9 Best Work Apps for Boosting Your Productivity

Would you like to be more productive both at the office and at home as well? Most of us would!  But there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done. Fortunately, there are apps that can help organize your life and skyrocket your productivity. Here are nine of the best work apps for boosting your productivity on the job.

1. Hours Time Tracking App 

It’s easy to lose track of how much time you spend on a project at work, especially if you’re unaware of the hours you’re putting in. It doesn’t have to be that way! Download the Hour Time Tracking app and you’ll instantly gain a simple way to track your hours by client or project. With this handy app, you’ll get reminders, a visual timeline, and detailed reports to help you stay on track and monitor the hours you spend on projects. Best of all, the syncs with the web so you can view the information on your desktop and email reports as CSV or PDF reports. Stop wasting time and start tracking it instead!

Available: iOS

Rating: 4.6

Cost: Free. Premium subscription available for $7.99 per month. Premium includes the ability to sync to multiple devices, data back-up, apple watch, timesheet entry, hours for teams, and more detailed reporting.

2. Forest Stay Focused App

Have you ever been working on a project only to be distracted by something that steers your focus away from your work? We all have! Unfortunately, these distractions destroy productivity and focus. That’s where the Forest app comes in.

The concept of Forest is simple. Once you download the app, you’ll plant a seed in a forest. Then, the goal is to get that seed to grow into a tree. If you get sidetracked and leave the app to do something else, the tree dies and you’re back to square one. Fortunately, you get one warning banner from the app before your tree keels over. But if you get distracted again, the tree dies, and you have to plant another one and start again. The app will also send you messages of encouragement and even play relaxing music in the background to help you stay focused. What could ask for more?

Available: iOS and Android

Rating: 4.8

Cost: $1.99

3. Wunderlist App

Wunderlist is a cloud-based app that helps keep your to-do list tidy and accessible. You can quickly and easily make a list of tasks, schedule them, and keep them organized with this easy-to-use app. Working on an important project? Set up deadlines and reminders to help you get tasks done in a timely manner. You can even save articles you find online and read them later. What’s more, you can access your lists from all your devices, including smartphone, desktop, and tablet. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without Wunderlist!

Available: iOS and Android

Rating: 4.6

Cost: Free. Added collaboration options with a paid version.

4. LastPass Password Manager App

Nothing can destroy productivity faster than forgetting passwords and not being able to log-in. Save yourself the stress of constantly resetting your passwords by installing LastPass Password Manager. When you visit a new site or launch a new app, LastPass automatically fills in your log-in password for that site after it retrieves it from its encrypted vault.

You can use LastPass on other devices as well, including your desktop via a Chrome extension, as well as tablets. When you sync your devices, your password information is saved to all of your devices. You can even add credit card information and the app will encrypt it in the cloud. If you need to pay for something online, the information is readily available. The latest release will also automatically fill in your username along with log-in information. No more struggling to remember a username or password again!

Available: iOS and Android

Rating: 4.7

Cost: Free. A premium plan offers a gigabyte of encrypted cloud storage, digital fingerprint authentication, unlimited password sharing, and priority tech support.

5. Pocket App

Have you ever discovered an interesting article you wanted to read while you’re working? Stopping to read an interesting article is a productivity buster! But you don’t have to miss out. Just save it for later. The Pocket App makes it easy to save an article or website to read or visit when you’re not working. Simply hit the share button and your article or website is saved. You can easily access it whether you’re online or offline and read it at your leisure. Imagine how much time you’ll save if you’re not stopping to read something else while you’re working?

Available: iOS and Android

Rating: 4.8

Cost: Free. Premium is available for $4.99 month. With the premium version, you get better search features and the ability to save and read an article even if it’s no longer online.

6. Grammarly Keyboard App

Have you ever had this happen? You’re in a hurry and you speed type an email or social media post on the go. Chances are that correspondence contains embarrassing typos and grammar mistakes. Enter Grammarly. The Grammarly app automatically checks your spelling, grammar, and punctuation for every correspondence you write, including articles, social media posts, emails, or presentations. It also highlights mistakes and shows you the correct replacement. Click on the replacement to make the change. You can type quickly knowing the app will correct your errors and help you make a good impression!

Available: iOS and Android

Rating: 4.2

Cost: Free. Premium is available for $29.99 per month. With premium, you get advanced grammar, punctuation, sentence structure checks, style checks, and vocabulary suggestions. Premium also includes a plagiarism checker.

7. Harvest App

Harvest allows you to easily enter your hours or set a timer to monitor how long you spend on projects. You can also use the app to plan your projects and ensure they don’t exceed your allowable budget. The app even lets you create and send invoices to clients. It also supports team management and scheduling, all from your smartphone, tablet, or desktop.

Available: iOS and Android

Rating: 4.5

Cost: $12.00 per month. 30-day free trial. No credit card required.

8. InstaPDF

When you need to scan a document and do it quickly, InstaPDF has you covered. This scanning app has advantages over other apps that scan documents on the go. When you use most scanning apps, you must use email, Dropbox, or another service to send your PDF to another person or device. Not with InstaPDF. Simply scan using your mobile app and your PDF is synced to the cloud where it’s instantly available on your desktop and on the web.

Choose from two ways to scan. The photo mode is best for pictures as it takes a photo of the item just as you see it. You can also choose the auto-enhance, which is best for documents. The app offers multipage scanning and the ability to capture only the portion of the page you want. Plus, it offers unlimited cloud storage for your documents.

Available: iOS

Rating: 4.8

Cost: Free

9. Cloze App

The Cloze app is like having your own personal assistant. What business professional couldn’t benefit from one of those? The Cloze app pulls information about your business contacts from other apps, including email accounts, logs of phone messages, notes, social media, and more from your devices. You’ll be presented with all the information in one place so you don’t have to sift through multiple apps to find out about a particular client or contact.

Available: iOS and Android

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