What are the best productivity apps?

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    #1Google 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

    Dennis Walters
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "I love using this app. It's basically an online hard-drive you can access anywhere. You can store anything you want with it. It's a cloud based storage center. You can start for free with 15 GB of storage space. I like that it's a free online back up. I store some important documents myself on it so I don't loose them."
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    #2Evernote

    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

    Xiang Yang
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I love this app. I have trouble keeping things organized and this app is the best. It is easy to use . Videos and photos are easy to add and I like that they are there in one place. "
  3. 13

    #3Trello

    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

    Lisa Rodriguez
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "Trello is an app that promised to help me more productive. I tried it on my iPhone. It doesn't work for me. The app is fine, but the only thing that can make me more productive is my own brain. The app is still worth trying I guess, because everybody is different."
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    #4Dropbox

    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.

    Apps

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Thomas Diaz
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Dropbox is great, it helps me stay organized. I love how easy it is to share files and it helps with my work flow."
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    #5Wunderlist app

    Wunderlist app

    Wunderlist is a simple task manager app that helps you get organized. This app is useful if you're sharing a grocery list, planning a party, working on a project, or simply reviewing your daily tasks.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Vihaan Rangarajan
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "There are so many productivity apps out there. I decided to only use Wunderlist because it also helps you plan social things like party planning instead of just work."
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    #61Password

    1Password

    1Password remembers all your passwords for you. In it, you can save your passwords and log in to sites with a single click. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome

    Free- Varies by plan

    Bruce Perez
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "Getting stuck with tons of passwords is no fun. I don't use the same password for all the sites I visit. I'm always making new secure passwords. It gets tedious trying to come up with new secure passwords and then trying to remember them. I'm always trying to find a good trustful app to store all my passwords without fear that it's going to be some sketchy scam grab. I tried countless numbers of apps but I think I found one that seems to be what I'm looking for. 1Password is a pretty good productivity app that has the terrific option of remembering all my passwords. It creates unique passwords that are secure and tracks them for me. I can browse around sites that require me to login with a single click now instead of constantly having to remember my login names and passwords I use for every site I visit. I use it for my Windows desktop as well as on my Macbook. Having the availability on multiple platforms really makes this accessible for all to get a chance to try it out. Some of my favorite features is that you can list things aside from the websites too such as driver licenses, reward programs, software license keys. I can't really say anything negative here because it's been such a life saver for me."
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    #7TMetric

    TMetric

    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.

    Apps

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

    Free- Varies by plan

    Anthony Meyer
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "My friends and I are self-employed. Our office tends to be the random street corner, and thus we don't have space or really a desire to carry a heavy laptop, or, even, a thick day planner. TMetric is perfect for the girls and me. It lets us track services provided down to the second! "
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    #8NoteLedge

    NoteLedge
    NoteLedge is a notepad for iOs, Android, Windows and Mac that allows you to write and organize your notes, save pictures, record audios and videos, and much more, in just one place.
    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Ankita Banerjee
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I really like how I can *literally* write my notes! The option to add pretty notes to my Google calendar is the most impressive."
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    #9Outlook

    Outlook
    Outlook is the app that will help you manage all your emails and stay in touch with your friends. It also includes calendars and a system that always keeps the important messages on tops so you don't miss a thing. 



    Software

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Susan Weaver
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Outlook is reliable, but it lacks the bells and whistles that other email managers offer. It’s very basic, which could be a good or bad thing depending on your preferences. If you’re looking for simplicity, or if you’re a tech novice, Outlook would probably be very suitable for your needs. If you want something that goes the extra mile- look somewhere else."
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    #10Siempo

    Siempo
    the Siempo Home App is a lifestyle productivity app (application) which allows users to design the home screen of smartphones for uncluttered and prioritized icon layout and notification settings, as well as muting unused apps.
    Apps

    Android

    David Weber
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "this is a great app everyone should use. it has helped me change my smartphone for the better. it's very good."
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    #11Empmonitor

    Empmonitor

    Empmonitor is an online website service based on India which aims to provide a software platform where business owners can track their employee time ins and outs, as well as attendance.

