10 best apps to increase productivity
Time is not on our side. In fact, it’s always working against us. We all have deadlines to make, things to do, and various other activities to plan. Why do it alone? In this list we’ll check out some great Android apps to help increase your productivity.
[Price: Free / $3.99]
First up is an application called aCalendar. It’s a calendar app that can replace the stock one you have on your device currently. It comes with a slightly outdated design but with a number of colors and functions to help you stay organized.
If you need something both functional and beautiful then Cal Calendar is a good option. It features a large day view to help you stay on top of your day and some really good functionality baked in. It’s totally free and even comes with a to-do list companion app called Any.do Talk List.
[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Evernote is on any productivity app list worth its salt and for good reason. It’s simply one of the best. With its cross platform integration and in-depth note taking capabilities, you can use this app for anything. The sky and your creativity are the limit.
[Price: Free / $10/month]
Next up is one of the essential apps in all of Android and that is Google Drive. It’s a cloud storage platform that gives you 15GB for free and unlimited storage for $10/month. It also comes with a host of office tools such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides to create, edit, and manage documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
IFTTT is a fun little application that can make using your phone just that much easier. You can use it to make various connections between apps that allow you to auto save things, auto open things, and pretty much do what you need when you need to do it. It takes a little time to learn but it’s pretty fun once you do.
If you’re already heavily invested in the Microsoft ecosystem you can just as easily jump on board the Microsoft train on Android. With Microsoft Office you get the standard PowerPoint, Excel, and Word functionality in mobile format. You can also download the OneDrive app which is Microsoft’s cloud storage app and OneNote, Microsoft’s (admittedly buggy) note taking app. Using it you can sync files effortlessly between PC and Android.
RescueTime is a nifty application that helps you determine what you’re spending your time on. If you’ve ever wondered where your day went, RescueTime will essentially tell you where it actually went by keeping an eye on what you do on your phone and then putting it in graph form so you can see what you’re wasting your time doing.
If you’re looking for something a little more traditional then Time Recording can be a great app to try. You can use it to keep track of where you are, for how long, and how much money you made doing it. You can use this to create invoices or work orders as need be.
[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Todoist is a unique and fun task management platform that is available on an astounding 14 platforms and that includes Android. With this you get the ability to collaborate, share tasks, and assign tasks as well as instant syncing of your task list across all devices that are logged in. If you pay for it, you can get additional features like text messages to help you remember tasks and the ability to add files to your tasks.
[Price: Free / $4.99/month]
Last on our list is Wunderlist. This is a very clean and easy to use task management list that also has cross platform support and is free to use. It allows for collaboration and task sharing and even has some light theming options to make it more pleasant to look at.
If there are any great apps to help boost productivity that we missed, let us know in the comments below!