11 Productivity Apps that will ease your life


Who doesn’t like a stress free life?

Thanks to smartphones, life has been made easier and these days there is just an app for everything.

Here is a list of 11 apps that would sure make life easier for you and increase your productivity.

1. Freedom


Like seriously, you need freedom from those distracting apps and websites. Freedom helps you manage those distractions so you can use your time wisely and be more productive. You can start sessions on-the-fly or schedule your Freedom time in advance.

Available on: Android, iOS, Windows

2. RescueTime


RescueTime is a data-driven app that helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive. It runs in the background tracking the time you spend on applications and websites in order to give you a report at the end of the day.

Available on: Android, iOS


3. Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook

After the acquisition of Acompli by Microsoft, Outlook has improved greatly. It is a powerful email and calendar app that supports Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and iCloud. It has nice features like Focused Inbox that keeps the most important messages on top. It works well with cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive and of course, OneDrive. So Outlook lets you manage your email accounts, calendars, contacts, and files without switching between different apps.

Available on: Android, iOS, Windows.

4. Evernote


Evernote lets you take notes, create to-do lists, save photos, articles, webpages that syncs between all of your devices. It’s just amazing.

Available on: Android, iOS, Windows

5. LastPass


Tired of trying to remember the passwords for all your accounts? LastPass is your best bet. It helps you remember your passwords so that you can focus on the more important things in life. All you have to do is remember one master password. It even helps you generate new and secure passwords instantly.

Available on: Android, iOS, Windows

6. Trello


Trello is a flexible app that helps you to get just about anything done and stay organized. Create boards and cards to organize anything you are working on. You can upload photos and videos and attach files from Google Drive and Dropbox. Get the most out of it by connecting it to apps like EverNote and Slack.

Available on: Android, iOS

7. Google Now Launcher

Google Now

Google Now is a handy digital assistant. On Android, if you don’t have the Google search bar on your home screen, you can access it by swiping up from your home button. To use the voice search and commands, just say “Ok Google” and it will be at your service. Check out this list to see a number of commands you can use. It can also learn from your habits and behavior to deliver information like news, sport scores and weather forecast in form of cards. You can tap the cards to get more details or swipe to the right or left to ignore. The only thing is that you have to be willing to grant it access to information about you.

Available on: Android, iOS

8. Pocket


Have you been looking for a way to save articles, webpages, images and videos for later? Pocket is the answer to that quest. It helps you save the things you want to read or watch later to a single place. You could save directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Pulse and Feedly. It’s integrated in over one thousand apps. Once it’s in Pocket, you can access it on your phone, tablet and computer without an internet connection.

Available on: Android, iOS

9. Asana


Asana is the easiest way for teams to track their works and get results. You can create task, to-do lists and reminders. You can have conversations about your work and add files from Dropbox, Box or Google Drive to any task or conversation.

Available on: Android, iOS

10. SwiftKey


Swiftkey is a keyboard that makes really good predictions. It taps into your social media accounts, text messages and contact list in order to learn how you type and make accurate predictions. It also supports swipe style input which allows you to slide your fingers across keys to spell words.

Available on: Android, iOS

11. Dropbox


Dropbox is a great cloud storage and sharing service that syncs your files between all your devices. With its user friendly interface, you can easily upload files into your Dropbox. It’s also easy to create folders and share them with other users.

Available on: Android, iOS

Image credit: HuffPost



Ukeme likes to keep things simple and believes that tech doesn’t really have to be complicated. She is also a web designer and loves to learn new things.

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