What’s productivity? There are many definitions of productivity. For me, productivity is doing more work in less time. It’s also about organizing stuff and prioritizing activities. Classic productivity is all about meeting career goals without foregoing hobbies. It’s about smart time and task management. Each and every year, around this time, I compile a list of the best 10 iPhone apps that help you become more productive throughout the day.
Use the following apps to level up your productivity. Let’s get started.
There are hardly any reasons to not have this awesome app installed in your iPhone. The moment you sign-up for Dropbox, you are provided with 2 GB of free space. 2 GB is a lot of storage space. Want to reward yourself with more free space? It’s easy. Just invite friends on Facebook and Twitter. For every potential sign-up, you will be provided with some free space. And yes, you can always upgrade to a Pro or Business plan.
The best thing about this app is that you can seamlessly share and store your videos, pictures, documents, etc. You need not worry about complicated data back-ups. Dropbox backs up your content and here is yet another awesome feature – If you accidentally delete a file, you can restore it almost immediately. Dropbox stores your file for 30 days before it is permanently expunged.
Dropbox is an indispensable project management and collaboration tool. You can keep yourself abreast of changes made to all files or a particular file within a specific folder by receiving mobile push notifications.
2. AP Mobile
Are you in a hurry? Don’t have enough time to watch news on the TV? Don’t worry.
You can use AP Mobile app to your advantage. It sends you breaking news in every possible category – videos, technology, local news, health, travel etc. via mobile push notifications. It’s one of the best news apps available in the App Store. Don’t believe me? In 2014, Business Insider named it one of the world’s greatest apps. This app lets you curate your newsfeed so that you are not lost in a whirlpool of news.
This is a super powerful to-do list app. The basic version of this app doesn’t have any exhaustive features. As a matter of fact, the basic version lacks collaboration tools and supports no more than 30 items per outline. For all intents and purposes, the basic version of ToodleDo is of little relevance to ambitious entrepreneurs.
There are three paid tiers – Silver, Gold and Platinum. The Silver account is well endowed with many collaboration features. You enjoy the convenience of adding subtasks and creating customizable alarms. You can make use of the built-in scheduler. And yes, you can track your productivity through graphs. The Gold account has all the features present in the Silver account and lets you add attachments up to 10 GB. The Platinum account is a notch above the Gold account. It promises 99.9 % uptime.
Push notifications notify you of upcoming tasks.
Sometimes, we are too busy to put things on paper. And when we don’t take the trouble of listing down important things, we may forget them. By all means, productivity then goes for a big time toss. ReQall is a gorgeously designed app which lets smartly manages your information. You just need to open this app, speak to it and see the magic- ReQall converts your speech into a to-do list. More importantly, this app notifies you of upcoming tasks.
5. E* Trade Mobile Pro
Entrepreneurs should have multiple streams of income. It’s important to diversify earnings. E*Trade mobile pro is a famous name among financial circles, stock brokers and investors. For beginners, this easy-to-navigate app is nothing short of a blessing!
There are a plenty of features that help you open a managed portfolio after having a discussion with a financial investor. This app is well endowed with interactive charts, real time quotes, graphs etc.
You can receive alerts on stocks through push notifications.
This app sends you push notifications and reminders on bills. Thanks to this app, you will no longer forget paying your bills on time
7. Zillow Real Estate
More often than not, entrepreneurs travel from one place to another for reasons galore- to deliver investor pitches and presentations, to negotiate and clinch deals with vendors and suppliers etc. It may take months to streamline processes and establish a robust supply chain. In such cases, entrepreneurs may look for homes to stay. This is where Zillow comes into picture.
They can enjoy the convenience of receiving mobile push notifications of new-listings that match their requirements.
Don’t you think it’s important for employers to treat their employees with respect? A friendly text message now and then will break all communication barriers. And guess what, you can level up your communication skills by wishing your prospects and employees on their respective birthdays and anniversaries. Believe me, it can be a simple sentence like this.
Hey Lisa, Trillion wishes on your birthday. God bless you with everything!
Such messages work wonders. But it’s not possible to remember the dates of each and every one of your iPhone contact. You can use Occasions app for receiving push notifications of birthdays and anniversaries.
9. Remember the Milk
This app lets you create and share to-do lists with your employees, relatives and family members. Its free version is definitely worth trying. It has enough features such as cutting-edge design, connect to Google calendar and Evernote, send push messages for mobile phones, etc. Its premium version has many perks – advanced sharing privileges, generous collaboration, etc. Coming to the desktop version, it runs on Linux, Windows and Mac. The mobile version runs on Android, iOS, and Blackberry
We often lose track of time. We fail to track the time spent on productive tasks vs the time spent on trivial stuff. This is where Hours comes into picture. Thanks to Hours, an estimate on ROI of time is obtained at the end of every week. This way, we can distance ourselves from unproductive stuff.
Mobile push notifications are known to increase conversion rates by more than 3 times. It’s important for digital marketers to choose the best mobile push notification services and initiate campaigns.
Are you thinking of designing a productivity booster application? Ensure that it’s well equipped with push notification services.
A big shout out to all my dear entrepreneurs – Leverage the immense potential of the above mentioned iPhone apps. You will see amazing results. My best wishes are with you all. If you have any queries, shoot them in the comments. I shall reply in a day or two. Cheers!
Guest article written by: Marry Ann is a branding consultant for PushMaze, a service that lets you send trackable push notifications for users. She mainly passionate about building brands in all aspect of online marketing. Mary Ann on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn.