5 Best Productivity Apps

June 16th, 2015

Over the last few years, many companies and websites have emerged with the sole purpose of increasing productivity. Though some of these websites and companies have a steep learning curve and aren’t altogether helpful, others have proven to be beneficial. Here are the 5 of the best productivity apps you can use to improve your workflow and/or personal productivity.


Dropbox is a great way to keep files accessible for you and for other colleagues or clients with whom you might need to share them. Dropbox is a cloud-based software that can be installed directly on the desktop and allows you to access, edit, and view files from most locations.


Trello is a web-based application that is great for collaborating with other team members about products or projects that need to be completed. Team members can create various visual bulletin boards and assign color-coded markers to each task to annotate varying levels of importance. Changes to the tasks can be seen in real time. You can also assign checklists, due dates, directly mention other colleagues and chat within the app, as well as share files.


Evernote is a great way to manage your personal notes and/or tasks. Though Evernote does have a social collaboration function, it’s much more effective when you can utilize it as an individual. You can create different notebooks and notes within these notebooks to categorize your thoughts and/or work processes. You can also integrate Evernote with your phone and browsers so that you can directly copy bits of information or pictures into your notebook.


Mint is a great way to keep track of your finances, whether you’re an employee or a business owner. You won’t have to spend as much time preparing expense reports or taking pictures of receipts, because Mint can do a lot of that cataloguing and organizing for you. Mint is also accessible via your smart phone, which means that you can work on your finances in between meetings should the need arise.


So many employees spend the day thinking about where they are going to eat for lunch or what dinner plans they should schedule after work. Cut your decision process time in half by using the Yelp app and sorting choices by different categories such as food type, location, delivery features, and menu. The contact information for restaurants and grocery stores is listed in the app, so you can call directly from your phone and not have to waste time doing a search.

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