Essential productivity apps for your Android

    Much of today’s office work is done outside an office thanks to our smartphones. New apps are making it easier to create and edit documents on the move, delivering better experience and productivity to users. Today, there is a great number of productivity apps available, which millions are using to become more efficient, meet deadlines, and find more time to do the things they love.

    What you find below is the list of apps that will let you get things done efficiently and will also help your productivity to get back on track.

    Flynx – Read the web smartly

    Price: Free

    flnxFlynx is a mobile browser , but not like others that we are probably used to. Flynx is a floating web browser just like Facebook’s Messenger, meaning that it loads links and articles while you are doing something productive in another application. Flynx helps you open articles and links from all your favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Google+, etc. in a revolutionary new way. It also allows you to save articles offline to read them later. There is a quick read mode which gets rid of all the ads and provides you with only relevant content saving your time and data.

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    AfterShip Package Tracker

    Price: Free

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    We all order different items online, from groceries to gadgets and keeping track of each and every package can be quite a hassle. Aftership is the app that organizes all of your package information in one place. It helps you to track each package and also provides notifications of each along the way as they make their stops. Aftership is different from all other package tracking applications available in a way that it automatically detect the tracking number if you have copied it into clipboard of your phone. If you track packages on regular basis then we definitely recommend this app.

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    Google Keep

    Price: Free

     

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    Google Keep is an organisational tool that lets you quickly take notes, voice memos, and checklists. It also syncs with your Google drive and makes it easy for you to access it on any web connected device. You can even assign different colors to different notes. The interface is quite simple and follows material design language.

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    CamScanner

    Price: Free | $1.80

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    CamScanner helps you scan, store, sync and collaborate on various content across smartphones, tablets and computers. It allows you to scan documents with your Android phone’s or tablet’s camera and convert them to PDF. It also gives you the functionality of uploading all of your documents to their cloud storage(200MB). You can also upgrade your cloud storage to 10GB. However, this extra storage comes with additional cost. CamScanner is one of the best productivity apps that is available in the market and we definitely recommend it.

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    Pushbullet

    Price: Free

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    Pushbullet is a cross-platform application that lets you view and control your notifications on many different devices. It also allows you to send links, notes, lists and files from your android phone to your Windows PC and vice-versa. Pushbullet’s Android app pushes all the app notifications to its Windows PC client, allowing you to interact with notifications while working on your PC. With a recent update you can now even quick reply to all the messages that you are getting on your Android smartphone.

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    Evernote

    Price: Free | IAP

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    Evernote is not just another note taking application, it is hands-down the best of all note taking apps that are present in the market. Evernote is the modern workspace that syncs between all of your devices from your smartphones to your computers while keeping things beautiful with Google’s Material Design. It is fast and simple, but it’s also powerful enough to handle all the different ways you might need to take your notes, whether it is a voice memo, hand-written note, or a standard typed message.   This is a must-have for people who take notes.

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    Qwik Beta

    Price: Free

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    If you are looking for an app to replace Google Now, look no further than Qwik. Qwik is an application that replaces your Google Now and you can access it by swiping up from your virtual home button or by just long pressing the capacitive home button. The app will open up as an overlay above your current application, this means you will be able to productively perform tasks without having to leave your current application. The application provides you the unique features like direct calling, direct messaging, built-in google search and advance power menu. All of these features you can access by just swiping up the home button without leaving your current application.

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    Todoist: To-Do List, Task List

    Price: Free | $30/year

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    Todoist is a cross-platform To-Do app, with group projects and tasks. You can add, complete, and re-schedule tasks from your phone, tablet, desktop, browser, email, smartwatch and more – even offline! You can even add integration to the application like Google Drive, IFTTT and Cloudmagic.The best part of Todoist is that it’s free and available across multiple platforms. At the reasonable price of $29 per year, you can upgrade the service to include calendar sync, extended sharing, and more.

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    join.me

    Price: Free

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    With the join.me mobile viewer you can join an online meeting no matter where you are. Download the app, and in seconds you can view someone’s screen and collaborate in real time, on your time. This is probably the easiest screen sharing service that I have encountered. The person sharing their screens downloads and runs a single executable file to their PC or Mac, then gives the other person the meeting ID #, and voila, you can see what they see. The best part is that it’s all free.

