When you’re strapped for time, efficiency is probably all you think about. If there’s a product out there that says it will give you more energy, you’ll give it some serious thought, and if there’s a tool that will cut your time in half, you might as well use it. But there are better ways than loading up on coffee to make it through the day. Instead, get to the root of the problem and use these apps to help you be more productive.
For those who like to make lists to stay on task, Any.do is a great app for managing tasks in that style. It’s free on the basic level or $2.99 per month for the premium, and it will review your daily tasks for you so you can be on time and on track all day long.
This app is entirely free and it’s currently the highest rated note taking app in the store. What really makes this app popular is its ability to sync your files to the cloud, making them accessible on all devices. This means if you make a note in the app on your iPhone, you can access it moments later when you get on your desktop.
3. Google Drive
This entirely free app saves time like nothing else. It’s a word processer style app that allows you to write and edit documents and files right from your phone. What’s more, you can easily share these documents with anyone, and it has basically unlimited storage. Staying connected with others on the go has never been easier.
It stands for “If this, then that,” and it’s all about automation, which is the future of the business world. Everything from email to social media can be added to this app’s schedule to keep you on track with your postings and daily happenings. Nothing gets by this smart app, and you’ll never feel more organized or in tune with all of your accounts.
Asana is actually one of the highest rated project management apps in the App Store. It provides seamless collaboration between everyone in the office, with time tracking, real-time commenting, and file sharing. It loads quickly and is easy to use with few glitches and little hassle.
For another file sharing option, consider Dropbox, which is the original cloud storage interface. The great thing about this app is that it can seamlessly connect between iPhone and Android users for seamless file sharing and collaboration. It’s like having an instant flash drive for your phone that syncs automatically every time you push save.
While no one can really add more hours to a day, Timeful can help fabricate that effect. Its handy scheduling features can prioritize the things of most importance and make time for the smaller details. You can do the things you need and want to do while keeping track of both.
Have a great idea but no pen and paper handy? This new app is all you need. You can draw out ideas and sketches right on your phone or iPad, then store them away in a safe place for retrieval. It’s extremely useful for important meetings or when inspiration hits unexpectedly.
Make your daily interactions a little more human with this app that helps you memorize facts and details about those you interact with. Once you access someone’s phone number, this app can collect data and information about the moment or location you met someone. In some cases, it can even access social profiles for unique information, making it easier to have real, human connections.
Customize your phone to skip wasting time. This app will teach your iPhone to recognize when it should perform a certain action. For example, if you search a nearby restaurant, it will pop up a few minutes later with a tip calculator. Because it anticipates your next move, you can automatically waste less time and be more productive than ever.