With a smartphone and an internet connection, it’s never been easier to find an app to make your life easier or more entertaining.
While the world of online gaming has captured the time and imaginations of millions, apps that manage your time and productivity are becoming very popular. These apps range from interfaces that can create and check off to-do lists to ones that help to manage your day by allowing you to program alerts and other reminders into your schedule.
While it might take willpower and discipline to make these apps truly helpful in real life, in an effort to stay on top of all of the latest developments, here are five of the most popular productivity apps in the world right now according to ratings:
One of the most famous to-do list apps in the world, Wunderlist provides users with a way to not only create lists of things to see, do or visit, but also allows you to share these with others and sync them across your devices. One of Wunderlist’s key features is that you can also collaborate with others on your lists and delegate to-do list items, which makes it a fully integrative experience and not just a way to manage individual tasks.
Voted as one of the world’s top 5 productivity apps, Swipes helps users to collect all of their tasks in one place, and organise them according to priorities. What separates Swipes from other productivity apps where you can list all of your to-do list items is that Swipes gets you to work on a single task at a time, which helps you to focus on completing tasks.
Evernote is one of the most well-known and established productivity apps in the world, and as the names suggests, is useful for making and storing notes. However, Evernote’s functionality isn’t limited to just writing notes, lists and for keeping up to date with research. It also allows you to sync this information across your devices and to store online articles, documents and photos, which you can then share and discuss with others. As with most other productivity tools, Evernote is designed to be searchable so you can find anything you are looking for easily, improved functionality also includes being able to share notebooks for meetings, make travel plans and even organise your expenses.
Dropbox is one of the most established online storage applications, and is well-known for its ability to store and share large files that often don’t make it through email filters as attachments. With the ability to easily share large files, or create shared folders that other users can easily access, Dropbox makes it simple to access a substantial amount of information. With various plans in place, from free accounts to paid business plans that give you up to a terabyte of storage, Dropbox is becoming synonymous with productivity and being able to make sense of all of the files that make up your personal and professional life.
One of the more up and coming productivity apps, Pocket has been getting attention for being an app that allows you to store articles to read later. With a very simple focus, Pocket offers a very powerful way to limit distractions whilst at work, by being able to save videos, articles, recipes and websites to look at later when you have time. Instead of having to write down notes or email things to yourself, you can now keep everything that interests you in one place, with the knowledge that you’ll have something to look forward to reading or watching later when you get everything done for the day.