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Productivity Apps to Make Your Mobile Life Run Smoothly

Posted Mon, August 15, 2016 by Array

It’s no secret we live in an age of smart phones, laptops, and on-the-go connectivity. With the right resources, we have the potential to be more efficient and more productive. Here’s a look at some of the best apps – for smartphones and computers – to help us improve our business.

1.       Evernote

Evernote is one of the most popular productivity apps. Evernote lets you collect notes in a centralized space, accessible from anywhere. It’s a great tool for jotting down ideas, taking notes and archiving information.

Evernote can be used to clip information from websites (extensions are available for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer). Simply highlight a phrase, right click, and select “Save for Evernote.” That note is then available on any of your devices, with a link back to the site. This makes Evernote invaluable for preparing for presentations, client meetings, and research.

You can attach files to notes, from scanned receipts to signed contracts, making Evernote a great tool for business-oriented users on the go.

Price: Free (60MB), Plus $35.99/YR (1 GB), Premium $69.99/YR (10 GB)

Available on: iOS, Android

2.       Focus@Will

Having trouble focusing at work? Focus@Will uses neuroscience to create the perfect work music playlist that can increase your attention span up to 400% while working. All you have to do is put in your headphones, listen to the music, and get to work!

Price: 2-week free trial, $9.95 per month.

Available on: iOS, Android

3.      Fantastical 2

Fantastical 2 is a fun, interactive calendar app that not only makes it easy to set up events and reminders in your phone, but organizes them in a way where they are easy to find and fun to look at. This helps with overall organization. You can input events in your app using your voice, search events, and duplicate, move, or share them. Fantastical 2 also supports the same calendar services as the calendar app, iCloud, Google Calendar, and Exchange. 

Price: $4.99

Available on: iOS

4.       Clear

Clear is a task list designed to keep you on-track and on-task. It syncs across your Apple devices – Mac, iPad, and iPhone – via iCloud. Each segment of your life or business can have its own list, making your tasks easy to read and track. Clear uses simple gestures to navigate tasks, and its simplicity makes it a delight to use.

Price: $4.99

Available on: iOS

5. presents a visual timeline of your meetings – the agenda, the participants, and the time. You can also track progress on agenda items and measure your results. is designed to prevent meetings from wandering off-track, or forgetting the outcomes of a meeting. Meeting notes can be automatically sent to everyone in the group, and each meeting has its own space for notes and information.

Price: 2-week free trial, $10 per month.

Available on: iOS

6. Slack

Slack can be used as a means of communication between co-workers that lessens the need for e-mail. Users can communicate through public or private groups. You can also share files through its platform. It’s geared specifically toward businesses, and many other apps and services integrate with Slack as well, so companies can communicate as effectively as possible.

Price: Free, but includes more pricing options

Available on: iOS, Android

7. Dropbox

Dropbox is a mobile storage application that businesses can use to store and share photos, documents, videos, and various other files. Dropbox backs up the files and makes them accessible from all of your devices. The app also allows you to send the files to anyone at any time.

Price: Free, Pro Version - $9.99 per month.

Available on: iOS, Android

8. Wunderlist

Wunderlist is an interactive to-do list app that organizes your schedule and can help you plan for anything. You can manage work projects using Wunderlist and share them with multiple teammates and check off accomplishments together. The best part? You can have Wunderlist send you reminders and you can access your lists from anywhere – mobile and web.

Price: Free, but there is also a pro version.

Available on: IOS, Android

9. Wolfram Alpha

The Wolfram Alpha app can calculate everything from complicated math problems to specific finance questions. This makes math-heavy tasks at work much more efficient, and it’s all right at your fingertips.

Price: $2.99

Available on: iOS, Android

10. Tiny Scanner

This little app turns your phone into a document scanner that scans just about anything. Take a photo of a form or photo and it will turn it into a printable document on your phone. This especially comes in handy with agendas, contracts, and receipts, and eliminates the need to take papers back into the office and scan them on a full-size scanner.

Price: Free, Paid Version: $4.99

Available on: iOS, Android

There you have it! Ten apps that will significantly increase your productivity at work. Need more help with workflow solutions? Contact OneSource today.

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