Think apps are all about playing games and killing time? Here are 10 apps that can actually be used in ways that may help save time over the course of the day. For businesses both large and small, as well as individuals who want to get stuff done, here are 10 apps that can help to boost productivity.
This app is a lot like DropBox, only better. Not only can you view files like on DropBox, but you can also perform standard operations. The app also allows you to synchronize the folders on your computer selectively. Finally, it’s an automatic function, so it runs without you noticing, helping you increase your productivity.
This app is perfect for anyone who runs the social media accounts for his or her company. Buffer allows you to schedule tweets and other messages over the course of the day, so you can take care of all that at one time and not have to keep remembering to create posts, which can save time and make your job much easier. You are also able to access analytics for every post you create on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites, so you know which ones are having the desired effect.
This app helps you keep track of everything you need to know, from to-do lists to important files to discussions that you need to reference later, and everything in between. You can also have multiple users on the same account, so if you’re working on a group project, Basecamp can help make things flow a lot quicker.
This app is simple but effective when it comes to putting lists together. Aside from being free, which is also nice, Wunderlist allows you to create as many lists as you need and access them throughout all of your devices, so you never have to waste time trying to track something down. You can also share those lists with other people, making it another convenient app to use for group projects.
When it comes to conference calls, this app makes everything run much faster and smoother. Instead of phone numbers, the app allows you to send a personal link to those invited to the conference call. When they want to join, they simply click the link on any of their devices. Conference calls don’t get much easier than that, making Speek essential for any business that has frequent conference calls.
This free app is perfect for keeping track of receipts, either personal or business. Whenever you get a receipt, simply scan it using your phone and the app will organize it alongside all your other receipts. Shoeboxed can then generate an expense report for you based on all your receipts, saving you a lot of hassle.
This is a calendar app that’s sleek and attractive compared to similar apps. Sunrise not only helps you keep track of your appointments, but it also gives you the weather forecast at the time of each appointment. It also utilizes Google Maps to give you directions to your appointment just in case you need it.
This app is essential for anyone who works in a creative field. When words aren’t enough, this app lets you sketch out your ideas, doing so in color. When you’re done, it’s easy to export whatever you’ve done in a PDF or JPEG, so you’re never straining to remember the brilliant idea you had earlier in the day.
This app acts as an address book, but a better address book than the one on your phone. CoBook will update your contact list with pictures and phone numbers. It also lets you view their latest tweet of everyone listed, so it’s easier to keep track of people and see what they’re up to.
If this app doesn’t improve your productivity, then you are officially hopeless. Cold Turkey allows you to block those addicting but time-wasting sites during specific parts of the date. This means that throwing away 10 minutes checking Facebook and Twitter in the middle of the workday can now be prevented. What a novel idea, right? With this app, you will waste far less time and be far more productive.