Technology and productivity apps have played a vital role in the success of many businesses. It has just doubled the rate of success. A long time back, where it took around 10 years or even more to create a successful business, today, with the help of the internet, productivity apps, tools, programs, and applications, the time to achieve the same goals has reduced to half.
Although smartphones can suck your many precious hours, it has brought a magnificent change in the productivity of the people through productivity apps who are aware of its advantages.
I’m always eager in search of tools or productivity apps that can advance my productivity. I’ve used an incalculable number of mobile productivity apps. Truly, there are so many mobile apps on the web that are of no use, if you are not running an online business.
Among those so many apps, I’ve concluded 10 mobile productivity apps that can be helpful for you in your job and education. Number 5, Stumble Upon, is my favorite app.
As I run an online business, I just cannot put my mobile down. It would be wrong to say that I’m not addicted to my smartphone and tablet. Of course, it affects my productivity too. That’s why I’ve the Forest App on my phone.
Forest is the app I use most while reading and writing. This app helps me to remain away from my mobile.
Plant a seed in the app. The seed would grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation and leave this app to check Facebook or play a game, your tree will wither away. With this mechanism, the sense of achievement would drive you to stay away from your phone. (Know more)
While traveling or going outside the house, it is not possible to keep the mobile connection with the internet. Sometimes, you are reading an article on the web and suddenly your mother will ask you to help her. You get upset as you’ve to read the article in the mid.
Why not save the article somewhere so that you can read it anytime, even if you are not connected to the internet?
Pocket app is one of those amazing productivity apps that gives you the feature of saving articles so that you can read them later.
Whenever I’ve to go to the place where I may not get the internet connection, I save around hundred articles in the pocket app. In my leisure, I read all of them. (Know more)
3. Rescue Time
Rescue Time is the app which helps me to track how long I spend my time on my mobile apps and phone calls, reporting back to my efficiency score, top distractions, and categories on the mobile device.
- The internationally bestselling author of Four-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferris, noted that it is the simple and powerful app. He highly recommends this product for the productivity.
- Chris Sacca, a successful entrepreneur, also observed that rescue time to achieve efficiency and life balance when using technology. (Know more)
Writing down the goals has always been a top priority for the productive and successful people. This technique is used to indicate the mind to focus on the things that matter most. In fact, writing down the thoughts play a fundamental role in goal setting. Todoist is considered to be in those productivity apps that makes our work easier.
Todoist is the best online task management app and to do list. Whether you have to keep track of important projects, or just remember to pay the rent, Todoist is there to help you achieve more, every day. Some of the key features of the app:
- User-friendly task management
- Group tasks in handy task lists
- Syncing with Google
- Never miss the deadline
- Easy yet powerful organization (Know more)
5. Stumble Upon – One of my favorite productivity apps
I come to know about this app from a friend when I visited him for an evening tea. One among the benefits of Stumble Upon is that this app allows me to discover the favorite content. Just one tap and I’ve the most popular articles from around the web.
I spend most of my time on Stumble Upon. The app is so easy and useful that I do not have to take help from search engines. Whether I’ve to read the news or I’ve to improve my writing skills or entertain myself, Stumble Upon provides me the best content to help me. (Know more)
6. Dashlane Password
My biggest weakness is I cannot remember the password. Obviously, I’ve so many accounts online that it is difficult to remember username and password. I’ve installed Dashlane Password to make the work easy. This app remembers all the password for me.
You just have to remember one password which you set on the app and you can access all your accounts in time.
“Dashlane is life-changing great. Get it.” – David Pogue, The New York Times
There is no chance to break the security of the app. It protects the data with AES-256 Encryption. Choose where your data is stored: local-only, or synced and backed up to the cloud. (Know more)
7. Productivity Challenge Time
Productivity is something that cannot be achieved merely in talks. You’ve to quit talking and start doing to see the results. One of the fundamental rules I’ve seen in improving productivity is to show off. Showing off means to wake up every day and directly jump upon your tasks.
Productivity Challenge Time will encourage you to show off in your work every day and encourage you to get the things done before deadlines. You can track your reports and review your achievements in the app.
If you cannot keep track of what you’re supposed to be doing, the app is not for you. Also, this app will not let you pause work sessions or finish them early, so you cannot pause it every few seconds.
I highly recommend this app, if you are finding the ways of achieving your big dreams. (Know more)
Ideas are the most common and powerful invention of a human brain. We cannot say when our mind sparks and give us a life-changing idea. Ideas remain for a short period of time in the mind, and that’s why every successful entrepreneur suggests us to keep a journal. Now, as the world has changed, not everyone has the habit of keeping a journal.
One of the best productivity apps that have played a key role in keeping my ideas safe is Evernote. You can create anything, from memes to lectures, from agendas to presentations, from checklists to holiday plans, on the Evernote.
- New York Time says, ‘Use Evernote as the place you put everything – Don’t ask yourself which device it’s on – it’s in Evernote’
PC Mag reviews, ‘When it comes to taking all manner of notes and getting work done, Evernote is an indispensable tool.’ (Know more)
9. 7 Weeks – Habit and Goal Tracker
Charles Duhigg wrote in his bestselling book, The Power of Habit, ‘It takes around 7 weeks to form a new habit pattern in the brain.’ Many scientists have also believed that the sweet spot for developing a habit is right around 7 weeks.
Based on the Charles Duhigg’s theory 7 Weeks – Habit and Goal came out. Over 100 thousand people have installed it since December 2015. This app encourages you to build the most effective habits.
Every day, you complete your task, simply mark the day as complete. As you see your performance, you get the motivation to build the new habit.
I’ve been using this productivity app for a year and it has worked best for me.
SignEasy is the best way to sign or get documents signed by anyone remotely, in minutes. The app is featured on Play Store across 100+ countries.
- ‘If you deal with paperwork often, you’ll love this mobile app,’ wrote The Next Web.
- Forbes noted that SignEasy is a great tool for those always on the go.
You can create the signature, with just a finger or stylus. And then you can send the documents to colleagues, customers, partners everywhere. (Know more)
As I’ve listed all the mobile productivity apps that have helped me to achieve my goals faster, one point I’ve not discussed yet.
No matter how many resources you collect or install productivity apps, nothing beats the hard work in right direction. There is no easy and shortcut way to achieve big in life. You need to sweat and work outside your comfort zone to improve the quality of your life.
If you’ve used any of the above productivity apps that are helping you in day-to-day life, you can share with me in the comments below. You can also share your favorite productivity apps that I’ve forgotten to mention in the post.
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