also the recently added task sharing with other users.

Evernote: It’s the superstar of note-taking for Android, supporting multiple methods of taking notes and reminders, including full lists, photos, and voice memos. You can even add video and attach Word documents or PDFs to your lists, making it a one-stop for the organizing diva in you.

Asana: This business-oriented to-do-app is ideal for groups of people, featuring task categories, different sorting and tagging options, and endless ways of adding information to tasks. Each task also comes with its own comment thread for communication purposes.

James P. DeVellis is an IT consultant. On most days, he gets to test and try programs, platforms, and gadgets before they are presented to the public. Ever since he was young, he has always been a tech enthusiast. For similar reads, click here.