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    Any.do: To-Do List | Task List

    Price: Free

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    Any.Do is at heart just a task list, but it’s an incredibly stylish one that doubles as a note-taking solution and diary. You can schedule things for the future with reminders, or just let them rest in the present. To cross something off your list, just swipe across its entry and Any.Do greys it out. You can also share tasks and lists with your team and family. Any.do stays perfectly synced on your mobile, web app, Chrome, and even offline. The Application follows Google’s Material design and its easy to use.

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    Rewire

    Price: Free | IAP

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    Rewire offers a clean and easy way to keep track of activities that you want to do everyday. It helps you create good habits or break bad ones. Rewire uses Seinfeld’s productivity secret which consists of creating a chain of days in which you have to complete your goal. The longer the chain gets, the less likely you are to break it. Your only goal will be to not break the chain. It is an effective way to keep yourself motivated and change how you spend your time.

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    Journal with Narrate

    Price : Free | IAP

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    Now you may be wondering why a journal app has made its way to the productivity section. Well the answer is simple. Keeping a running log about what you have done in a day reminds you of how productive or not productive you were. If you were productive, you will feel better about how that day went, or if you weren’t as productive, keeping a journal about it will help you realize that you haven’t accomplished what you wanted in that day. Narrate offers a clean and intuitive way for people to keep them on track to accomplish what they want.

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    Google Drive

    Price: Free | $1.99 – $299.99

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    With up to 15GB of free storage, and the ability to upload any file type makes Google Drive incredibly useful in backing up, editing, and sharing documents and images. The most common files types like PowerPoint documents, Excel documents, Word documents, PDFs, MP3s, and jpegs are mostly what I store in my Google Drive. Given that Google built Chrome as well, Google Drive integrates seamlessly to your desktop and makes locating documents even easier than using Windows Explorer. Gone are the days of needing to email yourself a file, or saving documents to flash drives, thanks to apps like Google Drive. Another great feature is the ability to collaborate on a file with multiple people, with easy ways to view edits and comments. This is definitely a “must have” app for almost everyone.

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    Dropbox

    Price : Free | IAP

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    Dropbox is a free cloud service that manages photos, documents, and videos and helps keep your smartphone’s memory free. Similar to Google Drive, Dropbox can store any file type and manage them via mobile devices, laptops, desktops, and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS. Dropbox is great for when you have a large file that you cannot email due to size. Upload your 200MB video to Dropbox and then share it with friends, family, and coworkers with shareable links. Dropbox also comes loaded with features like being able to view PDF documents without having to leave to app.

    IF by IFTTT

    Price: Free

    ifIF is an automation app that works for you. Its job is to connect apps and services – think Facebook, Dropbox, Gmail, and many more – in a way that makes them react to specific triggers. You can create your own recipes according to your needs. The “this” part acts as a trigger while the “that” part acts as an action. You can create recipes like posting all of your Instagram Photos to Twitter. Overall, this is a neat little handy app that deserves a try!.

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    Slack

    Price: Free

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    Slack is a great app for team communication. Here at AndroidGuys we use Slack to keep in touch and communicate new ideas with each other. We have writers that span the globe from Southern California to India, making Slack an essential tool in keeping us productive and up-to-date. Features include real time messaging, group messaging, one-to-one conversations, integration with tools like Dropbox and Twitter, configurable notifications, and inline images and video so you don’t have to leave the app. Slack also has a web interface for using at your computer as well as a stand alone computer app.

    Conclusion

    Overall, if you are looking to get the most of out your smartphone then these apps are for you. Do you have another productivity app not listed here that you can’t live without? Let us know in the comment section down below.

     

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    • Androidak
      • Rahul Gulati

        Thank You for your feedback. I will keep that in mind for next roundup.

    • Adam DeVuyst

      I would add Trello to the list. The app is invaluable to me and the people I work with.

      • Rahul Gulati

        Thank You for your feedback. I will keep that in mind for next roundup

    • John Rosenheim

      You forgot Llama and Web Alert. Those two are my most important reason not to switch to iPhone.

      • Rahul Gulati

        Thank You for feedback. I will keep that in mind for next roundup.