10 Android Apps That Boost Productivity
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When people feel super unproductive, they turn to these apps.
And they’re here on the best list for many good reasons.
Let’s check them out.
Bored already with your plain old phone calendar?
Then you should try aCalender out.
It’s a highly functional app that uses Google calendar backend.
And the best part is it can sync everything on Google calendar for you.
The app also uses lots of easy-to-recognize colors to mark different types of events.
That way, you can tell instantly what is what.
No more missing out on important events.
And unlike many other free apps, this tool doesn’t clutter your phone with ads.
If you’re a busy person with lots of schedules and events, this one is for you.
Want to know how productive you’ve been all day?
It can tells you what activities took the most time out of your day.
And more importantly, whether those activities are productive or not.
The main purpose is to show you which aspects of your day that you should spend more time on.
And which ones you should cut down on time spent so that you can improve yourself day by day.
The overall design of the app might not win any award.
But with a free tool that can help you improve your work daily like this, it’s still highly recommended.
This app almost always appear on people’s top list of productivity apps.
Because it has so many useful features that can help you make the most out of your day.
Evernote works on all major platforms including PC, laptops, and mobile devices.
But the most notable feature is its in-depth abilities of note taking and note management.
You can use this little tool to take notes on your work day, as well as other to-do lists, grocery lists, and more.
If you can invest a little more ($5/month), you can sync and download everything to view offline also.
Even though this app might look complicated at first, it’s still highly recommended.
So if you haven’t installed Evernote on your device yet, it’s time to do it!
The almighty Google with its powerful cloud storage app.
With Google Drive, you can store up to 15GB of data online for free.
Or if you have more to save, then you can access unlimited storage for $10/month.
The plus points of Google Drive include its free bundle of Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.
That means you can easily create, edit, and present your work whenever you want.
The app is also integrated with Gmail.
And thanks to its real time collaboration, you can keep working on your document simultaneously all day long without having to pass it all around.
Again, this one is an essential app that all Android users should have.
Don’t like what Google has to offer you above?
Then you can go with this Microsoft Office app.
It offers you the standard MS Word, Excel Spreadsheet, and Slideshow but in mobile format.
Plus, you will get access to 7GB free of cloud storage and OneNote (Microsoft’s note taking app).
In addition, you can easily sync all your documents from PC to mobile and vice versa.
That means you can continue your work whenever and wherever you want.
A very helpful app suite indeed.
Another powerful tool from Microsoft.
This time, let’s see how Outlook could help you increase productivity with your emails and contacts.
First, it gives you the ability to sort out emails across multiple accounts based on importance thanks to its built in algorithm.
You can also easily triage your emails with quick swipes.
And the best part about Outlook is it works with all major platforms that you might have accounts including Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo mail, iCloud, etc.
If your work involves sorting, syncing, and reading lots of emails daily, then this Outlook app is a must have for you.
Trello is another notable app that you should have on your list.
It can help improve your work day a lot with its rich features.
And the best part is, you and your team can get more done also with this little app.
With this, you can set up to do lists, tasks, notes, then share them with your team so that everyone can see how things are going.
Your teammates can also add images, comments, assign new tasks, drag and drop the elements around to dynamically reflect the current work progress.
With this tool, your own projects or your team’s ones can move forward a lot faster.
Try this one out and you will see.
You know what?
Remembering usernames/passwords or filling them in can be a daunting task.
That’s not to mention you might forget what you need to fill in.
But with LastPass, you can easily bypass this task with all the information securely stored in one place.
LastPass also offers you the ability to generate strong passwords, sync them across web browsers including in-app browser, Chrome, or Safari.
With that, you can easily fill in everything instantly the moment the login forms appear.
In addition, this app also brings you Secure Notes, an interesting feature that allows you to bring important information along but in encrypted form.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Give it a try and you will love it.
Another popular app for Android.
Dropbox is well known for being among the best cloud storage and sharing services.
And they’re responsible for giving birth to the cloud storage boom also.
With Dropbox, you can upload, store, and lock everything that you have including files, images, documents, and more.
You can access your files anywhere you want, share them to your friends or colleagues for mutual use with ease.
And if you like, you can also download everything for offline use with just a click of a button.
If you haven’t used this little app before, then I highly recommend you give it a try.
Typing on your phones or tablets might be hard.
And when you’re in a hurry, typing fast on your phone might turn into a disaster.
But with SwiftKey, a custom keyboard app, things will become a lot faster and easier for you.
First, you will have access to a smooth keyboard responsiveness, as well as swipe typing whenever you need.
And the best part is, this little app can learn your typing habits pretty fast and provide wickedly accurate typing predictions when you type.
It can also sync between iOS and Android so you can rest assured that your typing habits and personal dictionary can go with you when you switch between devices.