What are the best gadgets and apps for business productivity?

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    #1Dell Inspiron i5378-3031GRY-PUS

    Dell Inspiron i5378-3031GRY-PUS
    2-in-1 sleek laptop, the Dell Inspiron i5378-3031GRY-PUS is a great choice for those looking for an all-around laptop + tablet. It has four modes (tent, stand, laptop, tablet) each one of them perfect for every occasion. 



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    Roy Ramos
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "This is an okay laptop, with an acceptable battery life and overall decent hardware installed. It does seem a bit slow and I think could use a few upgrades. For the price, it's not bad but you may want to shop around. "
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    #2iLevel 2

    iLevel 2

    I Level 2 is a simple but useful stand that lets you work comfortably while you are using your computer. This amazing device is compatible with all laptops and notebooks.



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    Olivia Alvarez
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "It took me a little while to notice how much my laptop usage was negatively affecting my neck. I sat in a non-ergonomic position, causing lots of discomfort. This laptop stand has made a world of difference. I can do the work I need to do without all the pain. Highly recommended."
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    #3Dropbox

    Dropbox

    Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service for personal or business use, available on computers and mobile devices. Easily store all your data in a safe and secure location that sync across all your devices or can be shared with friends or co-workers for collaborative work.

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    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Joseph Castillo
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "It's really hard to imagine how I got much done before without Dropbox. Everything I have and everything everyone I work with has is available to us always from any device with the internet. Speeds are always optimal and the interface is super intuitive."
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    #4SELF Journal

    SELF Journal
    The SELF Journal is a useful tool for those who want to plan their day in order to achieve goals. It is an amazing journal that allows people to organize themselves during three months. 
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    Guillermina Ventura
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "The SELF Journal is not an app or a gadget, it is simply a journal that you write in to track your goals and productivity. It is old school, but it works nicely. I would look elsewhere if you are interested in a productivity app for your cell phone."
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    #5Evernote

    Evernote

    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Benny Xia
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "Evernote is the ultimate productivity app, and for good reason. It does everything well, so much so that competition just hasn't measured up."
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    #6Trello

    Trello

    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.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Chan Wang
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Trello has been decently helpful for my business"
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    #7Jabra Speak 510 Bluetooth speakerphone

    Jabra Speak 510 Bluetooth speakerphone
    The Jabra speak 510 Bluetooth speakerphone is a powerful device that transform audio conferencing into a new experience. With a compact design, this small tool is accurate for efficient meetings.



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    Aarav Kapoor
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "Jabra Speak 510 Bluetooth Speakerphone is a conference call solution available from Amazon for $95.99. It works as a speaker or speakerphone. It has excellent sound quality and the microphone is strong and clear. This is a perfect addition to any office that does conference calls. It fits the topic very well."
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    #8Google Drive

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows you to have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, computer, and other devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Chrome

    Free

    Kyle Ward
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "As far as business productivity goes, this won't do me much good. Overall a good and valuable service, but not one that's essential or a factor in the productivity and state of my business; i need apps and devices that help my employees be more efficient. "
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    #9Anker PowerCore 20100 Charger

    Anker PowerCore 20100 Charger

    With this battery charger, you won't be running out of battery on your smartphone or tablet. Be fully charged during the whole day with this universal charger that is fully portable and available for both iOS and Android devices.

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    Ishan Sharma
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "I like being productive and this helps a bit by keeping all my devices going. Has a decent charge."
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    #10Pleson PLS-C300 Wireless Charger

    Pleson PLS-C300 Wireless Charger

    PLESON PLS-C300 Wireless Charger offers a stable wireless charging experience for smartphone users! Its flat and slim design prevents overheating. This unit also features an LED indicator for a hassle-free use. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*
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    Joseph Austin
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "With so many devices becoming part of my everyday carry I am thrilled to see cords go. The PLESON PLS-C300 Wireless Charger lets me charge all them with one simple pad."
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    #11Primera Trio Portable All-in-One Printer with Scanner

    Primera Trio Portable All-in-One Printer with Scanner

    This is the World's smallest and lightest portable printer all-in-one. It just weights 2.6lbs and it's small enough to fit into your backpack or briefcase. It also allows you to print both in colour and black and white. 

