6 Useful Apps For Everyday Productivity

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Need a little help with improving your day-to-day performance? From time tracking to document organization, these resources can help you get—and stay—dialed in all day. Check out our favorite productivity apps that you can install now on your iOS or Android device.

NEWTON 

This app puts all of your email clients in one place. It also lets you track whether an email has been read, which is useful for when you are waiting on a response before taking action.

Key Features:

  • Read Receipts - Receive a read-status for every email you send. Know exactly who read your email with individual mail tracking.

  • Snooze - Set your emails to come back to your inbox at a more convenient time. Snooze emails, not productivity.

  • Undo Send - Pull back that email blunder you just sent. This is especially useful when you’re on mobile and need to reply in a hurry.

SLACK  

It's where work flows. Slack acts as a middle ground between email and instant messaging. You can easily send messages or files to a group or individual in a very organized manner.

Key Features: 

  • Communicate with your team and organize your conversations by topics, projects, or anything else that matters to your work.

  • Message or call any person or group within your team.

  • Share and edit documents and collaborate with the right people all in Slack.

Improving Focus

BE FOCUSED

This app is a timer that uses the Pomodoro technique, where you work for a set period of time and then take a short break. The Pro version comes with time tracking and reporting for clients.

Key Features:

  • Manage your tasks in intervals.

  • Track your progress throughout the day, week, or custom period.

  • Allows for fast and easy goal tracking.

POCKET

The Pocket app allows you to save all of the articles you want to read at a later time. It will even read the articles out loud to you. Pocket is great for the commute to and from work.

Key Features:

  • Boasts unlimited storage.

  • Use tags to quickly get organized.

  • Listen to your articles with Text-to-Speech.

  • Save with one click using Pocket’s desktop browser extensions for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.

For Everyday Life

TRUECALLER

Once telemarketers get a hold of your cell number, you feel doomed every time the phone rings. Truecaller saves you the annoyance by blocking telemarketer calls. It claims to block over 2 million spam numbers.

Key Features:

  • Automatically identify spam and fraud calls before you pick up.

  • Filter junk SMS automatically.

  • Enter any number to lookup name and other contact info.

CALM MEDITATION

Meditation can do wonders for your mental clarity and productivity. Calm makes meditating easier by offering dozens of guided sessions on their app.

Key Features:

  • 80+ Sleep Stories: adult bedtime stories guaranteed to lull you to sleep.

  • 7 day and 21 programs for both beginner and advanced users.

  • Brand new Daily Calm every day: a new 10-minute program added daily to help ease you into the day or unwind with before bed.