Technology can be very deceiving. Just when you think there's a new piece of electronic ingenuity to make the world a better place, you discover, it's just a gimmick that really adds tasks to your daily routine as opposed to eliminating them.

Here are 5 gems that defy that logic and really do seem to make life a little easier.

  • 1

    30/30

    This is a very cool app that will change your 'To Do' list for ever.  30/30 helps you get stuff done.  You set up a list of tasks, length of time for each and start the timer. This app will tell you when to move onto the next task.

  • 2

    Paprika

    This is a great recipe app. Paprika is an app that helps you organize your recipes, make meal plans, and create grocery lists. Using Paprika's built-in browser, you can save recipes from anywhere on the web.  It's easy.

  • 3

    Groove Book

    Groovebook is an app that prints up to 100 of your phone photos and creates a beautiful 4.5" x 6.5" photobook and mails it to you monthly.  $2.99 monthly.

  • 4

    Evernote

    Evernote might very well be the most awesome app of all. It really is life changing as it allows you to organize your entire life all under one umbrella.  Notes, passwords, though starters, lists, audio, video, photos, web pages, Christmas lists, recipes and so much more.  It's a giant filing cabinet and the best part is that it's easy to file everything away.  There's a hearty free version and a paid version to take it to a professional level.

  • 5

    Dropbox

    Dropbox is a life changer.  Transfer large files for others to view and download.  Place documents and files in Dropbox and access and download them from anywhere. There are free and subscription versions.