We are all super busy and any tips and tricks to help us save time and make us more efficient are welcome! The team @ air events global have outlined our top 50 productivity apps for business and am sure some of them will help you in your day-to-day life.
Astro – Email & Calendar
Astro brings email, calendar, and an AI-powered assistant together to help you focus on what’s most important. Our intelligent apps prioritise your emails, tell you what to follow up on, and help you clean up your inbox. Add your Gmail or Office 365 email address to spend less time in email.
Newton is a subscription-based service that supercharges your email with power features like Read Receipts, Send Later, Undo Send, Sender Profile, Connected Apps, Recap (Only English), Snooze, and more across all your devices. Newton is available as an in-app subscription for $9.99/month. Get started with the no strings attached 14-day free trial and we say you’ll never look back. Works with Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, iCloud, Google Apps, Office 365 and all IMAP accounts.
Canva makes design amazingly simple ? (and loads of fun). Create beautiful designs for work, school and play in minutes with Canva – no design skills or complex software needed. Whether you need an Instagram story or post, Facebook header, logo maker, photo collage, wedding invitation maker, card maker, poster maker, banner maker or email header creator — Canva is an all-in-one graphic design app that allows you to produce eye-catching graphics on the go. Canva is available on your Android device and computer so you can make, edit and share your designs anywhere, anytime.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile is a free app that gives you a powerful, yet simple solution for capturing, editing and sharing your photos. And you can upgrade for premium features that give you precise control with seamless access across all your devices – mobile, desktop and web.
Camera-M is designed to do one thing and one thing exceptionally well — to help you capture beautiful photos with incredibly powerful and precise manual camera controls. There are no filters to be distracted by, or additional purchases to worry about. Instead, there is a well-thought-out and beautiful interface that keeps irrelevant elements out of your way.
LumaFusion is the most powerful multi-track video editor ever created for mobile devices. Used by mobile journalists, filmmakers and professional video producers to tell compelling video stories, LumaFusion gives you all of the power and flexibility to create your video story, and our tutorial videos make it easy to get going quickly and master its amazing tools.
Otter Voice Notes
Otter is a smart note-taking app that empowers you to remember, search, and share your voice conversations (English only). Otter creates smart voice notes that combine audio, transcription, speaker identification, inline photos, and summary keywords. It helps business people, journalists, and students be more focused, collaborative, and efficient in meetings, interviews, lectures, and other important conversations.
Descript is powered by Google Speech — the most advanced transcription technology, ever. Transcribe your recording in less time than it takes to read this webpage. Subscribers pay just 7¢ a minute. For mission-critical tasks, upgrade to professional manual transcription with a 24-hour turnaround (and zero fuss). Just $1 per minute.
Alarmy (Sleep If U Can) – Mission Alarm Clock App
Alarmy (Sleep If U Can) is the innovative solution for those who just can’t seem to get up on time, even with an alarm clock. Our alarm app has been cleverly designed to force you out of your sleep by giving you various missions. For photo mode, you set it up by registering a photo of an area or room in your house. Then once the alarm is set, the ONLY way to make it stop ringing is wake up from your sleep and go take a photo of the registered area. Also includes math problem mode where you have to solve math problems for the alarm clock to turn off. For “shake mode,” you have to shake a preset(from 30 to 999) amount of times for the alarm clock to turn off.
Puzzle Alarm Clock
Puzzle Alarm Clock is the result of scratching our own itch. Stock alarm clock apps were too easy on us in the mornings, and we needed an app that will make sure we get up in time. Now it’s here.
Social Media Management
Buffer: Social Media Manager
Save time and manage all your social media in one place. Buffer is a simpler way to schedule posts and track the performance of your content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google+. No more wasting time, no more logging into multiple social accounts. Any link, text, picture or video – just add it to Buffer and you can quickly choose when and where it’ll be posted.
Asana: organise tasks & work
Whether you’re between meetings or in line for a latte, use Asana to quickly capture tasks, to-dos, reminders, and ideas. Get updates from coworkers, organize tasks and projects for work, or manage your to-do list for the day. With Asana’s mobile app, you can stay on top of your work from anywhere. Oh, and did we mention it’s free to download and use?
Due – Reminders & Timers
Due remembers all the things that you need so you don’t have to. Because it repeatedly reminds you of things until you act on them, it‘s impossible to forget anything. Most importantly, it’s lightning-fast to set and postpone reminders, all thanks to a clever time picker and natural date parsing.
Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks
Wunderlist is a simple to-do list and task manager app that helps you get stuff done. Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to capture, share and complete your to-dos. Wunderlist instantly syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your to-dos from anywhere.
Taskful: The Smart To-Do List
Taskful is a smart to-do list and task manager app that helps you stay on track and meet your deadlines. It breaks down all of your tasks and only shows you what you need to do today, so you can stay focused and motivated. Whether you are trying to track your steps, drink more water, or read that book you haven’t picked up in a while, Taskful is designed to help you get stuff done.
File Sharing With Others
Cisco Webex Teams
Cisco Webex Teams is an app for continuous teamwork. Move work forward in secure work spaces where everyone can contribute anytime with messaging, file sharing, white boarding, video meetings, calling, and more. It works on virtually any device, with these top benefits for mobile app users:
Streamline Teamwork: One place for all the tools that help you do your job better and faster. Create spaces for you and another person or for a group working on a project.
Make Better Decisions: Start and join meetings instantly. See everyone with an amazing HD video experience. Share your screen. Keep teamwork going in the connected work space.
Stay Informed About All Your Work: Select from our growing catalog of integrations and bots to keep up to date with what’s happening in other apps such as Box and Salesforce
Find Anything Fast: Search for people, messages, and files across all your spaces – no need to switch accounts or views
Bring The Experience Into Meeting Rooms: Pair your app to a Webex device, such as the Webex Board, to do things like wirelessly control meetings and save whiteboard drawings
Work Securely: Built for business collaboration with end-to-end encryption
Droplr: Simple sharing
Finally, sharing made simple. Instantly host photos, screenshots, and more, anytime, anywhere, with a simple link. Droplr for iOS makes sharing your stuff on the go quick and easy. Upload anything to Droplr and a link to your file will be copied to your clipboard. Paste the link in an email, on Twitter, your favorite chat app, or just about anywhere to share. It’s like having your own personal file server in your pocket.
Dropbox is a creative collaboration space designed to reduce busywork, bring your files together in one central place, and safely sync them across all your devices—so you can access them anytime, anywhere. And sending large files is easy, even to people who don’t have a Dropbox account. Features like the doc scanner, shared folders, offline access, and more make collaborating with others simple.
Hours Time Tracking
Hours makes real-time tracking easy by keeping a running list of timers that you can switch between with one tap. Slice and dice your team’s data and glean new insights from thoughtfully designed visualizations that show your data in ways you have never seen it before.
Live a productive, contextual life with OmniFocus 2 for Mac. Keep work and play separated with contexts, perspectives, and Focus. Ignore the irrelevant, focus on what you can do now, and accomplish more. And do it all much faster than before. OmniFocus’ interface was designed and organized around your data—your stuff—to make it easier and more natural for you to quickly get ideas into and out of the app, whether you’re using Getting Things Done™ (GTD™) or any other productivity system. It’s powerful enough to use on its own, and syncs through the cloud with your other devices running OmniFocus (also available for iOS and Apple Watch).
Forest – Stay focused
If you want to temporarily put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in real life, you can plant a seed in Forest. As time goes by, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, your tree will wither. The sense of achievement and responsibility will encourage you to stay away from your phone, and will help you make better use of your time. Stop getting distracted by your phone, make you self-motivated and get more things done.
Stay focused. Be present!
