NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – If you have a busy life, you don’t want to miss this.

Sree Sreenivasan, tech expert from our partner network CNET and Columbia University’s chief digital officer, was here with some apps you may want to try out.

The first is Flipboard (free, Android/iPhone/iPad).

This is the first app is use every morning. It allows you to browse the news as well as your friends’ tweets and FB postings in a magazine-like format and is absolutely beautiful. It Saves time and keeps you informed.

Next is Our Groceries (free, Android/iPhone).

It’s a simple app that allows several members of a family or housemates to share a grocery list. When you add something to a list, other see it. And when one of you buys it, it gets crossed off the others’ phones, too.

Then there is 30/30 (free, iPhone).

Based on the principle that you can get more things done in concentrated bursts of 30 minutes each, this apps helps you focus on a single task. Then you move to an unrelated task for the next 30 and so on. Worth trying.

Also worth mentioning is TripIt, which is absolutely the best tool for keeping track of your travel info, including airlines, car rentals, hotels and meetings. (free, Android/iPhone/Android/Blackberry/Windows)

Plus there is Evernote, the most popular tool for keeping track of your notes allows you to sync them across your phone, PC and tablet. (free, Android/iPhone/Android/Blackberry/Windows)


Sree Sreenivasan is CBS2′s technology expert, appearing every Wednesday morning at 6:50 am to discuss ways to save you time, money and aggravation. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook  and on his personal siteE-mail your questions with “CBS New York” as the subject line.

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