Five Smart Phone Apps that Will Increase Your Productivity


Apps often provide more opportunities for time wasting than time management or productivity. Here are five productivity apps to help you get the most out of your smart phone (and watch a few less cat videos and SNL skits):

SnapEval enables managers to effectively communicate performance with their team members though the use of sharable notes, goal setting, and achievement levels. The app facilitates employee growth through the implementation of employee engagement. Customizable performance summaries and metrics are ongoing, which save time and money when creating a yearly report from the compound data. Advanced features are available in a paid version.

Doodle is an internet calendar tool for time management and coordinating meetings. At its most basic, Doodle is a great way to schedule an event, propose times, choose settings, and invite participants. Each invitee is given a checkbox option to show which works best for them, resulting in much less wasted time on the back and forth. Calendar integration and other advanced settings are available as paid add-ons.

Jorte has the look and feel of a real paper personal organizer with an appealing appearance and easy practical features. Add personal events, to-do lists, company functions, weather notifications, and sports schedules in one spot. For personal use or for business Jorte will assist you in managing your daily schedule thoroughly.

Buffer connects your social media accounts to one app. Set times and mediums for individual posts on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn, etc. or build up a queue of content to be unleashed at once. Buffer also offers analytics regarding your posts to see which perform best.

Google Drive is the ultimate in file management, that just so happens to be an office suite as well. Upload files to Drive and any device (desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone) with Drive has access to the same files. Files are updated on Google’s servers and synced across all platforms. 15GB of storage is free, with prices available for storage upgrades. In addition to file management, Drive comes with Docs, Sheets, and Slides (the comparison to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint under the Microsoft banner). File sharing, permission setting, offline accessibility, collaboration, and a file view for photos, videos, and PDFs (all for free) make Drive a must have.

The Bottom Line

There are multiple apps available for many of the same tasks, but these are five of the best. All of them are available for free, with options available for upgrades. The free versions will provide most users with the tools necessary. These days, a mobile device is more than a phone, and with the right set of tools, it can be an invaluable productivity machine.



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