Distractions are everywhere these days. It’s easy to get lost in the storm of information and daily chaos that consumes our lives. You have a lot on your plate — kids, pets, bills, work, dinner, and more. Productivity is essential for surviving in this world, but help could be hard to find. Have no fear, there’s an app for that. In fact, there are a lot of apps to help keep you productive, however, some are better than others, so we’ve selected the top six productivity apps for streamlining your workload.
Wunderlist is the cure-all for those who need to up their productivity across the board. Wunderlist is sleek, customizable, and above all else, user-friendly. It’s the perfect to-do app for a variety of reasons — it’s free, it’s available on nearly every platform, and it caters to businesses and the handy man. Try it out for yourself. You’ll notice a significant bump in your productivity immediately.
Dropbox has stiff competition with the likes of Google and Apple essentially ruling the cloud storage market. That said though, it simply works better than their competitors thanks to consistent servers, functionality across all devices, and a simple interface that doesn’t over-complicate your cloud storage. Collaboration and communication through Dropbox is very helpful when working on team projects.
Paper is an interesting planning app that allows you to use your device’s camera to take pictures and assemble them into visual reminders and lists. The visual notes are helpful for capturing package details when shopping for specific items at the grocery store. Share features allow you to connect with friends who also use the app, and a sketch function allows the user to create notes or drawings without typing.
Connect apps together to create a customizable suite of apps to help tackle everyday tasks. Workflow allows you to create bright, colorful apps that activate with the tap of your finger. The apps communicate with each other and help the user automate certain actions that would take planning in advance. For example, you can schedule a Uber appointment for a calendar event taking place in the future.
This app adapts to your behavior to deliver information that is useful to you, while providing a voice command assistant similar to Siri, but arguably more functional. The longer you use Google Now the more proficient it becomes at organizing news and information for you so you don’t have to seek out the scores from last night’s game or the victor of the last political debate. Google Now caused a stir on Android Headlines.
LastPass is a password vault that makes organizing and protecting your passwords easy. The application will auto-fill forms with passwords from your vault, which saves you time, because who can remember all their passwords? With apps coming out every day, and most of them requiring password-protected profiles, LastPass is a revelation.
Ready to start your day? Download one of these six apps and start increasing your productivity today!