Top Ten Important Productivity Applications
There are lot of apps are available today. We take our smartphones everywhere we go, and with their powerful processors and 4G capability, they can be indispensable as personal assistants and productivity aids.
When Dropbox launched its iPhone app in 2009, it was among the first cloud services to allow access to your files no matter what device you were on. Backing up and sharing iPhone photos wasn’t as easy or intuitive back then, and Dropbox offered a simple solution. The company — still relatively young at the time.
One of the first really good alternative email apps, Sparrow mastered features like gesture controls and support for multiple accounts long before Google, Apple and just about everybody else added them to their mail apps.
Fantastical’s smart calendar began life in the Mac App Store in 2011, where it was well- received for its minimalist design that had a similar aesthetic to the iPhone’s calendar app. The company later brought it to iPhone and relaunched it as Fantastical 2 in 2013.
To-do apps are a dime a dozen. But long before Apple pre-installed its Reminders app on all iPhones, Clear led the pack.
Clear is a simple, powerful to-do and reminders app that now commands over 2.5 million downloads.
Every once in a while, an app comes along that’s so hyped people are willing to wait in line for it. More than 250,000 people signed up for Mailbox’s email service before it launched in February 2013. Once it set course for the App Store, hundreds of thousands more got in line.
Need to dash off a quick note? Just tap the green elephant. That’s a habit now ingrained in the more than 100 million people who regularly use Evernote, the little note-taking app that grew into a feature-rich platform. It’s gone way beyond mere notes and now serves as a hub for to-do lists, business cards and collaborative projects.
Sunrise began as a side project of two designers who met while working at Foursquare. Though it started off as a daily digest email, it soon grew into one of the best “smart” calendars around. The app gained attention early on for eschewing the traditional calendar design and including helpful extras like weather forecasts and maps.
Who would have thought we’d ever live in a world where the best Gmail app is made by Microsoft. But that’s exactly where we are now thanks to the software giant’s acquisition of email upstart Acompli in 2014.
There is perhaps no hotter communications chat platform for getting work done with lots of team members than Slack. On the surface, the platform and the app lets users create channels to send messages.
If your work requires a lot of document scanning, you should be armed with TinyScanner. Basically, with a high-resolution camera, your smartphone becomes a portable document scanner.