In our busy lives, all of us have a lot of stuff to get done each day. Problem is that we all have “just” 24 hours in a day and the number can’t be increased! But wait. Why not make our life easy with some cool and productivity apps that will boost your productivity and help you get more done in less time and meet your deadlines without failure & stress.
Either you are a student, an employee, a boss or a household manager using Android, iPhone, Mac or Windows, these apps are great to increase the productivity of anyone. While productivity means different things to different people, we all have some common things to do. Considering those tasks, we have curated a list of apps that we think deserve to be called the best productivity apps! Let’s go for it:
2018 Best Free Productivity Booster & Time Management Apps & Tools
#1 Microsoft Office Suite
MS Office Suite is a great solution for all your office requirements, as it combines MS word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, Skype, OneNote, OneDrive, and Outlook, all in one single package. You can access, view and edit your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on the go.
MS Office Suite allows you to access, view and edit your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from virtually anywhere. All you need is your phone or laptop with an internet connection.
While now, Microsoft has released separate apps apps for Word, Excel and Power Point, which replace the old Office Mobile Suite, all these apps still have the same level integration. In fact, even better performance. So, if you are an office geek and a typical day for you includes lots of typing, playing with numbers and making presentations, MS Office Suite is a must have tool in your office kit. Download office apps for your smartphone. These are freely available with up to 5GB free storage in OneDrive.
If you have a lot of tasks on your plate, then Wunderlist to-do list & task management app will act as a ‘Pain Relief” for you. It’s helping million of people around the world in capturing their ideas, things to do and places to see with over 1 crore installs on Android devices alone & has been featured in The New York Times, Lifehacker, TechCrunch, CNET, The Guardian, Wired, & more.
You can have separate to-do-lists for your personal and official tasks. Also, it allows you to create sub-lists like you may have separate sub lists for different clients & projects you are working on. For easier management, lists can be grouped into folders as well.
In Wunderlist, you can also attach documents & snaps with your tasks & receive reminders as mails or push notifications. Wunderlist instantly syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your lists from anywhere.
After beating OneNote, Evernote has become the top freemium app for note taking, that allows you to take and upload notes, pictures, audio & video clips & organize them in Evernote cloud storage, accessible from any device (Thanks to its real-time syncing & offline support).
Free version allows you to upload up-to 60MB data monthly while premium option is available with more storage facility.
If you need continuous updates from some specific sites or need to follow topics of your interests, then Feedly is all you need.
Feedly allows you sign up for updates on your favorite topics from your favorite websites or blogs. This way you can get your entire reading stuff in one place. Feedly eliminates the hassle to visit each website separately & you can read conveniently about topics you care about in a clean and minimal interface. More importantly, articles can be saved in the app & you can enjoy reading offline.
When we browse web, sometimes we come across an interesting article or news, but do not have time to read at that moment. Then we think to bookmark the page but managing a lot of bookmarked pages becomes a hassle. Isn’t it a good idea to save those pages in customized form for reading them later?
Pocket app does exactly that job. So, next time, if you find an interesting content, just save it to pocket & it will sync across your phone, tablet, and computer. With pocket, you can can come back to whenever you’re reading and wherever you’d like, even without an internet connection!
#6 Microsoft Outlook
MS outlook is the best email management app, even better than Gmail. Best part of MS Outlook is that it integrates your emails and calendar in one single app. You can switch between calendar & email just at the tap of a button.
With its ‘Focused Inbox’ feature, MS Outlook automatically keeps important mails on the top. Simply, this app let you manage your emails easier than any other app. So, just install it, start using, save time & head back to work with more productivity.
LastPass is a premium app that securely remembers all your passwords, so you don’t have to. Using LastPass, you can stop wasting time writing, remembering, and resetting passwords. Just remember one master password and leave the rest of the job to LastPass!
When you are logged into LastPass with your master password, every time you need a password to login any site or account, LastPass will automatically fill the password very fast and smartly. Bonus point is that LastPass automatically syncs across all your browser and devices. LastPass’s password will be the last password you need to remember! All other passwords shall be taken care by LastPass.
Alternatives: TrueKey by McAfee.
#8 Simple Note
Throughout the entire day, our mind is hitting hundreds of thought and ideas. Some of them are important and you don’t want to miss them, right? What to do? Well, use Simple Note. Install it, create a free account, just tap on simple note icon and start typing. By writing your thoughts and ideas, you can relax your mind and focus on the task at hand.
We recommend Evernote as well as Simple Note at the same time as no app is better than Simple Note to capture random thoughts and instant ideas. It opens faster than any other app and let you capture what’s going on in your mind, while Evernote is suitable for other complex & heavy notes. You know what we mean, right? Yep!
Simplenote is really the simplest note taking app. You can just type, make list & add simple text notes with this app. There are no other options & that’s the best part of its simplicity. Its cloud sync works like breeze! Once you type in Simplenote on any device, it appears instantly on all your Simplenote devices.
Simplenote doesn’t have all the fancy features like Evernote & OneNote does & there lies its greatness for taking simple notes.
You’ll also experience the fastest search functionality. You don’t have to worry about your growing list of notes as you can search instantly among all notes. You can also add tag to your notes to categorize & organize them. in short, Simplenote is all about simplicity, speed & efficiency.
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#9 SwiftKey Keyboard from Microsoft
Typing is one of the activities you spend most of your phone-time on! With SwiftKey keyboard, you can type faster, much faster than your current typing speed. How? Well, SwiftKey is an intelligent keyboard that learns your writing style & provide A.I. powered predictions.
To add some fun & personal experience, the keyboard comes pre-paced with lots of designs, colors and themes. SwiftKey keeps learning from your typing behavior. The longer you use it, the better suggestions it provides. The result is productive typing, time savings & more time to get another tasks.
Alternatives: Gboard by Google.
#10 Google Drive
In the internet world, we all use different devices & need all the things on all the devices. If one document is there on your laptop, but not there on your phone, working on the go and maintain productivity during travel can be hard, right? Well, there is an easy solution for this problem – just use cloud storage for all your data. If it’s in the cloud, it’s everywhere. You can access your cloud and data therein on all your devices and even the devices of other people or in a cafe. All you need is just your username and password.
Further, when you manage all your data in the cloud, you also delete the data management duplication from your busy life. You just need to maintain your documents in the cloud and all your folders sync on all the devices. Means you manage all your documents in just one place i.e cloud, and all your devices enjoy the entire data. As a further benefit, you also get an added layer of security with cloud storage, as clouds are much more secure than hard drives or pen drives. So, if you’re already using cloud, good for you. If you’re not, start today with Google Drive. With 15 GB free storage, you can store a lot!
That’s all for now. We hope, these apps will help you in achieving your daily milestones with enhanced productivity and time management. If we missed something, (We know we did a lot!), let us know by hitting “Improve It” button below or by your comments.
Have productive time ahead…