    Online Tools

    Varies by plan

    Jyoti Garg
    Written on February 4, 2019
    "One of the best tools available for monitoring employees online activities to ensure greater productivity and safety. Capable of filtering or limiting websites, application access to effectively reduce employees' non-work related activities so as to improve employee work efficiency in the workplace."
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    #12XE Currency

    XE Currency

    Get all the currencies right on your phone's screen with XE Currency, the app that will tell you how much your money is worth everywhere on the planet and also prove live charts to see its value fluctuation. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Victoria Chen
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "If you are not a frequent traveler there is really no need to have this app on your cell. It takes up valuable space and slows down other apps when. It is running. Might come in handy if you go to Japan on vacation or something like that but otherwise no need for it."
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    #13Slack

    Slack

    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.

    Apps

    Web, Windows, Android, iOS, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Larry Mendez
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "I was looking for an app with good productivity,so I decided to give Slack a try,and it is really good for multi-tasking as it aloows me to make many different channels and organize them."
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    #14Microsoft Outlook

    Microsoft Outlook

    Microsoft Outlook is a third-party email software application that offers easy management of your emails, contacts, and calendars. It has a free mobile version that runs on Android and iOS devices,  and a software version that runs on Windows.

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Justin Hu
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "Great app for my iPhone. Much more useful than most phone apps. Top quality."
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    #15LastPass

    LastPass

    LastPass is a password manager which can securely store your passwords and personal information. It is available as a web browser add-on. It also has premium options along with being free.

    Software

    Windows, iOS, Android, Mac, Chrome

    Free- Varies by plan

    Sai Mehta
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "I like the way that LastPass is compatible with the most common browsers. But I could not understand why it is listed as a productivity app as mentioned in the topic. It is just one of the password managers app which has a huge market."
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    #16Pushbullet

    Pushbullet

    Pushbullet is an app that helps you to get updated of your mobile notifications on your computer. Also, the app allows you share links between phone and computer. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Harold Berry
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "When I'm using my desktop or laptop computer, one of the most difficult things to do is share files and links with my mobile device. By using Pushbullet on my smartphone, tablet, and other computers, I can easily share files and links between them. It's one of the most useful services that I make use of across my computing devices."
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    #17Newton Mail

    Newton Mail

    Newtwon Mail is a robust email client that supports almost any email client and can even be connected to many niche services like Evernote. If you are looking for a basic email client with a clean interface, look no further.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Hannah Wells
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "What seems most useful about this app is that it coordinates to other organizational apps on one's phone, streamlining everyday tasks to help simplify your obligations. It would be a great tool to help sift and prioritize communication. "
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    #18Google Keep

    Google Keep

    Google Keep is a note-taking app for iOS, Android, and Android Wear watches that enables users to take notes, create checklists, record voices, attach photos. All of which can be synced to the cloud and be accessed across devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Christina Rivera
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Are you stuck in the stone age? Do you still keep paper records in file folders and search for documents forever? The answer is here. Google keep allows you to keep records of everything in your daily life. You can minimize your spending because uploading receipts will allow you to see just how much you are spending. Your records will all be in one place!"
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    #19IFTTT

    IFTTT

    IFTTT stands for If This Then That. It's a tool that actually lets you build your very own automated actions called "recipes," so that you don't have to do them yourself every time.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Kimberly Schultz
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "IFTTT is the best thing to come along since sliced bread. Having triplets, I ALWAYS have my hands full and am constantly on the go. I love how I can adjust the thermostat in my house while turning off all the lights in my house while loading the children into their car seats. The possibilities are endless!"

Summary

Best What are the best productivity apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google DriveApps 18 Free
2EvernoteApps 14 Free
3TrelloApps 13 Free
4DropboxApps 11 Free
5Wunderlist appApps 11 Free
61PasswordSoftware 9 Free
7TMetricApps 8 Free
8NoteLedgeApps 7 Free
9OutlookSoftware 5 Free
10SiempoApps 2 Paid
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