Ever wondered, why smartphones are so popular?
We have observed a steady and rapid increase in smartphone usage in the last decade, but have we realised what made them so popular? People from different perspectives will come with a different answer. Social media, texting, instant messaging, web surfing, HD photo shoots, media playing, and maps, all are possible reasons.
However, there is one thing that sums up everything, and everyone would agree upon. Smartphones have enabled us to do and achieve more than previous feature phones. From a professional’s perspective, the smartphone is a critical work and life assistant, which enables to manage social, personal, and professional tasks in hand.
6 Mobile Apps to Boost Your Productivity
There are certain mobile apps that facilitate you in improving your work quality, life and productivity. In the following, we are listing down five essential mobile apps that can assist modern professionals in achieving more with their device.
Evernote is touted as the world’s most widely-used productivity app. It’s like a digital notebook that stores articles, links, photos, web pages, notes, PDFs, audios, and to-do lists. You can use it simply as a notetaking app OR customise to make your GTD app of choice. To seek detailed picture about its features, visit their website or see their app store profiles.
if you are an avid reader, it’s easy to forget to come back to an article when you’re furiously browsing the internet. If it happens to you frequently, Pocket can help you avoid the trouble, and save that article to your device, so you could read it later. With just one click, the articles are compiled and sent to an archive of pieces within the app. You can read them on computer, tablet or mobile phone, wherever you access the app. The best thing, the downloaded (saved) articles are available for offline reading too, just make sure you’ve downloaded them on the app.
It’s imperative for entrepreneurs to make important decisions on the company’s future without neglecting everyday responsibilities and tasks. For example, no one enjoys taking notes, but it’s essential. This is where Letterspace comes into play. It is a great, and free note-taking app that utilises hashtags to organise your thoughts into a sophisticated and easy-to-use interface.
Download free for iOS.
The Microsoft Outlook app is a mobile productivity powerhouse. It brings your emails, attachments, contacts and calendars into easy reach. Outlook’s built-in analytic engine automatically surfaces important email (across multiple accounts) based on your communications, and quick swipe controls allow you to easily triage your email. It’s a great mobile email app and works with Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and iCloud email accounts.
If you want to revolutionise your office or team communication, this is a must-have application for you. The app is more like a chat room, and the users can tag one or more team members who are working on a team project. The best thing – you can use it on the desktop too, allowing you to stay on top of what’s going on even on the go.
With the Workflow app, you’re able to customise your phone so you can bypass tasks that are a waste of time. For example, you can call an Uber in advance of your next calendar event or create a button to give your mom a quick call. Workflow allows you to create any type of button for any type of activity that you may do on a regular basis and with the simple click of that button your task is being completed.
Download free for iOS