The background noise and color generator for working and relaxing. High quality ambient sounds to help you focus while working and to boost your productivity. Noisli is mainly used to drown out annoying noises in order to better concentrate and to enhance productivity, or to create a pleasant audio environment for relaxing or sleeping. You’re working from an open office, have loud co workers and can’t focus? You’re working or studying from home or in a library and nothing gets you motivated? You’re continuous travelling on plane or train and need a quick power nap? Noisli makes your life a little easier and keeps you sane during long office hours or intense study sessions.
Writing, Note-Taking, Sketching
Combine handwriting, photos and typing in a single note to bring your projects to life. Use a wide range of note-taking and sketching tools to capture every detail. You can even add and annotate PDFs in Notability. It’s the perfect place to create and organize work, school, and life’s information! Apple Editors’ Choice on iPad, iPhone, and Mac! Top selling paid app on iPad App Store, regularly ranked #1. Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to enrich their lives. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note-taking experience at school, home, and work.
Quip – Docs, Chat, Sheets
Quip is a simple place for work teams to create living documents. It combines chat, docs, task lists, and spreadsheets in one app — making collaboration fast and easy. Skip the endless chain of emails, meetings, chats and document versions by working simpler and faster with Quip on your Mac, iPad and iPhone. Watch your team and your work come alive.
Blink – Quick Memo
Small memo, Huge change, Blink. Blink has remarkably fast accessibility and intuitive usability. It also has Minimal & Clean UI design. You can check everything at a glance with a unique and non-listing method. You can set priority markers and repeating notifications. Do you have something to buy on your way home? Things must done today? Plan for dinner with good friends? Or something just comes to your mind? Type down what you have to buy, to-do list, your dinner appointment with your friends and sparkling ideas on Blink and never forget! You can leave memo with a simple tap! No more complicated steps!
Bear is perfect for everything from quick notes to in-depth essays. A focus mode helps you concentrate, and advanced markup options are an online writer’s best friend. Full in-line image support brings your writing to life. Bear’s simple tools take the effort out of writing, whether you need to hit specific word counts and reading times, or you need to convert your writing into PDF and Word docs. With Bear’s custom markup shortcuts, you can add style and links with just a tap or keystroke.
Evernote helps people focus on what matters most to them. It’s where ideas become answers, where individuals organize their daily lives, and where teams come to create and share work together. More than notes, Evernote is where you can store everything from personal moments to business projects, and know they’re always safe, always secure, and ready whenever you need them. Evernote auto-syncs across all your devices, including desktop, smartphone, and tablet. Your ideas, photos, and clipped pages are always available, no matter where you are.
Paper by FiftyThree
Paper® is the immersive sketching app for capturing ideas anywhere. Over 25 million people have found their personal creative space in Paper—handwriting notes, drafting, diagramming, sketching, and giving form to their vision. Sketch, draw, diagram, color, write notes: No matter what the inspiration, you can get it down on Paper. Capture your ideas in beautiful, 3D Journals that keep you focused and in your creative flow. Fast, gesture-based navigation makes it easy and natural to use Paper. Easily move your ideas into Paste, our app for creative teams. Every tool tuned to perfection: draw, sketch, outline, write, color, diagram, cut, fill, and mix. Auto-correction snaps rough drawings to straight lines and crisp shapes for quickly drafting architectures and diagrams. Drop in templates like grid, lines, and storyboard to help structure your ideas.
Paper’s simple, quiet interface and gestural navigation offer you space to create without the distraction of controls and sliders. Pencil and touch superpowers let you draw, cut, and move without switching modes. Drag to easily rearrange pages, group notes with sketches, annotate photos, even “undo” with a gesture and stay in the flow.
Grammarly’s Mobile Keyboard is the personal editor you can take with you wherever you go. With hundreds of checks and features and seamless integration, Grammarly helps you type with ease in any app. Whether you’re sending an urgent email, important LinkedIn message, or essential Facebook post, you can write from your phone with confidence.
