Smartphones have taken a big portion of our lives, from making phone calls and checking up news to organizing our time and tracking our work performance, we made you a list of apps that we think they will make a difference in your average day-to-day tasks.
1. Google Drive (Android, iOS: Free)
Google's cloud storage service, serves as a great productivity aid due to its integration with the rest of the Google ecosystem. Users can easily upload and download any file, and efficient file sharing and collaboration features let you easily work on shared projects collaboratively.
Easy configuration of sharing settings, folder structure, quick access to recent files and details, and built-in viewing of documents, PDFs, photos and videos make for a versatile cloud storage tool whatever mobile OS you use.
2. Slack (Android, iOS: Free)
Slack takes conventional instant messaging a step further to make a more useful group messaging and coordination tool.
It covers your instant messaging basics with real-time messaging synced across devices. It also supports file sharing, direct and group messaging tools. In addition, the app features a system of chat channels, allowing you to quickly set up subgroups for a task or topic-oriented discussions.
Slack archives your communications, allowing you to search through old messages, channels and shared files and includes integration with a variety of services such as cloud storage, Asana, Zendesk and more. Premium plans provide more features, such as expanded file storage and better app integration.
3. Tide (Android, iOS: Free)
Based on the Pomodoro Technique, Tide set a timer consists of a twenty-five minutes concentration followed by a five-minute break with ambient noise generators intended either to help you focus or relax your mind. The app supports the classic 25-5 Pomodoro time split, with an option for a longer break after every four cycles. Users can customize the length of focus periods and breaks. You can also choose from five different soundscapes that you can turn on or off and play alongside music.
4. Pocket (Android, iOS: Free)
Have you ever wasted too much time reading interesting articles or links when you should be doing something else? Then put it in your Pocket. Pocket is a great offline reading tool that allows you to select and save articles, pictures and videos for later viewing.
5. Pinterest (Android, iOS: Free)
The best app for you if you are searching for new inspiration with billions of possibilities for every part of your life, from new recipes to creative home design ideas.
The amount of creative content on this platform is beyond great and also the user created pins allows you to dive into different mindsets and explore new concepts. You can sign up using your Facebook or Email directly and start searching for inspirations now.
6. Evernote (Android, iOS: Free)
This mobile app designed for note taking, organizing, task lists, and archiving. It is developed by the Evernote Corporation, headquartered in Redwood City, California.
It allows users to create notes, which can be formatted text, web pages or web page excerpts, photographs, voice memos, or handwritten "Ink" notes.
Notes can also have file attachments. They can be sorted into notebooks, tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched, and exported.
Evernote is cross-platform, including support for iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows, and macOS. It’s free to use with monthly usage limits and offers paid plans for expanded or lifted limits.
7. LastPass (Android, iOS: Free)
LastPass is a free password manager that stores encrypted passwords online where you will only need to remember one password only. There is a paid subscription available with more features.
The standard version of LastPass comes with a web interface, but also includes plugins for various web browsers (chrome, opera, safari, etc…) and apps for many smartphones.
8. Expensify (Android, iOS: Free)
Easily track your receipts and manage expenses on the go with Expensify. Just take a photo of your receipt and Expensify automatically transcribes the details. It can categorize and code each receipt, and can even automatically submit business expenses for approval and reimbursement.
You can track personal receipts, submit business expenses to your company (Even if they don’t officially use Expensify), or collect expense reports from colleagues. With customers ranging from individual freelancers and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Expensify is the perfect tool for anyone who needs to keep track of receipts and automate expense management.
Task scheduling and Notes Taker
A lot of apps fall in this area and they all provide pretty much the same features only slight differences are what differ one app from another, but they all do pretty much about the same
note taking, task scheduling, check-lists and reminders and even sharing your notes with others for projects you are working on with your colleagues and of course multi-platform sync across all devices. So here is our list and you can choose whatever user interface you like of them.
9. Google Keep
One of Google products which don't need a sign up if you already have a Google mail. All you need to do is download the app from the app store or google play or the google chrome extension and get to work. And enjoy the sync between your phone and your computer.
10. Otter Voice Notes (Android, iOS: Free)
Another option for note-taking is Otter Voice Notes, a voice to text app that can record your voice notes then automatically transcribes your work nearly in real-time, complete with punctuation, speaker ID, and searchable playback of your recordings.
You can also edit transcripts to fix any errors, and transcripts can be exported to text or to other apps, or shared with your teammates or through public, view-only links.
The free plan offers only 600 minutes of voice recorded notes per month but the $9.99-per-month subscription ups that to 6,000 minutes.
11. Todoist (Android, iOS: Free)
Another excellent to-do list and a planner app is the aptly named Todoist, a multi-platform planner app that keeps things efficient with a clean, gimmick-free approach to interface and task management.
Featuring a powerful natural language engine that can easily transform a jotted down thought into a one-off or recurring task, color-coded priority levels, shared projects, and productivity graphs that record your progress.
Todoist is a handy companion for getting things done. More advanced users will appreciate the powerful integration with services like Dropbox, IFTTT, and Slack. The app is free forever, though premium subscriptions unlock additional features.