What are the best cross-platform productivity tools?

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  1. 17


    FreeMind is a free mind mapping tool. It lets you sketch ideas or process into mindmaps.

    Windows, Mac


    Brenda Green
    Written on May 10, 2017
    "This is definitely a neat and effective tool for productivity -- mind-mapping is super useful. I like that I can use it across platforms! I needed something that I could use both on my Windows-based desktop, and my Macbook, so this is perfect!"
  2. 12



    Trello is an effective task management system that lets you customize your list of items, so it's easier to drag, drop, modify or assign tasks. This is ideal if you are involved in projects with other people.


    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Adam Moore
    Written on June 19, 2017
    "I was looking for something to make my life more productive, I wanted to get more done in the day and feel more organized. I was suggested to try Trello, and it has increased my productivity more than I ever could have imagined. Who would have thought such a simple application could improve my quality of life so dramatically?"
  3. 10



    Slack organizes team conversations in open channels. It allows users to create a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything in between. It also gives everyone a transparent view of all that's going on.


    Web, Windows, Android, iOS, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    David Ray
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "I really needed to find a cross-platform productivity tool and found Slack. Slack let me organize a bunch of conversations I was having into one platform, and that really helped me push things forward more efficiently across a bunch of platforms and people. I really recommend Slack for people trying to increase productivity and efficiency!"
  1. 7


    A non-linear personal notebook useful to boost your producitvity in different formats: used as a single HTML file in the browser or as a powerful Node.js application or as a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome or Safari.

    Other Platform


    Keith Green
    Written on April 12, 2017
    "With its ability to cross several formats TiddlyWiki has been a very handy tool for me the past few months as I've had to work on various writing assignments, at home, on the go and at work. While initially it seemed it would be complicated it turned out to be very user friendly and something I was able to setup in a matter of minutes. "
  2. 6

    #5Microsoft OneNote

    Microsoft OneNote

    With Microsoft OneNote, you can capture and organize ideas. You can access the software from anywhere and collaborate with other people with its cross-platform compatibility. You can revise notes with type, highlighting, or ink annotations.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Harry Cox
    Written on June 25, 2017
    "I like this idea. One Note seems like it would be a better alternative to the default notepad on my phone and tablet. I have a dead spot on my phone screen that doesn't allow me to type the letter "y" and it makes it difficult to type notes. Being able to use my finger to write out notes would be great. The offline mode is a good feature."
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    #6IntelliJ IDEA

    IntelliJ IDEA
    IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE for the JVM platform created by JetBbrains. It features coding assistance, built-in tools and integration and plugin ecosystem, supporting a lot of languages and frameworks. It has a free version and a paid subscription version. 

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.9- Varies by plan

    José Alfredo Mercado
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I tried IntelliJ IDEA, a IDE for JVM, after a friend of mine suggested it to me. I had some problems while configuring it in the start, but then it worked great and smoothly. I suggest the use of this tool to everyone that particularly need to support lot of languages and frameworks."
  4. 3



    TMetric is a time tracker tool that has multiple integrations so you can use it together with other platforms with its interface that's easy to use and simple to understand. It allow you to keep track of time intervals and budgets easily.


    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Chrome Browser Extension, Firefox Browser Extension, Opera Browser Extension, Linux

    Free- Varies by plan

    Kenneth Harris
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "TMetric is a great cross-platform productivity tool which works on Windows, iOS, OSX, Android in has a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox. I downloaded TMetric and began using it with no tutorial as the User Interface (UI) is very intuitive. I am able to analyze my team members activity very well using this software, which helps us to become more efficient for future tasks."
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    Asana helps teams keep track of their work by organizing projects with different workflows and solutions. It's a collaboration tool available as a web and mobile app.


    Free- Varies by plan

    Brian Murphy
    Written on April 8, 2017
    "Organizing multiple projects is very difficult because that also means that you have to work closely with a number of different teams whos schedules will not necessarily be like yours. Asana solves this, it makes sure that the teams know the things they must do to be productive and helps to get things done."


Best What are the best cross-platform productivity tools
1FreeMindSoftware 17 Free
2TrelloApps 12 Free
3SlackApps 10 Free
4TiddlyWikiSoftware 7 Free
5Microsoft OneNoteSoftware 6 Free
6IntelliJ IDEASoftware 4 Paid
7TMetricApps 3 Free
8AsanaWebsites 1 Free

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