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    Timothy White
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "This printer/scanner/copier is very expensive and doesn't seem to be that reliable. Printers in general seem to be prone to bugs and various issues, I would just use a library printer."
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    #12iDo Notepad

    iDo Notepad
    This simple notepad application will help you write down everything you need to remember or keep track of. It supports as many entries as you want, and you will also be able to export all you notes. 



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    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Elizabeth Davidson
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I like being productive, and this app doesn't really help. It bills itself as a productivity booster but falls short."
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    #13TaoTronics Portable Scanner

    TaoTronics Portable Scanner
    The TaoTronics Portable Scanner is a handheld scanner that can scan images with up to 900 DPI resolution. You can permanently archive all your documents digitally and save them directly to an SD memory card. 
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    Kathleen Ruiz
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I own a small business and I end up needing to scan lots of documents. It is super easy to scan my documents and transfer them to my memory card."
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    #14Visioneer RoadWarrior

    Visioneer RoadWarrior

    The Visioneer RoadWarrior is a portable, duplex color scanner that can scan both sides of documents at once. The scanner is USB-powered and is compatible with Windows PC and Mac. 

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    Sanvi Malik
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The Visioneer RoadWarrior is a portable color scanner that will scan both sides of a document at once making one's job easier. It's one touch technology allows one to send scanned documents to the destination of your choice. It is USB powered and works with Windows and Mac."
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    #15VuPoint Magic Wand Scanner Kit

    VuPoint Magic Wand Scanner Kit

    The VuPoint Magic Wand Scanner Kit is a wireless, portable photo scanner that's light, compact and convenient to bring anywhere. The device has a plug-and-play feature scans documents 8.27” wide and up to 98” long in as little as 3 seconds.

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    Mercedes Sandoval
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The VuPoint Magic Wand Scanner Kit is a good gadget for business productivity because it functions as a wireless photo scanner that is easily portable and convenient to bring. It has a simple to use plug-and-play feature that allows you to scan documents up to 8.27" wide and 98" long in just 3 seconds! If you are in need of a portable scanner, this is definitely the option for you. "
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    #16Logitech C925e

    Logitech C925e

    The Logitech C925e is a webcam with an HD 1080P video quality, a video coverage of 72 degrees and a built-in stereo microphones. It is an easy to use USB device that's compatible with Mac or Windows PC. 

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    Doris Harrison
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This webcam was my best friend! It worked so well. I love anything that comes from Logitech and this webcam is definitly not a dissapointment."
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    #17MSRM Wand Scanner

    MSRM Wand Scanner

    The MSRM Wand Scanner is a portable document and image scanner inclusive of an 8GB MicroSD Card. The scanner can be connected to the computer through USB or memory card to view your files. 

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    Roy Alvarez
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This wand scanner is junk. Get a real one. This one barely works. Very poor quality."
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    #18Yaoni Wireless Barcode Scanner

    Yaoni Wireless Barcode Scanner

    The Yaoni Wireless Barcode Scanner is a handless scanner with an automatic barcode reader and a 1D laser bar. Ehe device has a sturdy, anti-shock construction durable build that’ll withstand drops from up to 6.5 ft onto concrete.

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    Cheryl Woods
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I barcode things for my home inventory, and I needed an effective yet not too pricey hand scanner to inventory a media library. This scanner is great, it reads quickly even if the barcode isn't perfect, the charge lasts a good long time, and the wireless reach to my PC is solid, never dropped."
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    #19Epson WorkForce ES-400

    Epson WorkForce ES-400

    The Epson WorkForce ES-400 is a color, duplex, document scanner that is compatible with Windows PC and Mac. The printer also has a document feeder feature for business and ID cards, single sheets, extra-long pages and more.