The app highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow sentence, shorten or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its meandering, splitting logic — try editing this sentence to remove the red. You can utilise a shorter word in place of a purple one. Mouse over them for hints. Adverbs and weakening phrases are helpfully shown in blue. Get rid of them and pick words with force, perhaps. Phrases in green have been marked to show passive voice.You can format your text with the toolbar.
Paste in something you’re working on and edit away. Or, click the Write button and compose something new.
Scheduling with Other People
Trello gives you perspective over all your projects, at work and at home. Whether it’s managing a team, writing an epic screenplay, or just making a grocery list, Trello is your sidekick for getting things done and staying organised.
Once you connect your calendar and update your preferences, our AI assistants will schedule your meetings with clients, contacts, leads and candidates. 24/7.
Calendly is the #1 meeting scheduling software. Calendly makes it easier to access and share your event types & meetings. Choosing available times for ad hoc meetings and sending them as a one-click booking experience has never been easier.
Modern global teams have awesome people spread across multiple timezones. Lots of teams have digital nomads changing locations faster than we can keep up with. Often it gets tricky to remember what time it is where your teammates are. Keep track where and when your team is. Easily plan meetings + calls with your remote, nomadic team without having to Google.
Documents by Readdle
A central hub for all your files. Read, listen, view, annotate almost anything you want on your iPad and iPhone. Files, documents, books, any content is at home in Documents by Readdle. It’s the Finder for iOS you’ve always wanted. App Store Editors’ Choice in 70+ countries
Launch Center Pro for iPad
Speed up everyday tasks with simple shortcuts. It’s like speed dial for apps. Launch Center Pro saves you time by launching complex actions in a single tap. Message a loved one, search Yelp for the nearest coffee shop, jump straight to the camera in Instagram, all with just a flick of your thumb. Create shortcuts for email, Safari, Twitter, Facebook, phone or FaceTime calls, Google searches, and more. If you do it on your iPhone constantly, Launch Center Pro will make it easier and faster.
Calzy 3 is a beautiful modern calculator for your everyday use. It helps you perform your day to day mathematical calculation in a more elegant way. One of its novel features is “Memory Area” – where you can store multiple numerical values and reuse it across multiple calculating sessions with a simple drag and drop interaction. Along with calculation history, It has a unique bookmarking feature – Where you can you save any of your calculation with date and title for your future reference. Calzy 3 can spell out the calculation result in English & 65 other languages. It is designed to look gorgeous on your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. It is powered by all the latest iOS technology like Drag and Drop (for both iPhone & iPad), 3D Touch, Face ID and much more.
Allows you to capture any part of your Mac screen. After capturing you can upload picture to prntscr.com server and get nice short link like http://prntscr.com/9xf5w You can share your screens via Twitter or Facebook. Lightshot allows you to search visual similar images over the Internet. Lightning fast image editor allows you to add lines, arrows and text annotations as soon as you capturing. Captured images could also be saved on your local hard drive or printed.
Every time you move a content from one app to the other, compare data side by side or multitask in any other way, you need all the windows arranged accordingly. Magnet makes this process clean and simple. In one drag to the edge, you size a window into half of your screen. And by dragging windows to the corners, you snap them into quarters. Slide them to the bottom edge of your display to create thirds. Do the same on your ultra-wide monitor and arrange windows into sixths. Taking advantage of such arrangements eliminates app switching and greatly enhances workspace efficiency.
Magnet supports keyboard shortcuts as well, for every command it has to offer. There is that little icon sitting in the Menu Bar where you can find a predefined set or create yours.
Do more wherever you go with Microsoft OneDrive. Get to and share your documents, photos, and other files from your iOS device, computer (PC or Mac), and any other devices you use. Use the Office mobile apps to stay productive and work together, no matter where you are. The OneDrive app for iOS lets you easily work with your personal and work files when you’re on the go.
- Quickly open and save OneDrive files in Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
- Easily find photos thanks to automatic tagging.
- Get notifications when a shared document is edited.
- Share albums of your favorite photos and videos.
- Highlight, annotate, and sign PDF files in your OneDrive.