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    Peter Thompson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "For business, like say, a small law firm this scanner will fit the bill. Great ease of use and it is a work horse at a good price point."
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    #20Logitech BRIO

    Logitech BRIO

    The Logitech BRIO is an ultra HDR webcam for video conferencing, with a 4K image sensor and autofocus. The BRIO also features optical and infrared sensors for fast and secure facial recognition. 

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    Emily Dunn
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I got the BRIO webcam for conferencing with my clients. It is impressive. Logitech made a home run with this camera. I mostly use Skype but it is also compatible with several other popular meeting apps. The zoom settings are great as well as facial recognition."
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    #21Epson WorkForce DS-30

    Epson WorkForce DS-30

    Epson is a portable document and image scanner that is compatible with Windows and Mac OS. It has a scanning speed of 4.6 paper per minute and a feature of 600 dpi color. 

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    Sandra Chavez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Nice little scanner. It works well, my only complaint is that it was very difficult to set up. The software on this thing needs updating pronto!"
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    #22Meeting Owl

    Meeting Owl

    The Meeting Owl by Owl Labs is a 360-degree video conference camera with automatic speaker focus that ensures that everyone with 12 feet can be heard. All you have to do is plug the Meeting Owl's USB 2 connector to your computer. 

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    Alice Qian
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "My workplace recently started using The Meeting Owl by Owl Labs. It works great for our conference room because of its 360-degree video conference camera with automatic speaker focus. It enhances the quality of our business meetings with other branches."
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    #23Brother DS-720D

    Brother DS-720D

    The Brother DS-720D is a portable color page scanner that can scan single-sided materials at up to 8 ppm and double-sided materials at up to 5 ppm in both color and black/white.




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    Julie Kelley
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Good scanner for travel. Easy to use and easy to carry. No need for extra cords with this unit. Plug it in, open the software, scan, and pack it up. Easy."
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    #24Logitech BCC950

    Logitech BCC950

    The Logitech BCC950 is a video conferencing camera which features a high-definition 1080p quality, speakerphone, and remote-controlled video panning, tilting or zooming. Compatible with Windows 7 or higher, macOS X 10.7 or higher.

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    William Moreno
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I run my own business and am always looking for business productivity tools. I recently came across the Logitech BCC950 camera. This seems to be one of the best home video conferencing cameras that I've come across. It has all the features I want and takes a very high resolution image. It's been great so far!"
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    #25Ambir DP667

    Ambir DP667

    The Ambir DP667 is a portable, USB-powered, professional scanner. This scanner that can scan up to 600dpi and is small in size and lightweight which makes it easy to bring around. 

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    Dylan Price
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This solution is not the best for the topic. It doesn't promote productivity as it is a scanner which makes it more of a usage instead."
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    #26Inateck BCST-20

    Inateck BCST-20
    The Inateck BCST-20 is a wireless USB automatic handheld barcode scanner and reader. This device consumes a very low energy consumption with Lithium-ion type batteries that can standby more than half a year if fully charged.
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    Shreya Chatterjee
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Doesn't read small bar codes well or at all. An odd problem I have found is that if you read a good bar code and then move to another bar code the device cannot read well it and you try 4 or 5 times and then it reads it (or does it read it) it will display the last bar code you scanned. I did not find this out until after I did a huge scanning project and then when looking in my spreadsheet sorted I would see the same item number 2 or 3 times. They are supposed to be all different (ahhhh). After doing some testing I found that it is because the unit is not good at reading different size bar codes. "

Summary

Best What are the best gadgets and apps for business productivity
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Dell Inspiron i5378-3031GRY-PUSElectronics 22 Paid
2iLevel 2 Electronics 20 Paid
3DropboxApps 18 Free
4SELF Journal Electronics 18 Paid
5EvernoteApps 15 Free
6TrelloApps 13 Free
7Jabra Speak 510 Bluetooth speakerphoneElectronics 12 Paid
8Google DriveApps 8 Free
9Anker PowerCore 20100 ChargerElectronics 6 Paid
10Pleson PLS-C300 Wireless ChargerElectronics 5 Paid
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