- Access your most important files offline.
Blinkist gives you key ideas from the world’s best nonfiction books in 15-minute text and audio. Learn something new everyday with unlimited access to over 2,500 of the world’s best titles in 19 top categories.
Pocket: Save. Read. Grow.
Throughout your day, use Pocket to capture content that compels, inspires, or fascinates you. Pocket becomes your dedicated place to absorb the things that are interesting and important to you. It’s a place to read, watch, and listen to the stories, articles, news, sports, video. Save news, articles, stories, videos, recipes, web pages, how-to information – anything you discover online, from any publisher. YouTube, New York Times, The Guardian, Medium, Washington Post, links posted to Twitter, and others can all be saved. Then add tags and highlights to capture what matters to you, turning content into knowledge.
Identify and block spammers, search for unknown numbers, call friends and much more! With a community-based spam list from over 250 million users, Truecaller is the only phone app you’ll ever need.
Scanbot Scanner App – Scan PDF
Scanbot is the best mobile scanner app for documents and QR codes. Create free, high-quality PDF or JPG scans with just one tap. Send files via email or as a fax. Upload them to iCloud Drive, Box, Dropbox, Evernote and other cloud services. Scanbot packs all the power of a desktop scanner into one tiny scanner app!
Introducing Dropmark for iOS. All your stuff in one simple, visual place. Completely private and 100% ad free. Organise links, photos, videos, documents, audio, and text notes into visual collections. You control the privacy. Keep your content to yourself, invite colleagues, or go public. Each collection has its own sharable shortlink, accessible on the web. Use the Share Extension or drag and drop items to and from your favorite apps (drag and drop requires iPad with iOS 11).
Work privately or invite your team to view and collaborate. Share your work with clients, skipping email noise and social media clutter. No sign up or downloads required for invited guests.
LastPass Password Manager
LastPass keeps you protected. Secure your passwords, sign in to your sites with TouchID or generate new, strong passwords. With LastPass, you only remember one password – your LastPass master password. Keep your passwords secret, and use LastPass to automatically fill out your logins, wherever you go.
Highlight the web to share the important parts. Available wherever you read: iPhone, iPad, desktop Safari and Chrome. Your finger is a highlighter! Highlight right in the apps you read in. Share big! Post striking highlights to Twitter, Facebook, Slack and more. Start a convo! Email highlights to anybody, and text with Highly for iMessage. Follow the reader! See friends’ and favorite thinkers’ favorite parts. Collect your thoughts! Your highlights are searchable, synced, and safe. Some highlights aren’t for everyone! Make them secret or unlisted with Crowd Control.
Dolly Drive is the online backup, file sync and storage solution for people who love Mac, named Best of Show by Maclife Magazine. By installing this free iDolly app, you can securely access the files you’ve synced and stored on your iPhone and on your iPad.
MindMeister is the one and only mobile mind mapping app you’ll ever need. Whether you’re using it in the boardroom, the classroom, the presentation hall, or the lunch meeting, MindMeister can help you organize, prioritize, and even generate new thoughts. Designed from the ground up as an extension to our award-winning, browser based interface, the MindMeister app stores your mobile creations and seamlessly syncs them with your online account.
Star VPN – Unlimited VPN Proxy
Star VPN is best VPN for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with unlimited VPN traffic. No logs saved. No registration required. One tap connect to fastest VPN servers. Star VPN lets you access websites and apps anonymously with no concern about being tracked by your ISP or anybody else as your IP address will be changed. Star VPN provides additional level of security while your device connected to public wifi hotspots, cellular data networks and other public internet sources. It works just like a free proxy but it’s even more secured.
1Password – Password Manager
1Password remembers all your passwords for you, and keeps them safe and secure behind the one password that only you know. 1Password: the password manager that’s as beautiful and simple as it is secure. Just add your passwords and let 1Password do the rest. Sign in to websites and apps with just a few taps, and use the password generator to change your passwords and make them stronger.
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